Domestic Removals

D.C. Groves & Son have been undertaking domestic removals for over 30 years and we pride ourselves on the service we provide. When our surveyor visits you, he will be able to supply you with information regarding our extensive range of services.

We have a range of soft covers and wrappings to give your furnishings, televisions, computers, pianos and other precious effects all the necessary protection they require during the move.

D.C. Groves & Son have been engaged by local fine arts and antique auction houses for delivery and collection of high value or delicate items for a number of years. We also specialise in moving pianos. We have a team of experts who are trained in making bespoke crates and cartons for those extra special items.

Domestic removals on any scale

BS EN 12522 – Furniture removal

D.C. Groves & Son has been awarded BSEN 12522 after a very strict independent audit and will be audited annually. BS EN 12522 encompasses the provision of Furniture removal activities and Furniture removal for private individuals. It is the first and only recognised quality standard specifically aimed at furniture removals.

  • Safe & Protected

    Specially designed protective covers for furniture and other precious items

    Extensive selection of packing services whether it is a full packing service, or packing of a single item.

  • Personal Attention

    Highly trained staff expert in packing delicate possessions

    All of our staff are fully trained in all aspects of packing, moving, storage and shipping .

  • Versatility

    Expert in managing difficult access and challenging removals

    Moving large heavy items through windows using lifting equipment.! No problem for the D.C. Groves & Son crews.

Flexible expert packing service

We can provide an extensive selection of packing services whether it is a full packing service, or packing of a single treasured item. No matter how awkward your move may be, we will come up with a solution. You will see from the pictures on this page that we have had experience in moving large heavy items through windows using lifting equipment.

Vehicles and storage to suit almost any situation

We have smaller vehicles available for trans-shipping items if your property is not accessible for a larger lorry.

    Domestic removals enquiry

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    A small but very full 18 century cottage with difficult stairs and access.

    “Moving house is extremely stressful. D C Groves were exceptionally professional, polite, helpful, experienced and made the move as painless as possible. Their willingness to adapt and problem solve on the hoof, together with tons of common sense made them, I believe, unbeatable. Such a refreshing change to find a “can do” attitude.”

    19 Oct 2017 TN17

    Excellent removals.

    Despite dreadful weather conditions – snow and ice, managed to undertake the work with efficiency and good humour.

    Malcolm, Kent 05/03/2018

    Very Professional Service

    I would thoroughly recommend Groves & Son – excellent staff, personal, efficient and an exceptional service.

    Sally, Dorset 10/07/2017


    I cannot fault D C Groves during our recent move from Tenterden to Devon. They were at all times efficient, helpful, careful with our possessions. Worked extremely hard, very pleasant and good timekeepers. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

    Leila, Devon 05/12/2017

    Couldn’t have asked for a better team

    Couldn’t have asked for a better team. Would certainly use them again – and recommend them.

    Mr A - 2016

    Efficient, professional & helpful.

    Moving can be a very stressful situation but Groves helped us move with care and consideration. I would highly recommend the firm.

    Which? Trusted Traders Consumer 01/06/2018

    Prompt and professional.

    Excellent service provided, prompt and professional. Nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely be recommending!

    Ben, Kent24/05/2018

    Professional, polite, helpful, experienced

    Moving house is extremely stressful. D.C. Groves & Son were exceptionally polite, helpful, experienced and made the move as painless as possible. Their willingness to adapt and problem solve on the hoof, together with tons of common sense made them, I believe, unbeatable. Such a refreshing change to find a “can do” attitude. A small but very full 18c cottage… Read more “Professional, polite, helpful, experienced”

    Happy customer 2017

    Kent to Scotland

    With very short timescale and long distance to cover (over 6000 miles), the Groves team were excellent, emptying our house in Kent, storing it for several days before delivering it all in Scotland with minimum of fuss and everything carried out as promised.   “From the start what we thought would be traumatic we were assured everything could and would… Read more “Kent to Scotland”

    13 Oct 2017 IV6

    3-storey 4-bed house in East Sussex to a Similar property in Cornwall over three days.

    “The removal team worked tirelessly at both ends. Nothing was too much trouble for them.”

    7 Dec 2017 TR1

    Moved from 6 bedroom 4 reception house to 4 bedroom, open plan newish house.

    “Moved over 2 days, 5 men on first day, 4 men on second day. Used large lorry plus 2 transit type vans. Very pleased with the well organised team – nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend Groves to others.”

    23 Oct 2017 TN27

    Fairly restricted access to new property.

    “Excellent – cannot fault any aspect of the service provided. Highly recommend to anyone!”

    22 Dec 2017 TN32

    Brilliant job, fantastic

    Well what can I say, what a fantastic crew I have had to pack my house up in Sussex and deliver it to Somerset. I had a good laugh and joke with them. So very polite, nothing was to much for them. The office team were in touch with me to make sure I was ok, you are all fantastic… Read more “Brilliant job, fantastic”

    Linda, Somerset 28/11/2016

    Prompt and professional

    Turned up promptly, very polite, loaded house items with care and diligence. No mess made coming in and out of property. Waited patiently while keys being obtained then unloaded quickly and with care. Always checked before items in rooms, polite and friendly. An excellent all-round service.

    James, East Sussex 31/05/2017

    Prompt and professional

    The men arrived the day before to pack and worked really hard then returned on moving day. All went very smoothly, and also on the delivery section.

    Jill, Kent 18/05/2018

    Very good all round

    I have used Groves over the past 3 years to store & remove my goods. From the beginning I felt they were trustworthy & reliable from the office to the drivers & good humoured with it!

    Sandy, Cornwall 25/10/2017

    Nothing was too difficult

    Extremely pleasant group of workers, nothing was too difficult and when I asked them to change rooms. They were very kind & did it.

    Mrs C - 2017

    A difficult job well executed

    The move of a house and the heavy contents of a workshop was organised perfectly. Despite ourselves constantly having to delay our moving date they were ready when eventually we gave them just two days notice.

    Duncan, Northumberland 24/05/2018

    Professional and helpful

    Nothing was too much trouble, prompt, reliable and happy team.

    H, Kent 15/05/2018