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Removal Price Guide

The estimated price range for moving cu.ft. , door-to-door from to is between and . Figures assume UK mainland collection and overseas delivery within 30 miles of arrival port.

We will email this guide price to you along with some other useful information and links.

A full container load (FCL) will normally take 8 to 13 weeks but not guaranteed. A groupage consignment (LCL) will normally take 10 to 14 weeks but not guaranteed. The guide price is subject to currency fluctuations and possible rises in freight charges. Rates exclude permits, customs duties and/or local taxes, storage, diversion, insurance, delivery above first floor, abnormal access, trans-shipments, pianos, second split delivery, Government wharfage taxes, extensive customs inspections, x-rays and/or agricultural inspection (if ordered) or fumigation (if ordered) and any subsequent quarantine charges.

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    Great communication from start to finish. Excellent removals staff on all the days of our move.
    Mrs A Oxley
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    They did everything well!! The chaps were very polite and very, very helpful. Nothing was too m...
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    We used Britannia Lanes as it provided a full package move. My elderly parents are invalids the...
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When making the dream of moving to the other side of the word a reality, it can feel daunting. But with over 30 years experience of moving our customers from Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, you are in safe hands with Britannia Lanes.

Removals to New Zealand.

All you need to do to get started is to contact your local international moving team via the links below. Alternatively, you can visit our website where you are able to use our International removal price calculator to get a guide price.

Moving to New Zealand

Before the survey, you should decide on the items you definitely want to move. If you have any items which you are uncertain will be selected for shipping please let us know and we can provide two quotations. One to include and one to exclude these items. A price comparison may assist in the decision making.

When moving a full household overseas there are two container options; 20ft or 40ft containers. If you are moving from a 2 or 3 bedroom property, you can expect to require a 20ft container. With a 4 or 5 bed property you are likely to require a 40ft container.

For smaller consignments we offer part loads (groupage) which will be consolidated at the Britannia Movers International headquarters in London. Groupage consignments give you the freedom to ship as little or as much as you would like and you only pay for the space required.


Packing for New Zealand

Our surveyor will explain how our packing team will export-pack all of your furniture and box the smaller items. For items of high value, or that are particularly fragile, specialist crates may be required which we will build in-house.

Shipping to New Zealand

For shipments using 20ft or 40ft shipping containers your effects will normally be loaded at the collection address. In some circumstances properties with a restricted access may require a shuttle service with a smaller van. Alternatively, we may opt to load the container at our depot. Our surveyor will discuss the different options available and most suitable for you.

New Zealand Container Port

The paperwork required for moving to New Zealand can be overwhelming. At each of our depots we have a dedicated team who are able to assist you complete the forms - ensuring customs clearance is as straight forward as possible. New Zealand have strict quarantine regulations to prevent the introduction of unwanted pests and diseases. It is important to understand what is required before the packing is started. There are many websites with good information.

Arriving in New Zealand

When shipping a container, you can expect delivery in 8 – 13 weeks, and for a groupage consignment, you can expect delivery within 10 to 14 weeks. Timings are a guide and not guaranteed, however. When household effects have been owned for more than a year, they can be shipped to New Zealand duty free. Households items are generally subject to a physical inspection upon arrival to ensure they are not carrying any quarantine risk material. Following a physical inspection, it may be determined that some items may require treatment such as fumigation before they are released for entry. In a 'worst case scenario' some items may even be destroyed or ordered to be re-exported. The charges for fumigation or re-export are not included in our quotation. Once your shipment has been cleared by customs our overseas agents will arrange delivery of all door-to-door shipments.