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Devon Removals

As a Director of Lanes Removals, in 1992, Robert Lane opened a new facility for Britannia Lanes in Exeter with his wife Emma. Within three years this was extended to hold 600 containers and then in 2004 further development took place when a Self Storage facility was opened with more than a 100 rooms over 3 floors. This created an additional 15000 sq ft of storage space.devon storage unit

In 1998 Britannia Lanes of Devon were the fifth company in the UK to be accredited through British Standards BSEN 12522 for removals and BSEN 14873 for storage. We are also a member of the Self Storage Association (SSA). Britannia Lanes of Devon pride themselves on being a leading removal, storage and shipping company in Devon.

Robert Lane has been a Director of BAR Services for over 10 years, a company that is the main supplier of packing materials to the removal industry and is allied with the British Association of Removers, the country's oldest removal association. More recently, Emma Lane has become Area Chairman for the British Association of Removers having previously been Area Secretary for 10 years. Their daughter, Alexandra, will be joining the company on a full time basis this year when leaving college and after working with her parents on a part-time basis for a few years.

The Devon branch has a fleet of 18 commercial vehicles of which there are 6 road train vehicles dedicated to carrying out long distance and European deliveries for all four Lanes branches, together with the wider Britannia membership. They have weekly deliveries in France, Belgium and Germany; with monthly trips to Holland, Spain and Portugal. Other countries are dealt with on a request basis. The majority of these deliveries are for private customers moving and also MOD personnel moving to and from Germany. Lanes of Devon have been carrying out work on behalf of the Ministry of Defence since their opening in 1992.

The Devon branch offer a wide range of services including the following:

  • Domestic removals, local and long distance
  • Office and commercial removals
  • European removals
  • Overseas removals
  • Container storage
  • Self storage
  • Document storage
  • Record management
  • Self drive van hire
  • Confidential shredding
  • Part Loads
  • Man and van
  • Packing services

Our removal cost calculator is a great way to see for yourself that we are not only competitive but also very attentive. We take the time to make personal contact with each of the hundreds of these completed every week. If you would like to speak to one of our personnel please contact us on the below numbers:

  • Exeter - 01392 494966
  • Torquay - 01803 222547
  • Barnstaple - 01271 444438
  • Honiton - 01404 511266
  • Okehampton - 01837 511266

With over 5 generations of the Lanes family in Devon, they take great pride in their Devon roots. Mike and Sylvia Lane both originated from Devon, with Mike being brought up in Newton Ferrers where he helped his parents run a nursing home and farm. Sylvia was also brought up on a farm, but near Landrake, South East Cornwall and she also helped her parents run their grocery shop in Plymouth.

In the 1960's Mike and Sylvia moved to Cornwall to run a petrol filling station on the A30. Following the success of this business they started the removals and storage business in 1974. They are both now retired and have moved back to Devon, nr Sidmouth where they split their time between there and a home they have near Malaga, Spain.

We hope this history of our company and family demonstrate our commitment to serving in the South West.

Exciting News

New site for Exeter opening early 2017.

We have acquired the old Still Forklift site opposite the Porsche and Citroen garages at 18/19A Hennock Road, Marsh Barton, Exeter. In July 2016 building will commence for a new site that will consist of a fabulous self storage facility over 5 floors giving up to 28,300 sq ft of space, with 650 storage containers and 24 hour access. Along the front of the building we will be offering a selection of Trade Counter Units with the ultimate road side visibility; complimenting the different storage solutions. We will continue to offer a range of different size vans under the Self Drive division, and will add to our services offering record management enhancing our confidential shredding services.

This new facility will take Britannia Lanes of Devon to the next level.


Britannia Lanes Of Devon are proud sponsors of 2 premiership rugby players, Carl Rimmer and Alex Brown who play for Exeter Chiefs, The West Country Premier Rubgy Club at Sandy Park. They were the LV Cup winners of 2013 - 2014.

** Exeter Chiefs are 2016 Aviva Cup Premiership finalists 28/5/16 **

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Our opening times are:
Monday to Friday:8.00 - 5.30
Saturdays:8.00 - 4.00

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Britannia Lanes of Devon
Hennock Road East
Marsh Barton

Tel: 01392 494966
Fax: 01392 496049

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