Services - What We Do
Full House Furniture Move
Deliveries – furniture delivery, trademe purchases, …
Onsite Labour (moving items around the house, any job that does not require a vehicle and just the manpower)
We’ll give anything a go, even if it’s not on our list – we’ll figure out a way to get the job done.
- If it fits into one of our small/medium trucks – we move it.
- If it won’t fit in a vehicle – we’ll use a bigger vehicle.
- We also move pianos, spa pools, pool tables, trampolines – all that heavy stuff you just cannot move yourself.
What It Costs
We only charge more if your job needs a bigger truck – $175.00 inc GST p/hr.
Rate increase for Saturday work.
Vehicle fee – rates vary depending on whether work is immediate vicinity or a little further afield.
Small/Medium Truck + Two Men | $160 inc GST per hour
Large Truck + Two Men | $175 inc GST per hour
Small/Medium Truck + Two Men | $170 inc GST per hour
Large Truck + Two Men | $185 inc GST per hour
Vehicle + Two Men | $160 inc GST per hour
Onsite Labour | $105 inc GST per hour
Vehicle + Two Men | $170 inc GST per hour
Onsite Labour | $115 inc GST per hour
What Our Customers Say
“I was unwell but two guys from Van and a Man kindly moved my belongings to a larger storage unit. They were very helpful and arranging this was very straightforward. I was very grateful..”
“Van and a Man did a great job at moving my furniture from one flat to another. Took a long time to fit my bed into my room when I first moved in so was worried about getting it out, but Van and a Man easily manoeuvered it out and then into my new room. Thank you!”
“As always, Van and a Man, were great to deal and charged a fair price. A no haste approach to arrange a pickup in Christchurch for delivery back to Nelson. Another national carrier quoted 200% more. And Ali and his office staff even had time for a chat. Support local wherever possible.”
“Thanks so much to Adam & Rhys for our house move at the weekend. Punctual, organized, calm and efficient – exactly what we needed! Excellent value for money.”
“From the website and enquiry/ booking stage right through to getting the bill – the team at Van and a Man Nelson were fabulous! Huge credit to the friendly drivers Jonny and Shaun who assisted me with my fussy move (multiple pick up points & a tricky driveway!) – they accommodated everything – went the extra mile – and all with a huge smile on their face and some good banter to boot! Great price and value for money and would definitely recommend the entire service and team at Van and a Man Nelson! Thank you all again :)”
“Brayden and Mike was absolutely excellent – they worked quickly and efficiently and made our move so easy. They fun to engage with and we will def use them again. Love van and a man!!”
Terms and Conditions
aka the fine print!
The goods are to be carried at owner’s risk.
This means that the carrier will pay no compensation if the goods are lost or damaged, unless the carrier intentionally loses or damages them.
Van and A Man encourages all customers to discuss insurance with their home and contents insurance provider
The best pricing available for the customer to insure their goods during a house move is usually via their house and contents insurer.
If you do require assistance to purchase insurance to cover your goods during transit, please discuss with Van and A Man.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if the weather is bad on the day I am meant to move?
We can be flexible with changing the day of your scheduled move depending on our availability, but we will do whatever it takes to get the job done. We are happy to work in the rain.
Do I need to empty/remove the drawers from my dresser/duchess?
No, you don’t! If it is too heavy our crew will remove the drawers, move the frame & replace the drawers.
Can you disassemble & reassemble my beds and cots?
Yes, we sure can! Please let us know prior to the move so we can ensure our crew have all the right tools with them for when they arrive onsite.
Do you travel NZ wide and how often?
We do full houses moves to anywhere in NZ and often have space coming back from these destinations for other smaller items.
How do backloads work?
When we are returning from a destination, we can give a different rate if we are already in the location from which you require something moved – this is what we call a backload.
What is the insurance policy? Is my stuff covered?
We have carriers’ risk liability only. We recommend you organise transit insurance with your own insurance provider however Van and a Man can arrange this for you in-house at an extra cost.
My driveway is tight & narrow, and you won’t be able to fit a truck up it, what can you do instead?
Van and a Man have a wide variety of different sized vehicles so we can arrange to send the best vehicle to fit the location. However, if it is a huge worry, we can send someone out to do a site visit prior to moving day.
Do you provide all necessary boxes & packing materials?
We sell a range of boxes and packaging, but this does need to be asked about/arranged prior to the move.
How can I help to make the move as smooth as possible?
We recommend labeling items, having a plan, having boxes packed, and being organised & ready for when our crew arrive on-site so they can pack the vehicle and head to the next destination!
What do I have to do on moving day?
We understand moving is very stressful, but we have very experienced and talented staff who will take the ‘load’ off you. They will ask for clear instructions and like you to be ready to go.
I want to store some of my items as part of my move, how can I do this?
Through our Van and a Man storage yard – we offer a range of different sizes & prices to suit any need, subject to availability.
When do I have to pay for my removal?
We will process your invoice 1-2 days after the move has been completed and ask for payment within 7 days