Choosing the right office removals company to carry out your office relocation is one of the most important decisions you will make if you want to ensure that your office move day goes like clockwork. In fact choosing the right office removals company can mean the difference between success and failure for your office relocation.
With so many office removals companies out there, selecting the right one can feel like stepping in a minefield. First and foremost, it requires careful research, making comparisons and taking the time to meet with various office removals companies before finally choosing the right one.
Heres a quick overview of what you should be looking for when choosing which office removals company to use for your forthcoming office relocation:
Are they commercial removals specialists? A house move is very different from an office move where time and precision is much more of the essence. Opt for a company who has extensive experience in Office Removals Projects so you know they have the right skill set to handle your office relocation.
Are they BAR accredited? This means they are regulated by the British Association of Removals and have passed the stringent checks to handle an office move in accordance with BAR guidelines.
What’s included in their Quote? Make sure you are clear about what their office removals quote includes. Consider issues such as packing, crates, insurance and after-care support.
Do they offer storage facilities? If your company requires storage during or after the move, its far easier to use the same company who carries out your office removals so that everything can be transported and insured by the same company.
Are they available? This may sound like an obvious one, but office removals companies do get booked up far in advance – so be sure to check their availability for the date you need to be out of your existing office by.
Do you get on with the Supervisor? A supervisor from the office removals company will be appointed to project manage your office relocation and be on site to co-ordinate matters in the run up to the move and on the day itself. Its essential that you have a good relationship with them and that they understand your objectives, priorities and are sensitive to any special requirements.
To ensure you choose the right company and get best value, always try to get at least 3 office removal quotes from companies operating within your local area. This gives you the opportunity to meet with them, discuss your requirements, get an accurate removals quotation and make comparisons.
Once you have decided which office removals company to carry out your office relocation, ensure you have all your requirements confirmed IN WRITING. It’s then time for you to start planning for the big move day using the Office Removals Checklist from Help Moving Office. Remember to keep in close liaison with your office removals company as they can offer invaluable support and advice throughout the planning process.