Get the Most Out of Retirement – Relocating to Bath
Like most significant changes, retiring often results in people reconsidering where they live. If you’re thinking of relocating somewhere to improve your quality of life, then Bath should be at the top of your wish list. Bath has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the only city in the UK to be given this status. It’s a vibrant city that’s surrounded by smaller, quieter villages.
Bath has something for everyone. History buffs will find endless amounts of places to visit. There are great theatres and cinemas to keep you entertained, as well as some of the best pubs and restaurants in Somerset. Bath and the surrounding areas offer excellent outdoor activities and walking trails. In addition, Bath has a wide range of things the keep the grandkids busy.
Stress-Free Compassionate Removals –
The truth about moving is that no relocation is easy, and they all come with anxious moments. It’s vital you trust the moving company you choose to work with and delegate tasks to them with confidence. There’s nothing more stressful than having to micromanage this part of things. Ultimately, you should be able to get on with the other important duties for your relocation while the movers take on more responsibilities.
That’s why it pays to work with Thomas Firbank for your upcoming relocation to Bath, Somerset, or the neighbouring areas. We always put ourselves in our customer’s situation to understand what they need from a removals service. Everyone on our team has expert handling and packing skills. You’ll have assurances that we’re on top of things.
From planning to unpacking the final box, you’ll have us there to advise and assist. We’ll also give you reminders to keep on track during the preparation stages. Before the moving day – we’ll discuss times and details in advance, including things like parking information and potential traffic on the moving day. This all works towards a successful new start for your retirement, and we’ll work hard to make this an enjoyable, satisfying experience.
Picking the Right Property –
It’s important to decide what sort of property you are interested in moving into. If you’re downsizing because you no longer need the same number of rooms, then a cottage or an apartment might suit your needs more. It’s also helpful in picking the area of Bath you want to move to and help you set a budget. You can then consider other features you want from the ideal property, which might include a nice back garden with decking.
At Thomas Firbank, we always suggest that you should get in touch with at least one local estate agent. It’s always a good idea to get professional help when you’re beginning to form a plan. If you’re comfortable with the internet, then you can send your wish list to various agents in Bath. They’ll put you into their system and will match you against their available properties. By doing this, you’ll be able to get them to filter out the properties that don’t suit your criteria and save the ones that do.
If you’re relocating to Bath from London, you’ll have the added plus of getting a lot more value for money when buying a property in Bath. Not only that, but the general cost of living is also more favourable in Bath in comparison to the capital. And if you still have a reason to be in London regularly, it’s much easier to travel back-and-forth via the train.
Bath and London – the Best of Both is Possible –
Another advantage of relocating to Bath is that it’s not that far away from London. Bath has excellent transport links, and you are within a manageable commute to London. That means you can still enjoy a visit to the West End or to catch up with friends and you’ll be able to do it without having to stay overnight. You can read more about train ticket information by clicking here.
Luckily Bath has a range of entertainment of its own, and there are plenty of theatre performances to satisfy any thespian. There are fantastic restaurants and pubs, lots of outdoor activities for the grandkids, and plenty of stunning scenery. Somerset is renowned for its walking routes, and one noteworthy example is the Bath Skyline walk.
Relocating to Bath doesn’t mean you should leave London behind altogether. You can take an early train into London, have lunch, do some shopping, catch a show and be back in Bath by the same evening. Similarly, it’s straightforward to travel to anywhere in the UK from Bath.
Choosing the Right Removals Service –
Things are usually more straightforward if you reduce the number of companies you use for a move. That’s why Thomas Firbank ticks every box when it comes to removals and storage. We have the suitable packages and expertise to create a seamless transition between every service. This is essential for a successful relocation, especially if the stakes are high and time is against us.
The core removals services we offer can accommodate every size relocation. For smaller loads – which is the total volume of your possessions – we will suggest using our Man & Van service. This is for people moving out of an apartment or small house with fewer items. There might be instances of access or parking restrictions, and that might require us to use a smaller vehicle.
For everything from a three-bed house and upwards, we’ll usually need to use a larger van. Our Home Removals service is better for these scenarios because we can fit everything into the vehicle and do it in one go. The Thomas Firbank team avoids assumptions and lead with the facts of the situation. If we’re in any doubt, we’ll send over an assessor to perform an onsite evaluation. For us, there are no cutting corners, and we always match our customers’ needs.
Self Storage as a Backup Plan –
While it doesn’t happen often, there’s sometimes a need to have a contingency in place if a delay occurs. If you find yourself in a situation where this happens, you don’t need to panic. We’re just a phone call or email away and will go through your options with you. Furthermore, we can collect your items for storage to save you worrying about that side of things.
We have two main storage packages to choose from. Our Self Storage package is suitable for anyone who needs regular access or is looking for a short-term storage option. Container Storage tends to favour people who don’t need to regularly access their unit, which is why it suits long-term situations. Both services are ideal for domestic and business customers, and we’ll do our utmost to accommodate any specific requirements.
Thomas Firbank’s depot has excellent security systems in place, including our staff who have security vigilance training. There’s twenty-four-hour CCTV coverage across the entirety of our branch, giving us complete control over who comes in and out of our depot. Each storage unit has an individual locking system, and there’s always a member of our team onsite if you need assistance.
How to Get the Best Customer Service –
Many years ago, it was a bit trickier to find a reputable removal and storage company in the pre-internet era. The same went for any service provider, and it was often necessary to open the phone book and seeing which advert looked genuine. Otherwise, it was a case of asking family, friends, and colleagues for recommendations. And the results were a bit of a mixed bag.
Luckily, things are different now, and it’s relatively simple to check into a company before using them. Online dating websites like Google Live and Trustpilot offer a way for potential customers to vet prospective service providers. Every business allows previous customers to rate them out of a score of five stars. Furthermore, it’s possible to leave a written comment about the service you receive.
Our suggestion for anyone who wants to improve their chances of receiving a good service is to select companies over an average rating of four. But it’s also worth communicating with them directly to discuss their services. If you contact Thomas Firbank, we’ll happily go through all our packages in detail to see if we can match a removals service to your requirements.
Thomas Firbank – Bath’s Favourite Movers –
Thomas Firbank relocates hundreds of people every year; many of them head to Bath in search of a better quality of life. We like to build relationships with our customers to use our company for future moves or storage. The only way to do it is to provide the highest level of customer service. For this reason, we not only get repeat customers, but they also often refer us to friends and family.
If you haven’t entirely made your mind up and you need some advice, feel free to contact us to discuss any questions you may have. Thomas Firbank is proud to call Bath and the surrounding areas our home, and we’re happy to talk about anything.
Your retirement is a time for you to relax and enjoy life. There are lots of excellent places to move to, but there aren’t many like Bath. It’s always a good idea to visit somewhere before you make any big decisions. The Thomas Firbank team is sure that it will only take one visit for you to fall in love with Bath.
To discuss our range of services and more information about Bath and receive a free quote, click here, or contact us directly on 01255 314433.