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House & Piano Removal Customer Feedback Jun-Aug 17

Check out some of the reviews we received for our house removals and piano removals services from the last few months. All the reviews are independently verified and are authentic customer comments. A massive thank you to all our customers who took the time to provide this hugely valuable feedback.

House Removal Feedback Faversham KentPiano Removal Review – Faverhsam Kent 15 August 17

Extremely competent skillful removers. Took endless care to avoid damage to house walls and instrument, which was very heavy.

House Removal Feedback DorsetHouse Removal Review from Kent to Dorset 8 August 17

The team of removal people were very friendly, courteous and polite and we were so happy that they took the time to check details with us and ask questions. It meant the move was much less stressful than it could have been.

 

Whitstable house removal feedbackHouse Removal Review Whistable Kent 27 July 17

The whole process was incredibly stress free. Everything went smoothly. Chris and Steven were an absolute delight. Friendly but professional, going the extra mile to ensure I was happy.

Everything was packed up and installed in my new home speedily but with care. I hadn’t imagined that the process would be so pleasurable but it was!

Customer review of house removal from Kent to NewportHouse Removal Review from Kent to Newport 20 July 17

The company made on 3 day removal as smooth as they could. They were helpful and courteous under trying conditions. We would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Kent house removal customer reviewHouse Removal Review – Sissinghurst Kent 18 July 17

We have had 8 moves in the last 20 years and this was the best by a mile. Chris H and Mark were brilliant!! We will certainly be recommending your company.

Many thanks Rob and Jill.

 

Sandwich house removal customer reviewHouse Removal Review – Sandwich Kent 11 July 17

The all round service was excellent. The team kept us informed and did what they said they would. Packing, loading and unloading were all smooth and efficient.

 

Customer comments on our house removal in Maidstone KentHouse Removal Review – Maidstone Kent 12 June 17

The Colin batt team were very professional, courteous super efficient in packing removal and safe delivery of our belonged to our new house on a hot day.

 

 

Feedback from a house removal Maidstone KentHouse Removal Review – Maidstone Kent 1 June 17

Steve and Walter were fantastic crew who made this move as easy and stress free as possible. Would recommend!

 

 

Check out all of our reviews at http://www.referenceline.com/removers_removals_companies-in-ashford-colinbattremovals-15104

Thinking of Moving Home to Wye?

Thinking of moving home? Have you checked out Wye in Kent or the surrounding villages? Wye is a great medieval village on the outskirts of Ashford in the fold of the picturesque North Downs. In 2013 Wye was voted the third best place to live in the country by the Sunday Times and you may have seen the village in the TV series Perfect Village.

The village cum town is quintessentially British, with a farmers market twice a month. At Christmas you can also enjoy a street party and in the summer take walks along the Devils Kneading Trough.

Wye History

Medieval Wye-Moving to KentWye has been an important crossing in Kent for centuries lying on the Pilgrims’ Way. The Romans built a settlement at the fording point of the River Stour on their road between Canterbury and Hastings. The village grew a meeting point and resting place for the weary medieval travellers. Since then the village has grown and now the travellers are mainly commuters.

Wye Properties

Like many of the villages in Kent, Wye boasts some beautiful houses, check out the medieval houses on Bridge Street. In fact in Wye you can find almost any type of property you fancy, from Georgian to 60s.

Transport Links

The train station allows you to get to Canterbury in 15 min and Ashford in a mere 6 min away, you can also reach London by train in 90min. By road Canterbury is only 12 miles away with the coast, Maidstone and London easily accessible from the M2 and M20.

Wye Schools

If you are looking for a primary school Lady Joanna Thornhill’s is graded as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted as is Challock Primary School, which is only a few miles away. For secondary schools Highworth (Girls) in Ashford and Canterbury’s Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys  and Barton Court Grammar are all also graded as ‘outstanding’.

Activities

Enjoy a walk along the North Downs and enjoy the views from the Devil’s Kneeding Trough or the Wye Chalk Crown. Further afield you have some great golf courses in Ashford or check out Chart Hills Golf Club in Biddenden. After all of this you might want to refresh yourself with a meal or a drink in the Tickled Trout or the New Flying Horse Inn. Wye Church - Moving to Kent

Five Kent Towns in Top 50 Best Places to Live in UK: Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, Ashford, Maidstone and Tonbridge

Five of Kent’s towns have been ranked in the top 50 best places to live in Britain according to the Halifax Quality of Life Survey 2014, great news if you are moving to Kent or the South-East. We all know that Kent has some of the best places to live and it is nice that this is recognised.

The highest placed Kent town was Sevenoaks, which ranked 14th, followed by Tunbridge Wells which achieved 31st place. Ashford ranked in 38th, Tonbridge and Maidstone were 42nd and 44th respectively. If you are thinking of buying a house and moving to Kent you can’t go far wrong with these towns, they offer something for everyone.

Local Councillors of the top towns were very pleased. Leader of Ashford Borough Council, Gerry Clarkson, said:

Being named as the 38th best place in which to live in the UK is pleasing. It echoes everything residents have told us about the borough as a desirable place to live.

Nicolas Heslop, leader of Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, said good schools, transport links to London and leisure facilities played a part in the borough’s placing.

As a region the South East dominates the survey, with over half of the towns found in this area. Hart in Hampshire was crowned the winner, as it has been for 4-straight years. Though, interestingly, only two London boroughs, Kensington and Chelsea and Bromley, made the top 50.

This is the ninth year that Halifax has completed the survey, which takes into account a variety of factors such as the labour market, housing, physical environment, health, education and personal well-being. Data is compiled from public agencies such as the Office for National Statistics, the Met Office and the British Crime Survey to produce the report.

What do you think – do you agree with the survey? We would love to hear your views on the best places to live in Kent and the South East. Where would you move to if you had the choice and why would you move house? Leave your comments and views below.

Kent Towns in Best Places to Live in UK

Top 50 Best Places to Live in the UK 2014

 

To find out more about the Quality of Life Survey check out the following link:

www.lloydsbankinggroup.com/globalassets/documents/media/press-releases/halifax/2014/quality-of-life-2014-final.pdf

 

Kent Ranked Highly as ‘Best Places to Live’ by The Telegraph

KENT RANKS HIGHLY AS ONE OF THE ‘BEST PLACES’ TO LIVE IN ENGLAND AND WALES

Kent has scored extremely well overall in a recent ‘Best Places to Live’ index produced by the The Telegraph. The index was constructed using average weekly incomes, crime rates, health, home ownership, and economic activity.

Best places to live

We know that when moving house local crime rates, health chances and incomes play a big factor in your decisions. This index provides a simple ‘at-a-glance’ overview of the areas where you live. The good news is that Kent has at least 6 areas in the top 10% of best places to live from Tonbridge & Malling to Maidstone and Medway. The table below shows the highlights but he full index can be found at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11041812/Mapped-the-best-places-to-live-in-England-and-Wales.html

Area

Ranking (Out of 7137)

Ranking %

Ashford

903

13%

Canterbury

1182

17%

Gravesham

907

13%

Maidstone

651

9%

Medway

245

3%

Sevenoaks

380

5%

Tonbridge & Malling

77

1%

Tonbridge Wells

119

2%

Wealden

347

5%

Figures accurate as of 19 August 2014.

 

 

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.

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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 https://www.colinbattremovals.co.uk/about-us/british-association-of-removers/.

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

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