House Removals & Storage

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Simply tell us where you are moving to.


As a local BAR certified removal company with over 145 years of experience, we know that moving house is about more than just the heavy lifting.  That’s why our team aims to take the headache out of moving house by providing a great customer experience from the moment you pick up the phone to the moment your removals team wave goodbye.

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Bournes Moves has been voted the UK's best Removal Company by the British Association of Removers. Find out more.

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3 Simple Steps to get your move started

Removals Survey

1. Pre-move Survey

An in-home or video consultation helps us understand your move, the items you're moving and what's important to you so we can give an accurate quote and plan your move so it runs smoothly.

Call us on 01797 228000 or book online. 

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2 . Review your Quote

We'll send your free, no-obligation quote setting out our charges and your customised move plan. 

Our quotes are fixed price so you can understand all charges upfront with no hidden surprises. 


3. Prepare for a great move!

Your dedicated move manager will help you plan and prepare for move day.

They will arrange your Move Crew, vehicle and packing materials and be on hand to support before, during and after your move. 

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Why trust Bournes with your move?

Established in 1875 Bournes are experienced and professional removalists providing local removals and storage services for furniture and household belongings in the South East of England. 

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Expert Removals Crew

Security vetted uniformed, experienced and professional removalists who all undertake regular skills training at our in-house training school. 


Trusted & Insured

Independently pre-vetted by the British Association of Removers (BAR) and with comprehensive transit insurance options. 

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Family Run

Family run since 1875 with a reputation built on personal service, quality and outstanding customer feedback.

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Flexible Services

A range of flexible moving services to provide what’s most important to you, whether that’s low cost, extra help with packing or a schedule that works best for your family.


Dedicated Move Manager

To help you prepare for move day and guide you through, every step of the way.

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Fixed Quote

Fixed quote with no hidden surprises with a choice of in home, phone, video or online survey.

Removals and Storage Services in the South EAst

Our experienced removalists can handle all aspects of your move, from packing and loading furniture and personal items to furniture disassembly and transportation.

Choose the services that suit your move or ask us to recommend the ones we think will help you. 

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Removals Services

Our experienced removalists carefully protect, load, transport and unload your precious belongings as if they were their own. We can even do the packing for you if you want us to.

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Removals with packing

Packing can be one of the biggest headaches of moving house and can take a lot longer than you think. Why not let our expertly trained packers do this for you?

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Removals with Storage

Secure, flexible short and long term storage for whatever reason you need it whether that’s as part of your removal or on its own. Collection, delivery and self-store available.

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Our  quotes are free and there is no obligation so why not get in touch with us right away to find out how little it could cost you to enjoy an easy, simple, enjoyable move with Bournes.

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As well as our standard removals, packing and storage services we offer a range of additional services that help make your move easier. 

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Insurance & Protection

Our crews are fully trained and will take care to move all your belongings safely and securely and our expert planning teams work hard to make sure your move with run smoothly. However, we all know accidents and situations can happen that are sometimes outside of our control and yours. That’s why we offer comprehensive Removals and Storage insurance, Late Key and Cancellation/ Postponement protection to give you peace of mind that you’re financially protected if the unexpected happens.


Buy packing boxes

Doing your own packing or just looking for boxes? Choose from our wide range of packing boxes, paper, bubble wrap and tape to help get you started. You can ask us to include these in your quote for advance delivery, collect from our local depot (please call in advance to arrange) or order online for home delivery here.

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Handyman & Housemaid

Handyman Service

If you don’t have the time, skills or desire to undertake all those extra jobs that come with moving house our Handymen can help.

From dismantling swing sets and taking down light fittings on the move out to hanging pictures and curtains or putting together your new furniture in your new home, they have the skills to make moving out and settling in quick and easy.

Housemaid Unpacking Service

If you need a little extra help when moving out of your home, or even a little extra help settling into your new one Bournes are here to help.

We can unpack your kitchen items into cupboards, help hang your clothes in wardrobes or place in drawers, we can even help make the beds ready for your first night in your new home.

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Free Utility & Services Connections

We've partnered with Please Connect Me to  provide a FREE concierge service to help you set up utilities and services, acting as a 'one-stop shop' turning multiple phone calls into one.

  • Help with electricity and gas, broadband, phone, pay TV, insurance, mobile phone, council tax and water services.
  • Advice & guidance to choose the right services for you.
  • Working with all major providers offering the same or better prices than going direct (save up to £500 through exclusive supplier offers). 

To take advantage of this fantastic free service, or just to get some more information from the team click here to apply online.

Independently Certified Professional Removals

Areas we cover

We have branches across the South East of England so are ideally placed to help with moves to or from London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire.


Our Local Branches

Rye Removals Service Centre

Harbour Road, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7TE

Tel: 01797 228000

Covering East Sussex and South Kent including Rye, Hastings, Bexhill, Battle, Ashford, Folkestone, Romney Marsh and surrounding areas. 

Tunbridge Wells Removals Service Centre

Unit 4, Tunbridge Wells Enterprise Centre, North Farm Industrial Estate, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3DR

Tel:01892 528271

Covering Kent including Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Paddock Wood, Crowborough and surrounding areas

Aylesbury Service Centre

9-11 Edison Road, Rabans Lane Industrial Estate, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP19 8TE

Tel: 01296 482471

Covering Buckinghamshire and nearby counties including Aylesbury, Wendover, Thame, Chesham, Amersham, Tring, Stoke Mandeville, Aston Clinton, Princes Risborough and surrounding areas. 

Surrey Removals Service Centre

Whitehall, Horsham Road, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8EH

Tel: 01483 273774

Covering Surrey including Cranleigh, Guildford, Godalming, Ewhurst, Haslemere, Dorking and surrounding areas. 


How much does a Removal Company cost?

Your cost for removals and storage will vary depending on your individual move circumstances including:

  • How much you have to move (volume)
  • Where you are moving from and to and the access to your properties
  • The dates you are moving
  • Packing services, packing materials, special protection for fragile/valuable items or any extra help you’d like us to provide

The best way to get a fixed quote for your move is to get in touch with us so we can understand more about your personal requirements.

To find out more about how costs are calculated read our guide to Average House Removal Costs. 

Can Bournes provide packing services for my Removal?

Yes! Packing services may actually not be as expensive as you think and can be hugely valuable in saving you time and stress when you move house.

Our removals crews’ complete specialist packing training and are experienced inwrapping and packing your items to protect them for the specific risks of moving house. We can pack everything for you or just some of your belongings(like your fragile items) if you prefer to do some of your packing yourselves. If we’re providing a packing service we’ll bring all the boxes along on the day and you can just leave everything where it is. If you’re doing any of your own packing we can include advance delivery of boxes for you in our quote.

For all UK moves we will bring along wardrobe cartons on moving day to pack any hanging clothes and stop them getting creased, so you can just leave those in the wardrobe until we arrive.

Find out more about our packing options for your removal.

How will my move work?

When we’ve discussed your individual requirements we will suggest our recommended move plan to provide the most cost-effective method of helping you move that covers all your moving goals. Typically, this includes:

  • Free, no-obligation home survey and quote
  • Booking, move planning (including arranging dates) and payment
  • Packing (if selected) and loading, transport to your new home and unloading: the timescale for ‘move day(s)’ will depend on your individual move size and circumstances but we’ll work with you to tailor the plan to suit you and will recommend how we think this will run as smoothly as possible (including working around completion dates, temporary periods of storage or making sure essentials can be unloaded quickly).

How do I get a quote for Removals services?

Fill in the quote form and we’ll get in touch to find out more about your move, alternatively you can call us on 01797 228000.

Why should I use a BAR Removal Company?

Organisations like the BAR (British Association of Removers) pre-vet moving companies for you, and only let those who meet their standards become a member and display the badge.

This helps you determine whether a removals firm is professional and reputable and reduces the risk of choosing a ‘rogue trader’, putting your money and your worldly possessions at risk.

After all, these days with a little money and an internet marketing expert it’s not difficult to have a smart-looking website that is very convincing! If you want to be sure you’ve chosen a reputable Removal Company, look for the badge.

Find out more about our removal company accreditations or read more about why being a BAR member is important

Can I get a removals quote if I don't have a move date yet?

Yes, and it’s often a really good idea to have your chosen removal company selected and all the details agreed in advance so that all you need to do when you get a move date is confirm it. This saves you a lot of time and makes sure that your preferred mover is available(particularly in peak periods like summer and school holidays).

At Bournes we can even book your provisional move date in for you early and if you take our Cancelation/Postponement waiver option you can re-arrange this up to 24 hours before hand with no additional charge.

How big are your removals lorries?

We’ve got a range of removals vehicles. We use our small 3.5 ton packing vans for pre-packing or for houses with tight access. We also have our standard 7.5 ton lorries which we find suits most average 3-bedroom house moves and have larger vehicles right up to 18 ton lorries which can also tow a trailer to double the capacity for efficient transport for even the largest moves.

Our varied fleet means we can handle any size move and any access challenges you may be concerned about. As a local removals company with branches across the South East we have expert knowledge of local areas to help recommend the most appropriate vehicle for your move.

Our vehicles are also custom designed for Removals and Storage and carry equipment like electronic tail lifts and ramps for efficient loading, timber tie rails to secure large furniture items for transport and air ride suspension to reduce movement and protect our precious load. When it comes to moves requiring storage our side loading doors allow us to load straight into a wooden container at your home meaning we don’t have to handle your items again when they are returned to our warehouse, reducing the risk of damage and our costs.

Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Removal Company 

From shortlisting movers to getting quotes and booking your move this guide is full of tips and tricks to help you choose a reputable mover and get the best out of your removals budget.

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