Household Removals

Why Choose Us?

Furniture is wrapped in protective materials.

W. Southerington & Sons Ltd. is a family business that has over 100 years experience in safe and secure removals. We are a member of the British Association of Removers and comply with the requirements of the ‘Household Furniture Removal for Private Individuals’ quality standard BS EN 12522. Our fully trained staff will move your belongings with expert care and attention.

Pre-move Survey

The best way for everyone to find out what will be involved in your move is for us to carry out a pre-move survey. One of our professional surveyors will visit you to:

  • Take an accurate list of what will be moved
  • Find out where the items will be going
  • Decide what staff, vehicles and equipment will be needed
  • Determine how many days the removal will take
  • Identify any possible problems
  • Answer any questions you may have

If a visit to the property is not feasible, there are alternatives. One of our surveyors can take details over the telephone, you can fill in our Online Contents of House Form or download our Printable Contents of House Form. We can also send you a form in the post if you wish.


The information gained from the pre-move survey (or your Contents of House Form) allows us to provide an accurate quotation which shows a breakdown of all the services we can offer you, including:

  • Packing fragile items
  • Packing non-fragile items
  • Export packing
  • Dismantling and reassembling furniture
  • Storage
  • Any additional services

This allows you to see exactly what you are paying for and to pick and choose the services you require if necessary.

The Removal

Breakable items are wrapped safely with paper.

During the removal, the crew will be headed by a foreman, who will be the main point of contact for you, the crew and our office. It is his job to ensure that the move goes smoothly and is carried out according to our high standards.

Our removal men will ensure that both your furniture and your home are protected before they start moving or packing. Floor protection will be laid throughout the house and banisters and any other items that are prone to damage will be protected.

Furniture will be protected with soft removal blankets to prevent any scratches or knocks and card to prevent pressure marks. Highly polished furniture can also be export wrapped for extra protection.

We have specially designed covers for mattresses, settees, armchairs and white goods for use during the removal. These protect soft furnishings from weather and picture hooks, and white goods from narrow doorways.

Packing of effects and removal of furniture is carried out in accordance with BAR approved techniques.


After being wrapped, smaller items are placed in boxes for easy, safe stacking on the van.

Our staff are trained in the latest moving and packing techniques; they know how to pack and move personal effects - they do it every day. Taking advantage of our professional packing service is the best way to ensure that your goods are packed quickly and safely.

We will protect antiques, polished furniture, silverware, fine china, and all your possessions using a range of purpose-designed cartons. We also can pack valuables to export standard, providing extra protection sufficient for safe transportation overseas.