Basingstoke Removals

Basingstoke Removals

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    Family Owned 
Business Est. 1857

    Family Owned
    Business Est. 1857

    British Association
of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Member of The 
Armishaws Group

    Member of The
    Armishaws Group

    Our Basingstoke Removals Service Includes…  

    • Uniformed Crew
      Uniformed Crew
      Our trained crews are DBS checked and carry photo ID.
    • Mileage
      There are no hidden costs. All our quotes include mileage.
    • Goods in Transit Cover
      Goods in Transit Cover
      Restricted liability is provided as standard.*
    • Robe Cartons
      Robe Cartons
      Clothes travel in style in our robe cartons.
    • Covers & Blankets
      Covers & Blankets
      Slot-on, padded covers protect white goods and furniture.
    • Carbon Footprint Offsetting
      Carbon Footprint Offsetting
      To offset carbon emissions we’re planting 2,000 trees.
    • Used Box Recycling Service
      Used Box Recycling Service
      We’ll collect your flat boxes for recycling (or reuse).**
    • Recycled Materials
      Recycled Materials
      We use recycled/recyclable materials where possible.
    • Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      Mattress bags are used once, then recycled.
    • Carpet Runners
      Carpet Runners
      Floor protection is available for both locations.**

    *Other options are available.
    **Fees may apply.

    Find out what our customers say...

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    Why our customers trust our Basingstoke removals…

    5 Quickfire Basingstoke Facts

    1. Award Winning
      Basingstoke’s Festival Place shopping centre once won the ‘Loo of the Year’ award. However, Rodney Trotter didn’t manage to get any ‘cerstificates’ as he was expelled from Basingstoke Art College. What a plonker!
    2. A Bit Batty!
      Basingstoke is home to the UK’s largest colony of Natterer’s bats. It was also very popular with King Henry the VIII (possibly a bit ‘batty’ himself?!?) who visited and stayed at The Vyne estate on several occasions.
    3. Meet the Neighbours
      If you’re moving to Basingstoke you’re not the only VIP (yes, we think you’re special!), Jane Austen (author), Elizabeth Hurley (designer), Sam Attwater (actor), Justin Rose (golfer), Dr Hillary Jones (TV doctor) and the Duke of Wellington (military leader).
    4. Wote Street Willy
      Wote Street in the town centre is home to a rather amusingly shaped statue. The design actually depicts a mother and child, but when it was unveiled many locals noticed it had a rather phallic appearance and named it “Wote Street Willy”.
    5. A Proper ‘nana!
      Basingstoke is also home to the Europe’s largest banana ripening facility. The site gets the occasional ‘foreign visitor’ as giant spiders are sometimes found nesting in amongst the bunches. Not the best place to work for arachnophobics!

    Useful Basingstoke Links & Information

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    Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Basingstoke was 107,355.

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    Local Council – Find information, contact details and updates from Basingstoke & Dean Borough Council.

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    Nearest Tip – View opening times and location of your nearest Waste & Recycling Centre.

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    Newspaper – “Read all about it!” Get local news online from the Basingstoke Gazette.

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    Schools – View the latest Basingstoke schools Ofsted reports.

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    Weather – Be prepared for your moving day whatever the Basingstoke weather forecast says.

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    Museum – Discover a little more about Basingstoke history at the Milestone Museum.

    Thank You Over’s

    See what Over’s customers are saying…

    Darryn and Kyle, the two removal men were just brilliant in carrying out their duties. Nothing was too much trouble. They are an asset to your company and great Ambassadors for your business. My wife and I felt on occasions they went above and beyond the normal service and went out of their way to help ease the process and stress of moving.

    - Andy Cookson – June 2021

    The two crew movers that moved me are exceptional. Polite, hardworking, and professional. Nothing was too much, no problems or complaints. They packed, moved me out, and moved me in. Constantly ensuring everything was where I wanted it and fine tune placement of my items. I could not have moved in without their, and the team at Armishaws efforts. Thank you for getting (injured) me, and my family in our new home safe and complete.

    - Alan Edmunds - June 2021

    Excellent removals experience on a two day local move in Somerset. Despite hail, the removals men did a fantastic job, and kept a sense of humour throughout. Nothing was too much trouble putting things where we wanted them in various sheds when we arrived. Toby and Ben made the experience SO much more fun, and less stressful. Cannot recommend them too highly.

    - Helen Williams – May 2021

    Early Days

    The earliest signs of a settlement in what is now Basingstoke date from the Neolithic period, finds from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age have all been found in the town. From around 600BC onwards it was native Celtic tribes that made themselves at home up until the Romans (what did they do for us?) turned up with their straight roads, hot water and toga parties.

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    The next invading force, the Saxon’s also settled around 700AD and it was a Saxon chief and his tribe the Basinga’s that gave the town it’s name. It wasn’t long before the Danish Vikings turned up, all angry and shouty and more than a bit stabby, which didn’t go down well with the now well-established Anglo-Saxons. The Vikings won the battle (at what is now Old Basing) but before long Alfred the Great returned and kicked the Vikings out of Wessex.

    By the time of the Norman conquest, Basingstoke had a population of around 200 and was important enough to have been included in the Domesday Book. The town’s fortunes continued to fluctuate, with the arrival of markets and fairs bring prosperity and good times and the arrival of the Black Death which is estimated to have killed nearly a third of the population.

    The next big furor to hit the town was the English Civil War, the grand manor of Basing House (which rivalled Hampton Court Palace in its size and grandeur) was home to John Paulet, Earl of Winchester and staunch Royalist. Parliamentarian forces besieged the house on three occasions Having failed at their first two attempts Cromwell himself arrived with a huge siege train constating of vast guns. The house fell Paulet captured and his home eventually burnt to the ground.

    19th Century

    In 1880 the arrival of another army sparked more fighting. This time it was the Salvation Army, the ‘evangelical’ ways, prayers and condemnation of the locals didn’t go down well with the good folk of Basingstoke, in particular the brewers and innkeepers. Things kicked off and eventually troops called in to quell the fighting and read the Riot Act. As a result, the town got a bit of a bad reputation and was referred to in Parliament as ‘Barbarous Basingstoke’.

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    Modern Day

    Today the town is much friendlier. A large shopping centre, retail parks, excellent travel links and exciting start-ups as well as more established companies. And not a Viking in sight!

    Basingstoke Removals Company
    Whether you are moving to or from Basingstoke, or beyond, we pride ourselves on making the experience as hassle-free and streamlined as possible. With over 160 years of experience as a leading UK removal company, our personable, expert removals team will take the stress out of moving home or office.

    The benefits of hiring a local removals firm in Basingstoke.

    • Employing a local removals company in Basingstoke means we spend less travelling time to your residence.
    • Unrivalled geographical knowledge of Basingstoke & the surrounding areas.
    • We know the traffic flow, best times of day to move and where to park.
    • We offer overnight storage (or for as long as you require) at our nearby Hampshire-based storage facilities.
    • Our size allows us to be more competitive than many other local removal companies across Hampshire, Surrey & Berkshire
    • Free removal estimates and removals advice before, during and after your move!
    • We employ local people doing local work

    Secure Household Storage in Basingstoke
    Are you a homeowner requiring long or short term household storage for furniture and personal effects for which you no longer have room? Do you need secure flexible household storage at short notice, with the minimum of fuss?

    With our multiple, large, secure purpose-built Hampshire storage facilities located in Aldershot, Farnborough and Petersfield, we can cater for all your storage needs. We can also arrange to collect and storage your belongings on your behalf. Please visit our Storage Service for further details.

    Why use Over’s for your storage needs?

    • Our household & commercial storage prices are cheaper than most other storage facilities in Hampshire and Surrey
    • Flexible storage – we can even deliver, collect and store your belongings for you
    • Friendly staff available on site: our experienced warehouse staff will be on hand to assist customers with packaging, loading and unloading.
    • Our facilities incorporate the latest sophisticated fire and security systems

    Of course, it’s not just the calibre of our personnel that matters. We are also proud of our modern fleet of specialised removal vehicles, lifting equipment, packaging and dedicated storage facilities to help us best cater to all your storage requirements.

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