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Are you moving and require removal services in Blandford Forum ? In a recent survey, two thirds of people voted the process of moving to a new house at the top of their list of life stresses. Experts suggest that moving can trigger more stress and anxiety than relationship breakdowns, divorce or even starting a new job!
Make no doubt, moving home represents a serious change and transition in life. We all crave routine and familiarity and when you relocate this can seriously disrupt those feelings of security. It is important to remember that it’s normal to feel overwhelmed when you have so much to organise, especially if moving with children.
At Maidmans, we draw on years of experience in the removals industry to deliver a bespoke customer experience. We strive to ensure each of our moves are tailored to suit your individual requirements and are carried out with the utmost degree of professionalism, honesty and care, leaving you free to arrange all the other practical aspects of your move.
Maidmans have been in the removals industry for over 40 years, winning multiple awards from the British Association of Removers (BAR) since 2008.
Based in Poole, Maidmans is the removals company of choice for Blandford Forum, being only 12 miles away. Maidmans not only offer outstanding services, but our expert local knowledge means our services will be above and beyond those of our competitors.
Serving towns and villages throughout Dorset, including Bournemouth, Weymouth and Dorchester, Maidmans are here to help.
Whether you are moving down the road, to a beautiful chalet in Northern Italy, or even halfway across the world; Maidmans are here to take the stress out of your move.
Maidmans are the ‘go-to’ choice for removals throughout Dorset, bringing you a friendly team who will give your move that personal touch.
Our expert team will be available to answer any questions you may have about the removal throughout the entire process.
You will be using the UK’s first company to attain all three BSI quality standards for domestic removals, commercial removals and storage. On top of that, we have 40 years of experience; we go the extra mile!
Are you worried about your valuables during the moving process? Worry no more. Our team will protectively wrap your possessions with a bespoke range of packing materials, ensuring they are protected throughout the move.
Blandford Forum is a traditional market town, within a 45-minute drive to Bournemouth and Poole.
It is slightly different from the other towns in Dorset and will come across as a unique Georgian town. Here are a few key things to know about Blandford Forum:
In 1731, there was a devastating fire here. Two brothers, known as the Bastard Brothers (Bastard being their surname), helped rebuild the town, creating an eye-grabbing town built with Georgian architecture in mind.
Far enough from the coast to avoid the tourists, but close enough that it’s only a short journey away.
Blandford Forum is the perfect distance for those looking for peace and quiet without the isolation.
Blandford Forum offers a wide variety of schools for all ages and abilities, many of which are rated well by Ofsted.
The town’s name originates from Blaen y Ford, meaning a place near a ford. A settlement grew up and across the River Stour, developing Blandford Forum into an important market town.
In 1307, Edward I granted the Lord of the manor the right to hold a bi-annual fair; further down the line Charles I granted Blandford Forum a charter which incorporated them as a borough.
Blandford Forum has seen its fair share of tragedies over the years. In 1564 a fire swept through the town, destroying several buildings. While this seemed terrible at the time, the 1677 fire burnt down over 30 homes.
Finally, the worst came, labelled the Great Fire. In 1731, the Great Fire desolated Blandford, destroying churches, shops, homes and schools. Only a few scattered buildings remained after this fire.
It was after this fire that John and William Bastard designed an entirely new town hall, shops, homes and school. The Georgian buildings they built have remained mostly unaltered to this day.
Blandford Forum has seen enormous increases in property prices over the past five years, reaching 16.52% on average.
The average house price in Blandford Forum during March 2020 is currently £ 354,107. This is only slightly over the average for the county of Dorset by £10,000. In the previous 12 months, the property market here has increased by 4.49%.
This is a significant increase for a 12 month period. It’s impossible to tell what the property market will do, but if these prices keep increasing in this way then properties here will become highly coveted.
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The entire team were extremely helpful and careful. They deserve high praise for their work.”
“We opted for the total pack which proved wonderful. Not a thing damaged or scratched. Two items could not be moved upstairs, so Maidmans instantly arranged to have them craned on to the balcony. Wonderful service and organisation.”
“The two lads that moved us were first class. They were so helpful and so polite. Could not do enough for us. We wish them all the best for the future.”
Blandford Forum has a wide variety of schools available. There are plenty of primary schools available, such as Archbishop Wake Church of England Primary School, Blandford St Mary C of E First School and Milldown First School.
Each of these schools received a “good” rating from Ofsted after their inspection. The closest secondary school is Blandford School, which is a mixed-gender school for 11-18-year-olds.
This school, in particular, was given an Ofsted rating of “good” with ‘the potential to become Outstanding’.
Bournemouth University is only a short drive down the road and is particularly renowned for its media courses.
It is recognised as the only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice in the UK.
Blandford Forum is a short distance away from the main areas in Dorset such as Bournemouth and Poole; however, you don’t have to leave Blandford Forum to have a good day out!
If you’re a lover of history and architecture, you’ll find that there are ample historical buildings to be found in this quaint town. The Georgian architecture and the Blandford Forum Town Museum will make for a great and informative day out.
A great day out for the family awaits you at Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park. Specially designed for those up to 8-year-olds, this is an award-winning park which offers acres of adventures and endless fun.
Located nearby to the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB), you have the opportunity to experience ancient woodlands and chalk river valleys; or maybe you’d prefer a pint
Our team of packing and moving specialists cover the whole of Blandford Forum and surrounding areas, including:
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