When carrying out a removal, one of the most common challenges faced is accessing the property. Some homes can be particularly challenging, such as flats on upper floors and homes which are in out-of-the-way areas without a main access road for vehicles to be parked. If there are large, bulky items to move, the process can become even more difficult. This is why it’s always advisable to use the services of a professional and experienced removals company who face these challenges on a regular basis and can find a suitable solution that ensures your items can be moved quickly and safely.

We pride ourselves on the flexibility of our service and are always ready to take on a challenging removal, no matter where the location may be. We were recently asked to undertake a removal to a house in Norfolk. This was a beautiful, historic property set in a large garden with a long driveway, and there was a large volume to be moved, but there was just one problem: only a Transit Luton sized van would fit through the gates and up the driveway.

Using lots of these smaller vehicles would mean using lots of fuel and lots of drivers, so we would have had to use eight vans in this case. These vans going up to Norfolk would not have been good for finances or for the environment. This meant we had to come up with an alternative strategy.

We took the approach of “trans-shipping” using our large removal lorry and trailer and one small van. This is fairly common throughout the UK and Europe for instances such as these. The large lorry and trailer is parked safely away from the property and one small van is then used to shuttle the load to the house in multiple trips.

Using multiple small vehicles may be okay for local removals, May 4 imagebut when there is a distance involved it is simply not an option. TFM are one a very small number of removal companies in the Chelmsford area that have vehicles of this size, making large removals of this manner perfect for our team.

These are just a few of the reasons that we have earned a reputation for excellence when it comes to house removals in Chelmsford and throughout the UK. No matter what access issues we have to overcome, we always come up with a plan that works and ensures our customers can enjoy a stress-free move. If you are planning to move house and would like our experienced and flexible team to handle it for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch so we can advise you.