Skip to main content

The easiest place to start is by defining what both terms mean:

A Man & Van or Man with a Van service is a broad term used when someone hires a van with a driver. This can be for a huge variety of reasons, most commonly for moving large items that won’t fit into a car. Other reasons include transporting specialty goods such as motorbikes or commercial items like catering equipment or building materials, basically, anything the Man and Van service provider is competent to safely and efficiently move.

A Removal Service is a highly specialised service that either helps you move home or moves home for you, depending on the level of service you book. Home Removal Companies offer a range of services from you pack, they move, to they do absolutely everything: pack, disassemble furniture, move everything to your new home, reassemble the furniture, and unpack. The cost of the full service is significantly more than the basic package but it means you don’t need to do a lot of the work yourself. Just remember that you will still need to direct the move at every stage. Removal teams don’t know where you want things to go until you tell them.

Lots of Man and Van service providers offer a removal service so it’s definitely worth including some in the quote stage of planning your move. Just remember to check what experience they have if you want a full service from them.