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 removals company in and around the Sandy 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 Sandy, 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 Bedford 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 Sandy.
Give us a ring today to book your free home survey followed by our, no obligation quotation.
The small riverside market town of Sandy takes its name from the Sand Hills of its distinctive rural setting close to the Marston Vales and Chiltern Hills.
There are only around 12,000 people living in Sandy, but the area has been inhabited for a very long time. The town has evolved over the years as progress marches on but has retained its distinctive rural setting.
Sitting in a scenic location surrounded by beautiful Bedfordshire countryside, Sandy is genuinely a lovely place to live. Plenty of community activities and local groups ensure that the well-being of residents is maintained.
One of Bedfordshire’s most charming commuter towns, Sandy is an incredibly practical location providing routes via road, rail, and bus, all over the region.
Larger locations such as Bedford, London, and Cambridge can be reached in no time.
While Sandy may not offer the comprehensive shopping experience of its larger neighbours, there is enough of an assortment of stores locally for day-to-day necessities.
There is much about Sandy that will appeal to pretty much all types of people whether you are coming here to retire or just starting on your life journey.
Having been in the removal industry for many years, we at Lund Conlon Removers & Storers have a wealth of experience to share.
Buying a new home is both an exciting and anxious time. To help ease the inevitable rise in stress levels that will come along with it, 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 our moves are carried out, 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.
Shopping in Sandy is an interesting experience.
Many of the town’s stores are small independents.
Gunns Bakery makes the Bedfordshire Clanger.
An elongated suet crust dumpling, sometimes described as a savoury type of roly-poly pudding.
J. S. Alsford & Co. is a local butcher shop on Sandy High Street.
A popular butchery serving a huge range of meat and poultry.
Willow Tree Gin Distillery is based in the town. Another of Sandy’s wonderful independents, producing an award-winning handcrafted gin.
Aside from the local individual stores, there are several Co-op supermarkets and a large Tesco Superstore, ideal for all your general groceries.
Boasting a rich market garden heritage, Sandy Outdoor market (held each Friday) is a great place to grab a bargain or two.
Being situated close to the cosmopolitan town of Bedford has many advantages.
One of them is that you are never far from an extensive range of shops providing you with all you could ever need or want.
Whilst Sandy has a number of great places to eat and drink, again, Bedford is the place to head to for even more choice.
For a full list of Sandy’s stores visit the Big Red Directory website.
With so many places to eat, drink and shop, retail is an important contributor to the town’s local economy.
There are several small industrial estates in Sandy such as Middlefield Industrial Estate, creating employment opportunities in a number of sectors.
Quite a large proportion of Sandy’s residents choose to commute to nearby towns and Bedford is a popular choice.
Due to the great road network, distribution features highly in Bedford. It has led to it being home to some big names.
Bedford’s largest employers include Asda Distribution, Argos Distribution, Unilever, and Capita Children’s Services.
Over 35,000 people across the Bedford region also work in areas such as agriculture, forestry, nuclear energy, wireless communication, education, construction, and manufacturing.
Bedfordshire as a county enjoys a thriving economy.
It provides the vast majority of its population with ample opportunity to be gainfully employed across a diverse range of industries.
Moving to a new school can be exciting for some children, for others it is a fretful event.
Moving during the summer holidays is a popular time. It gives the whole family a chance to settle in before the new term starts in September.
Taking your children to the local park or enrolling them in children’s activity clubs is a good idea. It means they will get the chance to meet other children who likely will be attending the same school
Schools in Sandy operate on a 2 tier (primary and secondary).
There are four primaries to choose from, depending on which part of town you decide to settle.
Maple Tree Primary School, Robert Peel Primary School, St Swithun’s CE Primary School – All aside from Laburnum Primary are rated “good” by Ofsted.
These schools feed into one local co-ed secondary school, Sandy Secondary School for boys and girls aged 11-18 years old and has an enrolment of around 1200 pupils.
Central Bedfordshire Council is responsible for school admissions in Sandy.
Equally as efficient as travelling by road, Sandy has a number of options available via public transport.
For city workers, Sandy railway station has a half-hourly service direct into St Pancras International, a short trip of 48 minutes.
Cambridge is reached in just over an hour and Peterborough takes just 32 minutes.
The no.73 Stagecoach East bus service runs half-hourly Monday – Saturday between Biggleswade, Sandy and Bedford.
Sandy is very fortunate when it comes to travel links, it has the benefit of easy access to the main commercial centres of London.
Situated on the A1 which hugs the western edge of the town, provides numerous routes in and out of Sandy, and reaches well beyond the town.
The A603 leads west towards Bedford and the B1042 leads east towards Cambridge.
An easy connection directly into Bedford town centre is also via the A603 road, a journey of 10 minutes.
Whist the A421 offers a 25-minute journey to Milton Keynes.
Sandy has some good value property finds.
It is well known for being one of the best-value commuter towns in the area making the local rental market a very lively one.
The cost of buying a home in the area is unfortunately above average for the UK.
However it is for many who choose to commute into the capital for work, excellent value for money.
In comparison to London or Cambridge, there are some great savings to be made by making purchasing in Sandy well worth the money.
The majority of sales in Sandy during the last year were terraced properties.
This is no surprise as these homes are always very well-priced and often have larger-than-average room sizes with plenty of outside space.
Renting has become a growing trend, particularly over the past 5 years or so.
People are struggling to save for a deposit and property prices just keep increasing creating a catch-22 situation.
Leasing a home does have its advantages.
No ongoing maintenance cost surprises, flexibility with regard to where you can afford to live, and fixed rental costs for the duration of your contract.
These are just some of the benefits for renters.
Renting in Sandy is competitive.
The market is driven by high demand. Very similar to buyers, although there is a good range of homes for let currently, you need to move quickly to secure one.
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.