If you are looking in the Bristol area for a man with a van then we have the info you need, to make sure you get the best value for money. It is not always necessary to contract a big removal van and a small army of helpers to get what you need relocated. Sometimes, a man with a van is all you need! Here’s how to wheedle out the best of the bunch!
What Are You Moving?
A man with a van is a flexible removals option, especially with regards to smaller tasks. They can help with the ‘usual’ home and office removals, specialist furniture removals (like a piano), as well as delivery and pickups, packing, storage and even waste disposal. However, generally speaking, the removals jobs they can do are small scale. If you have a big house move to organise, getting in a full team with a vehicle to match is going to be the safest and smoothest way get the job done.
Who to Trust?
Just check the classifieds and invariably, you will find someone offering man and van services. These should be approached with extreme caution. Some of the more established and experienced removal companies limit what they will move and do not offer man with a van service. Sometimes, simply because of company policy, sometimes because they only have large vehicles. But certainly not all! For example, Sprint Removals offers comprehensive Bristol area man and van services and have an excellent reputation and have moved people locally and nationally for more than 25 years. Even so, they do not overlook the little jobs and are happy to provide a man and van! Whether you choose to opt for someone in the classifieds, recommended by friends and family, or an established company like Sprint, you should only put your trust into a reputable and insured company with proven experience.
Hourly Rate or Fixed Price?
An hourly rate can work out an inexpensive option for small tasks. Most will charge a minimum rate (two or three hours for example) on hourly pricing. The main problem with hourly rates is when things go off the tracks – Unforeseen delays such as a traffic jam, road closed due to an accident, or bad weather for examples. With a fixed rate you know what you are paying. Either way, do check the small print with regards to what happens if something should go wrong.
It might seem like a straight forward task. But even the best laid plans (as they say) and unforeseen can happen… and does. It is important to clarify that any man and van service you are going to use is insured and sufficiently experienced to actually do the task. Especially if you are moving valuable items. Of course, you might be an eternal optimist and be quite happy to live on the edge! But if you are not, appropriate insurance and experience is the way to ensure you get the right man… and van!