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International Removals UK to Spain

Schepens Provides International Removals UK to Spain

The Brits have always had a soft spot for Spain, which is evidenced by the 300,000 expats currently living there. The sunny climate, stunning beaches and welcoming culture have a lot to do with our love affair. But the cost of living has also played a huge part. It’s still one of the most affordable places to live in Europe. Families and retirees are able to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle for a fraction of what they would pay in the UK’s cities.


Whilst Spain has always catered to UK tourists by offering a mix of Spanish local and British familiarity, living full-time in the country can be more testing. Schepens regularly provides removals for clients making their home in this beautiful country. They tell us that the 5 differences they notice are:

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1. A Different Sense of Time

The sunny climate encourages a more relaxed relationship with the clock than we buttoned-up Brits are used to. The afternoon siesta remains an important part of the working day, except in the larger cities. Many shops close between 2-5pm, therefore, and then they stay open until 9pm. Weekends tend to be hit-and-miss as far as business and services are concerned.

2. Red Tape Resilience

We hear from our clients that you need to prepare yourself for the amount of red tape you’re likely to encounter in Spain. The Spanish are sticklers for official documents, so take numerous copies of everything. In Spain waiting for appointments is normal. So take a book and keep your mind on the numerous positives of your move. Research the process before you go, and don’t try to do everything at once.

3. Book Your Trip Home in August

Spain remains one of the most popular holiday destinations globally and huge numbers of holiday makers head for the beaches. This hits crisis point in August when restaurants, bars, beaches and shops come to a virtual standstill because of demand. So, enjoy the fact that you have Spain to yourself for 9 months of the year, and visit friends in the UK during the summer.

4. The Morning Rush Hour

Between 9.30 -11.00am is the worst time to visit the bank, estate agent, post office or local garage.  Traditionally, locals seem to make for these places every day at this time and huge queues gather. Every culture has its oddities, and this is one to avoid in Spain. If you have business to do, schedule it for late morning, or early afternoon.

5. Children are Adored

It’s one of the reasons that so many families consider moving to Spain. In the UK we still tend to ‘tolerate’ children in public places, whereas in Spain they are welcomed and openly adored. If you like your bars, restaurants and cafes to be adult-only, this could come as something of a shock!

Schepens Offers Removals to Spain

Schepens is an international removals company, and we’ve been moving families to Spain for over a hundred years now. We travel regularly to every part of the country, and we’re always delighted to be working in this friendly and welcoming culture. Because we ship regularly to Spain, we’re able to offer flexible scheduling. We can provide dedicated, or part loads dependent on your requirements.

Tailored International Removals UK to Spain

In our experience, there’s no such thing as a ‘standard move’, which is why we don’t offer standard moving packages. We take an alternative approach. We allocate a dedicated Move Co-ordinator to every client.  They work with you on your unique requirements. Your tailored removals plan will form the basis of a free no obligation quotation.

We provide a range of removals services to chose from. These include:

  • Packing. Our removals teams are professionally trained to BAR standards. They can pack up your home efficiently, label all your packing boxes and provide a detailed shipping inventory.
  • Insurance. We insure you goods during shipping. We can also provide Accidental Damage, and Extended Liability cover for additional peace of mind.
  • Non-Standard Goods. We have moved pianos, antiques and works of art to Spain. In each case we provide bespoke packaging, handling and shipping.
  • Self Storage. If you need to store goods or furniture in the UK, we can provide local self storage. Schepens offers a door-to-door service, and a secure, climate controlled environment.
  • Transport. Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which maintain a constant temperature and humidity, run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.

Exemplary Customer Service for International Removals

An overseas move can feel overwhelming, which is why Schepens removals teams are trained to support you every step of the way. Our aim is to relieve the stress of overseas removals and we take pride in providing second-to-none services and proactive problem solving. We regularly hear from clients that Schepens staff have ‘gone the extra mile’ and provided friendly, professional support throughout.


If you’re planning a move to Spain, call Schepens today on 01794 32355. We’re a highly recommended international removals with over a century of experience.


Schepens run removals to and from all major towns, cities and areas of Spain including: Alicante, Almeria, Avila, Costa Dorada, Costa Da Luz, Costa Del Sol, Costa Brava, Cordoba, Cuenca, Barcelona, Burgos, El Escorial, Gijón, Granada, Gibraltar, Guadix, Madrid, Malaga, Marbella, Merida, Poblet, Ronda, Salamanca, Salobrena, Segovia, Seville, Tarragona, Toledo, Torreivieja, Valencia and Vigo

With a new office located in Malaga we are perfectly positioned to help with the logistics of your move throughout Spain

Schepens International Ltd (The British Removal Company)
Poligono Industrial Fase 1,
Torre 4 – Buzon 23,
29130 Alhaurin de La Torre,
Málaga.
Tel: +34 952 42 64 63 

Please visit our Spain Resources page for all the best info for moving to and living in Spain.