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Four reasons to move to the Lake District

Four reasons to move to the Lake District

The Lake District is renowned around the world for its natural beauty and striking landscape. But what would it be like to actually live there? We help families from around the UK do just that, starting their new lives in the region every week. Here are four reasons to consider relocating to the Lake District.

19 Feb 2019
Managers go back to their roots for European move road trip

Managers go back to their roots for European move road trip

Recently, two members of our management team went ‘back to their roots’ to carry out two European removals projects for our customers. Managing director Tim Aspey and Kendal site manager Stephen Gregson kept a diary of their week-long trip and we’re delighted to be able to share it with you to give you an insight into the day-to-day work of our crews.

01 Feb 2019
Things You Need to Consider Before a Move to Australia

Things You Need to Consider Before a Move to Australia

More and more people from all over the world are considering moving to Australia, and that is not a surprise at all. When you consider all the things that Australia offers to its citizens, that wish is a very logical one. In a world full of air pollution, Australia is one of the places in the world that has the lowest levels of air pollution. In addition to this, the diversity of natural ecosystems should’ve made the point already. Australia has everything from tropical rainforests and sandy beaches, to snowy mountains and deserts.

25 Jan 2019
How to move house politely – an etiquette guide for moving day

How to move house politely – an etiquette guide for moving day

With so many things to think about when you’re moving house, good manners might be the last thing on your mind. But sticking to moving day etiquette will keep everyone happy and ensure your start life in your new home on the right foot.

14 Jan 2019
Get your home ready to sell in 2019

Get your home ready to sell in 2019

Are you planning to put your home on the market in 2019? If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to sell your property and move somewhere else, January is a great time to start. Many buyers stop looking over the Christmas period but then start househunting again with renewed vigour in the New Year.

31 Dec 2018
What should you buy someone who is moving house at Christmas?

What should you buy someone who is moving house at Christmas?

If you are about to move house, the last thing you want is a mountain of novelty clutter to take with you. So what should you buy someone for Christmas if you are about to move to a new property? And if you are about to move yourself, what should you ask family and friends for so you don’t end up packing even more boxes?

17 Dec 2018
Three clever ways self-storage can make your Christmas easier

Three clever ways self-storage can make your Christmas easier

Self storage can make your life easier over the festive period by giving you extra space to keep your things so you can make sure your home is ready for any family and friends who will be visiting over the holidays. Here are three ways, using self storage could make your life easier this Christmas.

06 Dec 2018
How much does it cost to move house in the UK?

How much does it cost to move house in the UK?

Everyone knows moving to a new property can be stressful but it seems it is expensive too with a typical cost of more than £12,000. Latest figures from Lloyds Bank show that people moving home are spending an average of £12,110 - £486 last year. But where does all this money go and how can you reduce your bill without cutting corners?

26 Nov 2018
How to prepare for studying abroad

How to prepare for studying abroad

Are you planning to spend a year studying overseas? More than 20,000 UK students spend time studying abroad each year, according to UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs). And if you’re preparing to be one of them, there are a lot of things to think about.

15 Nov 2018
The housewarming gifts people really want when they move home

The housewarming gifts people really want when they move home

What gifts do people really want when they’ve just moved house? Estate agency The Modern House has teamed up with designer Faye Toogood to put together a box of ‘moving day’ gifts for its clients. The minimalist products include a plain white apron, a leather key ring and a brown clay cup but what is top of your wish list when it comes to housewarming presents?

06 Nov 2018

Andrew Porter have now launched a dedicated laboratory relocation specialist, APort Global. As part of this there is now a dedicated web site where you can get all the up to date and relevant information about our laboratory relocation services.

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