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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.
If you’re going, go green with Armishaws! As part of our commitment to reducing the impact of our removals on the environment…
We’re planting 2,000 trees to help offset carbon emissions and reduce the environmental impact of our UK removals.
We’ll collect your used boxes which will be re-used where possible or recycled (one less thing to worry about after your move).
All our boxes and soft packaging are made from recycled and recyclable materials to protect your belongs and the environment.
Our teams drive greener vehicles and all our drivers go through driver efficiency training to reduce the amount of fuel used.
We use acid free tissue paper which is not only better for the environment, acid free paper is also far better for your items.
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
If you’re making the move to Reading or from Reading, we offer local, national and international moves across the UK and surrounding area;
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Schools – Parents might be interested to know Jane Austin attended a local school. See Ofsted scores for the Reading area can be viewed
Population – At the time of the most recent (2011) census, Reading’s population stood at 218,705.
Transport – With the M4 running directly beside the town, Reading offer’s excellent transport links to Surrey and London as well as the South West and South Wales. It’s 38-minute drive to Heathrow Airport, while trains to London Paddington take as little as 24 minutes.
There are so many reasons to love Berkshire’s largest town. But in case you’re a Reading newbie, here’s our rundown of the best the town has to offer;
This outstanding family-owned café serves stuffed wraps, doorstep sarnies, incredible cakes, salad boxes, loose-leaf teas, in a great, funky setting.
Go visit! – 8 Merchants Place, RG1 1DT
You can celebrate your move to Reading in style thanks to The Tasting House. Their mission is “To make wine fun” and we’re certainly not going to argue with that!
Go visit! – 30A Chain St, Reading RG1 2HX
If you’re ready to give your new home a design makeover Hopo is the perfect start. Sleek, quality designs for every room and taste.
Go visit! – 25 Church Street, RG4 8BA
Stocking fine cheeses, craft beers, small batch spirits and an impressive range of gins, this is one shop you’ll want to get to know. “Did somebody say ‘Gin O’clock?’”
Go visit! – 7 Union Street, RG1 1EU
If, like us, you love a farm shop, then Wellington Farm Shop is an absolute treat. A great selection of produce, pickles and more, plus an excellent café.
Go visit! – Welsh Lane, Hook, RG27 0LT
Reading is certainly no quiet backwater, in fact it’s a bit of a rabble rouser. Alfred the Great fought the Danes here, the town had two famous battles during the English Civil War and was the site of the only military action during the short-lived Revolution of 1688.
Today it is a bustling town with first rate travel links, a large, modern shopping centre with all the big high street names. In recent times it has been recognised as the UK’s top area for economic success and wellbeing and has a number of tech firms and insurance companies adding to the employment prospects for the local populace.
There are fast trains to London, attractive parks, good amenities, plenty of places to visit and a number of large sports teams. It also has artistic pedigree having produced a number of actors and writers, plus it was the location of the world’s first written song (‘Summer is Icumen’). And of course it’s literary fame is sealed with Oscar Wilde’s The Ballad of Reading Gaol.
There are three local golf courses, two theatres, three cinemas and numerous live entertainment venues. It hosts one of the UK’s largest music festivals and has an impressive events calendar throughout the year. If you’re looking to try something new there are all manner of clubs and societies covering a huge array of interests and activities. Foodies are also well catered for with artisan producers of everything from cheese and beer to sausages and breads. What more could you knead?
Reading isn’t considered a huge hotspot for London commuters, yet trains to London Paddington take just 24 minutes. The closest airport is the UK’s largest, Heathrow, which is just up the M4, 38 minutes by car. The motorway also gives access to London, Cardiff, South Wales and the South West. Nearby towns include; Slough, Oxford, Basingstoke, Guildford and Newbury.