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Be “safe” – work with Ballards!

Ballards Removals are pleased to announce that we have been awarded accreditation from SafeContractor, which recognises the high standards of health and safety practiced throughout our company. As we operate in a variety of locations and situations, alongside a range of different people and are responsible for valuable property, having...

Getting removal costs into perspective

We all know there’s a lot to sort out when you move home and it’s an expensive thing to do, so it’s understandable that people look for any opportunities to save money. Is it worth it? What does it cost to move house? Let’s imagine you’re selling a house for...

Moving house, stress free

Don’t let your house move turn into a horror story! We often hear stories about stress, accidents and damage occurring during house moves, and we’re always sorry to hear when people have a bad experience. Moving home is classed as one of the most stressful events in people’s lives, what...

Top quality removals service, with old fashioned values

As a special treat for dad, Richard Ballard, we recently acquired a new (old) van, just like the one he started the business with, back in the late 1970’s. This Ford Transit didn’t carry as much as our current range of specialised removals vehicles, but you’d be surprised what you...

Ballards become first aiders

Ballards are serious about staff training, to make sure that the whole team works efficiently and effectively. Health and Safety is critical to a successful removals operation of course and we’re all well versed in safe manual handling techniques and avoiding trip hazards etc, as you’d expect. Whilst we all...

Trent Flood warning – Retford area

Of course we all know about the severe problems with flooding in the north of England and Scotland, but flood warnings were also issued for parts of the River Trent last week, from Nottingham across to Lincoln. Our storage facilities in Tuxford are situated away from any potential flood areas,...

What’s up duck?

Apart from the more typical removal jobs we often get to transport some more unusual items, like this 6ft tall duck called Puck, who needed carrying safely to a shopping centre for the weekend. As you can see here, Joe Ballard and the duck formed a close bond, with Joe...