Portland Removals

Tailor made removals, with Armishaws premier service.

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    Rated 'Excellent'
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    Family Owned
Established 1973

    Family Owned
    Established 1973

    British Association
of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Eco Friendly

    Eco Friendly

    Removals Made Easy

    Your home, like your family, are unique. That’s why we only create tailor-made moving packages to suit your exact needs.

    All packages includes…

    • 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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    Portland Removals

    Staying Local

    We cover the local area including;

    • Chickerell
    • Nottington
    • Langton Herring
    • Osmington Mill
    • Abbotsbury
    • Broadmayne
    • West Lulworth
    • Littlebredy
    • West Knighton
    • Crossways

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

    Portland – 7 Quirky Facts

    1. Don’t Say “Rabbit”
      Among the superstitions on the isle (and they are many and wonderfully eccentric), it’s rumoured you should never say the word ‘rabbit’. This is due to the number of warrens that cross the island and it’s feared that mention of the “underground mutton” could cause Portland to collapse.
    2. Smugglers Paradise
      Owing to its location and remoteness, smuggling was rife on the island which has also housed several prisons and a naval base during its colourful history.
    3. Jurassic Park
      Portland is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Jurrasic Coast. Prehistoric fossils have been found on the isle and surrounding coastland.
    4. Viking Raiders
      The first recorded arrival of Vikings to Britain occurred in Portland in 789. Three lost Viking ships landed on the island and when the king’s reeve tried to collect taxes from them, they killed him and sailed on.
    5. Buckingham Palace
      The Queen’s London residence, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Cenotaph were made or repaired using Portland Stone. Six million tonnes of the local limestone were used to rebuild the city after the Great Fire of London in 1666.
    6. Rufus Castle
      The original Rufus Castle was built for William II by his father, William the Conqueror. In 1959 Henry the VIII had the current castle built at a cost of cost £4,964 to defend against French invasion.

    Local Info

    Schools – View Ofsted rating for Portland

    Population – The Isle of Portland has a population of 12,000 (according to the most recent 2011 You.Gov census).

    Transport – Portland is connected to Weymouth via the A354 which stretches on to Dorchester in thirty minutes, while Bournemouth is around one hour and fifteen by car. Buses run to Weymouth roughly every ten minutes. Direct trains to London Waterloo take approximately three hours and twenty minutes.

    News – Local news can be found online and in print from the Dorset Echo.

    Best of Portland

    Our tips of the best the island has to offer;

    The Lobster Pot

    Incredible views, excellent food, friendly people, The Lobster Pot is the perfect place to become ‘a regular’. And their Sunday roasts are not to be missed!

    Portland Bill, DT5 2JT

    White Stones

    Showcasing the best local artists and craftspeople, White Stones add a relaxing, welcoming atmosphere and cake! The food is every bit as good as the art.

    Go Visit! – 13 Easton Street, DT5 1BS

    Hen Dog Designs

    Once the dust has settled on your Portland removals, head to Hen Dog Designs where you can start turning your house into home with Hen Dog’s excellent style and design.

    2 Weston Road, DT5 2BX

    Vintage 7

    If you love old things and timeless design this is the place! Full of wonderful finds, homeware and curios, They even host regular design and craft workshops.

    7 Reforne, DT5 2AL

    Dorset Shellfish

    Almost worth moving to Portland for alone, Dorset Shellfish is as fresh as it gets without putting on a wetsuit. It’s also absolutely delicious!

    Maritime Business Centre, Dorset DT5 1FD

    About Portland

    Windblown, quirky, beautiful and remote, Portland is as romantic as it is idyllic. Not as easily accessible as other Dorset location, the lack of traffic and fewer tourists only add to the isle’s many attractions.


    There is an abundance of fine cafes, bars and eateries across Portland and of course the seafood is world class. When you’re not eating, you can burn off the calories exploring the coastline or taking part in the many sports available. The island might not be blessed with an abundance of shops (you won’t find the centre taken over by the usual high street names), what they lack in quantity they more than make up for in quality.

    Portland also has a theatre/cinema with a brilliant mix of shows and screenings throughout the year.


    With just one route connecting Portland with the mainland buses head to nearby Weymouth every ten minutes. Dorchester (thirty minutes and Bournemouth (75 minutes) are both easy to reach while there is also a rail station, trains to London take in excess of three hours.

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