How Much Does It Cost to Move a 3-Bedroom House in the UK?

February 13th, 2021
How Much Does It Cost to Move a 3-Bedroom House in the UK?

Moving house will always be stressful, regardless of how much stuff you have or how much distance you need to travel. That being said, there is no denying that the more you have, the more overwhelming it can be. 

If you’re moving from a 3-bedroom house, you might be feeling this way, especially if you have children. A lot of items including furniture, clothes, and general household items can fit into this kind of space and pile up over the years of living there. If you leave all the planning until the last minute, you may end up having to delay your move, just because of the sheer amount of organising that needs to be done before the big day.

There are a few ways to take this stress off your shoulders, including hiring a local removal company. You may not want to spend any more money, however, weighing up hiring your own removal van and insurance will cost nearly as much.

Professional removers can provide high-quality service and can start work without you, if needed, to get the job done. However, it’s important to find the right remover who will offer a fair price but is also reliable enough to plan and process your move without any issues.

Here at Blue Sky Relocation, we believe on average you can expect to pay roughly £1200, to move a 3-bedroom house within a 50-mile radius. This cost includes hiring professional packing services, acquiring moving materials, furniture dismantling and assembling fees in the new home. 

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

Top Tips to Keep Removal Costs Low

There are a few things you can do to keep your house removal costs low. 

Declutter 

As the average cost of the removal will depend on how many items you have to move, of course, you wouldn’t want to pay for waste. 

This is the perfect time to have a good clear out of your items and weigh up what you definitely want to keep, versus what can be donated or taken to the tip. 

You’ll win both ways – you’ll save money on the removal, but also won’t be bringing anything unnecessary into your new home.

Create an Inventory

After you’ve decluttered, it’s a good idea to create a list of which belongings you are taking to the new house. There may be sentimental or fragile items you’d like to take with you, but not necessarily have these on the removal van. 

Pre-Move Survey

After receiving removal quotes, it’s 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.

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. 

Ultimately, the cost comes down to how many items need to be packed and moved, therefore, the fewer boxes you have, the cheaper it will be. 

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, this could come at an extra cost. This is because the company may need to use more material for packaging to safely move these sensitive items. You may want to consider going to a specialist items removal company if you have a lot of these, for peace of mind.

The Cost of Hiring a Removal Van 

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

Overall Cost of Moving a 3-Bedroom House Based on Distance 

Generally, the cost of moving a 3-bedroom house depends on how far you’re moving. Some UK removal companies offer fixed prices, while others may charge based on miles travelled. 

Distance Average Cost
50 miles £900
100 miles £1000
150 miles £1100
200 miles £1300
250 miles £1500

*Note: These rates can change from one removal company to the next. 

Companies which charge per mile are slightly more expensive and generally charge £1 per mile.  

Ready to Start Moving?

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 removal van to ensure you make the best decision for your moving needs.

If you need any help with your removal, get a fixed price quote online at Blue Sky Relocation.