Moving with Fine Art & Other Valuables

Posted on September 22, 2020 by Anthony Ward Thomas Removals
Moving with Fine Art & Other Valuables

Anyone who deals with fine art or other similarly valuable pieces will attest to how difficult it can be to transport things securely. Galleries either need to deal with direct deliveries as part of their service or it’s up to the buyer to collect and sorts things out themselves. The first option is often very expensive, especially for the smaller art dealers and artists. And it’s unlikely people shouldn’t collect their purchases without the right vehicle and tools.

Fortunately, there’s a simple solution for anyone in the art industry. Anthony Ward Thomas has a proven track record for fine art and antique removals. We can handle, pack and transport just about any item you can think of, with complete assurance everything will arrive in perfect condition.

The Challenges of Moving Art, Antiques and Valuables –

London is a cultural hub, with a plethora of art galleries, museums, and historical sites spread across the whole of the city. It’s unsurprising to find galleries holding exhibitions regularly, which is the perfect environment for artists and lovers of art. And after the harsher level of lockdown, we’re hoping things can move gradually towards some sense of normality.

While established art dealers or large galleries might offer delivery service, it’s not a guarantee, and a prospective buyer should discuss this before making any purchases. Unless you have a suitable vehicle, we would never advise taking on this task yourself for several reasons. To summarise the general requirements, the van needs lots of space, secure straps and packing materials.

Anthony Ward Thomas collects and delivers art, antiques, and other valuable items every week, even during the pandemic response. We have an excellent reputation for handling expensive and fragile goods, which is ideal for creatives art buyers and dealers alike. We have the right expertise, team members and equipment to safely move and transport all types of art.

Premium Removals Services in London –

Most removals companies offer a man and van service, as well as a provision for relocations from larger properties. A man with a van package is typically for relocations with a smaller total volume of furniture and appliances. However, there are some scenarios where it’s most efficient to use this service for a more significant number of items, which we typically refer to as the load.

A premium removals service is all about providing the highest standard of customer service. At Anthony Ward Thomas, we go above and beyond our customer’s expectations on every job we sign up for. We have a proven track record of attaining the highest standard of service delivery, in addition to a range of services which is without comparison.

Small Moves is our man and van service, which comes with two expert team members on hand for all the heavy-lifting work. And our Large Removals package works for more significant loads, which would be ideal for moving an entire exhibition’s worth of art. We supply our removal teams with state-of-the-art equipment and tools, which means there’s no object they can’t handle. Furthermore, we’re known throughout London as the specialists for transporting fragile and valuable items.

A Range of High-Quality Storage Options –

The two aspects which help us achieve the best results are a range of services and the effort we put into customer care. Over the last thirty years, we put a lot of hours of hard work into creating a broad selection of removals packages. For us, it’s all about covering as many bases as possible, so everyone gets what they need. Additionally, we can tweak each service to tailor it wherever possible.

Self storage is one of our most popular services, especially for domestic customers who need somewhere secure to keep their art and antiques. Regardless of whether this is a temporary measure when relocating or you’re increasing storage space, we cater to both situations. And the truth is, our homes don’t have an adequate level of protection to safeguard from damage or theft.

By using storage, you won’t have to worry about issues such as water or fire damage, in addition to having protection from theft. Furthermore, you only need to keep your storage unit for as long as you want or need it. And should you need us to collect your items for storage, we’ll arrange this by using our man & van service.

Fine Art and Fragile Removals Packages –

Anthony Ward Thomas has two leading removals services which satisfy most relocations. However, some situations require a specialist level of service, which is why we have second-tier removal packages that we utilise depending on the specifications of each job. Fragile Removals and Antiques & Fine Art Removals packages often involve handling valuable, sometimes irreplaceable items. This is a one-time situation with no room for mistakes.

The Anthony Ward Thomas team has a reputation for being able to handle and transport objects without any damage occurring. We’re known as London’s prestige removals service, and these packages are an indication of why people often need to use our company. In these circumstances, you get one chance to get it right, and we always deliver a perfect job.

For our removal’s experts, everything hinges on two things: the correct method of packing and the placement in the vehicle. Our specialist Packing service links into every core and specialist package we offer. We guarantee to protect your possessions against damage or breakages during transit. And for customers who are moving fine art or antiques, you can understand why this would be essential.

Replicating Excellent Customer Service Nationally –

While a high-end, local removals service might seem logical enough to handle valuable or fragile goods, can we guarantee this over longer distances? The answer to this is an emphatic yes, for both national and international situations. We’ll go over some of the main points of our National Removals service here, with further details available on our website.

Our National Moving service starts from just £400 (excluding VAT) per single container, which is the same volume of contents from a one-bed apartment. Two of our removal’s team will be on-hand to load and unload each container. And you’ll also receive standard liability insurance as part of the service. Click here to see a full specification of the package with information on pricing and applicable terms and conditions.

We can relocate you anywhere in the UK just as easily as we do for London moves. Anthony Ward Thomas is a member of an elite network of reputable removals and storage providers called the Master Removers Group. This network of removals and storage partners gives us the ability to attain the highest standard of customer service anywhere in Britain and further afield.

Is It Also Possible When Moving Overseas?

To follow-on from our previous section, we can perform the same high standard of customer service for international relocations. This also includes most cities and towns on the continent. And there are various options you can choose regarding how your possessions travel. One of Anthony Ward Thomas’s ways of undertaking European relocations is part-load removals. By using this option, we can reduce your costs due to economy of scale.  You will only share these consignments with other Anthony Ward Thomas customers.

We will assign a dedicated moving manager to oversee your European relocation to ensure everything meets our Quality Policy. Furthermore, every job we undertake goes through a thorough assessment process. We can relocate you by road or sea freight, whichever is most efficient and cost-effective.

Our team will unload and assist you with any unpacking, which includes tricky assembling or the basic setup of electronics. Moreover, your possessions will arrive at your destination in perfect condition, with no breakages or damage occurring in transit. We have all the right tools and experience to handle your belongings correctly.

Anthony Ward Thomas – London’s Fine Art & Antiques Removals Experts –

The reason why Anthony Ward Thomas offers a range of specialist removals services is to give our customers as much choice as possible. It can be frustrating when a removal company’s team members don’t handle certain items with additional care. Even more so if you end up receiving a poor standard of service or items suffer damage.

Customer service is of paramount importance to our company, and it determines everything we offer our clients. Every removal and storage package includes a higher level of handling and care. Moreover, your valuable possessions will be completely safe from breakages and damage during your relocation. This includes the properties we work in because it’s just as important to protect interiors surfaces.

If you would like more information about fine art and antique removals, please contact us today. We have the right specialist package to ensure your art pieces arrive at their final destination in perfect condition.