Hope someone can help!
We've moved into a first floor flat but all the large furniture will
need to throught the windows (these are large enough the
doorways/halls are not!)
Can someone suggest WHO I should contact. I've tried Specialist
removers, normal removers but none of these have the correct equipment
to get the furniture up and down
Many Thanks in advance
Try a office furniture supplier - they must be equiped with all means to
accomodate business situations. I'm thinking people who sell furniture and
"have" to accomodate all situations, may be able to help or perhaps know a
First floor flat? What special equipment would be required? Is there no
outside access up to the windows or something? Seems like a folded furniture
pad to protect the sill, and maybe some folded cardboard taped to the side
jambs to protect them, and of course 4 strong guys to wiggle the big pieces
through the opening, would be all that is needed.
Now if by first floor you mean the floor ABOVE the ground floor, it gets a
lot harder. You then need what is known as a 'cherry picker' (small portable
crane, usually mounted on a flatbed truck), to hang the furniture from
slings, and a skilled crew to do the work.
I know hindsight is always 20-20, but didn't you consider this when you
rented the place? Have you looked really closely at all the large pieces to
see what it would take to remove the legs, or otherwise knock them down?
I've assisted in dozens of moves over the years, and found very few pieces
that absolutely could not come in through the front door. If your place and
items are the exception, rather than spend a fortune on a crane, I'd <sell>
the large pieces (or park them with relatives or in a mini-warehouse if they
are heirlooms or something), and buy items that do fit through the door.
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