Reading Removals

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    Rated 'Excellent'
    on Trustpilot

    Family Owned
Established 1973

    Family Owned
    Established 1973

    British Association
of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Eco Friendly

    Eco Friendly

    Moves Made Easy

    Tailor-made solutions for a worry-free move.

    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.

    See our Eco Pledge here...

    Staying Local?

    Staying Local

    We cover the surrounding area;

    • Pangbourne
    • Theale
    • Burghfield
    • Sonning Common
    • Spencers Wood
    • Thatcham
    • Earley
    • Winnersh
    • Twyford
    • Shinfield

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

    Reading – 6 Quirky Facts

    1. Quarantine
      In 1646, long before the nation took to wearing facemasks, Reading town council set aside houses to quarantine locals suffering from the Plague. In 1665 when the disease ravaged London, Reading closed its borders and wardens searched goods and people entering the town which helped stem the worst of the pandemic.
    2. Slow Down!
      Formula racing legend Ayrton Senna spent time living in the town. The road where he lived and a nearby playground are both named in his honour. Perhaps the town planners didn’t notice the irony when they added speed bumps to the street to slow traffic down.
    3. Don Good
      Reading University was opened in 1892 as an annexe of Oxford University. Jamie Cullum, James Cracknell, Lady Eve Balfour, Sir Hugh Robertson and Thomas Schafenaker all attended Reading uni.
    4. Famous Faces
      The town certainly has artistic credentials, Jane Austin went to school here and other famous names from Reading include; Sir Kenneth Branagh, Charlie Brooker, Jacqueline Bisset, Natalie Dormer, Ricky Gervais, David Lean, Mike Oldfield and Kate Winslet.
    5. Duchess of Cambridge
      Perhaps the town’s most famous resident in recent times is our future queen, HRH the Duchess of Cambridge. The Middleton family are still based in the area and both Kate and her sister Pippa went to schools locally.
    6. Henry’s Heart
      King Henry I was buried in Reading. Having died in Lyons-la-Forêt, France he was brought back to England, minus his tongue, heart and eyes as his followers were worried they would rot on route, before being buried in Reading Abbey.

    Local Info

    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.

    News – The two local newspapers are GetReading and the Reading Chronicle.

    Best of Reading

    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.

    8 Merchants Place, RG1 1DT

    The Tasting House

    Their mission is “To make wine fun” and we’re certainly not going to argue with that!

    30A Chain St, Reading RG1 2HX

    Hopo Furniture

    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.

    25 Church Street, RG4 8BA

    The Grumpy Goat

    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?’”

    7 Union Street, RG1 1EU

    Wellington Farm Shop

    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.

    Welsh Lane, Hook, RG27 0LT

    About Reading

    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.

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