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Removals cost per hour

For the classic man with a van you will be charged, if you are the only client, by the hour. If you have bought something large from ebay, gumtree or a second hand furniture shop or charity, you might need to hire a man with a van. They will give you a rate per hour which includes the van, petrol and insurance. The average cost per hour for a removal company in the UK is £38 . This rate can vary significantly depending on where you live, especially in and around London where other factors such as congestion charge and the general volume of traffic make a difference. Rates in the UK range from £15 to £66 per hour.

Moving your furniture and valuables  is both exciting and anxiety provoking. Calling in the professionals to do all packing, heavy lifting and temporary storage takes the stress out of moving and is well worth budgeting for this service. Get quotes from removal companies using HaMuch. Get the rate you want and get moving now.

Removals cost per day

When your tenancy lease is coming to an end or you are in the process of selling your home, and you have an idea of a moving date, it is a good idea to then begin your search for a reliable house removal company. They usually need as much notice as possible to book you in and you want to know that the stressful job has been dealt with. The average daily rate for a removal person in the UK is £281 per day but can go up to £560 per day in certain locations. This is complicated by the amount of people required for the move, the size of the van, the size of your house, and the level of packing service you require. Expect to pay between £500 and £2000 but for a 3 bedroom house moving locally, say within a 20 mile radius, expect to pay around £600.  In order for a quote to begin, they will need to know the moving out address, and which area you will be moving in to so they can charge according to distance. Next, is to let them know how many bedrooms there are in your current home and if there is a garden / shed / garage to also account for. This will let the company decide on what size van or truck is needed for your move.

Keeping removal costs down

The style of removal service affects the price. The cheapest being just a simple load up of already packed boxes to drive through to the new location and leave all in one designated room. Alternatively,  the removals come to pack for you and again drop off in one designated room for you to unpack in the new location. The most expensive is a full house-move service which involves the removal company doing both the packing and unpacking in both homes on your behalf. For the packing service expect to pay from £200 to £400  and dismantling and assembling beds will also cost around £50 per bed. 

Storage costs

Once you know which packing service you require, also let the company know if you will need your items to be stored for a few days, weeks or months. It is a good idea to find out how you will be charged for storage. Best is if you are only charged per week rather than per month as this means a delay in gaining access to the new home by a few days will only cost you a week’s worth of storage as opposed to a whole new month of storage charges. If your belongings will be in storage, do insist on knowing where the storage unit is located and if the company has various locations, ask if you have an option to have the items stored as close to the new home as possible. Check what the arrangements are if you need to access items from storage, as there is usually a charge for this as well as so many days’ notice that has to be given to them.

Damage Insurance and Affiliations

As this is your whole life’s contents, do choose a company who offers insurance. Your household insurance does not usually cover contents the moment they have been removed from the address that the contents are insured against. On moving day, you will need different covers of insurance; insuring against any damage or loss while they are packing and unpacking, insurance for the contents on the move in the van on the road just in case of a road accident, and finally if your contents are going into storage then you will need insurance during the period of storage.

Be sure to use a company that has to maintain a certain code of conduct by choosing removal and storage companies that are affiliated with associations, e.g., British Association of Removers (BAR), or National Guild of Storers and Removers (NGRS). You can always go onto the websites they claim to be affiliated with to double check that their membership is indeed active. For your own peace of mind, choose a company who employs the moving staff rather than casual labour because employed staff are more likely to take care when dealing with your possessions and less likely to be rough while packing and carrying heavy equipment. Ask how they will move large and bulky items, do they use a trolley to help with the load and if you have stairs, how many people will lift and ease the items down your stairwell?

Moving Day Checklist

As moving day involves a lot of heavy lifting of furniture, they will ask you to arrange parking right outside your property. Remember this is not only for the benefit of their backs but for your benefit as well, because less distance to carry your precious tv or couch means less chance of it getting too heavy and being dropped.

Be sure to note if they are providing the boxes and tape for packing as well as special protection for mattresses and fragile pieces. Take note of their payment options, it is not unusual to be asked to pay a deposit or even in full, upfront before moving day. Check what their terms are, if there is a few hours delay for you to be in ownership of the keys for the new home – will the movers wait a few hours and at what charge to you? Also ask what happens if there is a delay between solicitors and if you cannot get access at all to the property for at least a day or more.

Moving a 3 bed home to house clearance costs

If you are moving from / to a small country town, you do need to inform them of any tight lanes so they can plan for two smaller vans rather than one large truck which will not be able to turn into the lanes.

Pass on any relevant details about both homes to the moving company would like to know how many floors your current home is spread over and how many for the new home, i.e., how many floors are both homes spread over, if you in a maisonette - let them know top or bottom floor, if an apartment - mention lift or stairwell only access, clearly explain where they will park from your front door to any obstructions such as a garden gate that automatically closes or a long narrow garden path to a side entrance front door. All of this information will help them to determine the time needed on your move as well as how many moving specialists they will assign to your house.

Before beginning your search for movers, make a note of heavy and bulky furniture items and remind yourself if they can be dismantled or not, e.g., a 6-seater dining room table – can the legs be removed? What are the measurements for the couch? If you have expensive or fragile items, e.g., expensive original wall-art and an heirloom old grandfather clock, make a note of these items and the dimensions to mention to the removals beforehand so that they can plan for extra protective packaging and the aware of which items need special care.

If there are items that you will need help dismantling before they are loaded into a truck, e.g., taking apart a bed or a home office desk, give details on dimensions and how many and if you would like the items re-assembled in the new home.

Cost to do a house clearance

Another need for removals is to clear a house or flat, which can involve a loved one passing away and the need to empty the house before it is sold. Waste clearance removals can also be helpful when you are not moving home, just doing a declutter of years of items being stored and no longer having a use for. They will load a truck filled with your unwanted belongings to sort between recycling and landfill. A full house clearance can cost from £300.

If you are in charge of emptying a home after a relative has passed away, the removal company will need to know the size of the house and the state of the furniture as some items might be able to be reconditioned or donated to a furniture bank. Removals will generally try to recycle as much of the unwanted belongings as possible. Discuss with them if it is better for you to first go through the items to make piles that are fit for charity shops as donations and piles that need to be sent for landfill. Ask if you will be charged for extra ‘drop-offs’. The removals may have their own charity and furniture banks that they work alongside, so any furniture of value might get you a discounted rate.

Average removal and storage costs


Job details Estimate
Moving crew for 2 bed house £7000
Moving crew for studio or 1 bed flat £900
Moving crew for 2 bed house £1400
1 man in van for studio or 1 bed flat £100
2 man in van for 1 or 2 bed flat £150
2 man in van for 2 bed house £200
Moving crew for 2 or 3 bed house £550
Moving crew for studio or 1 bed flat £600
Moving crew for 2 or 3 bed house £900
1 bed flat - per month £200
2 bed home - per month £300

Rates for other trades

Removals & Storage hourly rate and daily rate
Removals & Storage: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK for 2022 (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Removals & Storage near Aberdeen£22£165
Removals & Storage near Amber Valley£31£190
Removals & Storage near Angus£35£200
Removals & Storage near Arun£55£442
Removals & Storage near Ashfield£31£190
Removals & Storage near Aylesbury Vale£46£424
Removals & Storage near Barnsley£38£238
Removals & Storage near Basildon£36£275
Removals & Storage near Basingstoke & Deane£50£372
Removals & Storage near Bassetlaw£31£210
Removals & Storage near Bath & North East Somerset£42£308
Removals & Storage near Bedford£45£381
Removals & Storage near Belfast£36£256
Removals & Storage near Birmingham£37£215
Removals & Storage near Blackburn£39£303
Removals & Storage near Blackpool£39£293
Removals & Storage near Bolton£37£295
Removals & Storage near Bournemouth£33£258
Removals & Storage near Bracknell Forest£45£320
Removals & Storage near Bradford£39£237
Removals & Storage near Breckland£26£212
Removals & Storage near Bridgend£49£186
Removals & Storage near Brighton£51£394
Removals & Storage near Bristol£41£302
Removals & Storage near Broadland£22£151
Removals & Storage near Broxtowe£31£187
Removals & Storage near Bury£38£306
Removals & Storage near Caerphilly£32£207
Removals & Storage near Calderdale£38£257
Removals & Storage near Cambridge£21£327
Removals & Storage near Canterbury£44£272
Removals & Storage near Cardiff£32£212
Removals & Storage near Carmarthenshire£15£100
Removals & Storage near Charnwood£31£190
Removals & Storage near Chelmsford£30£267
Removals & Storage near Cheltenham£29£248
Removals & Storage near Cherwell£54£419
Removals & Storage near Chester£27£158
Removals & Storage near Colchester£24£300
Removals & Storage near Conway£31£203
Removals & Storage near Coventry£37£255
Removals & Storage near Crewe & Nantwich£36£290
Removals & Storage near Dacorum£47£289
Removals & Storage near Derby£33£189
Removals & Storage near Doncaster£34£216
Removals & Storage near Dover£38£240
Removals & Storage near Dudley£37£212
Removals & Storage near Dundee£42£350
Removals & Storage near East Ayrshire£20£125
Removals & Storage near East Devon£40£297
Removals & Storage near East Dunbartonshire£36£262
Removals & Storage near East Hampshire£49£385
Removals & Storage near East Hertfordshire£35£304
Removals & Storage near East Lindsey£37£307
Removals & Storage near East Riding£45£400
Removals & Storage near Eastleigh£50£403
Removals & Storage near Edinburgh£49£374
Removals & Storage near Elmbridge£39£290
Removals & Storage near Epping Forest£38£287
Removals & Storage near Erewash£32£192
Removals & Storage near Exeter£38£286
Removals & Storage near Falkirk£42£331
Removals & Storage near Fife£39£296
Removals & Storage near Flintshire£20£135
Removals & Storage near Gateshead£56£321
Removals & Storage near Gedling£31£181
Removals & Storage near Glasgow£47£288
Removals & Storage near Gloucester£30£259
Removals & Storage near Guildford£42£306
Removals & Storage near Halton£32£224
Removals & Storage near Harrogate£41£282
Removals & Storage near Havant & Waterloo£54£438
Removals & Storage near Highland£60£560
Removals & Storage near Horsham£65£317
Removals & Storage near Huntingdonshire£41£315
Removals & Storage near Ipswich£22£262
Removals & Storage near Isle of Wight£49£394
Removals & Storage near Kingston-upon-Hull£45£400
Removals & Storage near Kirklees£42£277
Removals & Storage near Knowsley£30£205
Removals & Storage near Lancaster£38£295
Removals & Storage near Leeds£41£253
Removals & Storage near Leicester£33£217
Removals & Storage near Lisburn£40£282
Removals & Storage near Liverpool£29£197
Removals & Storage near London£38£287
Removals & Storage near Luton£38£293
Removals & Storage near Macclesfield£37£293
Removals & Storage near Maidstone£41£298
Removals & Storage near Manchester£38£306
Removals & Storage near Mid Bedfordshire£41£320
Removals & Storage near Mid Sussex£44£319
Removals & Storage near Middlesbrough£32£280
Removals & Storage near Milton Keynes£48£471
Removals & Storage near Neath Port Talbot£15£100
Removals & Storage near New Forest£41£329
Removals & Storage near Newbury£54£431
Removals & Storage near Newcastle-under-Lyme£35£272
Removals & Storage near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£56£321
Removals & Storage near Newport£32£211
Removals & Storage near North Ayrshire£20£125
Removals & Storage near North East Lincolnshire£50£400
Removals & Storage near North Hertfordshire£39£300
Removals & Storage near North Lanarkshire£35£254
Removals & Storage near North Lincolnshire£45£400
Removals & Storage near North Somerset£39£292
Removals & Storage near North Tyneside£59£332
Removals & Storage near North Wiltshire£37£258
Removals & Storage near Northampton£47£504
Removals & Storage near Norwich£23£182
Removals & Storage near Nottingham£31£186
Removals & Storage near Nuneaton & Bedworth£37£248
Removals & Storage near Oldham£38£309
Removals & Storage near Oxford£48£355
Removals & Storage near Pembrokeshire£15£195
Removals & Storage near Perth & Kinross£40£318
Removals & Storage near Peterborough£39£305
Removals & Storage near Poole£32£251
Removals & Storage near Portsmouth£50£406
Removals & Storage near Preston£39£301
Removals & Storage near Reading£50£359
Removals & Storage near Redcar & Cleveland£32£279
Removals & Storage near Reigate & Banstead£38£287
Removals & Storage near Renfrewshire£49£298
Removals & Storage near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£38£187
Removals & Storage near Rochdale£39£305
Removals & Storage near Rotherham£35£229
Removals & Storage near Salford£38£301
Removals & Storage near Sandwell£37£213
Removals & Storage near Scarborough£40£320
Removals & Storage near Sefton£31£202
Removals & Storage near Sevenoaks£38£288
Removals & Storage near Sheffield£35£228
Removals & Storage near Slough£41£294
Removals & Storage near Solihull£38£230
Removals & Storage near South Ayrshire£20£125
Removals & Storage near South Bedfordshire£45£381
Removals & Storage near South Cambridgeshire£21£327
Removals & Storage near South Gloucestershire£42£308
Removals & Storage near South Kesteven£29£278
Removals & Storage near South Lanarkshire£34£212
Removals & Storage near South Oxfordshire£48£345
Removals & Storage near South Somerset£40£291
Removals & Storage near South Tyneside£56£321
Removals & Storage near Southampton£49£394
Removals & Storage near Southend-on-Sea£34£243
Removals & Storage near St Albans£42£290
Removals & Storage near St Helens£31£213
Removals & Storage near Stafford£38£259
Removals & Storage near Stockport£39£312
Removals & Storage near Stockton-on-Tees£32£278
Removals & Storage near Stoke-on-Trent£35£272
Removals & Storage near Stratford-on-Avon£42£306
Removals & Storage near Stroud£30£259
Removals & Storage near Suffolk Coastal£21£225
Removals & Storage near Sunderland£58£326
Removals & Storage near Swale£38£250
Removals & Storage near Swansea£15£100
Removals & Storage near Tameside£38£309
Removals & Storage near Teignbridge£38£315
Removals & Storage near Tendring£22£262
Removals & Storage near Test Valley£52£428
Removals & Storage near Thamesdown£31£219
Removals & Storage near Thanet£41£265
Removals & Storage near The Wrekin£20£240
Removals & Storage near Thurrock£37£289
Removals & Storage near Torbay£38£327
Removals & Storage near Trafford£38£299
Removals & Storage near Vale of Glamorgan£33£201
Removals & Storage near Vale of White Horse£46£337
Removals & Storage near Vale Royal£27£197
Removals & Storage near Wakefield£39£236
Removals & Storage near Walsall£37£218
Removals & Storage near Warrington£35£252
Removals & Storage near Warwick£39£271
Removals & Storage near Waveney£65£300
Removals & Storage near Waverley£45£325
Removals & Storage near Wealden£45£321
Removals & Storage near West Lancashire£33£230
Removals & Storage near West Lothian£46£364
Removals & Storage near West Wiltshire£37£258
Removals & Storage near Wigan£34£255
Removals & Storage near Windsor & Maidenhead£42£296
Removals & Storage near Wirral£29£186
Removals & Storage near Wokingham£47£333
Removals & Storage near Wolverhampton£38£212
Removals & Storage near Wrexham Maelor£25£300
Removals & Storage near Wychavon£38£293
Removals & Storage near Wycombe£49£337
Removals & Storage near York£42£305