MOVING LOCALLY WITHIN THE DORSET AREA? MOVING TO DORSET? WE CAN HELP!
Schepens is proud to be a 4th generation family run company and, with over 100 years experience in the removals business, you can be certain of receiving a first class service at affordable prices.
We are a local removal company, and have helped people to move to all towns and areas in Dorset including Bridport, Weymouth, Dorchester, Sherborne, Gillingham, Blandford, Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Verwood, plus many more (see below).
We can help with complete house and flat moves, part loads, student moves or the movement of large items such as pianos.
WHY USE SCHEPENS FOR REMOVALS TO DORSET?
STORAGE IN DORSET
We are also able to provide safe, secure and clean storage within easy reach of Dorset on a short or long term basis.
PACKING FOR REMOVALS TO DORSET
Our removals teams are trained in packing for house removals, ensuring the safe transport of your possessions. We offer a range of packing services from complete packing, packing of fragile items only or simply supplying our extremely strong packing boxes.
If you need a removals company in Dorset, then Schepens has the experience, expertise and local knowledge to offer you a smooth, trouble-free move.
We are a local removal company, and have helped people to move to all towns and areas in Dorset including:
We can help with complete house and flat moves, part loads, student moves or the movement of large items such as pianos.
SOME TIPS FOR MOVING TO DORSET | DORSET GUIDE
A useful guide if you’re looking to move to the Dorset area or if you’re looking to relocate within Dorset:
REMOVALS TO DORSET | LIVING IN DORSET
There are plenty of reasons to move to Dorset – miles of sandy beaches, villages straight out a Thomas Hardy novel, some of the best weather in the UK, and a lively cultural calendar – to name just a few. But which are the towns and villages that distil the very best of Dorset?
Schepens has been moving families to towns and villages across Dorset for over a century now. We’ve seen, first-hand, the successes and the challenges. So, we’ve put together a list of the 5 destinations that seem to have worked best for clients who’ve started a new life in the area.
Bournemouth was one of the Victorians’ favourite holiday towns and it remains a popular holiday destination to this day. It’s strength, however, lies in its ability to function as a successful economic hub as well as offering beautiful beaches. Gaming and digital industries have grown by around 70% in the past few years, and the town is also home to large financial companies such as JP Morgan Chase, and Liverpool Victoria.
House Prices – 2 bedroomed flats – £244,314. Semi-detached properties – £366,314. Detached properties – £593,358.
Popular Schools – Junior: Queen’s Park Academy, Manorside Academy. Secondary – Glenmoor Academy, Bournemouth School, Bournemouth Girls’ School
Transport – Trains depart for Waterloo regularly, with an average journey time of just over 2 hours.
Poole has worked tremendously hard over the past few years to transform itself from a traditional seaside town to a highly attractive location for families to live and work in. It still has its 5 km of beautiful sandy beaches, of course, but much of the town’s architecture has been refurbished and the quayside has been transformed. Poole is now considered a great place for high tech start-ups with over 3,000 new businesses being supported every year.
House Prices – 2 bed flats – £308,812. Semi-detached properties – £382,085. Detached properties – £648,720.
Popular Schools – Junior: Baden Powell, Canford Heath Junior School, Oakdale Junior School. Secondary: Poole Grammar School, Parkstone Grammar school for Girls, Magna Academy.
Transport – Trains leave regularly from Poole to Waterloo; the journey takes around 2h 15 mins. Trains take 10 minutes to Bournemouth.
If you’re looking to live inland, Dorchester is a handsome town, and the fictional location of Thomas Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge. This is a working market town and something of a haven for people wanting to escape the picture-box prettiness of many of Dorset’s smaller towns. There are plenty of High St brands on offer, and a plethora of events, groups and entertainment happening throughout the year.
House Prices – terraced properties – £310,589. Semi-detached properties – £603,859. 2 bedroomed flats – £237,675
Popular Schools – Junior: Damers First School, St Mary’s C of E. Secondary: The Thomas Hardye, Dorset Studio School.
Transport – This is not commuter-land. It is possible to travel by public transport to London Paddington, but the journey is complicated and takes 2.25 hours. Connections to Bath and Bristol are better.
A bustling market town that is known as the ‘Notting Hill of Dorset’. The town has a magnificent array of independent cafes and shops, artisanal bakers, and great restaurants. Bridport has two markets each week, one sells antiques, the other has fresh produce. There’s also an annual literary festival. And, as if that weren’t enough, it is only minutes away from the stunning Jurassic Coast beaches.
House Prices – flats – £163,615. Terraced properties – £308,281. Detached properties – £563,868.
Popular Schools – Junior: Marshwood C of E Primary, Burton Bradstock C of E. Secondary: Sir John Cox Colfox Academy.
Transport – This isn’t a place to commute to or from as the transport links are poor. You would definitely need a car to live here.
Weymouth has numerous awards for its sandy beaches, including hard won Blue Flag Award, the Beach Award, and the Seaside Award. The town is still visited by millions of holidaymakers every year, but the current ‘big push’ is to attract more businesses to the town. Currently there are around 2,000 businesses in the area but there are a number of local and governmental strategies such as ‘Weymouth BID’ actively working to promote the business benefits of the town.
House Prices – terraced properties – £261,887. 2 bedroomed flats – £183,817. Detached properties – £471,380.
Popular Schools – Junior: Chickerell Primary Academy, Radipole Primary School, St John’s C of E. Secondary: Budmouth Academy, Weymouth College.
Transport – Trains leave for Waterloo every hour, with and average journey time of 2 hrs 45.
A DORSET REMOVALS PARTNER FOR YOUR MOVE
Schepens is a family run, local removals company. We know Dorset well, and our local teams are able to share their knowledge of the best routes to take across the county, the optimum time of day to move for each of the towns mentioned, and we ensure that you have plenty of parking available for when you arrive at your new home.
For over a century we’ve been providing stress-free Dorset removals. If you’re thinking of moving to this beautiful county, call us today to find out how we can help.
FURNITURE REMOVALS TO DORSET | DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL REMOVALS DORSET
NEED SINGLE ITEM FURNITURE REMOVALS TO DORSET?
As well as house removals and office moves across Dorset, Schepens also offers a small moves service. This provides customers with a fixed tariff for moving a small number of items, or even one large item – such as a large dresser, a piece of fine art, or heirloom furniture.
STRESS-FREE DORSET REMOVALS FROM SCHEPENS
Schepens Dorset removals team has moved thousands of items, from pianos to vintage comics collections to locations across the county, including Bournemouth, Poole, SandBanks, Dorchester, Shaftesbury, Swanage, Wimbourne, and many more!
As a local removals company, we’re able to offer a prompt and reliable service door to door. Often it’s the small details that make the difference, such as knowing the day the rubbish gets collected, understanding a local one-way system, or being practiced in avoiding school-run snarl-ups.
“Great service, the guys were friendly, efficient and nothing was too much trouble for them.”
SPECIALIST PIANO REMOVALS IN DORSET
Piano removals in Dorset is a specialist service Schepens offers. It’s handled by our specialist removals team, given that it’s complex item to move because of the shape, the weight, and the sensitivity of the mechanism. Schepens piano removals service draws on our experience, local knowledge of Dorset removals, and state-of-the-art removals vehicles to ensure safe transit. Our specialist team also move antiques and fine art.
SCHEPENS ARE TRUSTED HOUSE MOVERS IN DORSET
It takes a good few years to build a good reputation, but we know that it can be lost in a moment. We are incredibly proud of the reputation we have for high-quality local Dorset removals. And we recognise that our reputation is built not only on our record to date, but also on every single job we undertake. Because of that we recruit carefully, train all our employees according to industry standards, and our removals team is always willing to go the extra mile for movers.
SCHEPENS HAS THE EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, AND LOCAL KNOWLEDGE TO ENSURE THAT ALL FURNITURE REMOVALS TO DORSET ARE STRESS-FREE. CALL US TODAY ON 01202 377220. ALL QUOTES ARE 100% FREE AND NO OBLIGATION!
MOVING TO DORSET | REMOVALS COMPANY FOR DORSET | DORSET RELOCATIONS
Planning a Move to Dorset?
There are so many good reasons for moving to Dorset that it’s hard to know where to start! This beautiful county gets – on average – 364 more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the UK, which may have something to do with the fact that it is also the area with the highest life expectancy in Britain. There are also miles of sandy beaches, vibrant towns beside the sea and a rapidly growing business community.
Schepens has been helping families with Dorset removals for over 100 years now. We’re a family-run, local removals company and it’s always a joy to help newcomers move to this beautiful county. As one of the South-West’s leading providers of house removals, office removals, storage, and overseas removals, we’ve grown a reputation over the years for making a move to Dorset stress free; want to know how we do it?
Budgeting for Your Move to Dorset
Whether you’re moving to Bournemouth from London, or from just along the coast in Poole, an accurate removals quotation helps with your budgeting. Schepens provides that for free. A move co-ordinator will carry out a survey of the size of your move, either in-person, or online. Once it’s done, we will provide a detailed and accurate removals quote.
Schepens is a Hands-On Removals Company
The vast majority of our moves are successfully completed without a hitch. One of the reasons for this is that we maintain good communication with our movers in the period prior to the move. If you need to speak to us, we’ll respond immediately. If you’ve got a query, we’re more than happy to sit down and chat through the answer with you.
A Century of Professional Experience
The Schepens family is now in its 4th generation of Dorset removals. That’s an awful lot of years in which to perfect our understanding of the trade and hone our customer service. You’ll find that the mover is at the heart of everything we do, and each move is carefully and individually planned. We understand how stressful moving can be, and we are always willing to go the extra mile for our movers.
Schepens Provides Tailored Removals
Every mover we work with is unique to us, which means that their move-planning is unique too. If you need to move a piano as part of your move, we have specialists who will co-ordinate it for you. If any member of your family needs special care and attention, for any reason, we’ll make sure that happens. We’re in this business because we care about getting Dorset removals right for each and every mover.
The Removals Team
Our BAR trained removals professionals are trained to ensure that your moving day is as stress-free as possible. And, if any problems do occur, you can rely on them to be creative problem solvers. Your goods will be transported in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, ensuring little or no movement of vehicle content.
We Go the Extra Mile
We want your new life in Dorset to start with a smile, so we work to overcome any problems before they occur. Your move co-ordinator will be your point of contact throughout, and if you need to change moving dates, or update us in any way, they will be on hand to help. Your goods will be insured whilst in transit, and we can provide a professional packing service should you require it. We’ll leave only when we know that you’re in your new home and everything is where you want it to be.
Would you like to know more about how Schepens can help with your move to Dorset? Call our friendly team today on 01202 377220
“I would just like to let you know how impressed we were with your lads who moved us on Friday. Dean, Richardo and Napoleon are a credit to your company. I think it would be hard to find another team as hardworking, polite and efficient as these three were.” Kevin. B. – Hythe