Aspects Which May Affect the Removalist Quotes
When it comes to moving home or your office, there are some realistic variable which may affect the duration of your move and total cost of your quote.
Difficult access is often most observable is ease or difficulty of access at the points of origin and destination. These are some elements of access which affect the time required on the job and therefore influence the final cost.
Among them are:
- Walking distance: Long driveways or steep hills can make it take longer if we can’t get the truck near the entrance may also be challenging if a complex doesn’t allow parking close by. In short, the closer we can get our truck to your property the faster we can do your move.
- Lifts: having a lift access in your unit or office may appear as though it will be faster, but every now and then it can mean double handling if we have to share the lift. If the lift is busy and we have to wait it can take more time.
- Stairs: although we are fit and strong and can carry furniture up and down stairs all day long it will take longer than level access. For example, if a unit is on the third level with 15 stairs on each level each time up and down is 30 stairs and 30 times back and forth to the truck that results in 900 stairs carry several tonne of furniture so it takes time. If there are no stairs, we would be able to wheel everything on the dollies and trolleys. While we are very fit and capable, understandably it takes more time to travel a flight of stairs than in a straight line.
The second aspect will be the drive time between the old and new locations. Thirdly, the cost will also be affected by the quantity and nature of your goods; if they happen to be fragile, expensive, heavy or huge, the price may go up a bit. Lastly, the number and size of trucks necessary and the number of removalists will determine the final cost. While it seems a smaller truck and fewer removalists is the cheaper option initially, if it would take twice as long and you’re paying an hourly rate, then it might end up being not as cost-effective.
Other variables which will have affect the figures on the removalist quotes will be whether or not you need special packing materials for fragile items or whether you require your belongings to be packed on your behalf. You should also be aware of “back-to-base” charges or fuel levies, if any, which can also affect the final cost.
While our affordable rate may not be the cheapest available, whatever you have to pay are significantly cheaper than replacing damaged or scratched furniture or worse, treasured pieces! And the likelihood of this happening is extremely high with cheap but inexperienced removalists. For the price you pay, you get peace of mind being moved by very experienced movers who focus on taking good care of your belongings.