Monday, 2 July 2012

Part load service to France explained

Removals to offer part load services to and from the Uk and France. This service is designed for client’s with smaller shipment’s and also for client’s with larger loads that are flexible on delivery dates to their chosen destination.
We consolidate several client’s shipments onto 1 vehicle, Therefore a proportion of the transportation costs are shared by each client. This is the most cost effective method of transporting your furniture to France.
Our operatives complete a fully numbered and itemised inventory upon collection, a copy of which is passed to the client for a cross reference at delivery. This ensures you receive all of your effects at your new home.
A typical example of a part load run is outlined below;
Mr. & Mrs Robinson         Paris-300 cuft- deliver-23.09.09
Mr .& Mrs Jacobs              Poitiers-500 cuft- deliver-24.09.09
Mr.& Mrs Stevens              Angouleme-450 cuft- deliver-24.09.09
Mr.& Mrs Bailey                 Biscarosse-650 cuft- deliver-25.09.09
Mr.& Mrs White                 Bordeaux-1000 cuft- deliver-26.09.09
You can see from the above example the need for flexibility on dates, We can have several shipment’s waiting in our warehouse for France, but to keep costs down we have to tie your shipment in with other client’s on route or near enough on route, and at the same time try to keep all client’s happy regarding delivery dates.
Whatever the circumstance you will never wait more than 15 working days for your effects to arrive in France due to the high volume of client’s we are relocating.
As we offer weekly departures to and from France we can often meet your preferred delivery date’s, 15 working days is the absolute worst case scenario and rarely happens.
It is essential on all removals to France that the information we have regarding access is as accurate as possible. If you have advised us your property has good access and upon arrival we cannot get within a sensible unload distance from your residence, it will not only delay your relocation but every customer due to be delivered after you will face a delay on receiving their effects.
If you do not wish to have your effects on the same vehicle as other client’s, or you have to receive your effects on a specific day, please enquire about our dedicated vehicle or part load plus service.

checking your access in France for Removal lorry

There are many things to consider when advising of the access for a removal vehicle for your removals to France. Most European removal companies tend to operate 18.75 Metre road trains for 2 reasons. The 1st is they can maximise on payload, therefore reducing costs on a shared/part load service. The 2nd reason is that road trains have the capability of splitting in half ( front half and trailer ). By uncoupling the trailer, the delivering vehicle reduces to a length of between 9-10 Metres. If the moving company is not familiar with the area you are moving to or from, they will be relying on information provided by yourself to establish if a safe route to your residence is possible.
Programs like Google Earth can assist to a point, they have the capability of showing a route to your residence. Unfortunately they cannot predict the many variables involved like heights of bridges, local markets days that may make it impossible to park. Local laws that restrict lorries between certain times or certain weight limits imposed.
Other factors are low power lines or telephone wires ( the vehicle will normally be 4 Metres high, 2.5 metres wide ). If possible take a car ride along the route you think is best for the collecting/delivering vehicle and take the factors mentioned above into consideration. You could ask the removal company to check the access on your behalf but this will normally be an extra charge ( we have agents across the UK and France who provide this service).
All removal companies leave the responsibility of checking the access with the client, so read the terms and conditions carefully, As some companies consider not having the capability of parking the whole road train 18.75m as bad access. We consider this unfair and only class not being able to park the front half of the vehicle at residence as bad access.
The Options available should the access to your residence  be considered bad, are smaller trans-ship vehicles hired locally or provided by a local moving company. If you are moving to France and are unsure of any of the above, feel free to contact us for further advice or assistance.

Cheap Removals to France

Removals to France.Com do not offer cheap removals to France in the sense that the service is cheap. We offer quality services at affordable prices.
Our rates for our removal or shipping services to France, remain highly competitive from a single box a part load or an entire household.
The removal vehicles we utilise hold a substantial amount of furniture, to put this in perspective the average 3 bed house has around 1500 cuft of furniture. The largest removal vehicle we utilise can carry 4200 cuft of furniture. A medium sized vehicle ( 18t ) can carry between 2200-2500 cuft of furniture.
This gives us the scope to offer part load prices, even on larger moves as long as you are flexible on delivery dates. Our rate will be calculated on the space you take on the vehicle plus the location in France you are choosing to reside in. This way every client is sharing the transportation costs.
These rates are also kept low as we have clients moving to France and from France to the UK  minimising empty running.
If we cannot meet your expected dates on our own vehicles we will obtain you a carrier at the same rate via our partner network of French removal specialists.
If you are looking for  immediate delivery from day of collection then please enquire about our dedicated removal vehicle service.
Call 0800 387 280 UK or 0044(0)1527 520 246
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