We have a
friendly team of very experienced inland and export packers
that are second to none. Take a look at the pictures
below as we explain some of the process.
Glasses are first
wrapped in sheets of paper and then stacked tall as
they are far stronger this way. Crystal cut
glasses are first wrapped in a layer of acid free
tissue paper and then a coarser paper.
Champagne flutes and more delicate glasses will be
wrapped as above and may be inserted into carton
dividers. Some glassware will also be wrapped
in a final layer of bubble wrap depending on the
thickness of the glass. Cartons containing
glassware are marked fragile and top load so that
they will be stacked at the top of the load to avoid
any risk of breakage.
Plates , bowls, and
saucers have sheets of paper inserted between them
and are then over wrapped in bundles of 4 or so then
stood tall in cartons as they are far stronger this
way. Fine china would first have a layer of acid
free tissue and a final layer of bubble wrap.
Cups and mugs are packed in the same way as glasses
but with extra care taken not to roll the delicate
handles when wrapping.
Books are packed into
smaller boxes (book cartons) due to their weight.
We always aim to lay books flat in these boxes to
avoid any damage to the books spines. Book
boxes are always stacked at the bottom of the load
and never more than four high. More expensive
books such as leather bound or first editions are
wrapped in a layer of acid free tissue. Photo
albums are packed in the same way.
Hanging clothes are left on their hangers and
inserted into our hanging wardrobe cartons, this
helps to eliminate creasing. Taller items such
as evening gowns, wedding dresses, or even full
length curtains can be hung into extended custom
made wardrobe cartons. Folded clothes,
linen and bedding are packed tightly into layflat
Mattresses, divan bed
basses, sofas, arm chairs, footstools and most soft
furnishings we have plastic or paper bags for.
This helps to keep these items in exactly the same
condition as when they left your home. We can
also export wrap more expensive three piece suits if
required. Leather suites we would normally
use quilted sofa covers for. We always tie sofa beds shut to
protect the item and the crew in the course of
We don't just
export wrap items for international moves, years of
experience has taught us that with certain delicate or more
expensive articles export wrapping offers a better level of
protection. Export wrapping a piece of furniture will
consist of wrapping the article in a specifically designed
paper blanket constructed with several layers to offer a
greater level of protection. The first or inner layer
is coated in glycerine this is like a wax paper and does not
stick to sensitive areas such as polished surfaces or oil
paintings. The next four layers are a thicker coarser
almost cardboard layers and this is where the strength comes
from. The final layer has a sheen to it and is semi
water resistant. Or alternatively we also use speed
wrap which is a bubble wrap version of the paper blanket
previously mentioned. In addition to this we may
depending on the item being packed stick cardboard in
strategic places to offer an enhanced level of protection.
Once an item is packed it is clearly marked so the crew can
indentify where the top or bottom is and where any fragile
areas such as glass doors or draw handles etc are.
items & fine art packing including internal crates:
We can have
custom made crates made for chandeliers or a cheaper option
is to use one of our temporary frames. we will discuss
the options with you when we come to survey your house.
What ever your budget you are in very safe hands.
/ oil paintings /gilt edged artwork:
safes & heavier items:
such as grandfather clocks and barometers:
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