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Unloading Pavillion court

Home Removal from Swiss Cottage to Balham

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One of those slightly larger moving jobs, requiring two six-hour shifts of packing, transporting and unpacking at the other end. Check out the process below – pretty smooth sailing once again, we’re happy to report!

Unloading Pavillion court


We were hired to move a family who had finally outgrown their previous two-bedroom flat in Swiss Cottage due to a happy new addition to the clan! Time for a space upgrade – our job was to see them and their possessions safely into a nice spacious new 3-bed premises in Balham.


We sent out 2 packers on the family’s chosen packing day (prior to the actual move day itself), to get all their goods, ornaments and furniture items securely boxed up and suitably protected. That was a 6-hour job, following which we sent out 3 movers on the allotted transfer day with a Luton and a LWB Transit van for the big move – this second (final) phase also took 6 hours to complete.


After some planning and consultation with our LiveTraffic satellite system, we decided the most appropriate route between Swiss Cottage and Balham would be to head around Regents Park, past Hyde Park/Park Lane, through Victoria, over Vauxhall Bridge, past The Oval, then on to Stockwell and Clapham Common before arriving at our destination.


Nothing was too awkward when it came to the actual packing and loading process. We had to dismantle both beds to make sure they could get out easily without posing a risk to any other items being transported, but they were quickly reassembled at the new property. Both locations had service lifts, which sped up the process of loading and unloading the vans a fair bit.

The Results

The customers were happy with the service provided, and we were happy with another fairly big job taken care of. On to the next one!


  • Moving from : a 2-bedroom flat in Swiss Cottage
  • Moving to : a larger family flat in Balham
  • Vehicles required : Luton van and a LWB Transit
  • Number of movers : 2 packers, then 3 mover
  • Time taken : 12 hours total (two 6-hour stints)
  • Total Cost : £600

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