Frequently asked questions about furniture removals
A. Yes, we do! Complete our online enquiry form detailing your inventory, where you are moving to and if you require packing supplies or our prepacking service and we’ll provide a free quote. We also do backloading and partloading and can provide an accurate quotation for those services. We also provide obligation free onsite quotes for local removals in the Newcastle/Lake Macquarie area.
A. That’s up to you! For all our local removals we provide customers with the option of choosing from our hourly rates or a fixed price. Simply fill out our online enquiry form and we’ll be able to email you a fixed price.
A. Our local service areas include Newcastle, Port Stevens, Hunter Valley and Central Coast. We also carry out trips interstate to Queensland, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory and South Australia on a weekly basis.
A. Backloading is a cost-effective solution that involves our removalists picking up and delivering an order on a return trip from a previous delivery. Rather than driving an empty truck back to our Rathmines depot, our removalists are able offer a competitively priced option to customers that are happy to be flexible with their dates and willing to share our truck with other customers. We ensure your items are individually stored and separate from other customers to prevent mixups.
A. Partloading involves sharing our service truck with other customer’s belongings to save money. Our furniture removalists always take great care to ensure your items are packed securely and separately from other customers.
A. Yes, we help businesses move offices locally and interstate.
A. Absolutely! We stock a great range of packing boxes in different shapes and sizes available for purchase. Greater Newcastle Removals also have portarobes for rent.
A. Sooner the better as we only undertake interstate trips once a week. However, for local moves we are able to be more flexible with dates and times. From four-tonne trucks to semi trailers, Greater Newcastle Removals has a number of service trucks available to help you move home.
A. No, we have 2 men on all trucks (sometimes 3 in local removal cases when requested). The boys do all the heavy lifting and moving. The customer just needs to make sure everything is ready to go – beds dismantled, any furniture that can be flat packed pulled down, fridges and washing machines unplugged – if the customer does not have the right tools or time to do this they can request a dismantling/reassembling service and the boys do all the dismantling of their furniture required to be dismantled and then reassemble at their new home.
A. It is best not to, as drawers and cupboards were not designed to be moved with objects in them and unfortunately can be damaged during the moving process due to the weight and items inside. We suggest that all items be taken out and packed into boxes to ensure that drawers and shelves do not sustain any damage.
A. It’s best to stick with proper removalist cartons, as they are designed for moving house hold items. Supermarket boxes and foam boxes tend to break and buckle with the weight as they were designed to transport the items stated on their box. Plastic tubs are stacked on top so the weight goes directly onto their lids due to their design on being able to stack them and therefore there lids tend to break which makes them unstable during transport. We understand that you may need to use them or already have them, however it is best not to pack important or breakable items inside.