Ask the Expert About… Why use a BAR member?

Steve has many years experience in the moving and storage industry.

Mrs W of Wimborne asked “What are the benefits of using a British Association of Removers (BAR) Member when choosing a removals company?

Steve replied: “BAR is the removal industry trade body. Members are required to adhere strictly to the BAR code of practice, meeting the following minimum standards for quality and service:

  • Provide you with a clear description, price and timetable for the work carried out.
  • Offer insurance or other protection options.
  • Provide suitable quality materials for packing.
  • Vehicles and warehouses meet BAR requirements
  • Provide professionally trained staff.
  • Advice should things not quite go according to plan.

And naturally, the Code requires all BAR members to be courteous, competent, and committed to providing a high standard of service.” Steve added: “when moving outside of the UK it’s very important your removal company is a member of the BAR Overseas group, as non overseas group members only offer guarantees on UK-UK Moves. Choosing an established quality removal company who are members of the British Association of Removers (BAR) will minimise the risks and your stress levels on the day”.

Maidmans adhere to the BAR code of practice and have been recognised by industry peers on many occasions including winning the prestigious Domestic Mover of the Year competition twice.


Do you have a question for Steve? Send it to or use the contact details below.

a. Maidmans Moving & Storage, Unit 1, 2 Willis Way, Fleets Lane Ind Est,,Poole BH15 3SS
t. 01202 375069

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