Removals & Relocation Specialists

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Man and Van in Sunderland

Sunderland's quality Man and Van Service

If you're looking for a Man with a Van in Sunderland then your search is over! Van Man Hire are proud to provide an expert, reliable Man and Van service to the people of Sunderland at prices way below that of the usual fee's charged by the bigger removal companies.

We specialise in house removals and office relocation. Our team of friendly, dedicated removers will use their expertise to relocate all your valuable possessions and make sure each and every item is moved safe, sound and secure to its rightful place in your new property.

House Removals

It doesn't matter whether you are moving items from just 1 bedroom in a flat or the entire contents of a 4 bedroom house with garage and garden furniture! Van Man Hire can help! Our domestic removal services cater for every need. Contact us today for your part or full house removal service.

Office Relocation

We help many commercial customers with their office moves. Whether you are moving from 1 room in a building to another area of the same building, or moving to completely new premises. We will assist you every step of the way, even down to the dismantling and reassembling of desks and other furniture, to packing away computers and setting them up in their new places. Whatever the level of service you require, we can help!

Removals Van

Your removal service will be completed in a choice of either our extra-long wheel based Mercedes Sprinter or our long wheel based Ford Transit Luton van with Tail Lift with a choice of between 1 and 6 professional removal staff. Our vans are all carpeted to ensure maximum safety to your items whilst in transport and fully insured. Each of our drivers have a minimum of 12 years' experience driving vans, along with bags of experience in the professional removers trade, so you can rest assured that all your belongings are in very safe and capable hands. You can take a look at some pictures of our vans here along with their dimensions to help you judge how many trips it may need to complete your removal work.

Removals Preparation

Like anything in life, preparation is the key and removals is no exception. There's a lot more to it than you think so please check out our Removals Preparation Guide for hints, tips and advice. Everything is covered from protecting your delicate items efficiently to prevent breakages in transit, covering floors to protect laminate flooring from scratches and snags to carpets, right down to what size boxes you need to be using for particular items.

Removal Packs and Boxes

We can't stress enough how important it is to have the correct type of boxes and an adequate amount of them for your removal day. We highly recommend these Discount Moving Packs which can be ordered from Teacrate Packaging, our recommended suppliers.

Man and Van Prices

Unlike the bigger removal companies, hiring a Man and Van service in Sunderland to complete your removal service works out a lot cheaper with savings around double and even triple the price you would have paid with the larger firms. Click the prices links from our menus for a detailed list of our pricing structure and then compare them with the bigger removal companies such as Pickford's and you will see straight away that using Van Man Hire is the best choice!

Sunderland's History

Before the 1st English civil war the North with the exclusion of Kingston upon Hull declared for the King. In 1644 the North, was captured by parliament. Sunderland was taken in March 1644. One artifact of the English civil war in Sunderland was the long trench; a tactic of later warfare.

Skirmishes occurred in the Offerton and Boldon areas. Parliament blockaded the River Tyne, crippling the Newcastle coal trade which allowed the Sunderland coal trade to flourish. Because of the difficulty for colliers trying to navigate the shallow waters of the Wear, the coal was loaded onto keels (large boats) and taken downriver to the waiting colliers. The keels were manned by a close-knit group of workers known as 'keelmen'.

In 1719, the parish of Sunderland was carved from the densely populated east end of Bishopwearmouth by the establishment of a new parish church, Holy Trinity Church, Sunderland (today also known as Sunderland Old Parish Church). The three original settlements Wearmouth (Bishopwearmouth, Monkwearmouth and Sunderland) had begun to combine, driven by the success of the port of Sunderland and salt panning and shipbuilding along the banks of the river. Around this time, Sunderland was known as 'Sunderland-near-the-Sea'.

In 1796 the world's second iron bridge was constructed in the city.

The Victoria Hall was a large concert hall on Toward Road facing Mowbray Park. The hall was the scene of a tragedy on 16 June 1883 when 183 children died. During a variety show, children rushed towards a staircase for treats. At the bottom of the staircase, the door had been opened inward and bolted in such a way as to leave only a gap wide enough for one child to pass at a time. The children surged down the stairs and those at the front were trapped and crushed by the weight of the crowd behind them.

The asphyxiation of 183 children aged between three and 14 is the worst disaster of its kind in British history. The memorial, a grieving mother holding a dead child, is located in Mowbray Park inside a protective canopy. Newspaper reports triggered a mood of national outrage and an inquiry recommended that public venues be fitted with a minimum number of outward opening emergency exits, which led to the invention of 'push bar' emergency doors. This law remains in force. The Victoria Hall remained in use until 1941 when it was destroyed by a German bomb.

Local Information for Sunderland

Sunderland is a city at the centre of the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough, in Tyne and Wear, North East England. It is situated at the mouth of the River Wear.

The Port of Sunderland is the second largest municipally owned port in the U.K. The port offers a total of 17 quays handling cargoes including forest products, non-ferrous metals, steel, aggregates and refined oil products, limestone, chemicals and maritime cranes. It also handles offshore supply vessels and has ship repair and drydocking facilities.

Notable attractions for visitors to Sunderland include the 14th century Hylton Castle and the beaches of Roker and Seaburn.

The National Glass Centre opened in 1998, reflecting Sunderland's distinguished history of glass-making. Despite sustained support from the Arts Council the centre has struggled to meet visitor targets since it opened.

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, on Borough Road, was the first municipally funded museum in the country outside London. It houses a comprehensive collection of the locally produced Sunderland Lustreware pottery. The City Library Arts Centre, on Fawcett Street, also houses the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art.

The City of Sunderland has been commended several times on its commitment to preserving its natural faculties. As such, Sunderland has been awarded prestigious titles by the Britain in Bloom collective in 1993, 1997 and 2000.

The only professional sporting team in Sunderland is the football team, Sunderland A.F.C., which was formed in 1879 and was elected to the Football League in 1890. The club is based at the 49,000 seat capacity Stadium of Light, which was opened in 1997.

Take a look at this website for information on things to see and do in Sunderland.

Removals from as little as £170!

* Professional, Friendly Service

* Large Carpeted Vans

* Trained, Uniformed Staff

* Fully Insured

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