On this page we have endeavoured to provide helpful information.
We will treasure your piano all the way through the move, though to be able to do this we need few detail from you about your piano and properties that will be involved with your piano move.
Piano can differ greatly from one makers name to another and/or ago of piano, therefore It’s importation to give us details about your piano as the upright and grand piano comes in various sizes and types. Is your piano a player-piano also known as Pianola or a modern-auto-play-piano. If it is a very old upright piano it could be an upright-grand piano from the 1800’s Like The Steinway Victorian piano! Which is near to half ton in weight.
Property differ greatly too, from one to another, if the piano is a heavy piano and there’s more then two steps involved than the piano could take more time and effort to move, Therefore to be able give you the most fairest quote possible please read our “Information we need from you” Below.
Information we need from you to make a access & risk assessment.
Makers name of piano, full value and year of piano or rough idea of ago.
Dimension of piano; Upright, length, height, and depth, Gand, length, width and height.
Full postcode for both collection and delivery addresses.
Any awkward access! Collection & delivery addresses where there may be a tight turn, i.e. with or without steps, fence panels or brick wall, trees, plants, shrubs, or anything else that maybe opposite exterior doorways, that will impeded the piano removal, do you think there will be any problem getting the piano through any exterior doorway or within the property. Exterior PVC doors and frames are often smaller than the wooden door and frame they replace, remembered most inner doorways are normally smaller than your Exterior doorways.
When measuring the opening in a doorway, more so with exterior PVC door, make sure  open the door before measuring  does the door open fully?  Measure gap between the open door to the opposite side of door frame, Old PVC doors may be hold onto frame with pins but a lot of newer PVC doors are fitted to the frame at the factory so may need door fitter to remove and refit PVC door.
Any 90 degree turns within a property?
Where a room is opposite a staircase/hallway and where a upright piano may need to be upending to get out of or into a room, in most cases this is not a problem but could be if a the piano is German or larger upright piano and the turn is tight, Piano covers are kept on when upended upright piano.
We need to know about any steps and numbers that are involved at the collection and delivery addresses before we arrive to carry out any piano move.
If there are steps involved? Than sending us photos would be very helpful to us, to make sure there’s no problems before piano moving day.
Is there double yellow lines or any other restricted to parking, bus stop, busy street, etc. If driveway, we need a gateway to be 7ft wide and 10.5 feet to clear any low trees, does the drive have a steep slope.
If we can’t get our van in the driveway or there’s no driveway! How near to the property can we park and how far is it to where the piano is? If we can get our van into the driveway and there’s steps at front Door? Could we use our tail-lift to bridge the steps with a long walkup-board we carry on our van which is useful for up to about five steps in all.
Garden or outer areas of property/ies
Where the piano needs to cross? Any steps in the garden?
Lawn/grass area, stone coved drive/pathways, unpaved areas or uneven ground that we may need to board-out? How long is the area we need to board-out? moving boards over a larger area takes time to do, more so if on a slope and the piano is heavy!. Any other thing you think we should known about that I haven’t mention here.
Piano moving day.
We are always looking at ways to keep your cost down and oneway is to add as many pianos as possible together in a day. Therefore being able to offer you a better cost than doing a one off collection and delivery for you.
Adding your piano to other piano moves within the same day really save you money if you need a piano moving from one county to another and we are collection and delivery in the same areas!.
If you have more then one piano to be moved, or you have a friend who also need a piano moving and you can move them together? We should be able to give you both a better cost for your piano move.
Information on what we do for you
We been moving pianos for over 30+ years.
All pianos moved on our pianos-moving-trucks-wheels and are covered with our specially strongwrap covers so your piano doesn’t get marked and if it’s raining the piano stays dry – even if we don’t! The pianos-moving-trucks-wheels we use can not normally be hired from any hire centre that I known of! Most dolly-trucks-wheels you can hire are not comparable to what we use, some dolly-trucks-wheels you maybe able to hirer maybe find if moving a piano within a property but may not if moving from one property to another?.
All floorings that your piano and us too, have to crossover are protected, not forgetting walls and any other surfaces while moving your piano).
All Grand Pianos are moved with a shoe of the correct size.
Our vans carry various blocks and boards, we also have a wooded forum to get over a block of five steps or more but we only put them on the van when needed, with the wooded forum we can get your piano over number of steps or any other obstacles with using our piano-moving-truck-wheels and often only by using two piano mover. We don’t manhandle any piano if we can help it, it’s better for us and your piano if we can moved your piano on our piano-moving-truck-wheels.
If you are replacing your older piano with a newer piano and a friend or relative are having your old piano or even if you are selling the piano, If you use us to move both piano’s together on the same day, within the same areas then we should be able to offer you a discount.
If your piano needs storage, you only pay for the week’s you require. The piano is stored in a dedicated area of the storage building where they are left undisturbed and totally secure. Your piano is never stored in a container with us. Containers are not the best way to store a piano, we have pick-up customers pianos from other storage companies whom the customer has stored with to find damage done to pianos because the piano was stored in an container and due to the weight and movement of the piano within the container damage has happen. Therefore containers are not the way to store a piano.