Moving Flat within London can certainly be very different than moving from a house, not to say that there will necessarily be less to move, but subject to the age, design, layout, floor in which the flat or apartment is on… it can make flat removals a lot trickier than first assumed as there are a number of contributing factors that have to be taken in to consideration, for example when one of our flat removal specialists arrive to your property, they will not only asses your items to insure the best means to carry/transport them out of the building, as to be cautious and careful that no walls, ceilings… or door frames are scuffed, knocked or damaged during the process, as well as insuring to be just as considerate to your neighbours by being just as cautious when carrying your items through the communal areas, because in actual fact one of the biggest mistakes many flat removal companies make is exactly that – not to consider the neighbours, which can and usually does end up costing you the extra for repair.
Unsurprisingly the majority of flat/apartment owners have generally gone the more flatpack, ready to assemble furnishing route, and understandably so! And to be honest it does make flat removals that much easier, well you try carrying a solid wood dinning table up two flights of stairs negotiating with several bends and corners, it is generally not physically possible. However and as much as this pains me to say (only joking of course!), many of us moving flat or apartment, 70% of the time are up-scaling and a fair proportion of those up-scalers are moving into houses, so, baring that in mind, it is always important before moving and phoning up a flat removals company that you take this into consideration as it will not only save you many hours of intensive labour trying to reassemble your furnishings without the instruction manual at hand… when it could have quite simply have been picked-up, loaded onto the van and delivered intact at the other end but also because you may require a bigger removals van or lorry, so, be sure to measure the doorways and hallways… including ceilings heights… in relation to your individual items of furniture, taking into consideration the length, check to see if the item can get around a doorway, corridor… before deciding at the last minute what to do.
Actually while we are on the subject of flatpack, did you know that it was recently discovered that flatpack or ready to assemble furniture was not invented by Gillis Lundgren of IKEA back in 1951, well he certainly reinvented ready to assemble all-right, it was in fact invented over 200 years before Gillis by David Roentgen in the mid 18th century, how incredible is that!