Staines removals

Staines 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 Staines 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 Staines removals…

    5 Quickfire Staines Facts

    1. Almost Paradise
      While some towns twin with European counterparts, Staines has a more tropical connection. The greater borough of Spelthorne made official links with Grand Port Savanne, home to Mauritius International Airport, after the 2009 mayor Simon Bhadye was approached by the High Commissioner of Mauritius. Perfect if you’re looking for a suitable destination from nearby Heathrow.
    2. Staines Day
      Staines-upon-Thames Day is a big deal (if you live in Staines). A celebration of the town, it features a parade, live entertainment, boating on the River Thames, street food, a fun fair and duck race, all raising money for local charities.
    3. Social Distancing
      In the early 2000’s Staines reputation took a bit of a hit thanks to Ali G. Sacha Baron Cohen’s comedy creation made Staines the butt of jokes, forcing the town to ‘rebrand’ and in 2011 it officially changed its name to Staines-upon-Thames to distance itself from Ali and his ‘Staines Massive’.
    4. Early Days
      One thing Ali didn’t mention is just how great Staines is! Picturesque stretches of riverside, great independent shops and cafes and fascinating history. In 43AD the Romans built a bridge here making it the only major Thames crossing outside of London. Sweyn Forkebeard passed through Staines (to avoid the waiting Saxon army) and Sir Walter Raleigh was tried for treason (and found guilty!) in Staines.
    5. Magna Staines
      The declaration that changed English history forever occurred just outside Staines. King John succumbed to pressure and the military power of rebellious barons and signed the Magna Carter at nearby Runnymede in 1215, which reduced much of his powers. A number of the earls, lords and barons stayed in Staines the night before the event.

    Useful Staines Links & Information

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    Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Staines was 7,861.

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    Local Council – Find information, contact details and updates from Spelthorne 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 Get Surrey.

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    Schools – View the latest Staines schools Ofsted reports.

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

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    Museum – Discover a little more about Staines history at the Spelthorne 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 signs of people moving to Staines appears to have been the Romans in the 1st century AD. They named this new location ‘Ad Pontes’ meaning bridge in references to the Roman bridge crossing the Thames carrying the London to Silchester road. At the time this was one of only two bridges, the other being London Bridge.


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    The first written record appeared during the Saxon period, in a charter in 969. Things picked up in the Middle Ages and by 1218 Staines had become a thriving market town with 3 annual fairs. The Thames River was a major source of commerce and revenue with a marker laid at Staines in 1285 to show where the City of London’s ownership of the Thames began. A replica of the stone still stands (the original is now housed in nearby Spelthorne Museum).

    15th Century

    One of the town’s oldest buildings is the Blue Anchor pub, which dates back to at least the 15th century. In later years 5 windows were bricked up to avoid paying window tax although fake windows were painted back on to keep its symmetry, which can still be seen today.

    17th Century

    In 1603 the old Market Hall was the site of the trial of Sir Walter Raleigh (away from the capital due to an outbreak of the plague). He was accused of treason (an alleged plot to overthrow King James and replace him with the rebel Stuart). No evidence was produced other than hearsay and despite what was clearly a sham trial, Raleigh was found guilty and put to death.

    Not long after, the old Roman road became the main stagecoach route and Staines was back on the map, as a popular coach stop. Pubs began to thrive with a number of famous faces dropping by; Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, plus Charles Dickens, who stayed at the Angel.

    19th Century

    In 1832 a new bridge was built and the road had to be raised be by several feet on one side of the bridge to keep the meeting point level, a sizeable piece of engineering at the time. The finished bridge was opened in 1832 by King William IV. The railways arrived in 1848 which wiped out the stagecoaches almost overnight. This new passing trade brought wealth that in turn attracted more business and Staines became the location of the world’s first linoleum factory in 1864.

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    Modern Day

    In later years the town has completely reinvented itself, partly due to the name-check, precipitated by desire by the town to distance itself from Sasha Baron-Cohens’ comedy character ‘Ali-G’ and his fake entourage, the ‘Staines Massive’. Staines-upon-Thames is every bit as charming as it sounds, rich in history with good schools, excellent shops and good commuter links.

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

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