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Average removal costs for a three-bed house travelling 52 miles and moving more than 875 cubic feet of household goods would total £1192.67. This includes professional packing services and materials, as well as the dismantling and reassembling of furniture at your new home.
Example of Removal Costs
The table below provides a full breakdown of the average removal costs for a three-bed property moving 52 miles away.
|Removal Services||Avg. Value||Avg. Service Cost|
Loading and unloading
875 cubic feet (three-bed house)
Packing services and materials
30 large boxes
Dismantling and reassembling furniture
Three double beds
Removal companies calculate quotes based on the cubic footage of items that need moving. Although this amount varies between companies, you can expect to pay around £0.75-£1 per cubic foot.
As with all house removals, your moving company will provide a free home survey to calculate the volume of your belongings that will need moving. The overall volume of your belongings determines the size of vehicle required, the time it will take for staff to pack and load, and the packing materials needed.
The table below reveals the average costs of moving based on property sizes.
|Avg. cubic feet||Average cost|
Some removal companies may charge extra if they have difficulty gaining access to your property. This cost varies significantly between removal companies and the specifics of your move. Some companies may add extra to their hourly rate while others may simply add a fixed fee on top of your other moving costs.
Ease of access can relate to several scenarios during your move. If you live in a top floor flat without a lift, your removers will have extra difficulty loading their vehicle. If you live up a narrow lane or your street has restricted parking, your removal company will assess how close they can get to your property.
Depending on the type of vehicle they are using, it may be difficult to park or manoeuvre down a narrow lane, for example.
Your removal company will advise you on ease of access as part of your home survey if you are unsure.
A removal company will charge less for relocating in the local area than they would do for moving across the country or overseas. The further distance you travel, the more you will pay.
A recent survey of our partner network showed that some removal companies charge an hourly rate, while others break down costs on a mile by mile basis.
One partnered removal company in our network charges £25 per hour of travelling plus £0.50 per mile covered. Another removal company simply charges £1 for each mile that is covered during your move.
|Distance travelled||£25 p/h + £0.50 per mile||£1 per mile|
Removal companies offer a range of additional services to help make your moving experience a little easier, but will raise the cost of your removal company. Our recent survey of additional service costs found that prices vary significantly depending on the size of house you are moving from.
The table below reveals the average cost of additional services for a three-bed property.
|Additional Service||Avg. Costs|
Packing services (including materials)
Dismantling and reassembling furniture
Storage (per 100 sq ft)
£30 per week
£15 per hour
Take a look at our guide on additional removal company services for more information.
These are items that require extra protection, such as fine art or antiques, or items that need moving with specialist equipment. The removal company may have to use more packing material and take more time packing and moving these items. The cost of handling special care items will often be calculated based on the value of the item or the cost of hiring their specialist equipment.
Transporting special care items may require a specialist removal company to ensure nothing is damaged or lost during your move. This will generally cost extra, but will give you peace of mind that your belongings have been safely delivered to your new property.
All our partnered removal companies in our network are insured to pack and move your belongings, giving you further assurance that your belongings are in safe hands.
The best way to save money on your removal costs is by using Compare My Move. We compare your moving requirements with up to six local and trusted removal companies, saving you up to 70% off your moving day costs.
Compare My Move is dedicated to providing the best moving day experiences at great prices with the help of our partnered removal companies. We constantly monitor the performance of ever mover in our network. We also carry out a thorough verification process on each removal company before allowing them to join Compare My Move, giving you peace of mind.
Last updated on Monday 13th November 2017