Chard Removals

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    Family Owned
Established 1973

    Family Owned
    Established 1973

    British Association
of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Eco Friendly

    Eco Friendly

    Moves Made Easy

    We’ll work with you to create a bespoke package tailored to your needs.

    All packages include…

    • Removal Coordinator
      Removal Coordinator
      A dedicated Removal Coordinator will be assigned to your move.
    • Mileage
      Your quote will include mileage to ensure there are no hidden costs.
    • Cover for Goods in Transit
      Cover for Goods in Transit
      We offer restricted liability as standard, further options are available.
    • Carbon Footprint Offsetting
      Carbon Footprint Offsetting
      We’re planting over 2,000 trees to offset our carbon emissions.
    •  Trained, Uniformed Staff
      Trained, Uniformed Staff
      All Armishaws’ crew members are background checked and carry photo ID.
    • Recycled Materials
      Recycled Materials
      Our crews use recycled and recyclable materials wherever possible.
    • Covers & Blankets
      Covers & Blankets
      White goods and furniture are protected with slot-on, padded covers.
    • Carpet Runners
      Carpet Runners
      Full floor protection is also available at both locations (fees may apply).
    • Used Box Recycling Service
      Used Box Recycling Service
      Flat, used boxes can be collected (location dependent, fees may apply).
    • Robe Cartons
      Robe Cartons
      Your clothes will travel in style with specialist boxes for hanging garments.
    • Storage Options
      Storage Options
      Short and long term storage, with collection and delivery also available (fees may apply).
    • Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      These sealable bags are only used once, then recycled.

    What our customers say...

    Armishaws Removals

    Why choose Armishaws for your move...

    Established in 1973, Armishaws are a family run company based here in the South West. We believe in greener removals, we’re planting 2,000 trees in the region to offset the carbon emissions of your move. We’re members of the British Association of Removers and operate to the highest standards of customer care and financial security. All our crews are trained to ensure you receive the best customer service, so you can rest assured that your possessions are well cared for in transit and in storage. With our high Trustpilot rating and reviews from so many happy customers, you can be sure that with Armishaws your move is in good hands.

    Greener Moves

    As part of our commitment to reducing the impact of our removals on the environment…

    2,000 Trees

    We’re planting 2,000 trees to help offset carbon emissions and create vital habitat for wildlife.

    Box Recycling Service

    We collect your boxes to re-use or recycle, giving you one less thing to worry about (dependent on location, fees may apply).

    Recycled Boxes

    All our boxes and soft packaging are made from recycled and recyclable materials to protect your belongs and the environment.

    Greener Vehicles

    Our teams drive greener vehicles and all our drivers go through driver efficiency training to reduce the amount of fuel used.

    Acid Free Wrapping

    We use acid free tissue paper which is not only better for the environment, acid free paper is also far better for your items.

    Biodegradable Mattress Bags

    We use sealable bags to help protect your mattresses while in transit, each bag is used only once before being recycled.

    Make your move greener
    with Armishaws.

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    Chard Removals

    Staying Local?

    We provide local, national and international moves throughout the area including;

    • Ilminster
    • South Chard
    • Roundham
    • Lower Chillington
    • Tytherleigh
    • Horton Cross
    • Cricket St Thomas
    • Ham
    • Winsham
    • Crawley

    Ask our friendly team for a free, no hassle quote today.

    Chard – 6 Quirky Facts

    1. First Flight
      Chard might well have been the birthplace of powered flight. Yes, before the Wright Brothers took to the air a local factory engineer, John Stringfellow, built an unmanned steam-powered aircraft which flew “30 yards of straight and level powered flight” using wings with rotary blades, inside a large factory space. His first attempt had managed just 10 yards before crashing.
    2. Camelot
      The town was recorded in the Domesday Book as ‘Cerdre’ which means ‘the house of Cerdic’. Cerdic was the founder of the Kingdom of Wessex and some believe him to have been the real King Arthur. Which must make Chard his Camelot (?!?).
    3. In the Money
      During WWII a bomb-proof bunker was built to store duplicate bank records from the Bank of Westminster to protect them should the originals be destroyed in London. The same bunker was also used to store an emergency bank note supply for the Bank of England.
    4. Haunted Hotel
      The Choughs Hotel is reportedly one of the most haunted hotels in Britain. Maintenance work to the 16th century building once revealed a secret room that had been sealed off. It’s now part of the bar but has been the site of ‘strange occurrences’. Spooky sightings at the hotel include a knight in armour, a crying child and Hanging Judge Jeffreys (a notorious figure who sentenced 300 men to death in the aftermath of the Monmouth Rebellion). One of the stones that forms the fireplace is believed to be a gravestone, which for years, whenever it was photographed (in the days before digital cameras), the image always came out ‘blurry’.
    5. Hanging Tree
      Not only did Jeffreys stay in Chard, he actually hung 12 of the rebels in the town, at a spot known as Hang-cross Tree. The tree was removed in 1861 to make room for the railway, something that attracted protests from the locals.
    6. Rebellion
      It is also believed by historians that during the Monmouth Rebellion, James Steward “The Pretender” declared himself King while in Chard.

    Local Info

    Schools – Families moving to Chard can check out the latest Ofsted scores.

    Population – Chard’s population had reached 13,074 at the time of the 2011 census.

    Transport – Just off the A303 that connects the M3 to the South West, Chard sits beside the Blackdown Hills AONB and is roughly 12 miles from the Devon coast. The nearest airport is Exeter, half an hour by car. Chard doesn’t have a train station.

    News – The Chard & Ilminster News carries all the latest news and events.

    Best of Chard

    The town is blessed with some fantastic independent traders and local businesses. Here’s our pick of the best;


    A real hub of the local community, Eleos is loved by locals and it’s easy to see why with so many tasty treats, healthy dishes, and desserts you’ll keep coming back for.

    28 Fore St, TA20 1PT

    Barleymow’s Farm Shop

    A real taste of Somerset, packed full of local flavour, farm fresh produce, gifts, treats, wine, cuts of meat and more. There’s even a great café, the perfect spot to fill your pantry.

    Snowdon Hill Farm, TA20 3PS

    Stuart Bull Antiques

    Want an old look for your new home? Stuart Bull Antiques is full of stylish, tasteful and occasionally quirky furniture and decor to grace your home.

    The Courtyard, Boden Street, TA20 2AX

    Tapstone Brewing Co

    If you enjoy the occasional glass of something cool, Tapstone Brewing Co is right on your doorstep. There’s even a friendly taproom, so you can try before taking your favourite brews home.

    11 Bartlett Park, TA20 2BB

    What We Tried Next

    This Chard based business, design and make fabulous gift items. Something wonderfully different and a great way to shop local and support local producers.

    3 Park Terrace, TA20 1LA

    About Chard

    The most southerly point of Somerset, Chard is actually closer to the Devon coast than it is Somerset cities like Bath, that just means it offers the best of both worlds and is certainly packed with the charms of the south west.

    Surrounded by glorious countryside, Chard is nestled between the Blackwood Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, East Devon AONB and Dorset AONB. And if that’s not enough initials and organisations, it’s also not far from the Jurassic Coast (a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Site of Scientific Interest… Phew!). Plus there are charming villages and country pubs to be explored at your leisure.

    The town itself has a fascinating history, from hanging judges and hunted hotels, to the Bank of England’s secret stash and a claim to being the real Camelot. You’ll find great local shops, quirky producers, delightful eateries and a friendly community feel.


    As well as being close to no less than three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, dog walkers, joggers and cyclists have the Chard Reservoir which covers 91.4 acres as well as a nearby nature reserve. The town has a cricket club, theatre society, plus groups dedicated to photography, cycling, literature and all manner of interests for those that like to join in.

    There’s a weekly street market (Saturdays), a good selection of local shops and a supermarket.

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