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We pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of European removals having successfully relocated families to all parts of Europe for many years.

Planning a move to Europe? Schepens is your trusted partner for a smooth, affordable relocation.

A family-run business, with over a century of experience in Europe, we specialise in UK removals to Scandinavia, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and destinations across Europe.

Whether you’re moving a household, a business, or just a few specialist items, we offer flexible scheduling and full or part-load options to fit your needs and budget.

Why Choose Schepens as Your European Removals Company?

  • A century of experience guiding your smooth transition.
  • Streamlined service for stress-free relocation from the UK to Europe.
  • Professionally trained team ensuring careful handling of your belongings.
  • Flexible options to fit your timeline and the size of your move.
  • Comprehensive insurance choices for total peace of mind.
  • Expert handling of customs paperwork so you can focus on settling in

“Thank you very much. My husband and I really felt like we could trust your service when we moved from the UK to Sweden. Thank you for the quick communication and updates and for handling our stuff with care!”


Moving to Europe? Find out more about Schepens services in our FAQs

Absolutely! Our BAR trained packers will take the stress out of moving by expertly packing all your belongings. We prioritise safe transit using high quality, eco-friendly materials.

Certainly! Schepens will navigate the complexities of European customs regulations for you. We ensure your paperwork is accurate and assist with the customs clearance process, so your move is stress-free.

We absolutely prioritise the importance of safeguarding your possessions. That’s why your belongings are automatically protected with in-transit insurance for peace of mind during your move. For even greater coverage, we offer convenient Extended Liability and Accidental Damage insurance options.

Yes, we do! Our frequent runs to Europe allow us to offer cost-effective part load removals. This means you share a removal truck or container with other customers, saving you money while still ensuring your belongings reach their destination safely.

Your belongings will be transported in one of our dedicated solid-sided, articulated vehicles, specially equipped for the removals industry. They are solidly built and fitted with four-bar locking systems. Air ride suspension ensures a smooth ride, minimising any movement of your items during transport.

Our European Depots for Affordable, Efficient Moves

Planning European removals? Our strategically located depots in Jönköping (Sweden), AlmeriaAlicante and Malaga (Spain) give you a significant advantage. These bases are perfectly positioned to serve routes throughout Spain, Portugal, and Gibraltar, allowing us to offer highly competitive rates and provide flexible logistics. By optimising return loads to France and the UK, we pass the savings on to you, ensuring your move remains efficient and affordable.

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    Planning a move to NorwaySwedenDenmark, or Finland? Schepens is your trusted partner for Scandinavian removals, offering reliable and affordable weekly services to destinations throughout the region. Our extensive experience in Scandinavia means you benefit from flexible scheduling options, competitive rates, and efficient logistics thanks to our strategic base in Jönköping.


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    European Relocation Services

    Moving to Europe with Schepens, the UK’s Leading European Removals Experts

    Are you planning a move to Europe? Whether you’re a professional embarking on a new career, a family seeking a change of scenery, a student heading to university, or a business relocating, you’re in the right place. Schepens Removals has over a century of experience as a leading UK provider of European removals. Our European removals services have helped countless individuals and businesses navigate the complexities of moving to Europe, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

    In this blog, we’ll unpack the different types of European removals services we offer, each tailored to your unique needs. No matter the size or complexity of your move, you can trust Schepens to deliver a personalised and stress-free experience. Our dedicated European move coordinators will oversee every detail, ensuring your peace of mind from start to finish.

    Schepens House Removals to Europe – Stress-Free Moving, Tailored to You

    Moving your entire home to Europe can feel overwhelming, but with Schepens, it doesn’t have to be. We understand that every move is unique, which is why we offer a highly personalised house removals service designed to meet your specific needs.

    Our expert team will handle everything from professional packing services (including fragile items) to creating a detailed removals plan that fits your timeline and budget. We start with a pre-removals survey to accurately assess your belongings and provide a transparent removals quote. Our move coordinators will then advise on the most cost-effective routes, including part-load options if you’re moving a smaller household.

    With regular runs to Europe, comprehensive insurance, flexible scheduling, and customs clearance expertise, we take care of the complex logistics so you can focus on preparing for your new life in Europe. And if you need to place any furniture or personal belongings in UK storage before your move, we can manage that too.

    At Schepens, we believe that European removals should be stress-free for families and busy professionals. Our dedicated team goes the extra mile to ensure your move is smooth, efficient, and tailored to your individual requirements. After all, we’re not just a removals company – we’re a partner in your journey to a new home in Europe.

    Thank you very much. My husband and I really felt like we could trust your service when we moved from the UK to Sweden. Thank you for the quick communication and updates and for handling our stuff with care!”


    Schepens Business Removals to Europe – Professional Relocation for Companies of All Sizes

    When it comes to relocating your business to Europe, whether you run a small startup, a medium-sized enterprise, or a large corporation, you’re facing a complex logistical puzzle. The key to turning this challenge into a seamless and stress-free transition lies in selecting the right moving partner.

    At Schepens Removals, we specialise in managing every aspect of your business’s European relocation, from handling sensitive IT equipment to expert packing and the careful management of your office furniture. Trust us to navigate the intricacies of your move so that you can focus on what truly matters – your business.

    Your Dedicated Project Manager – Expertise Every Step of the Way

    You’ll discover that we go the extra mile to ensure business removals to Europe are free from slip-ups. We understand that the success of your move hinges on careful planning and flawless execution. That’s why we offer the expertise of a dedicated Schepens project manager to oversee every aspect of your relocation.

    Our experienced project managers are your trusted partners throughout your business removals, providing:

    • Tailored Move Planning – We work closely with you to understand your business needs, creating a customised relocation plan that minimises disruption and downtime.
    • Precise Scheduling – We coordinate every step of your move, ensuring that everything happens according to your timeline and budget.
    • Clear Communication – We keep you informed at every stage, providing regular updates, and addressing any questions or concerns you may have.
    • Expert Coordination – We manage all aspects of your move, including packing, transportation, customs clearance, and unpacking, ensuring a smooth and efficient transition.

    With Schepens as your dedicated partner, you can rest assured that your business relocation to Europe will be handled with the utmost care and professionalism. We’re committed to making your move a success, allowing you to focus on growing your business in your new European location.

    The team who installed my exhibition were efficient polite and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Then the team who dismantled were Luke and Cameron and they also maintained a professional, helpful, and polite service with extreme efficiency. I am entirely happy and would us Schepens again.

    Bridget Dumper

    Schepens European Piano Removals – Expert Care

    Moving a piano – whether it’s a cherished family heirloom or a professional instrument – requires specialised care and expertise. Schepens is a leading removals expert when it comes to long-distance piano removals, including moves across Europe. We know that sending a much-loved, valuable piano overseas can be a stressful experience. Our aim is to provide a stress-free experience, no matter where in Europe your piano is headed.

    Your Piano’s Safe Journey – Specialist Equipment and Expertise

    We achieve this by providing the following:

    • Specialist Piano Movers – Our team is experienced in handling pianos of all types and sizes, ensuring your instrument is treated with the utmost care.
    • Specialised Moving Equipment – We use the right equipment and techniques to safely lift, transport, and secure your piano during transit.
    • Bespoke Packaging – We create custom packaging solutions to protect your piano from bumps, vibrations, and changes in temperature or humidity.

    No matter the final destination of your piano, we’ll ensure that it arrives safely and in excellent condition.

    Your Personalised Piano Removal Plan

    Our specialist team will:

    1. Carry out an Initial Assessment – We’ll evaluate your piano’s size, type, and condition to determine the best approach for its safe transport.
    2. Develop a Detailed Schedule – We’ll create a personalised schedule outlining every step of your piano’s removal, including packing, transportation, and delivery.

    Your piano removal plan will include:

    • Customs Paperwork Completion: We’ll handle all necessary customs documentation to ensure a smooth and compliant process.
    • Bespoke Insurance Cover: We offer comprehensive insurance options tailored to your piano’s value, providing you with peace of mind.
    • Free, No-Obligation Quotation: We’ll provide a transparent and accurate estimate for your piano removal, with no hidden costs or surprises.

    With Schepens, you can trust that your piano is in safe hands. We’ll take care of every detail, from the initial assessment to the final delivery, so you can relax knowing your treasured piano will arrive at its new home in perfect condition.

    Service from initial contact through to collection and delivery exceeded expectations. Listening to my initial enquiry re piano removal and allowing me to realise that nothing is too much trouble. Schepens will find a way to deliver a smooth service. Communication and friendliness with exceptional service!”

    Julie Mortram

    Start planning your stress-free move to Europe today. Contact Schepens for your free European removals quote.

    Piano Removals | Piano Removal Company | Piano Storage

    Piano Removals

    Schepens is one the leading UK companies for piano removals to Europe. Our specialist piano movers can safely and efficiently move pianos to any European and a huge range of International destinations. Your piano will be protected throughout the journey by bespoke packaging, handling and shipping. 

    We are a 4th-generation, family-owned company that has been in operation for more than 100 years. During that time, we have moved pianos for hundreds of clients. Our specialist move co-ordinators oversee each piano removal. They will create a detailed plan for tailored handling and shipping of your piano. 

    If you are interested in obtaining a 100% obligation-free quote for a piano removal, contact Schepens today on 01794 323558! You can also read on to learn more about the Schepens approach to moving pianos.

    Schepens — The Leading UK Company for European Piano Removals

    Moving pianos is a complex task that requires the right equipment, technical knowledge, and skills. It also requires planning and a great deal of specialist knowledge! 

    Pianos are delicate musical instruments that must be treated with great care. Despite being quite heavy, they are actually very fragile instruments that can be affected by a slight bump, excessive moisture, or extreme temperatures. Our specialist piano movers are well aware of the special precautions that must be taken when moving pianos.

    The process starts with an initial client meeting. You will be introduced to one of our professional piano move co-ordinators. They are highly experienced experts who have helped hundreds of clients over the years.

    The first step is to gather some basic information about the piano removal, including the piano’s age, its condition, where it’s currently located, and the destination it will be delivered to. We may need to inspect the piano to assess its structural integrity, its construction, its overall condition, and the materials that it is made from.  Particularly fragile pianos may require additional safeguards to be put in place.

    Our move co-ordinator will be able to offer advice and guidance on customs procedures and specialist insurance cover. All quotes are 100% free and completely obligation free! The quote will clearly explain the services that are being provided, the date of the removal and the delivery window for your piano. The total cost is clearly shown and there are no hidden extras.

    On the day of the move, our piano movers will carefully prepare and protect your piano before placing it into the removals truck. They will then deliver it to a processing facility or drive it directly to its destination. You can obtain updates on the location of your piano throughout the entire removal process by contacting your assigned move coordinator.

    Why Use Schepens for Piano Removals?

    Schepens has the skills, knowledge, and equipment to move your piano safely! The main reasons to choose Schepens for piano removals include:

    Schepens have an impeccable reputation for all types of piano removals

    Schepens is one of the most experienced piano removal companies in the UK. Our company has established an impeccable reputation for attention to detail, and customer service.

    Schepens uses state-of-the-art equipment

    If your piano needs to be moved down stairs, or even through a window in order to load it for shipping, we provide the appropriate specialist equipment for the job. Our detailed assessment and planning for piano removals ensures that our removals team arrives with exactly the equipment they’ll need.

    Your piano will be loaded onto one of our removals vehicles. Our fleet features hydraulic tailgates, air ride suspension and an adjustable barring system. They are fully enclosed vehicles that are perfect for safely moving pianos over long distances.  All trucks feature security alarms and GPS tracking.

    Our team has moved every kind of piano

    The piano movers at Schepens have moved all types of pianos, including grand pianos, pianola pianos, upright pianos, organs and digital pianos. We have moved antique pianos worth thousands of pounds and brand new pianos that have barely been played. Whatever type of piano you have, we have moved it before!

    Our company is fully insured

    All vehicles and staff members are fully insured. We offer clients a range of specialist insurance options for their piano while it is in transit. All insurance options are clearly explained by one of our move coordinators. Extended liability insurance is also available.

    Piano movers trained to a high standard

    All piano movers are security-checked, uniformed, and trained to British Association of Removers standards.  Our adherence to these standards ensures your piano is moved safely and efficiently.

    We offer piano storage services

    If you ate looking for a secure environment in which to store your piano, Schepens has a number of secure storage facilities in the UK. Our rates are highly competitive and all piano storage facilities are designed to keep your instrument safe and secure.

    If you are interested in obtaining a 100% obligation-free quote from an expert Piano Removals Company, contact Schepens today on 01794 323558!

    European Removals | Moving to Europe

    Move to Europe

    Considering Moving to Europe? Let Schepens be Your Guide

    Since the UK’s departure from the EU in 2020, navigating a move to Europe has become a little more complex. But by no means impossible. While free movement is a thing of the past, there’s a whole new world of possibilities waiting to be explored, as long as you’re equipped with the right information. The good news? You can still visit most European countries for up to 90 days visa-free, giving you ample time to fall in love with a new place.

    Here at Schepens, we’ve been guiding people through European removals for over a century. We understand the intricacies of the continent, and that includes the most recent changes. This blog is your one-stop shop for navigating the “new normal” in Europe.

    We’ll unpack the essential visa and residency requirements, offering clear, helpful advice to make your European dream a reality. So, settle in, and let Schepens be your guide to a hassle-free and exciting European relocation.

    Moving to Europe – Navigating Visas

    Dreaming of a fresh start in Europe? France, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Scandinavia are popular destinations with our movers, but navigating their visa and residency requirements is crucial before making long-term plans. Let’s break down the essentials to make your transition smooth and informed.

    Country by Country Guide:

    Important Considerations:

    • Visa Types – Long-stay visas, work visas, and student visas are common options for European moves.
    • Timing – Application processes can take up to 3 months to be processed. Start preparations well in advance of your move.
    • Professional Assistance – For complex situations, consider consulting an immigration specialist for personalised guidance.

    Visa and residency rules are subject to change. Always double-check with the most up-to-date information on official government websites before making any decisions.

    Healthcare in Europe: Bridging the Gap with an EHIC Card

    While residency or a work permit grants you access to the healthcare system in your new European country, there might be a waiting period before full coverage kicks in. Here’s where the UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), formerly the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), comes in handy.

    This card allows you to access necessary state healthcare in EU countries (and some others) on the same terms as a resident. This means it might be free, or you might need to pay a similar amount to a local resident. It’s a fantastic way to bridge the gap between your move and full access to your new healthcare system.

    Important Reminders:

    • Before you move, it’s crucial to inform your doctor and dentist in the UK. Discuss any ongoing prescriptions and see if they can provide you with enough to cover the initial period in your new country.
    • Remember, the EHIC only covers state-provided healthcare, not private treatment.

    Managing Your Money: Banking in Your New European Home

    To minimise fees and get the best exchange rates after your move, consider these banking strategies:

    • International Bank Account – These accounts are designed for easy money transfers between countries. This is a convenient solution for those who need to move funds regularly between the UK and your new country.
    • Local Bank Account – Opening a local bank account is essential for day-to-day living – think receiving your salary, paying bills, and using your debit card at shops.
    • Maintain Your UK Account – It’s a good idea to keep your UK bank account open for ongoing transactions like:
      • Direct debits or standing orders
      • Rental income
      • Easy access to funds if you return to the UK

    Research and compare banks in your new country to find one that offers the best rates and suits your needs.

    Navigating the Roads: Driving in Your New European Country

    Taking the wheel in your new home country is exciting, but before you set off, it’s vital to familiarise yourself with these key points:

    • Know the Rules: -Each European country has its own driving laws and regulations. Research thoroughly to avoid fines or accidents.
    • Essential Paperwork – Ensure you have the correct licences and documentation required to drive legally in your chosen country.
    • In-Car Equipment – Certain countries have mandatory items you must carry in your car (e.g., warning triangles, high-visibility vests). Familiarise yourself with these requirements.


    Schepens isn’t just a removals company – we’re your passport to stress-free European removals. For over a century, we’ve helped families, professionals, and students embark on their European relocation, making the process as easy as possible for them.

    Why Choose Schepens?

    • Unmatched Expertise – Our century-long experience with European removals translates into effortless relocations for you. We handle the complexities so you can focus on the excitement.
    • Cost-Effective and Convenient – Our regular routes throughout Europe bring you competitive pricing and flexible scheduling tailored to your timeline.
    • Personalised Care: Your dedicated move coordinator is your partner throughout the journey, answering questions, anticipating needs, and ensuring a smooth experience.

    Let Schepens help you turn your European dream into reality. Get your free quote today!