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Colin Batt Removals – A Recommended Mover You Can Trust

Here at Colin Batt Removals we trade on our reputation, it is something we are very proud of and work hard to maintain and grow. However, it is not what we say about ourselves that matters but what our customers think. The good news is our customers really appreciate our service quality and attention to detail, in fact over 99% of all of our customers would recommend us to their friends and family. You don’t have to take our word for it, Referenceline independently collate our customer feedback and this is what our customers are saying:

Colin Batt Removals 99% Recommended

99% of our customers would recommended us to their friends. Colin Batt Removals – the trusted movers.











A big thank you to all our customers who have taken the time to complete the feedback forms. We really appreciate it and we wouldn’t be where we are today without your support, the majority of our work comes from referrals and recommendations. So thank you and we hope we can help you or your friends move again soon.




Moving Home Top Tips to Save You Money

Here are some moving home top tips and handy hints to help you plan your house removal. Remember prior planning and preparation really does pay dividends when it comes to moving home.

Moving Home Top Tips #1 -Timing

Fridays, the last week of every month, and around Bank Holidays are a removal companies busiest time and so tend to be the most expensive. Moving house outside of these times will reduce your costs and improve your choice. Work with your solicitor to fix a date that suits you as soon as possible and let your remover know.

Moving Home Top Tips #2 -Declutter

Removing unwanted items before you house move always saves money. Local charities are always grateful for everything from shirts to sofas, DVDs to desks. You don’t want to pay to move some items of furniture that you know won’t be needed at your new property.

Moving Home Top Tips #3 -Packing

Packing yourself will help save the pennies but you’ll need to factor in your time, the stress and extra hassle. You should also bear in mind that items packed by the owner are not covered by removals insurance. In the long run it may work out cheaper to ask your removal company to do the packing for you, it is definitely less stressful.

Moving Home Top Tips #4 – Quotes

We always recommend getting at least three on-site quotes from members of the British Association of Removers (BAR). Online quotes may seem cheaper but they lack detail and you can get late notice charges if all the information hasn’t been provided upfront. Also it is worth remembering that the lowest price doesn’t always mean the cheapest removal in the long run – damages and delays can increase your costs. Always choose a reputable company and see what their previous customers have said about their service. You can find all our reviews at Referenceline, a third party independent company that tracks our reputation and provides customer feedback.

For more house moving advice check out our helpful hints page on

How to choose a Removal Company?

How do you choose a removal company? With so many removal companies out there it is not easy and probably the last thing on your mind while you are buying a house.  However, when all of your worldly possessions are being moved you need to choose a removal company you can trust. You need a professional, especially if you have a piano or unique item of furniture to move. There are lots of removal firms out there but which is right for you and whom can you trust?

We are a professional removal company based near Maidstone, Kent and have specialised in piano moves since 1978. At Colin Batt Removals we prefer to have our reputation and our customers speak on our behalf. We have linked up with ReferenceLine to provide completely independent feedback from all the homeowners we’ve moved. So take a look at some of the responses we have received so far this year and let our customers tell you about our service.

“When Mr. Batt first came to give us a quote for our move into temporary accommodation, we were impressed by his courteous manner, his knowledge and the quoted cost. The team arrived at exactly the quoted time and went about their business with good humour (somewhat unusual these days) and professionalism. We were very impressed and have asked them to quote our next move into our new permanent home if you want a good removal company. Would call.”  Maidstone, Kent 26 Mar 14

“The move was smooth & stress free, with transitions between two properties (and the provision of all extra van & movers) was very well handled. The “movers” on the day worked incredibly hard & were at all times polite, friendly & more than willing to help in any way they could. We were consulted about any items that weren’t labelled with a room allocation & overall we were absolutely delighted with the service. Thank you.” Ashford, Kent 20 Feb 14

We started collecting this online feedback in 2010 but we have always traded on our reputation. The majority of our custom comes from referrals or returning customers, something we are extremely pleased and proud of. In fact over 98% of our customers would recommend us and are either “Very Happy” or “Delighted” with our performance.  You can see this and more in our latest ratings summary below, which covers all the feedback we have received for our house and piano removals since 2010.

Choose a Removal Company

Customer Ratings for Colin Batt Removals April 2014





















Whatever removal companies you get to quote for your house or piano move, get some independent advice and see what their customers are saying. Also make sure the moving firm you choose is a member of the British Association of Removers (BAR). We will explain why in a blog soon but in the meantime you can see more about the BAR at

For a remover that customers say you can trust, look no further than Colin Batt Removals – 0800 3289175.  You can find more feedback at or

How do you choose a removal company? Ask their customers!