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“I was very impressed by ab fab on the day of my move. The men kept me informed about their arrival time and were very cheerful and polite throughout the move. Nothing was damaged and I will highly recommend ab fab the next time anyone I know is moving.”

A. Green, Apr 2017

“We were very happy with the service. The two friendly men that helped us that day were very fast, even though it was a very, very hot day. “

Adam Le Fanue, Feb 2017

“Many thanks, guys were great and office communication ace. Appreciate it. “

A. Squires, Nov 2016

“I wish to acknowledge the services your company provided recently , the team and their efforts were sensational. “

Adrian McCormick, Dec 2015

“As always, the guys were efficient and friendly. Took the least amount of time to get the job done. It’s always pleasure using ab fab!”

Abby, Feb 2015

“It was a great decision choosing ab fab for our recent move!
Hot day + two storey house + solid timber furniture = removallist’s nightmare .
Your guys deserved a medal!

Thank you and thank you again.

Adrian & Heather F., Jul 2014

“Thank you Ab Fab for moving us a second time! We very much appreciate your ongoing services and will continue using you for our future residential and business moves.

We recommend you to our client’s and our friends who need quality removalist services at competitive prices. Your staff are trustworthy, great to deal with and do an amazing job to care for the furniture and walls of the outgoing and incoming premises.

The best part of the service was the efficiency with the move being completed under the original estimated time frame. Thanks again for your assistance.”

Aaron Griffiths On-Site Law, Aug 2012

“The odds were stacked against John and Sam on the day, but I am pleased to report they overcame them with strength and grace. The boys were more sure footed than mountain goats and stronger than gorillas as they negotiated my deadly Coolum driveway, which resembled a slip and slide after a tropical storm unfolded around them.
Nothing was a hassle for the lads, not even that cliché call from the wife “ah actually boys, I think that would look better over there…”.
Never have two lads been more deserving of a cold beer, and I was more than happy to supply a whole carton of these at the end of the successful transition.
There is something truly satisfying about watching other men lift your three seater Italian leather sofa, and I look forward to doing it again next time I move.

Aaron Griffiths,Onsite Law, Aug 2012

“I would like to thank u for making my move go smoothly.
The boys that attended and moved me (Jay and Joel) were very polite and careful, they showed care and placed items where asked.
Thank u again, i will definitely recommend your service.

Access Insulation Morgan Newton, Jun 2012

Control and reduce the cost of your home or office removal.

There are two ways in which to quote or estimate your move –

  • A Fixed Price is the more traditional way. Some people have a fixed or bugeted sum set aside for a removal quote and we are happy to come out and assess your move, so if that’s what you are after, please mention it to the ab fab operations team.

However it is worth bearing in mind that in arriving at a fixed price, the assessor will build in time contingencies. This can have the effect of artificially inflating the cost and hence we would invariably advocate an hourly rate as being in the customer’s best interests..

  • An Hourly Rate is where the industry has moved.This system of removal is almost always the cheapest way to move a short distance. At ab fab, we give you the total freedom to do as much as you want; the more you do, the lower the removal costs will be. We are happy to guide you.

Often a customer will simply compare hourly rates between companies and make a choice on that basis. However do consider what can go wrong by making your selection of removalists on that basis alone;

  • How established is the reputation of the removalist? There are many owner driver operations on the Sunshine Coast where the only access you have to the business once you have booked your move is a mobile phone number because the business owner is driving a truck when you may need him most.
  • Are the reference / testimonials real and are they contactable? Satisfied customers will tell you exactly how long the removalist took relative to expectation..
  • Will the removalist arrive with the correct sized truck and avoid you having to pay for a double load? (unless pre-arranged of course)
  • What pace does the team work at and are thy actively managed by Operations? Less time taken for your removal at a slightly higher rate may well save you money. An hourly saving of $10 may cost you a lot more at the end of the day.
  • Has the removalist discussed the full implications of not insuring your move? Many removalists have no insurance arrangement at all. Do watch the cost of your insurance cover, though your current home contents provider may already have the level of cover you need.

Tempted to move yourself?

Think very carefully before you do is our best advice.

Did you know how much your excess is should you damage a hired removal vehicle? It starts at between $2750 and $5500 and even if you pay to reduce the excess, you will be in for $550 on a small truck to up to $1100! You may well find that the move costs you more than hiring a professional removalist in the first place.

You also run the awful risk of injuring yourself. There are techniques to correct lifting procedures and the last thing you need is an injury that may well affect you for years to come. Rather leave it to the professionals and enjoy the peace of mind.

If you are moving house or office, or even just need a hand packing – why stress? Contact ab fab to help with all your relocating needs. Enquire online or contact us today  07 5445 8797.
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