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Are you moving and require removal services in Dorset? 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 removals Dorset. 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 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. Make sure Maidmans are your choice for removals Dorset!
Dorset has been a favourite holiday destination for generations; home to a wild and beautiful Jurassic coastline, stunning countryside, and a wealth of entertainment opportunities.
However, its popularity as a place to relocate to has also increased exponentially over the past ten years too.
Although Dorset is satisfyingly distant for many, its location is not so remote as to be cut off.
What was once seen as predominantly a retirement location due to lack of employment opportunities, has now undergone a complete 360-degree rotation.
As thousands across the UK have realised that working from home is not only possible, but much more beneficial in a number of ways, plenty have already upped sticks and moved to Dorset.
When it comes to location, there are literally hundreds of small picture box perfect towns and villages to choose from either by the sea or nestled within Dorset’s rural landscape such as Kimmeridge, Swanage, Lulworth, Bovington, Tolpuddle and Poole.
Interestingly, Dorset has no motorways!
The county has a long history of human settlement stretching back to the Neolithic era. The first human visitors to Dorset were Mesolithic hunters, from around 8000 BC
The Romans arrived in Dorset during their conquest of Britain in AD 43. They conquered Dorset’s indigenous Celtic tribe, and during the Early Middle Ages, the Saxons settled in the area and made Dorset a shire in the 7th century.
Throughout the early and mid-18th century, much smuggling took place along the Dorset coast; its coves, caves and sandy beaches providing plenty of opportunities to secretly smuggle contraband ashore.
In more recent times, the Dorset coast played a major part in WW2. Tens-of-thousands of troops departed Weymouth, Portland and Poole harbours during D-Day and gliders from RAF Tarrant Rushton dropped troops near Caen to begin Operation Tonga
The many visitor centres and museums offer an insight into the county’s important and fascinating past and make interesting places to visit.
Packed with just about every type of property you can think of Dorset certainly gives buyers a massive choice.
The Portland and Purbeck stone cottages are highly prized, these are mainly found in the south of the county.
If you have a modest budget, Dorchester and Sturminster Newton are both good places to look, with one-bedroom flats starting at £75,000.
Those with plenty to spend can start their search for a home with a sea view in the very affluent areas of Bournemouth and Poole. Whilst Sandbanks, is where the most expensive homes in the UK are sited.
As interest in the region has increased, so its property prices have followed suit.
According to Rightmove, Homes have increased in value over the past year by around 4%.
The average cost of a property is now £341,796.
The majority of sales in Dorset during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £464,333. Flats sold for an average of £228,251, with semi-detached properties fetching £299,468.
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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.”
Responsibility for state schools in Dorset is divided between three local education authorities: Dorset County Council, which covers the majority of the county, and Bournemouth and Poole unitary authorities.
Finding a school to suit your family should not pose too much of a problem as Dorset has some premium schools, both state and private.
With 40 first schools, 78 primaries, 2 juniors and 21 secondary and upper schools to choose from, you can be sure there will be one which is perfect for your child.
Dorset also provides some of the best special schools in the UK, so if you are moving here with a child who requires specialist help you should be well catered for.
Further education is delivered by Kingston Maurward College in Dorchester, Weymouth College and Bournemouth and Poole College. All are held in high regard.
Dorset contains a range of privately funded independents, many are boarding schools which also take day pupils, such as the co-educational Canford School.
Two higher education establishments are situated in the heart of the county’s south-east conurbation. Bournemouth University and The Arts University Bournemouth.
You will regularly find Dorset’s beaches in top listings online.
Everyone loves a day at the seaside where you will find a multitude of water-based activities to take part in.
The Jurassic Coast – a United Nations Natural World Heritage Site – boasting the same status as the Great Barrier Reef.
Alternatively head to the country, Dorset’s largely unspoilt landscape is not only beautiful but teeming with rare wildlife.
Festivals are regular and varied, here are just a few among many:
Country parks, forts, castles, galleries, museums, stately homes, gardens and picture post card villages, Dorset pretty much covers it all.
Whether you are just visiting or you are lucky enough to actually live in the county, whatever you enjoy doing, Dorset will have it.
Our team of packing and moving specialists cover the whole of Dorset and surrounding areas, including:
If you require our removals Dorset services, contact one of our moving specialists today to arrange a free survey and moving quotation.
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