Big Red Removals have over 10 years of experience in house and flat moves within SW8. We also offer a Man and Van service based on an hourly rate. With this service you get the same professional, fully trained crew as with our removals service.
Our experienced and dedicated team of professional removers will ensure that your move, however big or small goes without a hitch. Big Red has got you covered, able to offer the most competitive Man and Van rates in SW8.
Our Man and Van service is designed for smaller SW8 removals, single items, or 1 bedroom and smaller 2 bedroom properties. Whether you are looking for a smaller complete removal or just moving bulky items from A to B, our experienced uniformed crews will work until the job is completed. All our crews are from the permanent staff of Big Red Removals and Storage so you get the benefit of using our flexible hourly rate, only paying for the actual time the removal takes, whilst still getting the benefits of using a professional removals company. We never compromise on quality to ensure that our service is always the best around.
All moves with Big Red can be covered with liability insurance. As Members of the National Guild of Removers we follow their Code of Practice and you can be assured that Big Red will give you the best removals service in SW8. Each vehicle comes equipped with transit blankets, sofa covers, ties, a skate and a full tool kit. All of our vehicles are satellite tracked, so we know where they are at all times.
All our staff can dismantle/assemble normal furniture, disconnect/connect appliances when applicable and remove doors/windows. With the hourly Man and Van rate, crews have the flexibility to do any last minute packing, additional pick ups, trips to recycling, sofas through windows, etc. We are also able to provide a house clearance service, taking items to charity shops or recycling.
Whatever other stresses you have with your move, you can rely on Big Red to ensure that, from start to finish, the removal process is not one of them. Call the SW8 Man and Van specialists now on 0207 228 7651.
Most of the roads around SW8 are controlled parking, and either parking suspensions or dispensations are required. For larger Removals in SW8 a parking suspension is a necessity. The suspension has to be booked up to 14 working days in advance of the required date. These are booked with your local council online. For smaller SW8 removals, using vans, we can load and unload for short periods on single yellow lines. Otherwise a dispensation would need to be booked, if we are packing and SW8 flat moving.
A Little Bit About SW8
The SW postcode district was originally created as part of the London Postal District in 1857. In 1868 some of the areas of the abolished S district were added. The postal district of SW8 covers South Lambeth, Vauxhall, part of Battersea, part of Clapham and part of Stockwell. The local authorities covering these areas are Lambeth and Wandsworth.
It is generally accepted that the etymology of Vauxhall is from the name of Falkes de Breauté, the head of King John’s mercenaries, who owned a large house in the area, which was referred to as Faulke’s Hall, later Foxhall, and eventually Vauxhall. The area only became generally known by this name when the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens opened as a public attraction. Initially most visitors would have approached by river, but crowds of Londoners of all classes came to know the area after the construction of Westminster Bridge in the 1740s.
From the early seventeenth to nineteenth century Battersea was known for its market gardening, supplying vegetables, fruit and flowers to the London markets. Asparagus is still sold in Battersea Bunches at Covent Garden market. Beyond the Thames lay marshland, then market gardens and small villas stretching back to Clapham and Wandsworth Commons. With the coming of the railway in about 1840 the population of Battersea erupted raising from 4,000 to 12,000 in half a century. With major industrial and housing being built, Battersea Park was planned just in time, thus preventing the area being engulfed by the extensive building works.
Today Clapham High Street is the most vibrant road in SW4 and is the beating heart of Clapham. It is home to a number of shops, bars, clubs, restaurants and has undergone massive gentrification in the last 15 years.
Stockwell probably got the second half of its name from a local well; the other half is from “stoc”, which was Old English for a tree trunk or post. Up until the 17th century there was a Stockwell Wood. The manor of Stockwell was created in the late 13th century, when King Edward I acquired the manor of South Lambeth and divided it into the two manors of Vauxhall and Stockwell.