Earlier this year we carried out a house clearance in Windsor following the bereavement of an elderly gentleman. The Berkshire house clearance was for the son of the deceased. He showed me around the property, and after describing what was needed for the house clearance he pointed out various interesting items and a large collection of books relating to the London Fire Service and its history, there was also archived material on the subject dating back to the turn of the century, and in addition to this I viewed a wonderful assortment of London Fire Brigade Helmets in beautiful condition made from brass and highly polished.
The client’s father while alive had been one of the chief fire officers of the London Fire Brigade, a very well respected gentleman. We were instructed to clear the residual contents of the property very recently, and were aware that the majority of the contents had remained after the family division. Our team commenced work at 7am and began clearing the large quantity of books that remained along with many year’s worth of accumulated general household furniture and effects. The majority of the contents were recycled and a good amount went to a local charity.
The clearance was completed by 6pm, including all garden rubbish and contents of outhouses. Finally we cleaned the house from top to bottom, and as instructed posted the keys through the letterbox. Our client called us the following morning to say how satisfied he was with the work, and informed me that the fire brigade items and memorabilia had been donated to the London Fire Brigade museum, and its rightful place. All material removed from the property was transported away in our own closed in vehicles, recycled and sent to an appropriate waste handling facility. The job was slightly more involved than a typical Barnes house clearance but generally, the majority of our house clearances are completed in a day.
If you live in the Windsor or surrounding area and you require the services of a house clearance company, don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 567 7769 for a competitive quote.