Havant Removals

Havant 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 Havant 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.

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    Why our customers trust our Havant removals…

    4 Quickfire Havant Facts

    1. Paper & Pints
      Havant has had two major trades, parchment paper and beer. Havant parchment was used to create the Treaty of Versailles which marked the end of WWI in 1919. Havant beer has been used to turn people’s legs a bit wobbly through the centuries.
    2. Pub Life
      A number of pubs, storerooms and homes in the town were built using timber taken from the broken up captured ships of the Spanish Armada. Other ships brought to harbour that were too damaged to be put back to sea would often be broken up and used for building and many houses still contain ships’ timbers. But two earthquakes (1781, 1811) and a fire (1760) destroyed many of the old buildings.
    3. I Predict a Riot!
      In the 1830s the nation was in turmoil. Agricultural workers, tired of terrible pay, awful conditions and outraged by the sudden arrival of new-fangled machinery (which took away their chance to earn the terrible pay in awful conditions) started protesting. Havant was one of many towns that saw riots in the streets, and like in many towns, workers having been beaten or killed by the police then had to stand trial for rioting and were sentenced to death.
    4. Warblington Warning
      Warblington Castle, with its garrison of 80 men, was captured by parliamentary forces during the English Civil War. The attackers destroyed the castle, ripping down all its defences but leaving the tallest tower which later served as a beacon, helping to guide ships safely back to port.

    Useful Havant Links & Information

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    Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Havant was 45,125.

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    Local Council – Find information, contact details and updates from Havant 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 News.

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    Schools – View the latest Havant schools Ofsted reports.

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

    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

    Havant was once named Hamanfunta, Hama most likely referring to an early chieftain, funta meaning spring, and it was this spring that made it the perfect location for an early settlement. Archaeological finds and the remains of Mesolithic dwellings found close to Lavant Stream, suggest the area has been populated for thousands of years.

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    Around 43AD the Romans arrived and built a road between Chichester and Wickham, then settled in the area. Roman coins have been found beneath the floor of St Faith’s Church.

    In roughly 410AD the Saxons set up home near Warblington, (Wærblith) and apart from the occasional threat of Viking raiders coming in from the coast, things remained peaceful and by 1086 Havant was important enough to have been included in the Domesday Book.

    13th Century

    Sometime close to 1200AD the Monks of St Swithun in Winchester who owned the manor, granted permission for Havant to hold a weekly market, bringing trade and further settlement. Between 1348-9 the town settled a setback when the Black Death is estimated to have killed half the town’s population.

    16th Century

    In 1525 Warblington Castle was built and one of its earliest residents, Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury and a relative of Henry VIII, had the King as her guest in 1526. Good old Henry (although he had a love of women, things never seemed to end well for them!) later suspected her of helping her son, Cardinal Reginald Pole, in his support for the Pope who the King had a bit of a tiff with. Margaret was interrogated at the Tower of London put on trial for treason and executed.

    17th Century

    By 1600 tanning and glove making had become a major source of employment at Havant but as usual things took a downturn when Parliamentary soldiers dropped by in 1643 and destroyed Warblington Castle. According to town records there was some good news in 1656 when new stocks and a whipping post were placed in the centre of the town. Yay!

    18th Century

    A much more welcome arrival in 1710 was Havant’s first school above the Market House in South Street. 1761 the town was damaged in a fire but rebuilt by merchants who were doing well from passing trade as Havant had become a rest stop for coaches running between Chichester and Portsmouth.

    20th Century

    Leaping forward a few years and despite the threat of Napoleon (which thankfully for the people of Havant never arrived, although they did get a new neighbour, Waterlooville) by 1901 the population reached 4,000, the town’s first cinema opened two years later and 1949 saw the population double to 8,000. Remarkable to think that less than 50 years later the population would reach 100,000!

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    The Second World War brought more changes as Leigh Park House was requisitioned by the Admiralty to become the Underwater Counter-Measures Weapons Establishment. Thousands of service personnel were billeted in and around Havant, a searchlight station was erected on Bosmere Field and a number of anti-aircraft batteries littered the town and countryside to defend against the Luftwaffe crossing the Channel. A Bofors gun also sat on a roundabout in the town centre.

    Modern Day

    Today the town is a hive of activity. Good shops, excellent transport links and access to some of the finest countryside on the South Coast, it’s easy to see why people are moving to Havant.

    Havant Removals Company
    Whether you are moving to or from Havant, 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 Havant.

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