Lund-Conlon Removers & Storers
Having been in business for more than 35 years, Lund Conlon Removers & Storers have successfully relocated thousands of customers all over the UK, Europe, and Internationally.
If you are moving home and require the services of a highly professional, reliable, and friendly removal company in the Bicester area, Lund Conlon Removers & Storers should be your first choice.
No matter whether you need to move the whole contents of your home, a half load, or just a small consignment, we can offer a tailor-made move with a personal touch for any sized relocation.
We can also offer our valued customers the added assurance of good quality removals because we are proud members of the industry-regulated BAR, British Association of Removers.
All members of BAR are frequently audited to verify that they adhere to the rules and regulations set by this well-respected industry regulator.
Lund Conlon Removers & Stores are located in Kempston, conveniently close to the A6 and A421.
Easy to find, as well as offering a comprehensive household removals service, we also have an excellent on-site storage facility.
Clean, dry, and secure your effects are safe with us. Accredited to European standard BS EN 14873, ideal for all your long or short-term storage requirements.
To complement our expert services from our Kempston Depot, we have a further 16 storage depots located strategically throughout the UK.
Regardless of where you are relocating to, including Bicester, there will be a Lund Conlon storage facility you can utilize nearby.
For many, moving home is something that happens occasionally.
Often many years can pass before having to face the upheaval of packing up the entire contents of your home.
Being in one place for long periods inevitably leads to a huge accumulation of personal effects. Even more so if you have expanded your family along the way.
There is much to think about and a whole lot of planning and preparation needs to happen long before you actually move out.
Appointing a trustworthy and reliable removal company will help toward making this stressful and busy time so much easier to deal with.
As Lund Conlon Removers & Storers have been covering removals across the Bicester region for so many years, we have built a good solid knowledge of the local area.
Our highly trained and polite removal team will do their utmost to ensure your move is as stress free as possible.
Furthermore, we can provide you with easy storage solutions at reasonable prices.
Ideal if you want to free up space to decorate when you first move in, or for a safe place to hide those large bulky items you only use occasionally.
Make Lund Conlon Moving & Storage your first port of call when moving to or from Bicester.
Give us a ring today to book your free home survey followed by our, no obligation quotation.
The fast-growing town of Bicester is an historic market town, garden town, and civil parish in the Cherwell district of north-eastern Oxfordshire.
Bicester is both progressive and community-minded which makes a great combination that is attractive to potential buyers.
Conveniently placed close to junction 9 of the M40 motorway, the route links it to among others, London, Birmingham, and Oxford.
For many who live here, the commute from Bicester North Railway Station into London, which takes around an hour, is well worth the effort.
Bicester manages to cover the needs of most of its residents. From one-of-a-kind independent shopping to well-known retailers and the popular out-of-town Bicester discount shopping village.
Boasting outstanding commuter connections, a mixture of convenience, comfort, and culture, plus lots of open space for growing families. No wonder Bicester is in such high demand.
Lund Conlon Removers & Storers have a wealth of experience to share, having been in the removal industry for many years.
Buying a new home is an exciting opportunity but it is also a very stressful time. To help combat the stress, we have prepared some “top tips” that will hopefully help to make the whole process a little less daunting.
At Lund Conlon, we understand just how important it is to use only the best packing materials for your move.
We train our staff to pack and wrap your precious belongings carefully and skillfully in order to avoid damage to your property.
On your move day, the removal team will arrive with all the materials required to carry out your move.
Your belongings will be carefully placed into a range of different-sized boxes.
Depending on what is being packed; books, clothing, glassware, china, pots, and pans, our team are fully prepared to pack any items you may have.
We are proud to say that our cartons are made from environmentally friendly materials so can be fully recycled.
Bubble wrap and tissue paper are used to protect your fragile items.
Anything requiring specialist care, such as antiques, will be packed in made-to-measure wooden crates for extra protection.
You may be relocating to a new home a few miles away or traveling thousands of miles to an international destination.
Irrespective of the distance, our comprehensive knowledge of the packing process will mean your effects will arrive safe and sound
You are in safe hands. There is rarely a situation we have not encountered.
Lund Conlon has as many years of experience in moving people to Europe and Internationally as it has within the UK.
The packing process is largely the same for moves further afield, however, extra padding and covering will be used to minimize movement during transport.
As the packing commences, the team will complete a comprehensive inventory of all your belongings as each box is filled or item wrapped.
Our experienced pre-move surveyor will provide you beforehand with the customs regulations pertaining to your destination country.
Depending on where in the world your consignment needs to go, your effects could travel by sea, air, or road.
International consignments are generally containerised, and sent by sea.
Journey times vary according to country, but, it can take several weeks for your consignment to arrive at its destination countries port of entry.
It is vital that everything is secure and well packed as these large vessels often encounter rough seas.
Long road journeys are also subject to a lot of vibration which can sometimes result in load shifting. Protecting and securing the load tightly is imperative.
Irrespective of how your goods are transported Lund Conlon’s first-class packers work hard to make sure that everything arrives in one piece.
At Lund Conlon we pride ourselves on delivering a first-class service.
However, no matter how meticulously our moves are carried out, there are risks involved which are outside our control. Transporting your consignment is a classic example.
We pack and load your effects with utmost care and attention. However, there is always a possibility, however slight, that an accident could occur whilst they are in transit.
This is why we offer our customers insurance cover.
If you provide us with an insurance declaration of the value of your goods, the amount of our liability to you in the event of loss or damage to those goods will be a maximum of £50,000.
We can accept insurance liability for a higher amount, in which case we may make an additional charge.
If you decide not to take out any insurance with us, you may find your own house insurance has some form of cover for goods in transit.
For anything we move for you which is not covered by either your own or our insurance, in the event of any loss or damages, caused by negligence or breach of contract on our part.
Our liability to you will be assessed as a sum equivalent to the cost of their repair or replacement, subject to a maximum liability of £40 per item.
Just speak to our helpful surveyor when he undertakes your house move survey and he can clarify the process for you.
The retail sector in the UK has taken quite a hit since Covid 19 struck.
Bicester has managed to maintain its reputation as a premier retail destination thanks to its Outlet Shopping Village.
The village is home to more than 150 boutiques of leading brands. Luxury fashion and lifestyle boutiques offer savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price all year round.
The bonus is that you can spend the whole day here because it also provides some very tempting places to eat.
Fine dining and street food, exquisite patisseries, cool cafés and quirky food trucks. You can enjoy a host of delicious eat-in or on-the-go dining options.
If you just need to pop out to a local store, Bicester has it covered.
The historic shopping streets, particularly Sheep Street and Market Square, have a range of local and national shops together with cafés, pubs and restaurants.
There are weekly markets on Fridays in the town centre along with farmers’ markets and an occasional French market.
Bicester Shopping Retail Park is yet another popular and easily accessible place to shop. It offers a range of services and facilities from food and fashion to fitness and jewellery.
When you first arrive in Bicester, this handy list of shops in the town may prove useful.
The town has always been a place where people came in search of work.
Early charters promoted Bicester’s development as a trading centre, with a market and fair having been established by the mid-13th century.
Today, Bicester continues to grow and expand its economic fortunes.
Bicester is one of the fastest-growing economic centres in the county, according to Oxfordshire County Council.
Being in a very convenient and strategic location has created work in several key sectors.
Its economy is focused on storage, defence, and distribution activities, food processing and engineering.
New housing estates and commercial developments have created a swathe of employment opportunities. From jobs within construction to administration opportunities.
Bicester Outlet Shopping Villages continues to attract job seekers. Hundreds of thousands of people visit here annually. It takes plenty of staff to keep the shops and restaurants operational.
In addition, Bicester is a commuter town so plenty of the local residents opt to commute to London, Oxford or other large towns in the region.
To see just how many jobs are available within 10 miles of Bicester, visit the popular online recruiter Reed.co.uk.
Many people planning a move to Bicester will want to know that they can get their children into a good school when they arrive.
Even those moving without children currently, will most likely plan a family at some point.
Ensuring there are some good schools in your local catchment area is or will become vital at some point.
Another positive in the hunt for a good school is that buying a home close to one will enhance its value and desirability. Win win.
There is a wide choice of primary schools to choose from.
Unusual for any town but great news for new parents to the area is that all primaries reach Ofsted’s “good” rating.
All secondaries are rated as being “good” by Ofsted.
The Whitelands Academy is relatively new and is yet to be inspected. Its Ofsted pre-inspection report is indicating that it will receive a “good” rating.
Sitting just under two miles from the town is Bruern Abbey School.
A special independent school for boys aged from 8 to 13 with specific learning difficulties, including dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dyspraxia.
As the town has enjoyed a reputation as being incredibly well connected for many years. Getting from A to B when you live here is so easy.
The area is criss crossed by good roads. The main M40 to the west of the town is the lifeblood of the region. It provides access to larger locations such as Oxford, Birmingham and London.
Stagecoach’s bus service operates throughout the area providing plenty of routes both in and out of town. Simply log onto their website to check timetable information or to plan your journey.
Train services are via two stations, Bicester North and Bicester Village Station.
Chiltern Railways manages the timetables and services for both stations.
Commuters enjoy fast and efficient rail journeys to London in just over an hour, Oxford in 14 minutes and Birmingham also just over an hour.
Even if you are relatively familiar with Bicester, there may be some things you don’t know about it.
It always takes several weeks if not months to find your feet and really get to know the area.
Some things however need to be dealt with as soon as possible.
Practicalities of life such as bin days, council tax bands and payments, local doctor surgeries and your closest hospital are all very important.
This is where you will find your local town council website very helpful.
Bicester Town Council, like most towns, has all the information you need and all in once place.
The site also gives you a deeper insight into the town and what it offers in the way of entertainment such as play areas and sports pitches, halls for hire, and community events.
If you are serious about moving to Bicester, the cost of buying a home here is going to be very relevant to you.
If your dream is to own a brand-spanking new home, visit the newhomesforsale.co.uk website for a list of new properties in the area.
You might just prefer a more established property. Look no further.
Bicester is packed with older homes with many supplying larger gardens and more square footage than new builds.
Bicester’s terraced homes are always very popular and sell quickly.
They offer easy access to the centre of town and its amenities as well as being within walking distance of Bicester North Railway Station.
As is the case with so many towns across the UK which sit within commuting distance of larger locations, Bicester’s rental market is a lively one.
The reality is that due to the high demand, finding a home to rent in Bicester is becoming increasingly difficult.
Many people, particularly young first-time buyers, are struggling to keep up with the continual increases in property prices.
This has resulted in many having to lease a home instead.
Another factor that has increased the attraction of the lettings market in Bicester is that it is so much cheaper when compared to nearby Oxford.
Renters can save money and just commute a few extra miles to work.
We adhere to the highest possible standards in the removals industry.
All services performed in accordance with European standard BS EN 12522.
Covered by the best insurance, your belongings are protected door-to-door.
A team with over 35 years experience of moving customers worldwide.
We offer daily house removals nationwide including the Isle of Wight & Channel islands.
Multiple branches in key locations covering the whole of the UK.
Established in 1985, Lund-Conlon is Bedford’s largest removals and storage company.
Since our inception we have grown from strength to strength. For over twenty-five years we’ve offered the Bedford area a first class customer service, tailored especially to taking the hassle out of your moving day.
Lund-Conlon Removers and Storers are experienced in all aspects of domestic and commercial removals and offer a variety of services. We operate a local, national and international removals service for full and part loads by road, sea and air.
From our purpose built premises on Wolesley Road, Kempston, we offer a wide range of fully secure storage facilities.