1st March 2021
How It Works
Don’t stress, leave the piano moving to us!
- Get in contact via phone or our website.
- Arrange an onsite/video consultation.
- Receive our bespoke quote.
- Confirm your booking with us.
- Happy safe moving!
We specialise in moving pianos, whether it is an upright piano, a grand piano or anything in between. We have the specialist equipment needed and a specially trained team to carry it out.
Do you have a piano you need to move? We understand that moving a piano can be a daunting process for the owner as it is often an extremely cared for possession. We want to put your mind at ease and move your piano with the upmost protection. We have a specially trained team who have expert knowledge and experience in moving all types of pianos and we have all of the specialist equipment needed in order to move all types of pianos securely and safely. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and an in-depth knowledge on how to properly move a piano. We use breathable materials for protection, specially designed piano wheels for safe moving and piano shoes and secure straps for grand pianos. It is essential to have the appropriate equipment, training and knowledge before attempting a piano removal.
It is important for us to gather all of the relevant information, so we can be fully prepared in safely removing your piano. We understand that each move is extremely individual with different requirements, some may require an outside elevator depending on floors and steps. A stair lift may be required as well as extra man power. From the information you provide we will be able to personalise the service you require enabling us to come fully prepared with all of the correct specialist equipment and a knowledgeable fully trained team to safely move your piano.
It is essential that all removable parts of the piano are dismantled and securely packaged prior to moving the piano. We have an extensive range of piano covers to protect when moving. For example, it is essential black lacquer pianos are always fully covered as they are easily marked. We use high quality materials to protect and prevent this from happening including piano covers, furniture blankets and specialist wrapping which has been specifically designed to wrap pianos.
In order to move pianos safely, you need a specially trained team and specialist equipment. A minimum of two men are needed for an upright piano when it is moved from ground floor to ground floor location and additional men required if floors are involved. A minimum of three men are required to move a grand piano and again additional men needed if there are floors. We use piano wheels which have been specifically designed to keep the piano stable and secure. A grand piano must be moved on its side with its legs removed. It will also be placed on a piano shoe and securely strapped before placing on piano wheels. We have specially designed vehicles with ramps and tail lifts, padded railing and rails to secure on travel, they all have air ride suspension to reduce impact for travel. All of our piano removals staff have years of experience and are all highly trained.
We have secure storage facilities with a designated area of our warehouse for specialist items such as pianos. We cater for short-term storage or long term within our secure and climate-controlled facilities which are alarm and CCTV monitored. We use breathable packaging materials in order to protect your piano in storage. If storage is required please discuss this during your pre-move consultation.
Don’t stress, leave the piano moving to us!
We have a range of high-quality materials and specialist equipment to move your piano safely.
With over 90 years’ experience in moving pianos you can be assured of a professional service.
Contact us today for your free consultation, quote or advise from one of our expert move consultants.
We offer a fully comprehensive insurance cover to protect your piano and premise.
We have a specially trained piano removals team who have an in-depth knowledge, the expertise and experience to carry out your piano removal safely and professionally. Click on their pictures to find out more!
From our two operating locations in Newhaven and Bexhill we are able to carry out piano removals throughout Sussex as well as across the UK and internationally.
Need advice? We have put together a full range of resources including service guides, videos and FAQ’s to assist you with your enquiry.
See our full list of current transport with space available. We carry out removals all over the UK and Europe and often have space available, let us know your requirements.
Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at what some of our clients have said about our removal services.
"Professional and courteous personnel punctual and hard working. Our 4th move with Britannia and we will use you again! A dog friendly removal company."
"Beckwith removals have been our recommended carriers of Fine Art for the last 20 years and have provided a very professional service. I feel this is down to the years of experience amongst their staff which really comes through when removing difficult items which other carriers may shake their heads over."
"A thoroughly positive experience. Removal team were very polite and helpful all day, a very cheerful, professional crew, when we arrived at new house they were already to unload. They worked very hard and hardly stopped all day. There was no damage to property or items, the crew are very keen to position furniture exactly where we wanted it. A really good day."
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