It’s the age-old question – quantity or quality. If you choose quantity, you expect to get more but at a lower quality. And the same in reverse. When it comes to removals and storage, much the same can be seen when it comes to quality. If you go with a cheaper company, it usually means that the quality is lower, which can often cause huge issues for your relocation.
People in London expect more for their money. That can often mean checking price comparison websites to get the best deal. While it’s always a good feeling when you get an excellent price, that only applies when it’s a reputable company. At Ward Thomas, we’ve been working with Londoners for nearly thirty years, and our customers know that quality is essential when relocating.
Quality is Important for Removals in London –
A good deal is only as good as the outcome. If you save money, but your possessions suffer damage, then you would have been better paying for a reputable removals company. There is no substitute for quality when it comes to relocating, especially if your transporting fragile and other expensive items. For example – if you need to move with your grand piano, you wouldn’t go on a price comparison site. The companies that offer the lowest rates often have little to no experience of transporting large, expensive items like pianos. You need to work with specialist removals companies like Ward Thomas to make sure you avoid any damage to your valuable possessions.
It’s vital that you can contact your removals company directly throughout your relocation. If you go with a reputable removals company, you’ll often be put in contact with one person who oversees your job from beginning to end. The best way to test this out is to make an initial phone call to see what sort of service you receive. If you’re left with more questions than answers, then you should look for a more reliable company.
Things to Avoid when Booking Your Next Move –
Don’t rush things – take your time and try and book a reputable removals company as early as possible. Get in touch with an estate agent early so that they can help you find your perfect property. The earlier you start, the easier everything will become. Don’t leave it until the last minute; you can avoid a lot of stress by starting sooner.
Using cheap companies – and price comparison sites. A few of our customers have told us about their previous experiences, only to be left with an inadequate level of customer service. In fact, we’re yet to hear a client say anything positive about using these sites. Ultimately, you get what you pay for, especially with bargain-basement removals companies.
Companies without accreditation – this is a must. Nearly every industry has a compliance group that serves to approve and accredit each company. They do checks on companies and give them a certificate if they comply with a series of standards. For removals and storage, it’s essential that you book with a company that is BAR accredited. If they aren’t, avoid at all costs.
Negative reviews – or none you can find. Look for a company with over ten reviews, some with five-star reviews from people who feel more like genuine customers. If you see an average rating of two to three stars on Google or similar sites, then you can sum up that you’ll get that sort of service. It’s also essential to use companies that have websites. It’s a huge red flag if they don’t.
Ward Thomas – London’s Prestige Removals and Storage Provider –
The Ward Thomas team prides itself on London’s finest removals and storage company. It’s what a lot of our customers have called a prestige service, due to the specialist level of expertise we offer. People trust us with their most prized possessions. We regularly transport fine art, fragile antiques, and irreplaceable heirlooms. A lot of removals companies profess to be able to move every type of item, but in specific circumstances, they won’t be able to. It requires special equipment and a highly qualified team who have proven experience.
For items like grand pianos, lots of specialist hoists and pulleys are needed when removing them from a property. Imagine if that property was three-stories high and the piano was in a study at the rear of the house? Luckily, Ward Thomas has been in many stressful situations like this, and our team knows how to approach them. It’s not something we leave to chance. We discuss every aspect of the move well in advance of the day. Ward Thomas doesn’t cut corners, and we don’t take chances.
Ward Thomas provides a first-class service for people who need something more from their removals company. It’s vital for us that we have the right people on our team, and all our employees are experts in their field. Not only that, but they strive to give their customers the best level of service possible in London.
Every job we undertake we guarantee it will have the Anthony Ward Thomas seal of approval. We’re specialists in moving and transporting fine art and valuable goods, that’s why we’re London’s best removals and storage provider.
Contact us today to discuss your next relocation or storage requirements.