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 St Ives 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 St Ives, 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 St Ives 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 St Ives.
Give us a ring today to book your free home survey followed by our, no obligation quotation.
The small, quaint market town of St Ives sits in the Huntingdonshire district in Cambridgeshire, 5 miles from Huntingdon and 12 miles from Cambridge.
Nestled alongside the picturesque River Great Ouse, the river is how the town developed over the centuries.
King Henry I granted St Ives a charter for a market and annual fair. The Monday market still takes over the town centre each week. Historically, the town’s market attracted large numbers of people drawn here to sell cattle.
These visitors needed a place to sleep and at one point in 1838, there were as many as 64 public houses. Only a few old pubs remain today. One of note is the White Hart. Dating back to the late 1600’s it is still trading in St Ives.
During the early 17th-c, Oliver Cromwell lived nearby as a farmer, before his rise to fame as a Civil War general. His life-size bronze statue stands proudly in the marketplace, outside the neo-Gothic style free church.
St Ives has a beautiful backdrop and a fantastic sense of community spirit. Plus, lots to do and see, St Ives is an excellent choice.
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.
The wonderful thing about St Ives is that shopping is a pleasure, not a chore.
Despite the fact the town is in an area that has a number of well-known towns and cities to shop in nearby such as Cambridge, there is no real necessity to travel far.
Everything you need is right here in St Ives.
For your convenience, major food stores abound. Tesco, Morrisons, Co-op, and Waitrose all have shops in the town.
There are also plenty of independent stores waiting to be discovered.
La Muse is an ideal example. Stocking an eclectic mix of clothing, jewellery handbags, and interior decoration items from all over the world.
Each Monday the town is extra busy. The population swells to include shoppers eager to browse the many market stalls along Market Hill.
The town centre roads are closed, and stalls spill out all around the market square area.
There is a huge selection of different items across the many stalls.
When you have finished shopping, you can relax and sit by one of the riverside cafes or restaurants and enjoy lunch with a view!
Floods Tavern is the perfect spot. Right on the River Great Ouse, it is a wonderful setting, popular with all manner of river craft as you can moor up outside.
Be sure to book a table because it gets busy very quickly.
Having been a key market town for hundreds of years, St Ives has attracted people from all walks of life in search of work.
For centuries the river and associated businesses such as boat building, rope making, grain storage, and coal employed hundreds of people.
St Ives fortune was founded on the banks of the wide River Great Ouse
Goods were delivered by river, offloaded, and stored in the town ready to be shipped all over the region.
Today, St Ives largely benefits from the Greater Cambridge economy.
Plus, its strong connectivity to Cambridge and the surrounding area means that plenty of residents can easily travel a little further out for work.
The county of Cambridgeshire is the fastest growing county in the UK, offering those who live in St Ives plenty of employment opportunities.
According to Totaljobs, the online recruitment agency, there are well over 10,000 jobs currently being advertised across Cambridgeshire.
To find out if there is an ideal job for you visit the Totaljobs website.
There are a host of considerations to factor in when you are moving. This is magnified hugely if you are on the move with children.
Choosing the right location within the catchment area of a good school is important.
St Ives has four primary schools, and all are rated as being “good” says Ofsted.
The main secondary school is St Ivo Academy. This school joined the sponsor or multi-academy trust after the start of the 2018/19 academic year.
St Ivo has the added benefit of a sixth form provision which negates the need to travel out of the town for further education.
In 2021, Ofsted reported that the quality of education and the Sixth Form Provision were “good”.
The closest private school is five miles from St Ives in Somersham.
Whitehall School is for children aged 1-11years. It is among some of the top independent schools in the county.
St Ives is lucky enough to have excellent travel links via public transport and in particular, a guided busway.
Known locally as The Busway, it connects St Ives to Huntingdon, Cambridge, and Cambridge Science Park.
It is the longest guided busway in the world, overtaking the O-Bahn Busway in Adelaide, South Australia.
Bus services routes are also available to Cambridge and Huntingdon. These are frequent during the day, though less frequent in the evenings.
There are also buses to Somersham, Ramsey, and Cambourne.
Having access to a good road network is vital for both work and pleasure.
The town sits just off the A1307 connecting it to several other A and B roads across the town.
A new bypass, the (A14) opened in December 2019. It has eased the historic congestion problems St Ives and the wider district used to suffer.
Just west of the town is the A1 motorway.
This major motorway link provides quick routes to several large towns and cities including, Cambridge, Peterborough, and Northampton.
The A1 means you can reach Sheffield (north) in 2 hours 20 minutes and London (south) in 2 hours.
A northern bypass has been under discussion for some time but is not expected any time soon.
The advantage of living in St Ives for many is the great value property prices.
True to its reputation, homes in the area are very sought after with values come in just over the National average for the UK.
Whilst they may be on the rise, the average cost of a home is still just under the national average for the UK.
Many of the town’s properties sit on the edge of town and provide a desirable rural aspect.
Neighbourhoods such as Houghton, Hemmingford Abbots and Hemmingford Grey make ideal locations for those who enjoy country living at its best.
Leasing a home may be a necessity for some.
In many ways, for those new to St. Ives, it is a good idea to rent even if you can afford to buy a property.
Renting will give you time to experience the town and decide which area suits you best.
Unfortunately, available rental stock across the region is on the limited side.
The shortage is partly due to St Ives sitting so close to Cambridge making it perfect for those commuting out of the busy city.
Most homes are let very quickly once they hit the market.
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.