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Navigating the Move: Questions and Answers About Moving Home

Posted on June 12, 2023 by Thomas Firbank Removals
When upgrading our homes, we all have ambitious projects we would love to start. For some people, undertaking a renovation or remodelling project is a passion. Then, some businesspeople buy and renovate properties for a living. Then, the other less fortunate ones must take on an urgent renovation due to a structural issue in their house. Thomas Firbank has many customers who are either in the property development sector or have done their own renovations at home. Many professionals use our Man & Van service because it ticks many boxes for their needs during their development. This service fits the same criteria for a residential renovation or remodelling. Contents How Man & Van Can Help with Renovations and Remodelling A Range of Services for Your Property Development in Bath Finding Trusted Traders and Navigating Council Planning Tips on Finding Renovation Properties in Somerset and Beyond Removal Services that Support Renovations and Remodelling Self Storage - Your HQ When Remodelling or Renovating Reducing Costs and Excellent Customer Service in Bath How Man & Van Can Help with Renovations and Remodelling Whether starting a renovation or remodelling project for your business or improving your home, you'll need assistance. By partnering up with Thomas Firbank, you'll receive the best man with a van service in Bath and the surrounding areas. And this service is perfect for any property development. Thomas Firbank's Man & Van service (Small Moves) is the choice of the professionals, and there are many reasons for this. Every development project requires people to undertake various labouring tasks. To collect materials and tools, you'll need a vehicle and people to make the journeys. And that's why many professional property developers use us. Every Man & Van job comes with the use of one or two of our team members and a small van. Thomas Firbank only hires experts in removals and storage, and often, our staff have experience in various trades. Our vehicles are ideal for collecting any equipment or building materials. Using a man and van service makes sense, considering the various tasks you must arrange. We're also available should there be any issues with your project. If you have any last-minute cancellations from sub-contractors, you can call us to see if we're free. We'll always do our best to accommodate emergency situations. A Range of Services for Your Property Development in Bath In addition to providing the best removal services in Bath, Thomas Firbank has various other options available for your project. If you have larger items of equipment that require transportation, our Large Removals vehicles are ideal for more significant loads. We have a fleet of removal vans at our disposal, ensuring we have the right size for the task. Before you start your development project, you'll need to take all the furniture out of your home. And the best way to ensure your possessions are safe from theft or damage is to use storage. Thomas Firbank now boasts the largest storage facility in Bath. We have self storage and container storage units to suit everyone's needs. Renting a storage unit will also be handy for your renovations or remodelling. If you have valuable construction equipment, the best place to safeguard it is with Thomas Firbank's storage depot. Your storage unit may be so beneficial that you continue to rent it after completing your project. At Thomas Firbank, we have a variety of removals and storage options to suit everyone's needs. Furthermore, we have a professional packing service to ensure you get the most out of your storage unit. We have every service you need for your development project under one roof. Finding Trusted Traders and Navigating Council Planning In the maze of finding reliable builders and tradespeople for your renovation project, it's crucial to tread carefully. It's like navigating a dense forest – daunting but manageable with the right tools. Trusted Traders Look to trusted trader lists and council-approved directories for a solid starting point. But remember to appreciate the power of personal referrals from friends, family, or even us here at Thomas Firbank. Google Ratings Now, onto the digital reconnaissance. Google reviews can be your guiding light, offering glimpses into the reliability and reputation of tradespeople in your area. And don't overlook testimonials on their websites – they're like breadcrumbs leading you to a reliable path. Attention to Detail Attention to detail is your best ally when grappling with council planning regulations. Dot those "i's" and cross those "t's" regarding permits and local building codes. And in the realm of budgeting, it pays to be thorough. Cast a wide net and gather multiple quotes for each trade you need – it's like laying the groundwork before the big reveal. This comprehensive approach helps uncover potential savings opportunities before making any commitments. Tips on Finding Renovation Properties in Somerset and Beyond When finding the perfect renovation property, it's essential to explore all avenues, catering to various circumstances and aspirations. Suitability or Renovating Renovation might only be ideal for some, as it demands considerable effort and commitment. However, the potential rewards are substantial, whether you're hunting for a bargain, considering house flipping as a career, or simply taking the first steps onto the property ladder. Finding Renovation Properties Let's delve into the hunt for renovation properties, casting our net wide to maximise opportunities. Online platforms like the Trovit website can serve as valuable hunting grounds, offering many listings ripe for transformation. Additionally, venturing into property auctions in Bath, Somerset, and neighbouring counties opens doors to hidden gems awaiting discovery. Don't limit your search radius just yet – casting a broad net increases your chances of snagging the perfect property. Estate Agents & Valuations In your quest for the ideal renovation project, consider the guidance of local real estate agents in Bath and the surrounding areas. Their expertise can help streamline your search, grouping suitable properties and filtering out the less-than-ideal ones. Moreover, they can provide invaluable insights and valuations, both speculative and post-renovation, guiding you towards the most promising opportunities. Removal Services that Support Renovations and Remodelling When diving into your renovation project, take into account the indispensable role that removal services play. At Thomas Firbank, our Man & Van service offers tailored solutions, from collecting materials to daily site deliveries, ensuring your project stays on course. Experienced Movers Our services extend beyond mere transportation because it's vital to your renovation's success. With our team's extensive removal and storage expertise, including backgrounds in various trades, navigating your project's complexities is a breeze. Planning Equals Success Meticulous planning is our hallmark at Thomas Firbank. From safety protocols to meeting deadlines, we cover every base. Likewise, we collaborate closely with your project's professionals to ensure our actions seamlessly complement their efforts. With us, you can confidently embark on your renovation journey, knowing every detail is expertly managed. Self Storage - Your HQ When Remodelling or Renovating Let's explore the advantages of using self storage facilities as your headquarters for renovation projects. Storage Benefits With a dedicated storage unit, you can safeguard your tools and materials free from environmental damage. Say goodbye to nightly tarp rituals – your belongings remain secure and protected, minimising wasted materials and replacement costs. Storage as Dedicated HQ Our storage units offer more than just storage space; they become your command centre for project organisation. Beyond tools and materials, savvy users utilise the space for paperwork and documentation, keeping everything centralised and easily accessible. Furthermore, the flexibility of self storage means no restrictive contracts – you're in control of your storage needs. You can end your rental when it suits you. Storage on Your Terms Whether you require short-term storage during a renovation or find ongoing use for added security and convenience, your storage unit remains at your disposal. With Thomas Firbank, your renovation journey becomes smoother and more efficient, with self storage as your reliable ally throughout the process. It's all about flexibility and the ability to use a service when needed. Reducing Costs and Excellent Customer Service in Bath Let's talk about reducing costs and receiving top-notch customer service in Bath. For budget-conscious homeowners, utilising removal and storage services offers a range of benefits, including flexibility, expert handling, and freedom from long-term contracts. At Thomas Firbank, our removal and storage solutions are tailored to suit various budgetary constraints, ensuring everyone can access reliable support for their renovation projects. Reputable Traders & Planning As discussed earlier, finding trusted traders and navigating council regulations are crucial for a successful renovation. These elements form the backbone of any project, ensuring that everything runs smoothly from start to finish. Thomas Firbank recognises the importance of these factors and offers comprehensive support to homeowners in Bath, helping them easily navigate these challenges. Cutting Costs Our services are designed to complement and enhance renovation efforts, providing practical solutions and peace of mind to homeowners throughout the process. Whether it's our expert handling, flexible storage options, or commitment to excellence in customer service, Thomas Firbank is dedicated to supporting our customers every step of the way. So, if you're embarking on a renovation or remodelling project in Bath, look no further than Thomas Firbank for all your removal and storage needs. Proven Track Record Check out our online ratings to verify our proven track record, and rest assured that we're fully compliant with BAR (British Association of Removers) standards, with an internal Quality Policy in place to ensure the highest service delivery standards. Thomas Firbank – We're Bath's Number One Man & Van Service Thomas Firbank works with hundreds of people yearly who take on renovation and remodelling projects. Whether for business or domestic purposes, partnering with our team will guarantee positive results. We understand the need to meet deadlines to avoid delays. Time is money, and we never waste it either. We assess and plan everything in advance to ensure we provide the most efficient service possible. Our team will turn up early and complete the task on time. Moreover, the Thomas Firbank team takes great pride in being known as the best removals and storage service in Bath. Attaining the highest standard of customer service is our primary focus, and we strive to achieve this with every job we take on. Everyone at Thomas Firbank understands that every customer has different needs. That's why we get to know every person we work with as much as possible. This helps us create a picture of what they need from us. We're always happy to talk through our range of services, even if it's just a first inquiry. You'll feel at ease with our friendly staff members from the first time you phone us. For your next renovation or remodelling development project, it's wise to use the experts in Bath. Contact us today, and we'll discuss our range of services.

Moving to a new home is up at the top of the most stressful things ever list. The thought of booking the movers while trying to maintain family life and work is stressful enough. What’s the best way of keeping a cool head when planning a relocation? Early preparation and creating a moving checklist are the key.

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To pack or not to pack? Using a Packing Service

Posted on May 14, 2023 by Thomas Firbank Removals
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To pack or not to pack? When you are contemplating a home move, there are many daunting aspects lined up on the horizon.  While leaving behind a loved residence is difficult, confronting all our accumulated stuff is also very challenging.  Packing is the process in which all the objects which had just faded into the familiar scenery of home suddenly all start to take up space and volume again.  Plus, there is all the sentimental associations that get stirred up by moving these things from their designated spaces.  Luckily, at Thomas Firbank, we have a packing service that can be built into your removals and storage package. However, the question remains, would you like to delegate the packing over to the professionals or take it on yourself?  This article explores your options in detail, so you can make an informed decision. 

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Tips for a biodiverse garden

Posted on April 26, 2023 by Thomas Firbank Removals
Tips for a biodiverse garden

Now you may well ask why, as removal men, we are writing about gardens? Well the topic comes up rather a lot with our customers, many of them treasure their gardens and in recent years we have moved more and more first time garden owners, especially those coming from London. At Firbanks, there are more than a few keen gardeners so we are always delighted to chat about green fingered matters and in this article thought to talk about biodiversity.

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Working in Style: Garden Offices in Bath for Remote Workers

Posted on March 27, 2023 by Thomas Firbank Removals
Working in Style: Garden Offices in Bath for Remote Workers

As more and more people shift to working from home part-time, the market for garden offices and outdoor workspaces has grown significantly in Bath. Many people are now looking for ways to keep up with the trend and create their own stylish and functional garden office. Today, many impressive innovations in Bath cater to the shift in working and commuting habits. Garden offices can be built to carbon-neutral standards and incorporate renewable energy, making them environmentally friendly and cost-effective.

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New housing in Bath and Northeast Somerset to be all net zero 

Posted on February 21, 2023 by Thomas Firbank Removals

Bath and Northeast Somerset have adopted an energy-based net zero housing policy.   What this entails is that planning permission will only be granted to new developments that generate as much energy as they consume.  Furthermore, the construction materials must also cap their emissions at an acceptable level in order to align with net zero.  Informed by industry-leading initiatives such as the London Energy Transformation Initiative, the Royal Institute of British Architects, and the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers, this policy is set to be groundbreaking and lead the way to more sustainable building practices nationwide.  But what exactly is net zero, what is a carbon-neutral home and how can you make your home more energy efficient? This article will look at these different terms in more detail. 

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Maximise Your Space: 5 Storage Solutions for Small Properties

Posted on January 25, 2023 by Thomas Firbank Removals
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Small properties can present a unique challenge when it comes to storage. With limited space, finding a way to store all your belongings can take time and effort. Fortunately, several storage solutions are available for small properties, from self-storage units to creative storage hacks. This blog will discuss the five best storage solutions for small houses, including maximising space and making the most of your available storage options.

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An Area Guide to Bath

Posted on December 19, 2022 by Thomas Firbank Removals
An Area Guide to Bath

As UNESCO heritage sites go Bath is a living breathing marvel that you can actually live in.  The Romans bequeathed the Baths and the Temple of Minerva, and the Georgians continued the project with elegant outstanding golden buildings.  Jane Austen documented the high life of Bath elites at the Assembly Rooms, The Pump Room, and strolling in The Sydney Gardens in some of her novels. With architectural treasures like the Pulteney Bridge, which was built in the 18th Century, and the Royal Crescent, there is more than the stately Bath Abbey to delight in. If you are considering becoming a full-time Bathonian, or flirting with the idea, let us unfold the map for you. 

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Whats On This Christmas in Bath? 2022

Posted on November 18, 2022 by Thomas Firbank Removals
Whats On This Christmas in Bath? 2022

Advent approaches and so Bath is adorned with sparkling lights and festive cheer. City illuminations highlight the stunning beauty of this classical city.  Combining Christmas markets, artisan foods, and boutique shopping, Bath is the place to find the true spirit of Christmas.  While Christmas can be overwhelming in other places, in Bath the pitch is perfect for gift hunting while feeling merry and bright. As tourists and locals connect in this mecca of culture and history, there is always a lot to discover and a place to make happy seasonal memories.  For residents, there are plenty of ways to see the city in a new light as there are many dedicated Yule activities.  With nighttime adventures, ice skating, and seasonal markets there are tons of events to put on your advent calendar. 

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What our Customers like Most about our Home Removals Service in Bath

Posted on October 5, 2022 by Thomas Firbank Removals
Tips on Preparing to Sell Your Home in Bath

When moving home, there’s nothing more important than finding a reliable and trustworthy removal company. That’s why so many of our customers choose Thomas Firbank for their home removals in Bath. We’re a five-star provider with years of experience in the removals and storage industry and a flawless reputation for service delivery.

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How Our Moving and Storage Services Can Help AirBNB Hosts In Bath

Posted on September 4, 2022 by Thomas Firbank Removals
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Bath is a timeless magnet for visitors, who want to take in the majesty of this historic Spa town amidst the glorious Somerset countryside.  Aside from its perennial appeal, the growing trend of staycations in the UK sees more people wanting to holiday within the British Isles.  Since the pandemic, Airbnb has noted a steady increase in appeal for longer holidays in more rural locations.  Notably, there is a trend away from tourist areas, and more appeal for the home-based holiday in a lovely setting.  Accordingly, since 2014 there has been a significant increase in the number of Entire Home listings on Airbnb. This reflects the movement in trend from renting a room in someone’s home, to renting the entire place.  If you are considering renting your place as an Entire Home listing, or even part of your property, consider how a storage service may be key to developing an efficient business strategy. 

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