Christchurch Removals NZ

We regularly handle motorcycles and lawnmowers in our household removals.

In one sense, they’re no problem for us at all.  They’re usually not massively large or heavy, though if you have a full-blown agricultural mower do please let us know in advance so we can check its dimensions and weight.

However, we will typically ask you to ensure though that your mower or bike has been fully drained down of fuel and oil.  There are two reasons for this: (more…)

Christchurch Removals NZ

We’re regularly asked questions on this one. So, we’d like to share some of them here.

Will your insurance cover me against all risks?

No. To explain:-

Our own standard insurance exists to cover our liabilities to you and the general public.  It will not cover you if, say, you need to ask us to put your load into storage at the last moment because your new property isn’t ready. (more…)

household removal

The vast majority of removals into or out of rented property go smoothly and without any hitches in terms of issues arising between tenants and landlords.

Unfortunately though, there are exceptions and in our experience, these are more commonplace when leaving a property as opposed to when moving in.

Those disputes tend to arise in a relatively small number of areas when vacating a property that somebody else owns: (more…)

Preparing for an Office Move

Although we have touched on this before, we make no apologies for issuing a few key points by way of a reminder about potential employee-related issues if you’re moving offices.

Through our extensive experience as professional office removals experts, we know that:

•  Aspects of your employee liability cover may be at risk if you ask your employees to help with packing and moving items as part of an office move. (more…)

Christchurch furniture removals

Here at Christchurch Removals, we know a thing or two about packing!

So, here we’ll demolish a few myths you might have encountered in this area.

• You can’t safely transport glass.

Yes you can!  It does need to be treated with great respect though and professionally packed.  True, old thin panes of glass are more of a challenge than modern safety glass but we can cope with them too. (more…)

Christchurch Relocation Team

It’s sometimes the case that we need a little mechanical lifting assistance to get something heavy into a vehicle – and that’s where a tail-lift vehicle might be required.
This is usually required during furniture removals where there’s a single object that’s too heavy to lift manually – or at least to do so safely. Examples that come to mind include pianos, some large wardrobes, large stone garden ornaments and so on. (more…)


When we’ve agreed a delivery date with you, you can be sure that we will have taken certain professional steps to check that all will be well in terms of meeting our commitment.

However, there may be odd things that can catch us out and accessing your address ‘on the day’ is one such. (more…)

fabric packing

If you are doing your own packing, we draw your attention to the potential need to cover your fabric items thoroughly with an impermeable layer of protection.

That probably sounds like something of a mouthful but it’s quite straightforward. (more…)

Preparing for an Office Move

Let’s be clear, at Christchurch Removals we prefer to talk about all the things we can do rather than start discussing those we can’t.

Even so, we are occasionally asked questions about what activities on removals day we can take care of and those we either can’t or won’t be well positioned to handle.  In fact, there are very, very few things we can’t do but there are a few points perhaps worth mentioning. (more…)


It is not unusual for us to get asked to handle unusually sized items as part of a household removal.

The classic examples are, of course, things like grand pianos and large wardrobes.  Yet there are other things in this category too, including objects like antique grandfather clocks etc.

Just how we go about dealing with these items will vary a lot depending upon what type of move you are making.   (more…)