Removal Companies in East Sussex
Welcome to Gold Bear Removals Brighton blog. Here you will find all you need to know about the best removal companies in East Sussex.
There are many different companies in East Sussex that perform removals, packing, storage and all other manner of logistical services. If you live in Sussex, moving should be easy with all of the options on offer.
To best to make a clear guide of these companies it’s best to break them down into categories:
- Nationwide removal companies in East Sussex
- Large local removals companies in East Sussex
- Medium to small local removal companies in East Sussex
- Man and Van removals companies in East Sussex
You will have heard of most of the national companies for example Pickfords and GB liners who move house and offices alike.
They have an excellent premium service that you might have to pay over the odds for but for this extra money you receive some extra services, insurances and assurances. They work to international standards including export moves and export packs.
If you’re looking for a more affordable option you will want to check out our removals Brighton page.
A lot of smaller companies will not be able to handle long-distance moves as their fleet is too small. If their vans breakdown on the road that is half of their fleet off the road. So for this reason you will often find that they do not offer this kind of service.
The larger companies have so many vehicles that there is often a surplus. This is probably why they are so expensive in general. If a van breaks down there will be another one, two or three waiting to take its place.
The drawbacks and cons
This service will not have any of the personal touches of a smaller or medium-size company. Customers often find that they don’t have the same small company care and relationship ahead of the move. Big companies approaches tend to be quite standardised and apply a general “one size fits all” formula to moves, whereas local and smaller companies offer a more tailor made, customer friendly service. You will speak to the same person throughout the communications and there will be a comforting continuity in this way.
The staff of local removal companies seem to care more about your belongings and the success of your move.
In contrast you may find a larger removals company’s staff disinterested and impersonal. This can be uncomfortable when impersonal movers are handling your personal belongings without the correct awareness and sensitivity.
They will likely be total strangers during your move and you will probably not know them any better by the end of the move. The same teams probably do not work together all the time so if something goes wrong on the move so there is no accountability and no one will really have to be reprimanded.
What you need to know about removal companies in East Sussex
Larger local removal companies
These companies tend to be long-standing family run companies with a long history in the county. There will be tight-knit teams working on all the jobs.
Again, the personal touch maybe not quite there as there is likely to be a high turnover of removal porter staff. The managers will probably stay the same but the staff will come and go. Being a small cog in a large firm does not bring about the greatest work ethic.
However, you will get a larger fleet of vehicles to choose from and the companies are usually willing to go longer distances and probably have good insurances and accountability.
Pros of a smaller or medium local removal companies in East Sussex
They will be very personable and care about your belongings.
They will go extra mile for you.
The removal men or women employed at smaller removals companies will most likely be friends or maybe even be relatives of the owner or managers. This will mean they really will care about the treatment of the customer and their goods. If something goes wrong the removal men / women will feel personally responsible.
You will be able to reach your removals team manager day or night. Their phone line will tend to be their personal line as well so if there are any last-minute problems or changes you will be able to contact your removal company is much easier and quicker. Generally, the service will be more personal and usually more approachable.
The smaller fleet means that they are less prepared for long distance moves say to Scotland etc and if a vehicle breaks down you could be caught short. However the overheads for these types of companies are low and this will be reflected in the price and he will get a very high level of personalise service.
This guide is also useful if you are looking for office removals in Brighton.
Man and van removal companies in East Sussex
These one man band type companies have come a long way over the years. And the more established ones will be able to give you a good service. However their vans are most likely to be small and cheap to run so if you are looking to move more than just a few boxes and a couple of pieces of small furniture this may end up costing you more money in damages or having to do more than one trip. If you cannot fit that last chair in you will have to go and deliver the first load and then drive back to collect the chair after unloading the first lot which all costs extra time and money.
Larger companies like ours also provide a man and van Brighton service. Which is probably only slightly more expensive than the one-man-band guys you find on Gumtree.
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