Removals Company in Elland
Elland's quality Moving Services
If you're looking for a reliable moving service in Elland then your search is over! Van Man Hire are proud to provide a professional, fully insured and low-cost moving service to the people of Elland and surrounding areas.
We specialise in full house removals and office relocation. Our team of friendly and efficient packers and movers will use their expertise to relocate all your valuable possessions and make sure each and every item is moved safe, sound and secure to its rightful place in your new property.
It doesn't matter whether you are moving items from just 1 bedroom in a flat or the entire contents of a 5 bedroom house with garage and garden furniture! Van Man Hire can help! Our domestic removal services cater for every need. Contact us today for your part or full house removal service.
We help many businesses with their office moves. Whether you are moving from 1 room in a building to another area of the same building, or moving to completely new premises. We will assist you every step of the way, even down to the dismantling and reassembling of desks and other furniture, to packing away computers and setting them up in their new places. Whatever the level of service you require, we can help!
We have a selection of 3.5 Tonne Extra-LWB Panel vans, 3.5 Tonne LWB Luton vans with tail lifts and 6.5 Tonne LWB Luton vans with tail lifts to cater for every move of any size. You can see pictures of some of our removal vans here.
Like anything in life, preparation is the key and removals is no exception. There's a lot more to it than you think so please check out our Removals Preparation Guide for hints, tips and advice. Everything is covered from protecting your delicate items efficiently to prevent breakages in transit, covering floors to protect laminate flooring from scratches and snags to carpets, right down to what size boxes you need to be using for particular items.
Removal Packs and Boxes
We can't stress enough how important it is to have the correct type of boxes and an adequate amount of them for your moving day. We highly recommend these Discount Moving Packs which can be ordered for next day delivery.
Unlike the larger moving companies such as Pickfords and Britannia, using Van Man Hire for your removals service in Elland often works out half the price of what you would have paid with them. Click the prices links from our menus for a detailed list of our pricing structure and then compare them with the bigger removal companies to know for certain that Van Man Hire is the best choice!
Mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book as Elant, Elland was a centre of wool production. The decline of the woollen industry had a significant effect on the town and many mills were demolished or converted to residences.
Elland retained continuity of tenure from before the Norman Conquest into the Middle Ages, as the Elland family were descended from Anglo-Saxon thegns. The Manor of Elland, with Greetland and Southowram formed an island of the Honour of Pontefract in the surrounding Manor of Wakefield. In 1350 Sir John de Eland was murdered, as was his son in the following year, which extinguished the male line of the family and the manor passed to the Savile family. From this period, the manor house ceased to be the principal dwelling of a gentry family, as the Saviles had their seat at the moated manor of Thornhill. Elland manor house was never completely reconstructed and, when dismantled and excavated in 1975 by the West Yorkshire Archaeology Unit, it was found to incorporate a 13th-century solar wing - one of the earliest secular buildings in the county. The manor house stood on a knoll aligned with the bridge over the River Calder and was destroyed during the construction of Calderdale Way bypass. The farm buildings survive.
At the request of John de Warenne, 7th Earl of Surrey, Edward II granted a charter, to John de Eland, for a free market on Tuesday at his Manor of Elland, and two fairs.
Elland was famous for durable flagstones which, after construction of the canal, could be transported economically all over the county. Elland housed the main factory of the manufacturer of Gannex products and is the home of the Dobsons sweet factory, which produces traditional boiled sweets. Since 2001, Elland has been home to Suma Wholefoods, the largest workers' co-operative in the United Kingdom. The town was run by Elland Urban District Council which was merged into Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council on 1 April 1974.
Buildings of interest include the parish church of St Mary's the Virgin, the former Rose and Crown Inn in Northgate, the Old Town Hall, Southgate Methodist Church, the reputedly haunted Fleece Inn at the top of Westgate, the Rex Cinema, the Swimming Baths and Waxman ceramics on Elland Lane.
The remains of the medieval stocks can be found at the junction of Southgate and Elizabeth Street.
Local Information for Elland
Elland is a market town in Calderdale, in the county of West Yorkshire, England, south of Halifax, by the River Calder and the Calder and Hebble Navigation. Elland was recorded as Elant in the Domesday Book. The town's name is derived from the Old English meaning 'land by the water, river or land partly or wholly surrounded by water'. It had a population in United Kingdom Census 2001 of 14,554.
The A643 road begins in Leeds and ended in Elland. It passes Leeds United AFC's football ground, Elland Road. It now ends at junction 23 of the M62 motorway.
Local information in Elland can be found here.