Cardboard Boxes and other materials for moving house.
Choosing the right cardboard box and packing materials for the job
At cardboard-box.net we can supply products for every requirement.
A brief guide is shown below.
Use our experience! As well as individuals, we supply many removal
companies with boxes for moving house. Remember, you need to be
able to pick your carton up when it is full and you should be able
to comfortably move through a door-way with your arms either side
of the case.
Also, you may wish to store your possessions on a longer term and
again there may be restrictions on access. Finally, no friend, or
indeed professional removal company, will thank you for filling
too large a box that requires a two man lift! Of course we are happy
to supply any size box from our enormous stock range, but generally
speaking there are five sizes that are normally used. In each case
the boxes are heavy duty double
wall and suitable for long distance domestic and export
Never be tempted to use a single
wall carton for removal use. Breakages are inevitable.
Book Box / Crockery Box
Medium 457mm x 305mm
x 252mm (18" x 12" x 10")
Large 457mm x 457mm
x 305mm (18" x 18" x 12")
Naturally, a case full of books or crockery is very heavy. The carton
supplied for this should always be heavy duty (double wall). This
is absolutely essential if your items are fragile or you intend
to stack the boxes.
General Purpose Removal
Medium 570mm x 280mm x 370mm (22.5" x 11" x 14.5")
Large 605mm x 380mm
x 405mm (24"x 15" x 16")
Two good size heavy duty (double wall) boxes. Optimum dimensions
for manageable lifting, yet large enough to accommodate most household
items. When filled sensibly, you can stack these cartons without
risk of crushing your belongings and re-use them for storage in
you garage or loft space.
Large 508mm x 457 x 1244mm
(20" x 18" x 48") with rail
These excellent cases are supplied complete with a hanging rail
to prevent your clothing becoming crushed or damaged whilst in transit
Manufactured from heavy duty (double wall) board and printed with
'fragile' and 'this way up' text, hand holes for lifting are included,
these boxes will also fit through most loft hatches, enabling storage
of your winter or summer clothing and freeing up valuable space
in your bedrooms.
Simply open the door and hang your clothes on the rail. There is
also room at the base of the carton for footwear!
We stock many different widths of bubble film. You will be surprised
at how much you use and to this end we do not waste your time with
retail length packs.
All of our rolls measure no less than 75 metres and the following
three widths are those most commonly used when moving house.
(12") x 75 metres
750mm (30") x 75 metres
1200mm (48") x 75 metres
Paper - 450mm x 700mm (18" x 28") - 480 sheets per pack
It is absolutely essential that where a soft protective wrapping
is required, you use a tissue that is 'Acid Free'. We do not supply
conventional tissue for packing and moving unless specifically requested.
Why? Simple. If you are wrapping metallic items i.e. pewter, silver-ware
or gold or silver rimmed crockery, the acid content in standard
tissue may cause tarnishing. This is easily avoided with our specialist
paper and at no extra premium.
News Offcuts - 500mm x 750mm (20" x 30") - 5 kilos per
For general purpose wrapping and packing this is the paper generally
used. Also used for wrapping fish and chips! This is a robust large
white sheet averaging between 205 and 250 sheets per pack.
Case Sealing / Parcel Tape
Because it has to 'get there in the best possible condition', we
only supply quality, 1st grade parcel tapes. Unlike many retail
packs, our buff tape measure a full 66 metres in length and is 50mm
(2") wide to ensure a good seal.
Having spent time wrapping and packing your belongings properly,
it makes sense to ensure that your fragile items are marked appropriately.
Our tape is printed in bold red letters
on a white background 'FRAGILE' and again is 50mm (2") wide
and 66 metres long.
Naturally, we cannot give an exact guide to the amount of materials
you may need to ensure you a smooth move, but based on experience,
the most popular packages are included on the House