Guildford Removals

Guildford 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 Guildford Removals Service Includes…

    • Uniformed Crew
      Uniformed Crew
      Our trained crews are DBS checked and carry photo ID.
    • Mileage
      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.

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    Why use Over's Guildford removals…

    5 Quickfire Guildford Facts

    1. I Spy
      One of the coolest actors of all time and 007 star Roger Moore claimed he saw a ghost whilst staying at the Angel Hotel in Guildford. Reports say he was shaken but not stirred (we’ll see ourselves out!).
    2. G-Town
      Despite the famous cathedral (which had a starring role in 1976 classic horror movie The Omen) Guildford isn’t a city and only has town status. But maybe one day, if it eats all its vegetables, then when it grows up…?!?
    3. Surrey Dragon
      According to local legend the nearby village of West Clandon was plagued by a hungry dragon. A young soldier (who had been imprisoned along with his dog and condemned to death) offered to slay the dragon in return for his freedom. The dragon was beaten, the soldier and his dog were freed and that’s why you won’t find any dragons in Surrey today!
    4. Just Dandy
      During the 1700s the area south of Guildford was actually pretty lawless. Yes, leafy Surrey with it’s fine schools, scholars, city professionals and Women’s Institutes was rife with smuggling, and highwaymen preying on roads in and out of London. Moll Cutpurse, The Golden Farmer, Dick Turpin and Tom, Dick and Harry Dunsden (aka The Burford Highwaymen) all stole from the rich (and sometimes the poor) around Guildford.
    5. Surrey Seems to Be The Hardest Word
      The name ‘Surrey’ comes from the Saxon word ‘Suthrige’ meaning ‘Southern settlement’. While ‘Guildford’ has nothing to do with the many guilds (trades) but actually comes from ‘gold crossing’ mostly likely referring to an area of golden sand at the original river crossing.

    Useful Guildford Links & Information

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    Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Guildford was 137,183.

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    Local Council – Find information, contact details and updates from Guildford Borough Council here.

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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 Guildford Dragon.

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    Schools – View the latest Guildford schools Ofsted reports.

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

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    Museum – Discover a little more about Guildford history at the Guildford 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 first written record of Guildford dates from 880 AD, when it was mentioned in the will of King Alfred the Great, who ruled the Kingdom of Wessex from 848. Guildford was a burgh, a fortified town used as part of a network of strongholds designed to help keep the pesky Viking invaders at bay. By the 10th century, the town was important enough to house a royal mint which continued to operate through the reigns of Ethelred the Unready, Cnut, Edward the Confessor and William I.

    12th Century

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    William the Conqueror had a castle built in order to keep a tight grip over the English rabble rousers of Surrey. Constructed of wood, it was rebuilt in the 12th century in stone. However, by the late 14th century the castle was no longer occupied and left abandoned, gradually became a ruin, used surreptitiously by locals for cock fighting, farming and illicit rendezvous.

    Middle Ages

    Guildford remained a pleasant but unremarkable town through the Middle Ages with little change except for a brief Cornish uprising. Having faced high taxes and the King’s interruption of the mining trade, Cornishmen marched on London, occupying Guildford on their way. The army met the Cornishmen outside of London, destroyed their force and captured its leaders. After the minors had left, the wool trade arrived which helped create jobs and boost trade and wealth until the town fell on hard times again, leading to unemployment and the arrival of a poorhouse.

    16th Century

    By the 16th century, the middle classes had started to enjoy hobbies in their new-found free time, cricket became hugely popular and the first written reference to the sport can be found in a court case in Guildford involving the town’s Royal Grammar School.

    19th Century

    In 1822 two brothers, Charles Arthur and Leonard Gates, inherited their father’s shop which was well-known for stocking beer, wine and spirits. Within a few years the brothers had joined the temperance movement and poured all the booze into the gutters on the High Street (NOOO!!!) and turned their shop into a dairy, the West Sussex Central Dairy Company. They bought a milk separator and started making dried milk, this was their formula for success and in 1906 they changed the company’s name to Cow and Gate.

    By 1845 the good times had begun to roll again. On iron tracks. The railways brought goods, and trade to the town. It also created the possibility of a mobile workforce, early train commuters were soon heading to and from London, hiding behind newspapers and grumbling about the weather/lack of seats/it being a Monday… Little has changed for rail commuters today.

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    20th Century

    Despite its famous cathedral (the dramatic structure dominates the skyline and appeared in cult classic 1976 horror flick The Omen), Guildford isn’t a city and has been applying for city status since 2002.

    Modern Day

    Today it’s a hive of creativity and fine taste. There are great shops and independent traders, funky coffee houses, good bars and restaurants. The weekly farmers market attracts fine flavours from across the region, while the theatres and arts scene are both excellent.

    Guildford Removals Company
    Whether you are moving to or from Guildford, 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 benefit of ‘staying local’ when booking Guildford removals…

    • Employing a local removals company in Guildford means we spend less travelling time to your residence.
    • Unrivalled geographical knowledge of Guildford & 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 Guildford
    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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