Services

House clearances

We regularly handle the clearance of all sizes and types of properties, from studio apartments/flats to large detached homes.

Examples of property that we can clear:

  • Houses 
  • Flats
  • Bungalows
  • Gardens
  • Sheds & Garages
  • • Commercial property (Shops & offices etc)
  • Storage units

We are able to help with absolutely everything from your most valued family heirloom to the inevitable pile of junk that we all accumulate somewhere within our property! All within one easy, fully licensed and insured service.

Once your house has been cleared we will also sweep up and leave your property looking clean and tidy – especially important for valuation and resale purposes.

No job is too big or too small, and with one phone call we can look after everything.

The process of a clearance

The cost of a property clearance and the amount of time it takes is dependent on the amount, and type, of items that you have. It is difficult to give an accurate quote without seeing the property, or at least having a detailed chat with you beforehand, which is why we are always happy to visit and provide a free written quotation. 

  1. Contact us -we are happy to talk through the process with you and arrange a time to visit the property for an assessment. Alternatively if you only have a few items to clear you can email photographs to enquiries@ashtonmill.co.uk and we will reply with advice promptly.
  2. Personalised quote- After seeing some photographs or having met with you or a representative at the property, we will be able to work out the cost of the clearance, taking into account the value of any saleable items that need to be cleared.
  3. It's up to you- We will wait for you to decide if you would like to go ahead with the clearance and, if so, agree on a date. You will not need to be present on the day of the clearance, as long as we have access to the property we will carry out your instructions exactly.
  4. Completion-  The property keys will be returned to you, your solicitor, estate agent or other representative. Any items that you would like to keep can either be left at the property, stored with us for later collection or delivered to you. Alternatively, we are able to transport items to local or national auction houses to be sold on your behalf.

Types of clearances 


Probate: In the unfortunate event of a loved one or friend passing away, we can prepare their property ready to be sold or handed back to a landlord. We work with local solicitors and estate agents every day and would be happy to recommend some individuals to you if you require professional assistance.

Bereavement clearances can be difficult, but as experts in this field, we will make the whole process as stress free as possible. We have also created a handy Probate Guide for any questions you may have.

Resalable items: If some of your items are in good condition and hold a value, we can make an allowance against the costs of the clearances for these, or alternatively transport these to auction for sale on your behalf. 

Waste: Our team specialises in probate house clearances and contents valuations, but that doesn't mean we can't help you out by clearing some rubbish if that is what is needed. We might even be able to salvage some of the items for local charity or recycling. 

As a registered waste carrier, our company is charged by local waste transfer stations to dispose of your waste. Please note that there will be additional charges for special category waste items such as;

Fridge/ Freezer: £35
Mattress: £25
Computer monitor/ Tv: £15
Gas bottles: £10
Tyre: £5

Prices subject to VAT

Want to know how much your waste would cost? Just ask!    enquiries@ashtonmill.co.uk




Valuations, advice & quotes



We are able to assist in the valuation of all manner of items that may be within a property, including full contents valuations for probate requirements following a bereavement*. We have connections with legal teams around the area but are naturally happy to work with whoever may be representing you or your family.

We are very experienced in this particular area of work and all valuation instructions are undertaken in the strictest of confidence and in a very professional, sympathetic and understanding manner.

We are always happy to advise you and provide a free written quote no matter what you are asking us to deal with.

We can also value items that are simply taking up too much room in your house which you would like to sell.

*These valuations will satisfy the requirements of Section 160 of the Inheritance Taxes Act, 1984.

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Removals and deliveries


We are available to quote competitively for a very personally tailored and sympathetic removal service with attention to detail and quality of service.

Alongside this, we are able to offer short, mid and long term storage facilities to make your move as smooth as possible.

We also offer an excellent bespoke delivery service for special or delicate items that really deserve individual treatment from people who know what they are doing.


Thank you for the superb job you did with the packing and removal to our new home. Both you and your colleagues were both hardworking and helpful! Everything was packed carefully and not one item was lost or damaged! Your professionalism made a stressful time less so.

We also offer Office and commercial relocation services to businesses who are relocating or downsizing/ up-sizing. 




Storage

We are able to offer short, mid and long term storage to assist property clearances, moving home, relocation abroad, property re-development or if you just require some extra space at home. Our premises are safe, secure and fully insured and we can collect/deliver your items from any location. (Collection of items by you or a representative by appointment only)

Prices:

£12.50 - £17.50 per four weeks for a 1 square metre unit (10 square ft).  

Minimum booking of 2 units. 

Price includes insurance up to £500. An additional charge will apply if items have a higher value.





Antiques

We will buy or sell your antiques, collectables and vintage items

Thinking of selling? 

We Offer a Free Valuation Service of your Antiques and Collectables

Free valuations are easy with us.  Just email some pictures of your item or items together with approximate measurements.  

Our valuation team will respond promptly with an independent opinion of value and helpful advice as to how best to achieve the highest sale price. 

Alternatively, come along to one of our valuation mornings. 

These are held on selected Thursday mornings – just telephone or email to book an appointment.

You are very welcome to bring your treasures for assessment.

Contact

Phone: 01225 690011
Email: enquiries@ashtonmill.co.uk

We are always looking to buy in interesting collectable, antique or vintage items. Items that you, perhaps, no longer have need or room for, or would simply just like to sell. We offer a reliable service and transparent advice on the best way forward for you to gain the most out of your possessions.

We have strong connections with local auction houses so can also give you all the necessary advice and arrange all transportation and paperwork on your behalf should you choose to sell at auction.

If you would like to discuss or ask us a question regarding our services then please don’t hesitate to contact us.





Recycling and charities

Recycling

At Ashton Mill we believe strongly in recycling and charitable donations wherever possible. We will always separate recyclable materials from your rubbish and also work closely with local community groups and charities trying to fulfil their needs for all sorts of items. Please make us aware if you would like certain items to go to charity and we will always do our very best to oblige.


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We cover a wide range of locations in the southwest including Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon. We are a local company based in Melksham and have completed many house clearances in the surrounding towns and areas of Bath, Trowbridge, Warminster, Frome, Shepton Mallet, Wells, Keynsham, Yate, Castle Combe, Box, Lacock, Glastonbury, Yeovil, Westbury, Calne, Devizes, Tidworth, Amesbury, Thruxton, Salisbury, Andover, Newbury, Chippenham, Corsham, Malmesbury, Market Lavington, Avebury, Bathampton, Lyneham, Broad Hinton, Cirencester, Tetbury, Barnsley, The Cotswolds, Stroud, Thornbury, Swindon, Pewsey, Wootten Bassett, Marlborough, Didcot, Oxford, Swindon and Reading, Basingstoke, Winchester, Aldershot, Woking, High Wycombe. We have also completed clearances in Bristol, Weston-super-Mare, Southampton, Windsor and London.