Moving for the first time?



Hello!  Are you moving for the first time and want some more information?  If so,  you have come to the right place as we have years of experience within the man and van industry and take great pride in our work, as do our man and van service providers throughout the United Kingdom.  

In life there are a million different reasons to move home so let’s start at the beginning and assume this is your first time and you need to arrange a van.  You may have considered hiring a van,  then loading and unloading the van yourself to save money.  If so,  we would suggest reading our Man and van vs Van hire page before making a decision as the page will inform you of a few facts that you may not be aware of, these facts can save you not only money but valuable time as well.

Are you going to University? If so Compare the Man and Van service providers do offer Student discounts. You can request a customer loading service from Compare the Man and Van which is a very popular choice as these prices are the man and vans service provider's minimum charge. Things you can expect from a customer loading service are your van to be on time and in the event of an unfortunate delay you will be contacted prior to the arrival time agreed.  You will also have access to the service providers equipment i.e. trolley, straps, and blankets which are used to protect your items while in transit. The man and van driver will also give his advice on loading techniques if you request it.

You may think the loading and unloading of the van is best left to the professionals? If so ,you can request a driver help loading service which is where the man and van driver will arrive, load and unload your possessions on his own if possible.  In the event that the service provider does need help moving a large item he will need you or a friend to assist him with the loading and unloading.

Two people can travel free of charge in any long wheel base high top van or the larger Luton van which comes with the electrical tail lift on the back.  When a small van is ordered only one passenger will be able to travel in the van with the driver as there is not a spare seat in the front of the van.  All requests to travel in the back of the van will be rejected as this is illegal.  If you are unable to assist the driver and have no help available, consider whether or not a second man will be required to complete the move safely.  Although all of our service providers are strong and experienced, they are unfortunately not Superman and will need adequate help bringing large items up and down flights of stairs for example.  

Our Man and Van services will treat your items with respect from start to finish, using blankets and straps to secure your items safely in the van ensuring unpleasant surprises are avoided when you arrive at your destination.  You can order as many men as you need to complete your move, there is no limit.  If you are not sure of what van size to order please view our Van Size Guide or contact our Support Team who will advise as to which van you should order.  If you want to order more than one van this is also possible just add any additional requirements i.e. the number of vans required and return journeys into the notes section at the bottom of our Quote Form The more information the better as this will increase the accuracy of your quotations.


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  • 2nd Floor Skyways Hub
  • Speke Road
  • Liverpool
  • United Kingdom
  • L70 1AB
  • Company number 15614061
  • VAT number 464774651


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