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The “old girl” takes to the streets in Stratford

See the parade of vintage removals vehicles organised by BAR As active members of BAR, the British Association of Removers, we were delighted to be involved with the annual conference on 23-25 May. This year, the event was in Stratford-upon-Avon and as always was a useful event for removal professionals....
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Are you renovating your home?

You might need some more storage space – here are some options Most of us have done some home renovation at some point, whether just stripping down and redecorating a room, redesigning a kitchen or bathroom, or having an extension built. According to a 2018 report by Hiscox, the number...
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Sheffield back in the Premier League

We do a lot of removals work in and around Sheffield and some of our team members come from the area, so we’d like to mark the recent promotion of Sheffield United – back in the Premier league after 6 years. This is a great boost for Sheffield and will...
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The changing face of Retford – our home town

Reflecting on some of the changes we've seen in Retford - moving with the times! Ballards Removals, our family business, has evolved massively since its formation, and we thought we’d take a moment to reflect on some of the changes we’ve seen in our local town of Retford over the...
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Richard and Janette Ballard – our story so far

Founded in 1978 in Retford, we have developed Ballards Removals steadily over 40 years. I’m Richard Ballard, the founder of Ballards Removals, and I was born in 1952. After leaving school in 1967, I worked down the local mine, Bevercotes Colliery, as a mechanical fitter, maintaining coal face machinery, then...
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Moving home – time to declutter!

Moving home is a good opportunity to have a serious clear out - read our tips Why waste time packing and relocatying things you don’t really need, then wondering where to put them in your new place? Living with too much clutter can also lead to stress, regardless of whether...
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Family Business Awards Director of the Year

Success again as Matt Ballard is voted "Director of the Year" As 2017 winners of the “Employer of the Year” category at the Midlands Family Business Awards, we are thrilled to have voted as winners again in 2018. This year, Matt Ballard has achieved the Director of the Year award...
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Planning ahead for your house move

Don't leave things to chance - planning ahead will increase your chance of a stress-free house move. One of the peak times for home moves in the UK is late August, particularly just before or after August bank holiday, when we, and most removal firms get fully booked several weeks...
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Moving home in a heatwave – how to keep your cool

What a fantastic summer we’re having so far, and over the last week in particular, temperatures have been soaring. The Ballards home removals team are used to working in the heat, so we have some tips for you, to help make your moving experience as comfortable as possible. 10 tips...
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Traffic problems around Newark

If you want up to date information about road works and other traffic problems – ask a removal man! As we’re travelling up and down the A1 and around Newark, Retford and surrounding areas every day, we tend to know what’s going on. When we’re travelling further afield, we check...
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How to sort out a messy garage

Who uses their garage to store their car these days? Not many people in our experience, and this is backed up by a survey carried out by the RAC a couple of years ago, which estimated that less than half of garages have cars in them. Garages provide great storage...
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10 tips for a stress-free house move in the winter

We’ve experienced some inclement weather this winter with the promise of more to come, so if you’re thinking of moving in the near future, here are our top 10 tips for making sure the move goes smoothly and you’re able to settle into your new home warm and cozy! 1....
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