As many of our clients have never used a house clearance company before, we found that it was helpful to outline previous work we have conducted in the Wokingham area. This gives new clients some understanding of the clearance process and pricing. If you are looking to clear a property in Wokingham then for free advice without obligation, you can call our Berkshire Office on 0118 907 1820.
We also carry out property valuation for probate and house contents valuation for probate purposes in the Wokingham area.
CLEARANCE DATE: 25th July 2012
PROPERTY LOCATION: Beechnut Close, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41
CLEARANCE TYPE: House and garden clearance
PROPERTY TYPE: 5-bedroom house, converted
We were called by the owner of large house in Beechnut Close, Wokingham RG41, who had inherited the property from a distant relative. He had already started to clear the property himself and removed any items of value and a few of the smaller items, but as the project was beyond his capabilities he asked us to clear the large amount of general household goods remaining. Eventually he wanted to sell the property, but for a few months it was going to remain unoccupied. For that reason he asked us to drain down the central heating and prepare the property for a period vacancy. He was a little wary about the garden furniture and ornaments as the property may look unoccupied and become a more tempting proposition for thieves. So we were asked to remove all of the items and lock them inside a nearby garage.
We arrived at 7am on the morning and commenced the house clearance by removing the larger items of furniture. There were three double beds to remove from the bedrooms, and many of the other items of furniture were so heavy it required two of our strongest men to remove them, so he did well to call us. We removed all white goods from the kitchen, then following the complete clearance of all household contents we disconnected the washing machine (which is a service that we provide at no extra charge). We tidied up the garden, and cut back the overgrown hedges. Following this we removed all garden rubbish and debris. We also arranged for the gas cooker to be disconnected by a registered Gas Safe Engineer and drained down the central heating before we finished for the day.
Disposal of Contents
The garden waste was placed in compost bins so that we did not have to send it to landfill, and some of it was left in the green waste section at the local council’s recycling centre. The majority of the furniture was in good condition, including two bookshelves and a chest of draws, and we donated these to a local shelter for the homeless. Any smaller items that could not be reused were recycled, and in the end almost nothing went to landfill.
The client was very pleased with how the clearance went and is now planning to hire some decorators to spruce up the property. His aim is to sell it after six months.
Do you require a house clearance in the Wokingham area?
We offer a professional house clearance service through Berkshire and the home counties and if you have a property in the Wokingham area that requires a clearance, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, Our contact details are on the right-hand side of this page.