Proper Packing Materials

Posted on January 18, 2022 by Martin Austwick

When you make progress with your search for a new home, it’s within reason that excitement takes hold. It’s a big decision, both in terms of finances and making a significant change in your life for you and your family. However, with great power comes great responsibility or something along those lines. You’ll have plenty […]


Moving Heavy or Awkward Items

Posted on December 18, 2021 by Martin Austwick

The moving process can be daunting to the uninitiated. In fact, it is often one of the most stressful things you will ever have to undertake. However, by following a few simple steps, you can quickly alleviate much of the chaos. You can maximise your chances of everything going swimmingly as you make the move […]


A New (Green) World

Posted on November 15, 2021 by Robin

Here at Gentleman & A Van, when doing home removals and driving vans around London and beyond, we know that our activities cause a particular carbon footprint that is unavoidable. That’s why we constantly strive for new ways to reduce our negative impact on the environment. This includes investigating our operational practices to look for […]


Reducing Stress When Moving House

Posted on October 19, 2021 by Martin Austwick

There are a lot of ‘facts and figures’ liberally thrown around about just how stressful moving house can be. You might hear that it’s as harrowing as a divorce, or the second most traumatic thing you can do, and other elaborate associations. Whatever the truth is, there’s little doubt that moving house causes stress and […]


Picking the right London Home Removals Company

Posted on September 16, 2021 by Mark Godman

So, you’re moving house and it’s now time to narrow down your options. You have all your quotes- now how do you pick the London home removals company for you. If you aren’t lucky enough to have friends or family recommend a removal company to you, then this final step may be a little daunting. […]


4 ways to cut home removal costs

Posted on July 17, 2021 by Mark Godman

When using a home removal company, many factors will affect the overall amount you pay. These may include the distance you’re moving, the time of year (though at Gentleman & A Van, our prices don’t change) and unsurprisingly, the amount of stuff you have to transport! But is there a way of doing this without […]


Assembling a High-Quality Home Office in South West London

Posted on May 18, 2021 by Mark Godman

One of the notable shifts for businesses during the last few years has been remote working. It came about because of, and as a response to, the pandemic. But there’s a popular aspect that many people want to keep retain as an option. Even those who are desperate to get back to the office or […]


Providing Removals Services to Commuter Towns Near London

Posted on November 4, 2020 by Mark Godman

It’s becoming common knowledge that people are looking for something different because their housing needs are changing. The lockdown brought about some re-evaluation with regards to what’s gaining in popularity. Some of this means moving to other parts of the capital or even neighbouring counties to find larger houses with adequate outdoor spaces. What are […]


Superstitions around Moving House

Posted on September 16, 2018 by Martin Austwick

Hoave you ever noticed how many superstitions there are around moving house? From the very first moment you decided to move house you have probably had people people wishing you good luck. Whether it was good luck getting the right house, good luck securing your mortgage, or juist good luck on the move itself it’s […]


How to Move a Piano

Posted on September 16, 2018 by Martin Austwick

Before we go into any detail on how to move a piano we need to stress that this is not a small job.  Pianos are heavy and moving them is not a task for the unwary. If you’ve done this in the past then you’ll know we’re not kidding when we say that moving pianos […]