If you’re looking to move, be it a full home removal service or just a few items, you will likely have come across two sorts of services on offer. Therefore, you might now be wondering “what is the difference between a removal company and a man and van”?
One of the key differences between removal companies and a man with a van is the different services they may offer. For instance, here at Jones Services, we are an experienced removal company. Therefore we provide full removal services. This includes the supply of materials, dismantling and reassembly of furniture and full packing services. A man and a van is more likely to just supply his loading services a long with van hire.
Size of Move
A removal company should have a fleet of vehicles and a number of experienced staff within the team. In comparison, a man and van will likely work for and by himself. There are times when he might get extra assistance, but this is more than likely going to be just one other person to help. This might be ideal if you are only looking for the transportation of a few items. However, if you need help with a full home move then it’s worth checking what capacity the company has.
Materials and Equipment
We have already touched on how we will supply you with packing materials. This includes boxes for hire, packing paper, bubble wrap and tape. In addition, on the day of the move we will bring specialist wardrobe boxes and protective covers. Our vans are also equipped with blankets, shrink wrap, ratchet straps for load securing, trollies for easy transportation, carpet protection and more! A man and a van is more likely to just come with himself and his van.
Of course, the biggest difference between a removal company and a man and van will be the cost. Naturally, if the removal company is supplying additional services and materials then there is going to be extra costs for this. Moreover, a removal company is more likely to have additional overheads (office space and staff, storage, utilities, etc). These costs have to be built into their quote, even when providing a basic removal service. There is also the different sorts of insurance they need to consider and provide. A man and a van should also be insured, however this might be their only overhead, apart from the maintenance of their vehicle.