Based just a few miles away, Gentle Giants have been helping people move to and from Guildford since the turn of the century. In that time, we’ve earned a reputation as one of the best removal companies in Guildford having always prided ourselves on offering a superior level of service and expertise. As members of the British Association of Removers, our customers have the peace of mind that our services are rigorously inspected and meet the strict guidelines laid out for members. It’s this level of dedication to brilliant customer service that has led 99% of our customers to recommend us.
So, if you’re planning to move to Guildford we’ve put together a few bits of useful information to help you on your way.
"My family and I have nothing but praise for your excellent removal service. Not one thing was damaged. All the men were helpful, polite and very kind when I was in trouble on one occasion. You have already been highly recommended to friends. Thank you."
Guildford rests on the banks of the River Wey and is home to the University of Surrey, an 11th Century Castle and its imposing red brick cathedral. Conveniently located just off the A3, Guildford is equidistant from London and the south coast cities of Portsmouth, Southampton and Bournemouth. Moving to Guildford puts commuters within touching distance of London whilst offering the chance for a more leisurely paced life with easy access to the beautiful Surrey Hills and southern coastline.
Guildford is well equipped with everything you need for the modern age including great shopping, restaurants, amazing sports facilities and brilliant road and railway links. It’s also a useful base for those frequently travelling to Heathrow and Gatwick airports, while still maintaining its roots as an important market town and the capital of Surrey.
According to property portal Zoopla, the average property price in Guildford at the start 2018 was £550k, a 5% increase on the year before and 15% up on 2015. Most of the people moving in Guildford bought semi-detached properties while those who opted for detached houses paid on average £876,000.
If you’re thinking of renting for a while in Guildford whilst you find your feet, or perhaps renting your current Guildford home out when you move, you’ll find the average rental property costs £1,635pm with larger family homes asking for up to £3,000pm.
A huge concern for parents when considering moving to Guildford, or any new area, regards the quality of the local schools.
As you might expect from a town the size of Guildford, there is a broad range of schools to choose from, with two of the best rated secondary schools in the country on offer (As rated by Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2018). To give you a taste of the wide selection of both state and independent schools available, we’ve picked out three of Guildford’s best primary and secondary options:
WWhether you’re downsizing, considering letting your Guildford home or emigrating altogether, Gentle Giants can help. As well as being Guildford removals experts, we also provide short and long-term storage, Guildford van hire, decluttering and even an AirBnB service to help get your home ready for the holiday rental market.
Our friendly, local team are on hand and happy to offer their advice on Guildford removals, whilst our large fleet of vans and removal lorries means we are equally well-equipped to cater for commercial removals in Guildford and beyond.
Call us today on 01420 475800 to start your Gentle Giants journeyGet in touch
Now the dust has settled and we are more or less straight it's high time we wrote to express our thanks and appreciation for the very efficient service given by the team of men over the last two days move. They were quick, helpful and always very polite and seemingly unflappable and amazingly patient. I understand that one of them also carried out a good deed to an unknown neighbour in the close, who had locked herself out!
Mr Adams - Farnham
We wish to thank you and your employees for the exemplary manner in which you carried out our removals from Liphook and the kindness shown to my wife, knowing she was very upset. Once again many thanks.
John T - Guildford
I just wanted to pass on our gratitude at the enormous efficiency and friendliness with which you and all your team carried out our move. It made a potentially stressful situation almost pleasurable and we were very impressed by the standard of your service and also at the level of aftercare. So thank you very much.
Mrs Charley - Hampshire
This is somewhat belated, but a non the less sincere thank you to you and your team for the very friendly and efficient way in which you handled my move. I would without hesitation recommend your company, indeed, I have already sung your praises to friends, family and neighbours. Without doubt, we shall meet up again when we decide to move again!
Paul Williams - Guildford
I felt I really wanted to let you know how fantastic your removers were during my recent move. They were efficient, friendly, professional and courteous at all times. Both days went really smoothly and I am so grateful to all the staff that were involved in my move. I really can't praise them highly enough. With my grateful thanks for a job truly well done.
T Healy - Haslemere
The guys worked increasing hard, and have made a very difficult four days bearable - Nothing was too much trouble (of if it was they didn't show it!).
Andrew R - Farnham
My family and I have nothing but praise for your excellent removal service. Not one thing was damaged. All the men were helpful, polite and very kind when I was in trouble on one occasion. You have already been highly recommended to friends. Thank you
J Robertson - Winchester
Many thanks with our immediate help in removing and storing the two rooms from our house at such short notice. We were in a jam and you came to our rescue. As always, your gentleman were totally helpful, careful and considerate - it was a pleasure having them here.
Sara P - Guildford