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 Thrapston 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.
We are 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 Thrapston, 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 Thrapston 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 Thrapston.
Give us a ring today to book your free home survey followed by our, no obligation quotation.
Thrapston is a small market town in Northamptonshire situated on the river Nene.
These days, more and more people are looking to move to rural areas with good connections such as Thrapston. Surrounded by some exceptionally beautiful landscapes offering plenty of elbow room this town could be just what you are looking for.
A characterful town, full of reminders of its long history through the ages. Many of its buildings date from the 16th and 17th Centuries.
Although Thrapston is very proud of its past, it has also embraced the changes that modern life brings and has managed to create an ideal balance between old and new.
Thrapston’s town council have worked really hard to ensure that local residents have access to well-maintained green areas and recreational facilities.
This has led to an increase in tourism and a much-needed boost to the local economy.
The wonderful thing about being more rural is that small towns like Thrapston provide some fantastic opportunities for enjoying time outside.
Thrapston is one of those places to move to if you like to feel connected to the people around you. It is a perfect blend of rural charm and convenience.
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
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.
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.
Our in house insurance service in not mandatory.
If you decide not to take out any insurance with us, you may find your own home 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.
When you make the decision to relocate to a more rural area inevitably, there will be a few sacrifices.
One of these is that you are unlikely to have a grocery superstore on your door step.
Perhaps, this is part of the appeal to moving to the countryside. It just takes a little more effort to ensure that you plan your meals and shop accordingly.
That said, in Thrapston, although there are no large supermarket chains, there is a local Co-op and a couple of small convenience stores.
You are not totally cut off if you have forgotten something.
Thrapston does have some quaint little independent shops, and the ongoing weekly market.
Plus a farmers market arrives on the first Saturday of the month. Well stocked, offering a host of fresh fruit, vegetables and speciality bread, meat and cakes.
The majority of stallholders grow, prepare and cook what they sell so you are sure you will be buying the freshest of ingredients.
Thrapston Farm Garden Shop is one of those country stores that sell just about everything. A real man store. Having been in business for 40 years, this much-needed family business is very much part of the High Street.
Ladies have a selection of health and beauty shops offering a range of cosmetic treatments. Several hair salons are available as well so there is no need to travel to large towns or cities to look your best.
Children are not forgotten either. Jollys Toys is bursting with toys for children of all ages set within a stunning 18th century shop.
Before you arrive in Thrapston, it is a clever idea to double check exactly where your nearest hospital, doctor or dental surgery is located.
One of the first things that will require your attention is the transfer of your doctor’s records from your old surgeries to the new one in Thrapston.
There are two Doctor Surgeries serving the town:
The same needs to happen with your dental records. There are two local dentists in Thrapston to choose from:
For anything more urgent, the closest hospital to the town is Kettering General Hospital 20 minutes or 12 miles from Thrapston.
East Northamptonshire Council manages education provision in Thrapston.
The county operates a two-tier school system.
Children from 3-11 attend primary school and move to secondary school from the age of 11-16.
Thrapston has some good schools and some not-so-good ones just like all towns and cities.
Located in Oundle around 8 miles from the town Prince William School is the closest secondary school. Ofsted has given it a rating of “good”.
Prince William also provides sixth-form education, negating the need to travel out of town to a further education college.
Thrapston sits close to three major routes by road.
The A6116, A605 and A14 together ensure that residents can reach a number of much larger locations with ease.
Cambridge is a commutable distance away by car at 25 miles/50 minutes. Peterborough can be reached in just over 25 minutes/21 miles and Northampton is a little over 22 miles/30 minutes.
Unfortunately, Thrapston no longer has a railway station.
Rail travel is via two stations. One in Kettering and the other in Wellingborough, both sitting approximately 9 miles from Thrapston.
Rail services through Kettering and Wellingborough are operated by East Midlands Railway.
For air travel, the three closest international airports are Luton, London Stansted, and East Midlands. Each airport is approximately 60 miles from the town.
There is nothing worse than having to scratch around to find information about practical issues everyone faces when moving to a new location.
As well as changing doctors and dental surgeries, there are other organisations to notify of your arrival in town as soon as possible.
One of the most helpful places to find local information is via either your local or county council website pages.
You should take time to explore both sites to find out about schools, weekly waste collections, recycling centres, and Council Tax bands and payments.
Another way to find out about local services is to be brave and chat with the neighbours.
Most people will be more than happy to help answer your questions.
As you would expect from a town the size of Thrapston, the property market is not as active as larger towns or cities in the region.
However, prices are close to the National average and many, particularly first-time buyer homes sell for well under.
For those with larger budgets, there are some lovely old character properties to be had.
Currently, there are no new build developments within Thrapston, but nearby there are a number of homes for sale by some very well-known national building companies.
You can find out more about these by visiting the “OnTheMarket” website.
Sometimes renting a home is the only option.
There could be one of a number of reasons why you are searching for a rental property in Thrapston.
It does offer a certain level of flexibility and negates the worry of upkeeping maintenance of the property.
Plus, it is possible to rent a home in the middle of a city such as London where buying would be out of the question.
The UK has seen a sizeable shift away from young people wanting to own a home. Many opt to rent until they are certain that taking the huge step of buying is right for them.
Rental properties are rare in Thrapston. You may need to widen your net just a little in order to get a home to suit your particular requirements.
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.