Southampton Removals & Storage
Moving to Southampton? Looking for Hampshire removals? Schepens can Help!
Schepens is proud to be a 4th generation family-run removals company with over 100 years experience in the removals business. So you can be certain of receiving a first class Southampton removals service at affordable prices.
We can help with complete house and flat removals, part loads, student moves or the movement of large items such as pianos.
WHY USE SCHEPENS FOR SOUTHAMPTON REMOVALS?
- Excellent customer service
- Local removals to and from the Southampton area
- Professional packing service
- Uniformed staff, trained to BAR standards
- Modern fleet of clean, reliable vehicles, alarmed for added security
- Provision of extremely strong, specialist packing boxes
- Overseas relocation services
Storage In Southampton
If you’re looking for business or domestic self storage in Southampton, Schepens can provide it. Our local storage facilities are secure, dry and climate-controlled. All you have to do is let us know what you want storing, and when, and we’ll deliver your storage container to your door. The Schepens storage team can help with packing, or we’ll provide sturdy packing boxes for you to use. Once stored, your container is subject to 24 hour CCTV, and can be accessed only by a unique electronic key code.
Removals and Packing To Southampton
Our Southampton 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 Southampton, 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 areas around Southampton including:
If you need a removals company in Southampton, then Schepens has the experience, expertise and local knowledge to offer you a smooth, trouble-free move.
SOME TIPS FOR MOVING TO SOUTHAMPTON | SOUTHAMPTON GUIDE
A useful guide if you’re looking to move to the Southampton area or if you’re looking to relocate within Southampton:
Areas in Southampton
Southampton is one of the UK’s oldest ports, with a seafaring history that stretches back to the Roman invasion. As with all ancient cities the modern urban centre is made up of local areas which have a distinctive history and ‘flavour’.
If you’re thinking of moving to Southampton, this is a guide to 4 of the most distinctive and diverse neighbourhoods:
1. West End
Often referred to as the ‘village’ of West End, this is an area dominated by leafy residential roads, family-friendly parks, and local community shops. Its location, on the north-eastern fringe of the city centre, is known for its cricket venue, the Ageas Bowl, and its 18 hole golf course. The village has a strong community, which services numerous clubs and activities, local shops, and some excellent nursery facilities.
2. Ocean Village
This is the site of the historic port from which Roman ships would have set sail to Europe. Now, Ocean Village is a Marina offering city centre apartments, waterside restaurants and cafes, shops and a cinema. This area provides luxury city living, and some stunning views across the River Itchen.
5 miles south-east of Southampton sits the beautiful village of Netley. It’s best known for its stunning Cistercian Abbey, which stand, almost complete, looking over the sea. It has a traditional village centre and the incursion of newer housing stock hasn’t fractured the village identity, or community.
This is the Victorian/Edwardian part of the city, characterised by the understated elegance of crescents, villas and leafy residential roads. Highfield border Southampton Common, and is also home to the city’s university. It feels like you’re miles from the city centre, if you live here, but in fact it’s just a couple of miles to the north.
Schepens Provides Southampton Removals
We’re a local Southampton removals company, with 100 years of experience under our belts. If you’re new to Southampton our local removals teams has a wealth of local knowledge they’d be happy to share. Our goal is always to provide stress-free removals for clients, and we create tailored removals plans to ensure that your move to Southampton starts with a smile.
A Big Win for Southampton Quality of Life
Southampton has been ranked 3rd in the 2019 PwC Good Growth for Cities report. Beaten only by Oxford and Reading, Southampton is recognised for the quality of life it provides for residents, and the ongoing economic prosperity of the city. This is the third year in a row that Southampton has been one of the front runners for this ranking.
Quality of Life in Southampton
The term ‘quality of life’ can sound a bit nebulous, but the PwC report clearly defines the criteria by which they measure it. They look for growth in jobs and wages, linked to greater investment in the city’s resources. The top cities are all characterised by community resilience – where citizens support the city and each other. The most important criteria is the daily experience of living in Southampton, with consideration given to air pollution, social resources, and house prices.
High Scores for Southampton
The 2019 report recognised a positive score in the work-life balance experienced by Southampton residents. The city also scored highly on sustainability, skills diversity and income growth. Two examples of investments in the arts were key to this result. Last year the John Hansard art gallery was refurbished and moved to the city centre. Another boost to the city centre came in 2018, the form of a second venue for the Nuffield Southampton Theatre.
Schepens Provides Removals to Southampton
Schepens is a local moving company that has been providing removals to Southampton for over a century now. In that time we’ve seen this historic port transform its image to become a powerhouse for academe, business, the arts, and contemporary maritime trade. It’s always a privilege to be part of a city’s history, and we’re delighted to be part of Southampton’s success story.
Southampton is currently ranking 3rd in the UK for quality of life. Schepens is a long time provider of removals to Southampton – call us on 01794 323558
Life in Southampton
Many of our clients have found that if you want to move out of London, but you don’t want the commute, Southampton’s a great option. Why? Because it’s one of the fastest growing economies in the UK, according to the Good Growth for Cities Index. So the job market is vibrant and strong, whilst the location offers easy access to all the delights of the south coast.
Schepens is a local UK removals company based in Hampshire and over the years we’ve moved thousands of families to this exciting city. We asked a few of them to tell us what life in Southampton is like on a day to day basis. Here’s how they responded.
Ships, Parks and Beaches
The move to Southampton has been perfect for us. If you’ve got young kids the city offers a gateway to everything they love. There’s a busy waterfront with cruise liners and ferries coming and going. There’s so many parks to explore, we’re spoilt for choice. Then there’s four beaches less than an hour away by car. Oh, and the New Forest is on our doorstep!
No More Tubes and Buses
Southampton is a great place to live, but the thing I appreciate most is that I can walk everywhere in the city. It all feels so manageable, and most walks take me through a beautiful green space, or along the waterfront. So no more queueing for buses, or paying a fortune just to get to work and back. It’s best to leave the car at home if you can, because the traffic can get really snarly.
The City Feels Young and Buzzy
There’s two universities in Southampton. There’s lots of moaning about the number of students that descend upon the city every year, but on the whole the benefits outweigh the disadvantages. Thanks to them there’s a great music scene, a lively night life, plenty of takeaways and a great range of independent shops.
A City With a History
Southampton has played such an important part in our history, and the past is really tangible in the city. You simply stumble upon the remnants of medieval walls, and Tudor houses. My current historic treat is the 1922 Hythe Pier railway and ferry linking Southampton and Hythe. You can see the seat King George sat on, and enjoy a transport experience that has existed for hundreds of years.
Schepens Provides Southampton Removals
For over a century now, Schepens has been providing stress-free UK removals to Southampton. The city has gone through quite a journey in that time, but our service has remained constant. We know the area well, and our removals teams are recruited locally. So if you’re moving to Southampton from outside Hampshire, we can help with local routes to avoid, best days of the week to move, and ample parking on moving day.
Thinking of moving to Hampshire? Find out what daily life in Southampton is like from people who live there. For Southampton removals call 02380 070071
Pros and Cons of Living in Southampton
If you’re looking to move to the south coast from London, Southampton will most probably be on your list of ‘possible’ choices. So what distinguishes this city for families wanting a great quality for life, without losing the metropolitan buzz? We asked a number of clients who’ve already made the leap. Here’s a list of the most popular pros and cons they came up with.
3 Pros of Living in Southampton:
1. It’s a Great Location
Southampton may not be the best looking city in the UK, but – without doubt – it boasts one of the best locations. It’s just 90 minutes from London, by train, and there are 129 trains each weekday. It takes just 25 minutes by ferry to the Isle of Wight, and there are no less than 5 beautiful south coast beaches easy accessible. And, if it’s the great outdoors you’re after, the New Forest National Park is just a 20 minute drive from the city centre.
2. Southampton is a University City
The presence of the University of Southampton boosts the city’s economy, and ensures a that music, clubs and the arts stay on the agenda. The influx of thousands of students each year might sound off-putting, but their contribution to the life of the region far outweighs the negatives. The university is very much a global player, which means Southampton is known as a hub for world class academics and global research.
3. A Top Ranking City
Living in a city that’s recognised for the quality of life it offers its citizens matters. More people move in, and the economy prospers – it’s something of a self-fulfilling prophecy. In 2018 Southampton was named in the top 3 places to live in the UK. The Price Waterhouse Cooper Report recognises the quality and range of business, retail, and health resources, whilst acknowledging the strength of the growing start up culture.
3 Cons of Living in Southampton
1. Traffic Congestion and Parking
The daily road congestion comes up regularly as a problem for people living and working in the city. It’s down to the same set of problems every major city in the UK faces; there’s too many cars and not enough parking. This is exacerbated in Southampton by the fact that the city is bounded by two rivers, so getting in or out requires travel over bridges that get horribly clogged at rush hour.
Whilst the benefits the university brings to the city are acknowledged, the student population is seen as a mixed blessing. University cities are host the cheap bars, and plentiful alcohol promotions – especially during Freshers’ Week – which can make parts of the city centre a ‘no go’ area if you’re looking for a quiet night out!
We hear a good deal about the scarcity of parking around the city. Many of our clients suggest that anyone buying a house in the city environs makes sure it has plenty of parking, as trying to find public parking can prove expensive and frustrating.
Schepens Can Help With Southampton Removals
If you decide that this booming port city is the right place for your family, Schepens can help with your Southampton removals. Our professional Southampton removals teams are locally recruited. This means they can help with any questions you have about living in the city. And we’ll advise on the best time of day for your removals, as well as ensuring plenty of parking – whatever your location – for your moving day.
PIANO REMOVALS IN SOUTHAMPTON | PIANO MOVING COMPANY SOUTHAMPTON | SOUTHAMPTON PIANO STORAGE
PROFESSIONAL AND EXPERIENCED PIANO REMOVALS IN SOUTHAMPTON
Schepens has been moving households from one place to another for over a hundred years – but that in itself is not enough to qualify us as piano movers in Southampton! We have always prized the professionalism of our piano removals team, which is why we have trained a dedicated team of piano movers in Southampton to work with our clients. A grand piano can weigh up to 695lb, and measure two metres in length. When you consider the logistics of moving this delicately tuned instrument up and down stairs, over gravel paths, or through narrow doors, or windows, you start to realise why a professional and experienced team is needed for the job.
PIANO REMOVALS IN SOUTHAMPTON BEGINS WITH DETAILED INFORMATION
Whether our client is moving to, from or within Southampton, we estimate piano moving cost according to the size of the piano, the obstacles we may encounter on the move, and finally the distance the piano will travel in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles. We have moved pianos through windows, up curved stairways, and across cobbled courtyards using specialist lifting and transporting equipment. We take care to gather detailed information at the start of the process to ensure that we can project plan your piano moving to Southampton, and deliver it in pristine condition to its new home.
“Dear Paul, I’m sorry this has taken me so long. I wanted to thank you and your team for such a successful removal back in September. The move went as smoothly as it possibly could do and the boys involved worked really hard and stayed cheerful throughout. The packing went very smoothly and nothing was damaged or broken. They remained happy and positive throughout the whole process which wasn’t made easy for them by difficult sites at both ends.
The piano was delivered safely too up in Kenilworth with no problems and our grandson is very excited at being able to play on a real piano instead of a keyboard.
Thank you again, we would certainly recommend your company. Best wishes, Margaret and Mike Scrivener.”
A PIANO MOVING COMPANY FOR SOUTHAMPTON YOU CAN TRUST
Many of our clients contact us for specialist jobs such as piano moving to Southampton because they know that our company has been established in the city for decades, and we are familiar, therefore, with the road systems, the parking, and the local terrain. We understand that a piano is more than a piece of furniture; it’s a member of the family, or a professional signature; we can be trusted to treat it with the respect and care it deserves, which is why we come highly recommended as piano movers in Southampton.
THE REGION’S NUMBER ONE STORAGE AND REMOVALS DEPOT
We can guarantee a safe and secure journey for your piano and what differentiates Schepens is that it gives each and every one of our staff great personal delight to complete a move successfully and professionally.
SCHEPENS HAS THE EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND LOCAL KNOWLEDGE TO MAKE PIANO REMOVALS IN SOUTHAMPTON A BREEZE! CONTACT US TODAY ON 01794 323558 TO GET A FREE, NO-OBLIGATION QUOTE.
HOUSE REMOVALS IN SOUTHAMPTON | SCHEPENS – SOUTHAMPTON REMOVALISTS
Southampton is a rapidly-growing city. It has become a very popular destination for a variety of reasons including its beautiful location, the strong economy, its incredible history, the enjoyable way of life and the city’s vibrant nightlife.
If you are moving to Southampton this year, use an experienced removals company like Schepens. Our company has been performing house removals in Southampton for more than 100-years and we know the area well. We have helped thousands of clients move to this great city and we would love to help you move into your new home!
This blog post will identify the reasons why so many people are moving to Southampton, then explain why Schepens is the best choice for house removals in Southampton.
WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE MOVING TO SOUTHAMPTON?
Southhampton has so much going for it, including:
- The city has a high standard of living
Because of Southampton’s prosperous economy, citizens enjoy a very high standard of living. Wages are high, unemployment is low, the crime rate is low and there are plenty of opportunities to start a new business. If you are moving to Southampton to find work, you will have plenty of options. There are hundreds of successful small businesses and some large employers including the BBC, University of Southampton, Southampton Airport and the NHS.
- An idyllic way of life
The city is situated on the Solent Straight, a waterway that separates the Isle of Wight from England. It makes accessing the ocean simple, giving the residents of Southampton plenty of places to go swimming, surfing, water skiing, or boating. The city is also close to the South Downs National Park and New Forest National Park, giving citizens many different outdoor activities to enjoy. Southampton is filled with many great restaurants, clubs, cafes, bars, museums, and music venues — there is always something to do!
- A rich and interesting history
Southampton is a very old city that is packed with incredible mediaeval and Tudor architecture. There are numerous historical sites to visit and many cultural events each year. The museums in Southampton include the Tudor House Museum, the Southampton Maritime Museum, and God’s House Tower.
- Property is affordable
Even though Southampton is a fantastic place to live, property remains affordable. Semi-detached properties sell for around £224,744, flats have an average price of £154,527, and terraced properties sell for an average of £196,706.
Southampton has a number of great public and private schools including:
- Redbridge Community School
- Valentine Primary School
- St Marys Independent School
- Regents Park Community College
- Springwell School
“I would just like to confirm how pleased we both were with the way Dalton, Jim and Rich carried out our move. They were a credit to your company. Thank you very much for your excellent service.”
WHY CHOOSE SCHEPENS FOR HOUSE REMOVALS IN SOUTHAMPTON?
Schepens are Southampton removals experts! We have been helping people move to this great city for decades and would love to help you move your possessions. We have the local knowledge, skills and equipment to make house removals in Southampton simple.
- Schepens is a trustworthy family company
Schepens is one of the leading removals companies in the UK. Our company is a 4th-generation, family-owned enterprise. Since our inception, we have built a reputation for being trustworthy, reliable and professional. Don’t go with an inexperienced Southampton removals company — choose Schepens!
- Incredible customer service!
We have a very strong focus on customer service provision. Our team won’t be happy unless you are 100% satisfied with your Southampton removal! All clients are treated with immense respect and dignity.
- Individually customised Southampton removals packages
Schepens offers clients a range of removals services including furniture storage, a professional packing service and a range of insurance packages. Every client receives a removals package that has been specifically created to meet their requirements. There are no unnecessary services and no hidden extras! All quotes are 100% free and completely obligation-free.
- Collection from anywhere in the UK or worldwide
Schepens is one of the few Southampton removalists with a world-wide network. We can pick up your belongings from any international destination and transport it to Southampton.
- Partial loads to Southampton
Unlike other Southampton removalists, Schepens offers clients the option to have a partial load removal. Part load removals involve clients sharing the cost of a container. It is a fantastic option for clients who are moving from a small residence and it can really help you save money.
- Our Southampton removals are very secure
All removals to Southhampton have very tight security including electronic cargo tracking, comprehensive inventories, security-checked removers, and alarmed removals trucks.
- We regularly perform house removals in Southampton
Schepens often perform removals to Southampton and know the city very well. Because we are regularly performing removals in this city, we can offer clients a flexible delivery schedule.
- Schepens is the most affordable Southampton removals service!
We are one of the busiest Southampton removalists companies. The large amount of cargo we move throughout the UK allows us to obtain bulk discounts from suppliers, which we pass on to clients — making us the most affordable Southampton removals company.
- Removers are trained to British Association of Removers standards
Our hand-picked removers have the right combination of people-skills, work ethic and knowledge to make removals to Southampton a pleasure for our clients. They are all trained to British Association of Removers standards, which gives you the certainty that the job will be done well.
- Move coordinators to help you every step of the way
Each house removal in Southampton is managed by one of our talented move coordinators. They will help you understand the removals process and answer any questions that you may have. They can also provide advice on packing items, scheduling your delivery and much more.
SCHEPENS IS THE PERFECT CHOICE FOR HOUSE REMOVALS IN SOUTHAMPTON! WE HAVE THE LOCAL KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED TO MAKE YOUR MOVE SIMPLE AND STRESS-FREE! CONTACT US TODAY ON 02380 070071 TO GET A FREE, NO-OBLIGATION QUOTE.
FURNITURE REMOVALS IN SOUTHAMPTON | HOUSE MOVERS IN SOUTHAMPTON
DEMAND FOR FURNITURE REMOVALS IN SOUTHAMPTON ON THE RISE
The port of Southampton has been keeping us on our toes as demand for Schepens Southampton removals has continued to rise. This year we have noticed a growth in popularity for our ‘small moves service’ which provides customers with a fixed tariff for moving a limited number of items, or one large item – such as a piano, large dresser or heirloom furniture. As a family-run business we have been helping families to move homes for over a hundred years now and now we’re happy to see our reputation goes before us as a Southampton removals company which prides itself placing customers and professionalism at the heart of every job.
SOUTHAMPTON REMOVALS PROVIDE PEACE OF MIND
Our highly experienced removals team have helped hundreds of families to move their households – large or small – in Southampton and the surrounding areas including Fareham, Brockenhurst, Romsey, Winchester and Abbotswood. Our local knowledge means that we can provide a seamless service from door to door. Very often small details such as understanding a local one-way system, knowing the day that rubbish gets collected, or having experienced the school-run snarl-ups and so being able to avoid them, can make your move a smoother and more enjoyable experience.
“Just wanted to say what a great job Phil & Paul did moving us from Soton to Sandown I O W. Phil did a great job packing, I could not believe that one man could do all that he never stopped. The lads put every thing where we wanted it and never scratched a thing, they are a credit to your company, thanks again for a great job. Best regards Bob & Sonja Harrison” Southampton to the IOW
FURNITURE REMOVALS IN SOUTHAMPTON PROVIDES A SAFE PAIR OF HANDS
The one item that causes our customers most sleepless nights is the piano. It is typically the most complex item to move because of the shape, the weight, the sensitivity of the mechanism and not forgetting the love which is lavished upon this most personal and precious of household items. Schepens offer a specialist piano removals service which draws on our extensive experience, local knowledge, and state-of-the-art removals vehicles to ensure safe transit. Whilst pianos top the table when it comes to removals anxiety, we have also moved highly valuable antiques and family heirlooms requiring specialist packing and transportation.
SCHEPENS ARE TRUSTED HOUSE MOVERS IN SOUTHAMPTON
It takes a long time to build a trusted reputation but it takes a lifetime to maintain it. We are proud of being the supplier of choice for furniture removals in Southampton, but we understand that our reputation is built not only on history, but also on every single job we undertake. Because of that we take our professionalism very seriously; all our Southampton removals teams are BAR trained, we have a fleet of removals vehicles, all fully alarmed, and we pride ourselves on managing our customers’ house moves as if they were our own.
SCHEPENS HAS THE EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, AND LOCAL KNOWLEDGE TO ENSURE ANY SOUTHHAMPTON FURNITURE REMOVALS ARE CARRIED OUT AS SMOOTH AS POSSIBLE! CONTACT US TODAY ON 02380 070071 TO GET A FREE, NO-OBLIGATION QUOTE.
SOUTHAMPTON HAULAGE SERVICES
Schepens is a UK based haulage company with many years of experience in road transport and haulage. We provide our customers with a cost effective quality haulage service by utilising our own fleet of vehicles, no matter what you need to move, from 1 pallet or a full 28t load.
WE OFFER A RANGE OF HAULAGE SERVICES THAT CAN BE TAILORED TO MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS INCLUDING:
- Single pallet to full loads
- Overnight and same day services
- Warehouse storage and handling
- Import services
- International services
- Dedicated vehicles
- Tail lift and crane deliveries
Through our nationwide network of depots we can provide a fast and efficient collection and delivery service at economical prices. Our smartly uniformed, experienced drivers are permanent staff, driving clean, well-maintained and secure vehicles.
Collection and delivery is available anywhere in the UK.
SOUTHAMPTON REMOVALS AND STORAGE DEPOT
IF YOU HAVE GOODS TO MOVE TO/FROM THE SOUTHAMPTON/PORTSMOUTH/POOLE/SALISBURY AREA FOR DELIVERY/COLLECTION FROM ANYWHERE IN THE UK, PLEASE CALL US ON 02380 070071.