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 mover in and around the Houghton Regis 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 Houghton Regis, 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 Houghton Regis 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 Houghton Regis.
Give us a ring today to book your free home survey followed by our, no obligation quotation.
The name Houghton comes from the Saxon word ‘hoe’ meaning the spur of a hill, and ‘tun’ meaning a village.
Today around 17,300 people live in the busy market town. A convenient location, Houghton Regis has close links with the much larger towns of Dunstable and Luton.
Combined, these beautiful green areas are a magnet for both nature and animal lovers young and old.
It might be a bit of a cliche, but Houghton Regis benefits from the best of both town and country living, as a result, it is unquestionably desirable to many.
Leisure facilities are plentiful, equally as important as the parks and green spaces which dot
Houghton Regis has both a vision and a blueprint for the future. It is working hard to implement changes that will further enhance the town’s desirability.
It has become an attractive location where you can relax and enjoy life. Safe to say that this is a great destination to set down permanent roots.
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
There is rarely a situation we have not encountered.
You can rest assured that you are in safe hands with Lund Conlon Removers & Storers.
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 we are, there are risks involved which are outside our control. Transporting your consignment is a classic example.
Whilst we may have packed and loaded your effects with utmost care and attention, 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.
Having everything you need nearby with regards to shopping makes all the difference.
The retail provision in Houghton Regis is varied and more than supplies everything you need for day-to-day necessities.
For groceries, a large Morrisons store is located in the town centre.
Several pharmacies, beauty salons, barbers, a post office, and some little independents are also available.
The Bedford Square shopping centre is located in the High Street.
Again, there is a good assortment of stores here, plus it is home to Houghton Regis Library as well as the local community centre.
In between your shopping you can stop by at one of the local cafes or restaurants which dot the town centre.
If you need more choice or fancy a whole day of retail therapy, no problem.
In under 15 minutes you can be in the middle of Luton or even closer, Dunstable in 9 minutes.
These are both fantastic locations and provide a very comprehensive shopping experience.
Luton has a massive number of stores, but the Mall is a popular choice.
Packed with all the well-known chains and many more. Enough variety to satisfy the whole family.
No one can deny that these days is it much harder to find work than it used to be. The job market is more competitive than ever.
So, what kind of work can you expect to discover if you live in Houghton Regis.
As much as 80% of residents commute to either Luton or Dunstable.
That said, there are some large companies that have bases in or on the outskirts of town.
Whitbread PLC (which manages Premier Inn, Beefeater, Brewers Fayre and Table Table), Aldwyck Housing Group and Renault Trucks (UK), are all here.
Most sit in either the Townsend Industrial Estate or just to the south of the town is Houghton Hall, Business Park.
These larger companies are good places to begin your search for employment.
Houghton also provides its residents with lots of shops and eateries.
If you have skills which fall into these sectors, you have a good chance of employment.
Another avenue to explore if you have any teaching experience is a job in education. Both Central Bedfordshire College and Bedford College have campuses in the town.
Why not upload your CV via an online recruitment website such as Reed.co.uk.
Within an easily commutable ten-mile radius of Houghton, Reed is currently advertising as many as 2500 jobs.
It shouldn’t be too long before you are gainfully employed.
Moving to a new area and enrolling your child at a new school can be rather traumatic for all involved.
Good planning and research well ahead of time, will help make things less stressful.
You may want to start your search for a school in Houghton Regis by first researching as to which ones are performing best.
Ofsted is a perfect place to start your search. You can narrow the search using a number of criteria.
Just enter Houghton Regis as a search term, it is an ideal tool for pinpointing the schools in the area which are performing well.
The town has 36 primaries, with most having been rated as either good or outstanding by Ofsted.
There are 13 secondary’s the majority of which also perform well.
For pupils with a range of special educational needs, Chiltern School is a great choice.
Central Bedfordshire College is situated in Dunstable, 2 miles from Houghton Regis. It is the closest Further Education provider in the area.
The college provides a good assortment of courses full-time for the 16-18year age group.
Plus, there are plenty of part-time courses aimed at mature students as well as higher education students as well.
Rated well by Ofsted, Bedford College is a little further away, a 30-minute journey by bus.
The college caters for school leavers, adult education, undergraduates and apprenticeships.
Opened in 2013, the rapid transit service bus provides links from Houghton Regis to Dunstable and Luton.
Plenty of local bus routes criss-cross the town and transport residents to other nearby areas.
For a comprehensive list of bus routes and timetables visit bustimes.org
Getting anywhere by train is via Leagrave Railway Station which is 3 miles from Houghton Regis.
Rail services connect the town to Luton, Dunstable, and the surrounding areas.
It is also easy to visit from London and the counties of Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.
For Leagrave Station timetables and latest travel information visit National Rail.
By rail, you can also reach London St Pancras International in 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Getting to London Luton Airport couldn’t be easier and takes just 49 minutes.
Travel links by road are very efficient.
Houghton Regis is sandwiched between the M1 and the A5 which runs north and south but, along its western flank.
Both these major arteries provide important links to many areas around the region.
The A5 links the town with Dunstable 2 miles, Leighton Buzzard 8 miles, Bletchley 15 miles and Milton Keynes 17 miles.
Whilst the M1 gives direct access to nearby towns such as Luton 6 miles, Hemel Hempstead 17 miles and Newport Pagnell 20 miles.
The M1 actually runs directly North from Houghton Regis as far up the country as Sunderland, a long journey of four hours or 243 miles.
Although in areas the journey may be congested at certain times of the day, St Pancras International is commutable by road.
On a good day, you can reach the outskirts of London in just over an hour, a journey of 39 miles.
Houghton Regis started life as a small country village.
With the continuing trend for progress, during the 1960s and 1970s, a number of large housing developments were built.
The town has continued to expand ever since.
Homes from these eras are dotted around the town, many of which have been modernised and extended.
Most offer larger than-average gardens and sit closer to the town centre.
Prices are reasonable and may sell under the national average and homes are cheaper when compared to nearby towns such as Dunstable and Luton.
Rental properties have never been in such high demand as they are right now.
It is estimated that as many as 8.5 million people rent a home in the UK compared to just 2.8 million in 2007.
Purchasing a home is probably going to be the largest expense of your life so it has to be in the right place.
Renting gives you the opportunity to explore the area before committing to buy.
If you are moving to Houghton Regis and are deciding to rent for a period of time, there is a good selection of rentals, however, three-bedroom homes dominate the market.
As many as half the available rental stock are three bedrooms or larger.
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.