David Gilkes & Sons Ltd

Unit 2 Dunchurch Trading Estate, London Road
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV23 9LN

Removers - Removals Companies

Listed under:  Removers / Removal Companies
100% recommended   Rating David Gilkes & Sons Ltd 9.7/100
254 reviews since 2015
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.7 /10 Overall Rating 9.7/10
Based on 254 reviews since 2015
 
 
 
Sales & Support 9.7/10 Sales & Support Rating 9.7
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand

 
Packing & Handling 9.7/10 Packing & Handling Rating 9.7
The firm took care in packing and handling our property

 
Collection & delivery 9.7/10 Collection & delivery Rating 9.7
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed

 
Service 9.9/10 Service Rating 9.9
The staff were presentable punctual and polite

 
Value 9.6/10 Value Rating 9.6
The price represents value for money

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" What a joy the ladies and gents from Dave Gilkes were, they were amazing from when they came out to quote to the point of moving us out of one house and into the next. they were punctual, friendly...."   more
 
" A really excellent and efficient service."   more
 
" We have used David Gilles and sons for every move and they are always great. The lads who move you are fantastic."   more
 
" Even though there was a long wait at the other end before our keys exchanged, they still continued to ensure that all our furniture was placed exactly where we wanted it. Nothing was too much trouble....."   more
 
 
About Us


We provide both domestic and commercial customers with an efficient, professional and trustworthy relocation service. We provide removal services nationwide providing full and part packing services, crate hire for commercial moves and some domestic moves too, boxes and other packing materials. We are part of the Simply shredding group and cover both Rugby and Daventry areas. We can supply a shredding service from as little as one bag to hundreds of boxes/bags, wheelie bins and consoles, depending on your requirements.
We do pride ourselves on a stress-free service, having the latest equipment, vehicle trackers, trained and uniformed staff, livered vans, insurance cover and the knowledge and experience we can offer, together with excellent customer service, we have a reputation for our caring and friendly approach.
     
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Review 20 Jul 2022
Recommended by customer in NN11
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
We moved out a three bed semi into a 4 bed detached.

"What a joy the ladies and gents from Dave Gilkes were, they were amazing from when they came out to quote to the point of moving us out of one house and into the next.

they were punctual, friendly and were appreciative of the hot and cold drinks we gave them.

they took care with our household furniture and covered and tied it well so there was no damage.

Even though we had a long wait to get the keys the other end they were always smiling and happy to help where need be.

I would definitely recommend, 100%"
 
 
 
 


Review 18 Jul 2022
Recommended by customer in CV22

 I'm: Male 

 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Moved to another county.

"A really excellent and efficient service."
 
 
Team:
Apologies I canít remember but they were both great.
 
 
 


Review 16 Jul 2022
Recommended by customer in CV3

 I'm: Male 

 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 7/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 7/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Move from house to bungalow

"We have used David Gilles and sons for every move and they are always great. The lads who move you are fantastic."
 
 
Team:
Paul
 
 
 


Review 16 Jul 2022
Recommended by customer in CV47
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Was very impressed with the whole service. There were 4/5 men who worked tirelessly and efficiently taking great care with all our belongings.

"Even though there was a long wait at the other end before our keys exchanged, they still continued to ensure that all our furniture was placed exactly where we wanted it. Nothing was too much trouble. I would fully recommend their services

Even the booking office went out of their to accommodate us as our buyers were continuously changing the moving date. 10/10"
 
 
Team:
Not sure now what their names were but all were very friendly and efficient
 
 
 


Review 16 Jul 2022
Recommended by customer in cv23
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
A move from the midlands to the south coast, over two days. All house contents, but we did our own packing.
 
Cost: £2000
 

"Absolutely no complaints from the quote through to the move itself. In particular, the movers were wonderful, and squeezed in all sorts of things we had forgotten to mention. They helped with extracting a difficult washing machine, even though it wasn't coming with us. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was handled with care."
 
 
Team:
Sorry, I can't remember.
 
 
 


Review 15 Jul 2022
Recommended by customer in DE56
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 9/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 6/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 9/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 9/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 9/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
We moved our possessions into storage while we moved into temporary accommodation, then three weeks later we moved our possessions out of storage and into our new home. Our new home is 60 miles from our previous home.

"We found the company very easy to work with, and more flexible over dates than other companies. Timelines get tight when moving, and it was important to us to be able to move quickly once we had received the go-ahead from solicitors. They seemed very professional. Some firms we spoke to seemed slightly less than professional. And certain others would not do things like dismantle our large sofa, but Gilkes did so. Communication was good from the firm - we always got clear answers whenever we rang or emailed. Gilkes also gave us a huge number of boxes. Normally we would have expected to pay for these, we think, but we think we might have got them free of charge because we were moving into storage. It was much appreciated anyway. On both removal days the staff were very prompt and very quick.

There were two minor gripes we would like to mention. This isn't a complaint as we were generally very happy with the service, but it might help the company in future over quality control.
(1) On the moving out day a few items were just left directly on the driveway before being put on the lorry. We were led to believe that all items would use matting to protect from dirty outside surfaces. It wasn't a big deal but a small surprise given what we'd been led to expect.
(2) We were expecting to receive several picture holders, so we left a few pictures unpacked prior to the moving day. At some point one of the removal people must have packed up all our pictures in flattened-out cardboard boxes. If we knew they were going to do this we could have done it ourselves, and we might have taken a bit more care. When we came to unload at our new house one glass-fronted clip frame was broken. It was not expensive, and not a huge problem, but we really though that if we knew they were just going to be put into a flattened cardboard box we would have done it ourselves, and with more bubble wrap. I mentioned it to one of the people unloading us at the new house, and he was apologetic and sympathetic (it wasn't his fault as he wasn't involved in the moving out anyway). He took a photo and said he would send it to the office and we should expect a phone call to discuss it. We never heard anything again. Again - this is not a complaint because the service was generally very good, and the frame was not valuable (and the picture within it was not damaged), but I would mention it in case Gilkes Removals can tighten up this process for future customers.

One other good point - it was a different team moving us out of one house from the team moving us into the next house, and it seems the message about re-constructing the sofa was not sent to the moving in team. But they just got on with constructing it with no fuss (but it was lucky they had the tools on them).
Thank you"
 
 
Team:
sorry but I can't remember any names
 
 
 


Review 15 Jul 2022
Recommended by customer in WR14
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 8/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 9/10
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Customer Review
 
100 mile mover over 2 days
 
Cost: £1200
 

"We were moving from Coventry to Worcester areas and due to distance decided to have our goods collected on completion day with delivery the following day. Our movers had given us a provision date which they held as long as possible but due to complications on getting an exchange date this slipped. The movers had no problem suggesting a range of possible dates for the week following and when we finally got a completion date firmed up on this with no problems.
On the day they turned up promptly and we were able to leave our property a couple of hours prior to completion.
They arrived at 9.30 the following day and were done by lunchtime.
All in all, a very smooth operation unlike the wrangling of the various solicitors."
 
 
Team:
David Gilkes & Sons Ltd.
 
 
 


Review 15 Jul 2022
Recommended by customer in CV6
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
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Customer Review
 
The removal was efficient.

"Gilkes crew were every helpful in every way possible.Nothing was to much trouble would highly recommend. In fact it was through recommendaction that I contacted Gilkes removal in the first place. would highly recommend Nothing was to much trouble. All staff polite and friendly. Even wished us good luck in our new home."
 
 
Team:
Can't remember there names.
 
 
 


Review 23 May 2022
Recommended by customer in CV47

 I'm: Male 

 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Rather large and cluttered house being moved initially to storage. Full packing service.
 
Cost: £2000
 

"Can't fault them at all. Price was very competitive, approach was helpful and willing to be flexible on the timing and service as we didn't know if we'd need storage or a direct move. Packing team were friendly, capable, nothing was a problem.



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Review 13 May 2022
Recommended by customer in CV33
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
A large move with a 5 day schedule including full packing and taking of some large pieces of furniture into storage - we were ''downsizing''. To accommodate others in our chain and to effect as quick a completion as possible - we arranged for the work to be spread over a period to enable packing and removal to storage to be effected early in readiness for a quick finish at completion.
 
Cost: £5000
 

"Gilkes were very accommodating and their office manager showed great adaptability in offering options to enable a very large move to take place in 'bite-sized' chunks. From initial survey done by a very smart surveyor who very quickly spotted issues re parking for their lorries and came up with solutions, to the flexible and accommodating office manager and a crew (about 8 in all over the various days of the operation) we couldn't fault their service at all. Excellent! Would recommend them and use them again (tho' no plans to move again).

Whole experience was excellent, service outstanding. The flexibility, as noted above, with which they made a very large move manageable was exemplary. The crew were considerate, careful to check on marking up of boxes for location at new house, friendly, humorous, good to have around. Lovely bunch.
Their quotation was not the cheapest (nor the most expensive), but what made their quotation compelling was the surveyor who prepared the quote and the analysis for the job. She was very smart, anticipated various issues that had not occurred to us regarding managing the operation and was very clear and articulate in explaining what she thought was the best way of handling our move. The skill and detail of her assessment at survey was what made their quotation the stand-out quote from the three we received."
 
 
Team:
David, Amy, Matt, Paul, Tommy, Dan, Dean, Ian and, in the office, manager Jill and Natalie.
 
 
 


Review 13 May 2022
Recommended by customer in CV23
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Moving us from a 3 bed house with a garage to a 3 bed house no garage. Within rugby.
 
Cost: £850
 

"Amazing service. Amazing team. Made us feel comfortable and knew what was required when the day was coming to an end and we were mentally exhausted. Would absolutely recommend to anyone planning to move locally."
 
 
Team:
Forgotten names but 2 lovely men and lovely lady Amy
 
 
 


Review 11 May 2022
Recommended by customer in CV22
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
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Customer Review
 
A move from Coventry to Dunchurch, Warks.

"From the first visit by Mr Gilkes we were given confidence in the companies ability to handle our move and we werenít disappointed. All the staff involved were brilliant, so pleasant to deal with and they certainly made our move less stressful. We were so pleased we chose David Gilkes for our move and would recommend them 100%."
 
 
 
 


Review 11 May 2022
Recommended by customer in CV32
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 

 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
We used David Gilkes for our recent house move. The move included packing several delicate items as well as office and sporting equipment.

"From initial contact to picking up empty packaging boxes after the move everything was seamless.
Every single member of staff was polite, smart, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We moved straight after returning from holiday and the team made it super easy and stress free.
They even replaced a team member during packing day when someone had an emergency appointment and then on removal day another team came to help when they had finished their job.
Would not hesitate to recommend them or to use them again."
 
 
 
 


Review 11 May 2022
Recommended by customer in DL2
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
A long distance move from the Midlands to the North East. We moved from a large 3 bedroom semi with a garage. We have large pieces of heavy furniture. Dismantling and reassembling was required.
 
Cost: £1600
 

"The team at David Gilkes were incredible. From the initial enquiry to book an appointment for a quote to the move day, everything was so easy. I was completing the sale of the house and the removal myself as my partner had already relocated to the North East to start working. David Gilkes just took away all the stress and worry of our long distance move. Matt, Jill, Amy and the removal guys on the day, everything was just excellent. Thank you so much.

I would 120% recommend David Gilkes to anyone who wants a professional, friendly, efficient removal service."
 
 
Team:
Matt, Jill, Amy
 
 
 


Review 12 Apr 2022
Recommended by customer in CV21
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
They came around the day before and packed everything, then turned up on the day and removed my stuff to storage

"Fantastic staff from office staff, who worked out the quote to the lads that packed my stuff to the guys who removed to storage. Could not do enough. Explained quotation, to letting me know what time the world arrived at my property. Excellent customer service."
 
 
Team:
All was good
 
 
 


Review 12 Apr 2022
Recommended by customer in CV6

 I'm: Male 

 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 9/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
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Customer Review
 

"The service we received were quick and efficient. The removal men themselves were helpful and friendly. Couldnt ask for better. Great team of men helful and friendly. Got on with the job it was all done and dusted very quickly. Would recommend this company has it was recommended to myself.Overall very happy.Office staff very helpful and pleasant
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Review 30 Mar 2022
Recommended by customer in LE17
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Move from Warwickshire to Leicestershire. From a large terraced house in a permit parking area. Decided on self packaging, all boxes supplied in plenty of time with helpful advice on best way to pack certain items. Really detailed quote obtained which was competitively priced. Several Guitars and music items, all moved perfectly.
 
Cost: £1594
 

"Detailed quote obtained. Extremely friendly professional service from the start.

On the day all staff arrived on time. All the lads were polite, professional and friendly.

I was impressed with all members of the team walking around our old property ensuring that they were all aware of which items were staying/going.

Completely stress free experience, the lads took control of the entire move and their advice and good humour was a credit to the firm.

On arriving at our new property the lads were already waiting for us and all ready to start again. They all took time to ensure that all items were placed in the correct rooms, saving us on having to move furniture at a later date.

A really great team. All so friendly, efficient and professional. They made our move from one property to the next seamless and stress free.

If we move again in the future then it will be with the assistance of David Gilkes & Sons Ltd."
 
 
 
 


Review 24 Mar 2022
Recommended by customer in CV10
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 

 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 

"The whole team were absolutely brilliant. Could not recommended them enough"
 
 
 
 


Review 24 Mar 2022
Recommended by customer in CV34
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 9/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 9/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
From Rugby to Warwick.

"This was the second time we have used David Gilkes. All went well again. Would be very happy to recommend them."
 
 
 
 


Review 23 Mar 2022
Recommended by customer in CV22
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 9/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
everything went off smoothly

"Excellent service

Everything was excellent I can give more praise than that."
 
 
 
 

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