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Top tips for moving ‘down under’

Jun 24. 2016

1. Choose a reputable and experienced removals company
One of the fundamental factors in a successful emigration from the UK with your family is the choosing of an international removals you can trust and rely on to perform the move.
With over 35 years in the industry, Burke Bros Moving Group have moved thousands of families all over the world. We have carefully chosen, preferred, and long standing overseas agents. This means that we can execute the move smoothly and professionally.
Always choose a remover who is a member of FIDI, (the international removals governing body). Burke Bros Moving Group carry all the accreditation and expertise required to ensure your move is professionally conducted and, furthermore, that our customers are covered by the relevant bonding and overseas shipping insurances.

2. Seek advice on the volume of effects you’re taking
Your removals company should be able to give best advice on what size of overseas container you will require for your possessions. It may be that a shared container or groupage service may be most applicable. In this case, you need only pay for the space your personal effects occupies. Alternatively, you may have enough items for a full overseas shipping container. Whatever your requirements are, Burke Bros Moving Group can provide you with the appropriate facilities for shipping to and from Australia.

3. Let the experts pack:
Shipping internationally requires specialist packing and wrapping, materials and shipping crates. A professional removals company should advise on all the paperwork that the process requires and the packing inventory etc. It’s of paramount importance that the rigorously enforced quarantine clearance procedures are adhered to. Items which have been ‘packed by owner’ will always be more likely to come under physical inspection by customs in Australia. This can cause delays to the delivery and even additional charges.

4. Consider UK based storage
Consider if you will perhaps need to store all or part of your possessions before shipping from the UK. Burke Bros Moving Group have a dedicated secure storage warehouse and self-access storage where your items can be stored securely until you need them shipping overseas.

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