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A document being signed next to keys to a new house Date for MPs to Debate Stamp Duty Holiday Extension

It has now been announced that MPs will debate the Stamp Duty Holiday extension on February 1 (next Monday). Last week saw the announcement that the petition to extend the stamp duty holiday period had garnered enough support for the House of[...]

January 27th, 2021 | Categories: Blog Read More >

Removals van in snow ready to leave for France. Covid, Brexit, snow…..Burke Bros are keeping it moving

Great to receive this message today from our customers moving from Chepstow to Pouydraguin Gers, France, whose household effects cleared customs this morning: "Hi both I've just had a quick chat to Brendan and he confirmed that they were just leaving port!!! Yay -[...]

January 25th, 2021 | Categories: Blog Read More >

Six pallet van furniture van before signwriting A Blank Canvas

A quick catch up with SBR Specialist Coachbuilders today and here's our new six pallet furniture van ready for the paint shop to add the blue stripes before signwriting. Looking forward to seeing the finished product in a few weeks and adding[...]

January 20th, 2021 | Categories: Blog Read More >

Clock, files of coins and house Petition Leads to House of Commons debating Stamp Duty Holiday Extension

After a petition of more than 110,000 signatures was presented to the government in support of extending the stamp duty holiday, the House of Commons have confirmed that there will be a debate held in Parliament. The stamp duty holiday was initially[...]

January 18th, 2021 | Categories: Blog Read More >

Historic buildings in a French street French Property Market Remains Resilient

A report compiled by the Notaires de France concludes that the French property market has actually remained in good shape despite the pandemic looming large and the associated lockdowns. The report outlines that house prices in the country rose by 4.2%[...]

January 14th, 2021 | Categories: Blog Read More >

BAR movers badge Latest Covid-19 Restrictions Update January 4th for Removal Companies

Further to the PM’s announcement of the new Tier 5 restrictions in England, it is confirmed that Moving home is still permissible. The newly published guidelines state that: People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless absolutely[...]

January 5th, 2021 | Categories: Blog Read More >

Opening hours during the festive period Christmas Opening Hours

Here are our opening hours during the festive period. We wish all of our customers, suppliers and worldwide colleagues a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year. 

December 22nd, 2020 | Categories: Blog Read More >

Roof and pod being added to the new van Here Goes the Roof!

Here's the next stage of development of the Burke Bros six pallet furniture van.  The roof and pod have been added. Still a little way to go yet until it will be completed, branded and ready for collection in January 2021.  Reliable[...]

December 16th, 2020 | Categories: Blog Read More >

Aerial view of shipping container A Stark Reminder of the Importance of Insurance for International Shipments

Almost 2,000 containers aboard a ship have been lost or damaged when the vessel encountered stormy weather in the Pacific Ocean en route to the USA. One Apus had been heading to Long Beach, California from Yantian, China. The vessel was subject[...]

December 9th, 2020 | Categories: Blog Read More >

Jetty in South Australia Changes Made to DAMA Occupation List for Those Looking to Move to South Australia

South Australia is looking to attract more skilled migrants and has issued significant changes to the Designated Area Migration Agreement Occupation list (DAMA). A DAMA refers to an agreement set up between the Australian Government, represented by the Department of Home Affairs[...]

December 3rd, 2020 | Categories: Blog Read More >

Chassis of six pallet van A Work in Progress

Here’s our next work in progress. This is what a chassis cab looks like before many weeks of building the body and sleeper apartments for the next Burke Bros six pallet furniture van. The vehicle should be completed and available January 2021,[...]

November 27th, 2020 | Categories: Blog Read More >

Gary Burke with boxes next to a company van Level of Demand for Moves Makes the Headlines

As the Brexit deadline looms we have seen extraordinary demand for moves to France, as well as Cyprus and Portugal, for customers wanting to make the move before there is a change in regulations once we leave the EU. Alongside this,[...]

November 25th, 2020 | Categories: Blog Read More >

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