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Removals Maidstone 

A family firm dedicated to reducing your stress on moving day since 2002
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Removals Maidstone

Maidstone Removal Services

Your Maidstone Home Removals experts, we’ve been dedicated to reducing your stress on moving day since 2002. Our priority is to make your removal day go as smoothly as possible, as the reviews from satisfied customers shown below will testify to you.

Whether you’re moving locally in the Maidstone area or you’re moving long distance you can book us to carry out a free, no-obligation visit at your home. We will be happy to discuss your needs and answer any questions and concerns you may have – this is part of the service which every professional local firm should provide. We will then send you a formal quote with clear prices so that you can plan your costs. Your removal quotation will include indemnity insurance for your goods in storage and in transport.

If you’re looking for a family firm who will be flexible to suit your requirements please give us a call on 01622 672217.

Maidstone Packing Services

 Maidstone Packing Services

Thorough professional packing not only safeguards your treasured possessions but also relieves so much stress from moving day. Things go much more smoothly when all your smaller items are packed into regular sized, high quality twin walled cartons.

We're very proud of our packing services. Please ask about options - Full Packing, Fragile Packing or just packing of specific items. Our conscientious team will make light work of your packing with skill and experience.

If you want to pack yourself we'll deliver our quality packing materials - this is all part of the service if you're in Maidstone.

Maidstone Furniture Dismantling & Reassembly

Maidstone Furniture dismantling & reassembly 

Large furniture needs to be dismantled if it’s too big to go down the stairs or through doorways. If you feel competent to do this yourself we’re happy with that, but if not, we’ll quote to do this for you.

Most commonly wardrobes, beds, cots and desks require dismantling. Often we remove legs from dining tables and feet from sofas without charge. We can give you a price per item included in your formal removals quotation.

As with all our services we’re familiar with dismantling & reassembling furniture and our experience goes back to 2002. We only dismantle if we think it’s the best option and over the years we’ve learned how to overcome small problems which sometimes arise.

Occasionally customers want to avoid dismantling, worried that the furniture will not be reassembled properly. We’ve been building flatpack furniture in Maidstone for 20 years - so if it needs doing, don’t worry, we’ll do it professionally!

Maidstone Furniture (Export) wrapping

Maidstone Furniture (Export) wrapping

Furniture can be protected with a specially designed bubble wrap. This has a tough outer layer, a small bubble and also a tissue inner layer for delicate surfaces. Proprietary names for this wrapping material include “bubble blanket”, “furniguard” and “furnisoft”.

Removal companies call this “export wrapping” because it’s primarily used as an extra protection for furniture which is being shipped internationally and will be multi-handled, in different countries, between collection and delivery.

We also offer this service to Maidstone removal customers who are moving their furniture into self-store. We can wrap on collection and unwrap on delivery when you come out of self store. Furniture can be stacked up in a self store unit with protection from bumps and scrapes.

We don’t do this for direct, local removals as we protect furniture on our lorry with transit blankets whilst on board.
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Storage for our Maidstone Removal customers

We offer long term and short term secure storage to meet your requirements and ensure the safety of your possessions. We've been storing for removals customers from Maidstone since 2002. Please get in touch if you have any questions about storing your belongings.

We use traditional removals warehouse containers to store your belongings. They are an industry standard 5' by 7' by 7.5' tall - this is equivalent to a 35 square foot room in a self store centre. We think we're better value than self store, especially over the medium and long term. You can rent these for £16.80/week all inclusive. This includes indemnity insurance for goods in storage.
Removals
Packing
Dismantling/ Reassembly
Furniture (Export) Wrapping
Storage

Maidstone Removal Services

Your Maidstone Home Removals experts, we’ve been dedicated to reducing your stress on moving day since 2002. Our priority is to make your removal day go as smoothly as possible, as the reviews from satisfied customers shown below will testify to you.

Whether you’re moving locally in the Maidstone area or you’re moving long distance you can book us to carry out a free, no-obligation visit at your home. We will be happy to discuss your needs and answer any questions and concerns you may have – this is part of the service which every professional local firm should provide. We will then send you a formal quote with clear prices so that you can plan your costs. Your removal quotation will include indemnity insurance for your goods in storage and in transport.

If you’re looking for a family firm who will be flexible to suit your requirements please give us a call on 01622 672217.


Removals Maidstone

 Maidstone Packing Services

Thorough professional packing not only safeguards your treasured possessions but also relieves so much stress from moving day. Things go much more smoothly when all your smaller items are packed into regular sized, high quality twin walled cartons.

We're very proud of our packing services. Please ask about options - Full Packing, Fragile Packing or just packing of specific items. Our conscientious team will make light work of your packing with skill and experience.

If you want to pack yourself we'll deliver our quality packing materials - this is all part of the service if you're in Maidstone.

Maidstone Packing Services

Maidstone Furniture dismantling & reassembly 

Large furniture needs to be dismantled if it’s too big to go down the stairs or through doorways. If you feel competent to do this yourself we’re happy with that, but if not, we’ll quote to do this for you.

Most commonly wardrobes, beds, cots and desks require dismantling. Often we remove legs from dining tables and feet from sofas without charge. We can give you a price per item included in your formal removals quotation.

As with all our services we’re familiar with dismantling & reassembling furniture and our experience goes back to 2002. We only dismantle if we think it’s the best option and over the years we’ve learned how to overcome small problems which sometimes arise.

Occasionally customers want to avoid dismantling, worried that the furniture will not be reassembled properly. We’ve been building flatpack furniture in Maidstone for 20 years - so if it needs doing, don’t worry, we’ll do it professionally!

Maidstone Furniture Dismantling & Reassembly

Maidstone Furniture (Export) wrapping

Furniture can be protected with a specially designed bubble wrap. This has a tough outer layer, a small bubble and also a tissue inner layer for delicate surfaces. Proprietary names for this wrapping material include “bubble blanket”, “furniguard” and “furnisoft”.

Removal companies call this “export wrapping” because it’s primarily used as an extra protection for furniture which is being shipped internationally and will be multi-handled, in different countries, between collection and delivery.

We also offer this service to Maidstone removal customers who are moving their furniture into self-store. We can wrap on collection and unwrap on delivery when you come out of self store. Furniture can be stacked up in a self store unit with protection from bumps and scrapes.

We don’t do this for direct, local removals as we protect furniture on our lorry with transit blankets whilst on board.
Maidstone Furniture (Export) wrapping

Storage for our Maidstone Removal customers

We offer long term and short term secure storage to meet your requirements and ensure the safety of your possessions. We've been storing for removals customers from Maidstone since 2002. Please get in touch if you have any questions about storing your belongings.

We use traditional removals warehouse containers to store your belongings. They are an industry standard 5' by 7' by 7.5' tall - this is equivalent to a 35 square foot room in a self store centre. We think we're better value than self store, especially over the medium and long term. You can rent these for £14/week all inclusive. This includes indemnity insurance for goods in storage.
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A Family Removal Company serving Maidstone

Philip Marks Removals - a small family enterprise with a high quality service – we’ve achieved a big reputation in the business of moving people’s property.

From early beginnings in 2002 we have gained the respect and earned goodwill among hundreds of clients ”on the move” locally in Maidstone and countrywide.

Our chief aim is to accomplish a stress-free removals day with our professional team taking the strain of an otherwise difficult operation of “moving house”. And we pride ourselves of course, in taking the greatest of care of valuable and treasured property.

Whether you are relocating around Maidstone or moving farther afield, we are happy to give you first-rate advice and on- the-spot competitive quotations relating to distance and possessions.

Removal Reviews from Maidstone, and beyond!

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Leanda Macloughlin
June 11, 2024

I Used Philip Marks removals on Friday 7th June for a move from Dartford to Whitstable. I can't praise them enough, they worked so hard at both ends of the move. They were professional, good humoured and so friendly. All my worldly possessions were transported safely and without any damage. Thanks guys, fantastic service, highly recommended.

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TheGrand Sophy
May 30, 2024

Excellent removals firm. The office staff were kind, compassionate and helpful even when I had to change my pencilled in date due to chain difficulties. Their communication was not just efficient, but showed humanity in their approach. This really eased my stress. Carl and Barry were very efficient and made my move from South London into Medway really easy. Even though it was a somewhat fiddly job- from a storage facility- they worked hard and uncomplainingly. Nothing was too much trouble. They were also friendly and made the day much easier due to their attitude. The price too was extremely competitive against other quotes I received. I was very pleased and would recommend this form to anyone moving.

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Tessa Monelle
May 28, 2024

I have had a very good experience with the removal team. Thank you and please keep up the wonderful job you all do. :)

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Jack Smith
May 28, 2024

We recently used Philips Marks removals for our house move, they turned up on time, were professional, polite and were very helpful. We had a lot of stuff to move as there is 7 of us in our household (2 adults, 5 children) and considering the amount of stuff that had to be moved, they managed to get it done in good time. The service was faultless from the get go and there’s not one bad thing to say. Me & my partner were very happy with the service and would highly recommend.

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Bisola Odupitan
May 16, 2024
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Emma Jupp
May 15, 2024
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Sonia Wright
May 8, 2024

There aren’t enough words to describe how fantastic this company has been. From beginning to end. When Phil came to quote us, he was punctual. We were initially unsure in the moving date, however they accommodated us in all aspects. We had 3 guys move us who turned up on time, I myself was not completely finished packing but they were extremely helpful with helping me get things finished. They worked hard, didn’t complain, packed everything in efficient time as well as unpacking. I don’t have a bad word to say about any of them. All very kind and polite. If ever I needed removals again in the future, I would definitely go to these guys. If you’re looking for hard working people to do your move, this is the company to go for. Thank you all so much for everything. Although I was very stressed, you definitely eased that by helping us to move. Highly recommend Phillip marks removals. Thank you all again.

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Sue Haywood
May 2, 2024

Philip Marks offer a local family firm removal experience which was important to me as I hadn’t moved for 37 years. I had read the very helpful moving information on their website prior to Philip’s quotation visit. The quotation was very reasonable and Philip clearly set out what would happen on moving day. Moving day went to plan despite torrential rain during the moving out. The Team of three worked steadily and efficiently and their sense of humour certainly alleviated the stress of moving day. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The only slight hitch was that the wardrobe would not fit up the stairs despite great efforts on everyone ‘s part. To be fair Philip had predicted this possibility which just demonstrates his level of experience having not actually seen the new house but being aware of its age. With Philip Marks the removals were one thing I didn’t have to worry about. Highly recommended.

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Martin Ludlow
April 25, 2024

I have used Philip Marks a few times when my mother has moved between care homes with very little to move. This time I was moving my house. Once again I have been very pleased with the way things went. From the initial appointment with Philip , the delivery of cardboard boxes and the actual day of moving I have been impressed with the professional way this company performs. It was not easy for the four men who carried out the move. I had a lot of ‘stuff’ in the garage, lots of plants in pots as well as all the normal things one has. They carried out their work in a jovial manner, taking the stress out of what is a very stressful day. Highly recommended company.

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andy
April 23, 2024

Professional guys who did an excellent job, would recommend

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Ian Duffill
April 17, 2024

Your staff were extremely good, helpful and cheerful and carried quite a few heavy items without complaint. We were very happy with your service.

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kram4aluap
April 15, 2024

Absolutely Fabulous from booking to complication, everyone involved in our move from back room staff to removal guys were very professional

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Amy & David
April 12, 2024

Thank you Philip Marks removals for your help and hard work with our move two weeks ago. We couldn’t have asked for better and would definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a removal company. Very helpful, particularly when our moving date kept changing! Thank you😊

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David Park
April 4, 2024

Philip Marks provided a great service and helped make our move day a lot less stressful. The guys did a great job and were very professional

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Susan Sweeney
February 29, 2024

Very pleased with the team of Philip Marks Removals. From moment of booking there was good communication and update's. Arrived on time and were very friendly and helpful.

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Dave Nightingale
February 29, 2024
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scott harford
February 27, 2024

Philip Marks were very good and i would recommend them to anyone who was thinking of moving

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Steven Blench
February 1, 2024

Turned up on time, great bunch of lads, very helpful and understanding would recommend them for any move large or small.

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Jacqueline Elliott
January 23, 2024

Would absolutely highly recommend the team, everyone who dealt with the move couldn't fault at all. What we thought would be stressful, went like a dream. The move from Kent to Scotland was effortless. Many thanks. Russ & Jackie. 😃

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Tom Wiltshire
December 16, 2023

Amazing service. Very efficient and extremely friendly. Would highly recommend to all.

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Adam Candlish
December 15, 2023

Philip Marks did a great job on our house move. Flexible around dates, good price, delivered all packing materials (twice!) quickly and on the day the team were helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend!

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Sarah Allen
December 4, 2023

Moved house with Philip Marks Removals just two weeks ago. Very professional, very friendly, very helpful. They were a pleasure to work with and made moving day stress free. Would highly recommend.

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amit saha
October 28, 2023

Great service. Great value. Very helpful. Would use again

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Roz Collom
October 18, 2023

Thank you so much to my amazing removal team..they made a very stressful day much easier and really went the extra mile. I can't recommend them enough..you won't be disappointed.

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Melanie Duffy
October 3, 2023

Courteous and efficient. Job completed seamlessly. Thank- you.

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Mark Trent
October 2, 2023

Firstly sorry for late review. Wow... what a service these guys gave us with our move from Rochester to Shropshire. They went above and beyond even waited for me to saw the banister down to get our bed up 🤣🤣. Honestly guys thank you so much for all you did. Fantastic service. 😊

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Yetunde Taliat
October 2, 2023

Quality service. Used last year to move up north and now used their service again to move down south again. Great job, careful with everything, efficient and good respectful gentleman. Appreciate the high level of service provided many thanks will use again and again

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Jan Webb
September 22, 2023

I wanted a stress free move and a recently moved neighbour recommended Philip Marks to me. From the initial quote to the personal attention to detail I was really impressed. On the day the weather was terrible on the drive down but Jonathan the driver did a great job and arrived on time. He even carried the heavy bed frame upstairs for me. I would absolutely recommend this terrific removal company to you.

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Tricia Merrell
September 10, 2023

We just want to say a huge thank you to Phillip, his son and the team for their efficient friendly service to make what could have been a stressful move as unstressful as possible. It started when Phillip arrived to pack up all our possessions. He packed everything with care and consideration, discussing what needed to go from each room and labelling in detail. The following day the team arrived and in a blink of an eye the boxes had gone. Care was taken with all the larger pieces, wrapping the seatee and armchair to protect it. Unloading was just as efficient, with furniture and boxes put in the right rooms and moving around if we changed our mind. I would highly recommend Phillip Marks Removals to anyone wanting to move - I would definitely use them again. They are professional, friendly and super efficient.

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Michelle Beattie
September 8, 2023

Absolutely amazing. Philip and Harry were both polite, friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. I would definitely recommend and use them again. They made my moving experience go smoothly. Communication was excellent. Good value for money. Both Philip and Harry were very professional.

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Alan Bailey
September 4, 2023

Very good company on time also very friendly would use again

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Steve T
September 1, 2023

Amazing service from start to finish! Due diligence required as its been a while since i moved, three removals companies quoted and difference in pricing was staggering as were the individual services offered. After speaking to each company about the quote it was obvious Philip Marks were the company to chose. The survey, quote, subsequent phone calls and emails were always dealt with in a professional manner answered quickly and efficiently, all of my queries were dealt with promptly. Move day, it was a large move so was booked over two days, day one, we were extremely impressed by the professional and courteous team who worked tirelessly to ensure 90% was loaded on day one. Day two, the same professional attitude the house was cleared within a few hours and they made their way to the new house leaving us contact them when we had keys. Unload was quick, efficient and smooth. Even helped us to move a few things into the house we have purchased. Everyone was so helpful and pleasant and no damages, it was a truly refreshing experience. I really cannot imagine why you would choose another removals company, an absolutely outstanding service!

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Kehinde Gbadamosi
August 29, 2023

Fantastic service! Efficient and professional!

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Suzanne Bloomfield
August 21, 2023

Excellent service provided by Philip Marks removals. The men arrived on time and were very professional and took great care when moving the items and wrapping sufficiently when needed. I was very impressed with how hard they worked at the leaving address and at the new address. They put the boxes/furniture in the correct rooms. Thanks again and sorry I lost my handbag with the keys in it 🤣🤣🤣.

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Sam Faulkner
August 10, 2023

This company were fantastic for our move. The quote was competitive and they kept their word when refunding the cost of the boxes which saved us money. The movers were on time and did the job efficiently and with care. They worked hard until it was all done and went above and beyond to help with every aspect of our move. I would highly recommend them.

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Susan miller
August 8, 2023

Had a dressing table and box moved from my late mother's home to my sons home today. Guys were excellent, prompt, courteous and professional. Very impressed. Thank you.

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Mitchell Donald
August 8, 2023

Couldn’t recommend this removal service anymore if I tried! Sam and Steve were excellent, nothing was a bother for them, arrived on time and ensured everything was safe and secure! Thanks so much!

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Tari Olusola
July 7, 2023

This is the second time that I am using the services of Phillips Marks and again I was extremely impressed with the care and attention they paid to the items they were packing and moving. The price was also very reasonable. I recommend them highly

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Amr Soliman
June 29, 2023

I had a very nice experience with Philips team moving my furniture from Medway to Isle of Wight. Very professional and very smooth. Outcome: zero damage to my stuff and furniture and easy removal. I will definitely choose them again and highly recommend them.

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john plackett
June 16, 2023

For our move we, like others shopped around for quotations but our quote from Philip Marks covered everything that we needed for a great price. Over two days we were packed up and moved to our new home, day one we had two gentlemen come by to pack up all of our belongings apart from needed toiletries, they were very thorough and made sure our things were stored safely. We had a laugh or two along the way. Day two consisted of the move where they dismantled our big items like bed and filled their vehicle and moved it to our new home where they put the bed back together again, they even buy back the boxes that they used for the move. I have nothing but good things to say about Philip Marks Removals and would recommend them and their services every time.

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Chris French
June 13, 2023

3 lovely lads arrived, they were funny, helpful incredibly patient & worked so hard taking great care with everything, there was bit of hold up the other end but soon they were unloading as cheerful as at the start of the day! Can’t thank these guys enough and would DEFINITELY recommend Phillip Marks to anybody whose life goes into boxes in a van Many Thanks to All involved

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Andrew Docherty
June 3, 2023

We were dreading this move, but we needn't have worried. Everything went so smoothly. Our move from Headcorn to Weymouth, Dorset, meant that the job needed two days. Owain and Adam loaded the lorry up in the morning, and great care was taken with everything. They then had a long journey due to Friday traffic down to Weymouth. But they were at the house, first thing in the morning to unload. They were professional to the end. A big thanks to Philip and Sally for the organising the whole process, it really couldn't have been better.

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Derek Carroll
May 31, 2023

Excellent service great removal team very careful with all belongings no damages would definitely recommend and use your company again,

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Jennifer Paine
May 23, 2023

I cant thank Philip Marks removals enough! Professional and fantastic communication from the start! Highly recommended

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Venessa Thelwell
May 20, 2023

What a great team of guys, professional, curtious, attentive they made us feel valued. They helped us in meeting a tight deadline, from the moment we phoned them they were transparent honest and fair they touched base with us so that we knew where everything was and where it needed to go. They offered a great package which meant that our most precise valuables were protected they were so helpful and friendly we highly recommend Phillip Marks Removals to anyone that wants the best service, which only they can deliver AAA+++

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Helen Swan
May 8, 2023

Philip Marks Removals (Kent) are brilliant, I seriously cannot fault them. From speaking to Sally to discuss my move and her answering all my questions and being very supportive. Then spring forward to actual moving day with Steve and Sam, they were amazing and didn’t complain when faced with the unique location I was moving from. They were very respectful of my belongings and made it look effortless. I will definitely use this company again.

Huge thanks to Philip Marks Removals. Our move was not stressful and his team were prompt, extremely helpful, courteous and very professional in their attitude to the work. Every care was taken with our furniture and will certainly contact them again if we move in the future

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Eleni Kyriazi
May 3, 2023

I would highly recommend them as the team is proficient, reliable and punctual. I met Phil in 2022 who visited me to quote me for packaging and moving out/in. Boxes were delivered on time and arranging the move out was straightforward. My stuff went into a storage space, which Sally/Phil arranged without any troubles. Moving into the new place was trouble free as well, and team (Sam, etc.) worked really hard and were very careful. During this stressful day, the team made it so easy! Communication with Sally & Phil was always professional and timely. Honestly, you will not be let down by Phil/team; 100% outstanding services. Thank you all for everything and I am wishing you good luck, and all the best for the future.

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Keziah Toomey
May 2, 2023

Needed a short notice long distance removal for our household on a bank holiday weekend. Philip Marks went above and beyond when our van was too small and accommodated the extra. Very friendly professional and quick. We've moved twice with these guys now and they are the best value and really great service I'd recommend them to anyone

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Lynne Green
April 17, 2023

The removal team of 3 men were excellent. Calm and very reassuring that everything would be OK and that I wasn't to be worried about anything! They worked so hard ALL day, their commitment and effort was amazing. I was really happy that it went very smoothly. Sally was great over the phone, very friendly and accommodating. Thank you to the whole team.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do removals cost in Maidstone?

We’ve recently quoted on removals work ranging between £150 and £5000! Many people contact us asking for a quick idea of price - very often they say something like “it’s just an average move with nothing out of the ordinary”. During more than 20 years in business we’ve concluded that everyone thinks that they’re ordinary but no one is.

We’re happy to visit you in Maidstone  to see what’s important to you and give a firm quote based on that. The visit doesn’t usually take more than half an hour and there’s no obligation to you. Then you can allocate funds and plan your finances well in advance.

We don’t like to pick numbers out of the air so it’s hard to give you a meaningful guide. A local removal requiring our 7.5T removal lorry rarely costs less than £1090. Dismantling/Reassembly of furniture and packing are extra. Obviously long distance removals cost more. Smaller removals which only require a 3.5T luton van can be much less.
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How can I save money on my removal?

Most of our removal quotations are itemised into three parts:- A. Main removal (supply vehicles & men), B. Dismantling/reassembly of furniture & C. Packing small items into boxes. Many people reduce removal costs by packing (B.) & dismantling (C.) themselves. Also, if you’re moving locally, in Maidstone, you can save money by taking advantage of our box buyback offer.

The most obvious way of reducing your main removal cost is to declutter. Go to your loft, go to your shed and go to the back of your cupboards and ask yourself:- “do I want to pay a removal company to move this?”

If you’re downsizing you reduce your removal quotation by being decisive about what’s not part of your removal. It’s hard to visualise your new home and decide what furniture isn’t going to fit, we get that. However, obviously, you save on removal costs when you exclude unwanted furniture.
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Are you fully insured?

We carry the correct insurances for household removals - when we pick something up in your home it is covered by our goods in transit insurance. Having said that insurance is limited by smallprint, it’s just a fact of life, and what’s in the smallprint might not be your idea of “Fully Insured”.

As an example if we pick a television up in a bedroom and fall down the stairs and smash it:- goods in transit insurance covers damage to the television, public liability insurance covers damage to the stairs and employers liability insurance covers damage to the men who fell down the stairs. However if we don’t smash it and it arrives at your new home undamaged, but it doesn’t work any more, that’s not insured.

Another example would be a broken plate - this would be covered by our goods in transit insurance. However if this plate happened to be part of a matching dinner service which is no longer available - the devaluation of the remaining set is not covered.
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When should I get a removals quotation?

As soon as possible! Once you have a firm quote you can budget for the cost. Don’t worry if your house is in disarray, we’re visiting you to evaluate the size and difficulty of your removal. Some customers run the hoover around before we arrive but this really isn’t necessary, we’re only interested in assessing your removal.

Occasionally we meet people whose house sale (or purchase) creeps up on them so they have to respond hastily and arrange a moving date at short notice. In that case you would want a removal company already organised. We hold the price of our quotations even if a long time elapses so don’t worry if our quote is six months old when you finally move.
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Do you require a booking deposit?

We take a 50% deposit on booking, this deposit secures your moving date, when we’ve received your deposit we will then tell other customers we’re booked on that date, because we're committed to you.

On one hand it’s best to secure your booking date as early as possible so you can be assured of our service and make plans. On the other hand you shouldn’t book a date with us until you’re absolutely sure that the date is fixed. If you’re buying & selling property that would be on exchange of contracts.

When you’re trying to line dates up please phone us (during office hours) because we can “pencil you in”. This will let you know our availability. When you’re “pencilled in” no deposit is required as it’s not a reservation. We’ll have as many conversations as you like about changing the date and if we become booked on that date we’ll let you know immediately.
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What happens on moving day? 
(I’ve never used a removals company before)

We vary our “moveplan” to suit the particular circumstances of your removal. If you want us to pack this is usually done the day before moving day. The objective on packing day is to get as many small items into sealed, stackable boxes as possible.

On moving day we plan to arrive after your neighbours have gone to work, park as close to your house as possible and get to work! Please let us know if you want us to put carpet protector down.

Our method blends the imperatives of caring for your belongings, making use of loading space and making progress.We don’t make absolute promises about timing, our job is to work steadily and look after your stuff. Often we will try to load bedrooms before downstairs and also the garden last.

We usually have half an hour for lunch on the way to your new house and meet you there, hopefully with keys! Unloading is often quicker than loading, it’s helpful if boxes have their destination room marked on top. It’s also helpful if you’re around to direct us to the correct room with your furniture.

Should larger and long distance removals take more than a day we’ll confirm the moveplan as you book. In any case we’ll keep in touch to let you know our progress.

When we’ve finished unloading make sure that all large items are where you want them before we go. Also please take the trouble to check the removal lorry as we tidy up - reassure yourself that we’ve delivered everything.
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What about my flatscreen TV?
(I’ve lost the box)

A flatscreen TV is a fragile item which should be transported in a box. It’s quite common for the original box to be thrown away because it’s so big. We have a selection of wooden crates for flatscreen tv’s on our removal vans. The largest or which is 180cm by 110cm by 40cm. This is easily large enough for a modern 70” TV.

We use transit blankets to pad out your flatscreen in our box. Also the box might be used to protect your mirrors and pictures.
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How would you protect my sofa?

We have a set of purpose made furniture covers from Ecopac. These are a heavy duty nylon material with padding and integrated rip-stop carrying handles. With sizes from 4 seater sofas down to armchairs we’re able to protect furniture even as it’s carried down staircases. Not only will your sofa be protected from dirt & dust but also from scuffs and scrapes as it’s carried in & out of your home.

Also we put mattresses in bags and drape square furniture with transit blankets to make sure that they travel safely in our removal lorry.
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How do you move hanging clothes?

We keep hanging wardrobe boxes on our removal vans. These are made from a durable “correx” plastic material and provide 18 inches (45cm) of hanging rail. These are available to you at no extra cost for moving day, however you do need a rail at your new home to quickly unload our boxes and give them back.

Please ask about hanging wardrobe boxes as you qet your removals quotation so that we can allocate the right quantity for you.
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What things can’t you take?

There’s plenty of different things which are prohibited from household removals for insurance purposes. This is usually because of the risk that they might damage other items but sometimes because they might be damaged themselves. Many of these items are rarely included in a household removal and excluding them seems like common sense.

Most often items which could cause trouble when they tip or spill should be excluded. As a small removals company we might vary our policy to suit your needs but we can’t insure items damaged by spills. Paint is the most dangerous in this category but also motor oil, fuel, screenwash, cleaning products and cooking oil.

Explosive items including gas bottles, aerosols, fireworks, firearms & ammunition are strictly excluded.

Things which are fixed are excluded unless we specially agree to unscrew them. We often move potted plants of all shapes and sizes but these are not covered by insurance.
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Maidstone Relocation Guide

Moving to Maidstone? Here’s a guide that’ll get you situated in the local area! Maidstone combines rural charm with modernity; a rich history, new developments and everything you could want from the county town of Kent. Maidstone is the largest town in Kent and there is evidence of settlement in the area dating back to before the Stone Age! The River Medway runs through the center of the town and was once a route for barges carrying goods between  The Thames Estuary and Tonbridge. Maidstone is just 36 miles from central london and is governed under Maidstone Borough Council. The Maidstone council website includes lots of helpful information such as Parking, Planning and Building guidelines, Rubbish Collection, Bins and Recycling and much more! If you have a lot of waste check out Haffenden Skip Hire!

Maidstone Schools

Kent County Council is a great starting point for information about local schools. Also the Government's school comparison website will give a comprehensive result if you search for Schools in Maidstone. South of Maidstone you'll find the prestigous Sutton Valence School, a co-educational day and boarding school which includes a prep school and a nursery.  Some of Maidstone's secondary schools compare favourably with Maidstone Grammar School (for boys) and Maidstone Grammar School for Girls. There's no shortage of excellent primary schools, not least Bearsted Primary Academy which was outstanding in all areas by Ofsted inspectors in 2023. MidKent college accomodates practical vocational education at their Maidstone campus. This was once the location of the Kent Institute of Art and Design whose alumni included Tracy Emin and Karen Millen. K.I.A.D. has since become part of the University For The Creative Arts which still has a campus in Maidstone.


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Maidstone Property

Not only does Maidstone have a varied housing stock near the town centre but also there's plenty of villages nearby with lovely properties. However there always seems to be more demand than supply despite substancial housebuilding during the last decade. Locals have noticed road congestion and strain on services so new housebuilding projects are often contested. Local estate agents Knight Edmonds, Seekers and Haart have more expertise on this subject than us so it's worth giving them a call!
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Maidstone Transport Links

Maistone East Railway Station is served by direct trains to & from London Victoria (1hr 7min), London Charing Cross (1hr 4min) & in the opposite direction Ashford International (31min). This was the the town's primary station until the high speed Javelin Trains started serving Maidstone West in 2011. Maidstone West Railway Station serves the Medway Valley line between Paddock Wood (19min) and Strood (17min) as it always has. Also the high speed service provides some direct services to London St. Pancras (52min) Ebbsfleet International (33min) and Stratford International (44min). These facilitate a comprehensive link to the national rail network and the channel tunnel. The M20 motorway junctions 4 to 8, North of Maidstone, provide a fast link to Dover and the Channel also in the other direction to London and the M25. Operation Brock periodically restricts the M20 between junction 8 and junction 9 at Ashford. As a concequence of significant housebuilding routes south of Maidstone frequently suffer with congestion. Not least the villages of Leeds & Langley which link M20 junction 8 to the south of Maidstone where residents have been campaigning for a bypass since 2002.
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Eating out in Maidstone

Earl Street is Maidstone's restaurant centre where you'll find Nandos, Thai Rice Club, Wildwood, Zizi's and Pizza Express amongst others. Nearby there's Frederic Bistro and The Giggling Squid. At the bottom of the High Street there's 7-Miles an interesting little Korean Restaurant. Long established Indian restaurant's are the Shamrat on Lower stone Street and the Tandoor Mahal on Medway Street. Maidstone has an old connection with the Gurkhas and so has two Nepalese restaurants, The Gurkha Kitchen and Namaste Nepalese Cuisine. In Bearsted you can't miss The Oak On The Green with it's sidekick Fish On the Green. Also at East Farleigh the Tickled Trout prides it's fish menu. The Potting Shed at Langley, The Chiltern Hundreds at Penenden Heath and the Cock Horse at Detling are all popular, well run choices
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Maidstone Accommodation

Along the M20 at junction 5 there's the Premier Inn Allington hotel by the Thomas Wyatt Beefeater. At junction 6 there's the Village hotel and also the Premier Inn  Sandling hotel which is paired with the picturesque riverside Malta Inn. At junction 7 there's the Orida Maidstone and at Junction 8 there's both the Mercure Great Danes Hotel and the Tudor Park Marriott . For the town centre there's the Travelodge and the Premier Inn, both of which are close to Maidstone West Railway Station. If you're travelling via Maidstone East Railway Station the White Rabbit is not only the nearest option but also a well run Miller & Carter Steakhouse. Other good options near town centre are the Grange Moor Hotel, the Rock House B&B and also  Stone Court House. For a rural location with real ale and a real fire in the winter you can't do better than the Black Horse on the historic Pilgrims Way at Thurnham.  
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Maidstone Recreation

Maidstone Recreation

Walk Trails around Maidstone is a great escape for the whole family to explore the local area. Why not venture on to the river and take a cruise down the Medway with the Kentish Lady River Cruises. Feeling more adventurous? Familiar with boats yourself? Why not hire a self drive boat for you and the family to take your own cruise along the river at your own pace. Check out all information regarding Bridges, Locks and Facilities for boaters on the River Medway before you set off on a boating adventure! Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre and also The Mall (formerly the Chequers Centre) combine to provide a comrehensive shopping experience in the town centre. Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery found in the historic Chillington House on St Faiths Street (north side) , the museum holds exhibits ranging from Japanese art to Egyptian mummies. Also the Tyrwhitt-Drake Carriage Museum  houses a fascinating collection, dedicated to the history of horse-drawn transport in the Maidstone area and beyond! The Museum of Kent Life can be found at Sandling, near The Malta Inn, and offers an educational & fun insight into local heritage.  Maidstone Leisure Centre is accessible to all, placed in Mote park. Facilities and recreational activities include: gym, workout classes, sports hall, adventure play zone, and a watersports center. Mote Park is award winning, 450 acres of multi-use public parkland, containing a 30 acre boating lake, miniature railway and the first class mote park cricket ground by the Mote Cricket Club. A few miles away historic Leeds Castle is popular with tourists and also hosts many events. Whilst you are there why not unleash your inner primate on the tree top obstacle course at Go Ape!
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