There are countless factors to consider when moving offices. It’s likely you’ve already found and secured your new premises, but you may be wondering how to go about moving all of your staff and equipment over there without too much disruption.
While it might seem feasible to complete the move by yourself, hiring a professional office removals service is almost always the better option. In order to ensure you secure a reputable and reliable service, here are a few things to look out for when selecting your removals company.
Insurance is always an important factor to consider when hiring a service, but this is especially true in the case of commercial removal services. You should always check that the company has the right insurance in place, including public liability, employee liability and goods in transit insurance. You may need to get extra insurance if certain things are not covered in their existing policies.
There are a few circumstances in which you might wish to get access to storage. For example, you may not want to take everything to the new premises, or you might want to spread the moving process out over a longer period of time and need somewhere to store furniture in the meantime.
In these scenarios, it can be handy to have a removals service on hand that can also handle your storage needs. Not only will this provide you with a convenient and safe place to store your belongings but you’ll also only need to deal with one company, which can reduce administrative hassle and costs as well as keep your move organised and simple.
Many domestic and commercial removals services provide their clients with all the boxes, crates and packing materials they need at no extra cost. This can be very helpful when it comes to an office move, as you’re likely to have a lot of stuff to move and will need to remain as organised as possible. However, you should also find out whether a full packing service is included in your quote to avoid any last-minute panics or letdowns on moving day.
We always recommend leaving the packing and unpacking to the professionals, particularly for a commercial move, but if you do plan to do it yourself make sure your removals company drop off all the necessary packing materials plenty of time before the move.
It’s easy to assume that all removals services are carried out by qualified and accredited professionals, but this isn’t always the case. The last thing you want is a shoddy or even disastrous office move, so we advise choosing an accredited removals company.
To avoid costly mistakes, we recommend using a Commercial Moving Group (CMG) or British Association of Removers (BAR) member, as they will have the knowledge and experience to help you plan your move and ensure minimal downtime and disruption for your business.
With Essex Removals by your side, you can ensure that your transition between offices is as smooth as possible with professional services that work for you and your business. If you need a removals company you can rely on, get in touch with us today.