Average cost to move a 3 bedroom house?

February 13th, 2021
Average cost to move a 3 bedroom house?

As of 2021, you can expect to pay roughly £1200 to move a 3-bedroom house in a 50 miles radius in the UK. This cost includes hiring professional packing services, acquiring moving materials and furniture dismantling and assembling fees in the new home.

Here is everything you need to know about house removal costs.

Conducting a pre-move survey (In house or Via Video)

After receiving removal quotes, it is best to compare different removal partners and go for the one that gives you the best deal and reliable service. Most companies are more than willing to offer a pre-move survey at your home or via video. This makes it easy for them to confirm the volume of the move, check for any special requirements and check parking accessibility.

Generally, removal companies quote their services based on the cubic footage of the items to be moved. This amount can vary from one Removal Company to the next. However, you should expect to pay an average of £0.75-£1 per cubic foot, expecting to pay more in popular bigger cities like London.

The cost of moving a 3-bedroom house based on distance 

Generally, how much you pay for your move also depends on the distance to be moved. According to a recent survey, some UK removal companies offer fixed prices, while others charge based on miles travelled.

On average, moving a 3 bed house within:


These rates can change from one Removal Company to the next.

Most companies that charge per mile covered are slightly expensive and charge £1 per mile.

Packing and moving costs

On average, packing a 3-bedroom house will cost £450. This cost includes the use of 50 large, 20 small moving boxes and the packing labour. The cost also depends on how many items need to be packed and move. Therefore, the fewer the boxes, the cheaper it gets for you.

Furniture removal costs 

Most removal companies charge £125 for dismantling and reassembling three double beds. This cost can change depending on how much furniture requires dismantling and reassembling, and the company you use.

If you have items that require special protection like antiques and fine art, or stuff that require special equipment to be moves, this can come at an extra cost. This is because the company may need to use more material for packaging to safely move these sensitive items.

If you have many special items to move, consider going for a specialist items removal company. This ensures there is no damage to these items when moving.

The cost of hiring a moving van 

If you prefer moving your items without using a removal company, you can hire a moving van and avoid the hustle of paying for removal survives. A Ford Transit Luton van with a 3500 kg capacity, travelling 45 miles will cost you about £124.30 for the day. Generally, the cost depends on the distance and the size of the van.

To get the best rates for moving a 3-bedroom house, you can compare different removal companies online. Compare the rates with the cost of hiring a moving van to ensure you make the best decision for your moving needs.

Need help with your upcoming move? Get a fixed price quote online with the help of our volume calculator.