What do International Removal Companies do?

By Bournes International Moves - April 1, 2022
What do International Removal Companies do?

International Removal companies pack, load transport and deliver your household furniture and personal belongings so they arrive safely and securely at your new home with as little stress for you as possible. 

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How long do international removals take?

By Bournes International Moves - April 1, 2022

If you're moving internationally and are taking your furniture and personal effects with you it's likely you'll use an international removal company to get your belongings there. But how long will shipping take? 

The answer isn't as simple as you might think. Door to door transit time depends on:

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What services do International Removal Companies provide?

By Bournes International Moves - April 1, 2022
What services do International Removal Companies provide?

Whilst most removals and shipping companies offer slightly different services, most will typically offer:

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Your International Removals Survey - a guide to your pre-move consultation

By Bournes International Moves - April 1, 2022
Your International Removals Survey - a guide to your pre-move consultation

Getting an in home pre-move Survey is a great way to get an accurate and fixed quote for your move, with no hidden surprises. The appointment should be free and no obligation. 

To give you a fixed price quote for your move most international removals companies will want to do a pre-move survey of your home and find out in detail about your individual requirements.

Most of the time this is done by an in-person visit by a company representative, but often if you have a computer or smartphone...

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5 steps to finding a reputable International Removal Company

By Bournes International Moves - April 1, 2022
5 steps to finding a reputable International Removal Company

If you're moving house and haven't used a removal company before here's 5 simple steps to finding a reputable International Removal Company and booking the mover that is right for you.

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Which Certifications Should My International Moving Company Have?

By Bournes International Moves - April 1, 2022
Which Certifications Should My International Moving Company Have?

Checking if your chosen companies are certified international movers or hold memberships of professional associations or other independent accreditations is a great way to check if they are reputable. This helps you gain peace of mind knowing that you're reducing the risk of losing everything to a rogue trader.

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Moving abroad: Comparing International Removal Quotations

By Bournes International Moves - April 1, 2022
Moving abroad: Comparing International Removal Quotations

So you’ve picked your companies to get a quote from, you’ve had the Move Consultants round and showed them everything you want to move and now you’ve probably got at least 3 very different looking quotations in front of you – how do you choose? 

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15 Important Questions to ask a shipping company

By Bournes International Moves - March 30, 2022
15 Important Questions to ask a shipping company

If you're at the stage of getting quotes from international removals companies then here are some important questions to ask potential shippers. This list of questions isn't exhaustive, but it should at least start some valuable conversations that will help you gain a comprehensive understanding of the service being offered and the company providing it.

Questions to ask household shipping companies

1. What are their qualifications?

Check if they are FIDI FAIM certified. FIDI FAIM is the only...

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How much do International Removals cost?

By Bournes International Moves - March 28, 2022
How much do International Removals cost?

One of the most common questions about international removals is "how much will my international removal cost?" The answer is not as simple as it may seem.

In this article we will explain how international removal costs are calculated, why the cost between different removal companies can vary and share some tips to keep your costs as low as possible.

The costs of International Removals are made up of 3 elements:

  • Origin Services - packing, wrapping, loading and any other assistance you may...
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Household Goods Shipping Market Update March 2022 - Movers Trading Club

By Bournes Moves - March 28, 2022
Household Goods Shipping Market Update March 2022 - Movers Trading Club

If you're currently getting quotes from International Removal Companies you may be starting to hear that the household goods shipping industry is currently seeing increased freight rates from shipping lines. These are a result of the global shipping industry challenges that have arisen since the start of the pandemic.

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