Welcome to Gentleman With Van Berlin: a one-man, full service moving company focused on keeping your home and its belongings clean and safe as it moves from one location to another.
My all-inclusive €600 price includes everything needed for a professional quality stress-free move:
INCLUDED: Up to 50 top quality double walled moving boxes worth up to €200! Delivered in advance of the move.
INCLUDED: Reserved parking at your old and new home, which costs €150-€200 if separately arranged!
INCLUDED: Thick plastic mattress bags (ca. €20 each on Amazon)
INCLUDED: Made to measure TV boxes and internal packaging worth up to €50 each if bought online
INCLUDED: Use of professional tape guns & plastic wrap machines to give you a running start for your packing – delivered in advance;
INCLUDED: Extra large sheet of cardboards, which you can use for packing furniture or cutting up into pieces to use as protective spacers for packing delicate items inside boxes – delivered in advance and used extensively on move day;
INCLUDED: Custom cardboard packaging and plastic wrapping for sofas, chairs and other awkward items of furniture on move day
Why Gentleman With Van Berlin?… Why not any old moving company?
The level of service I provide is closer to a professional packing service than a typical moving company, which may barely wrap anything at all and then end up piling oddly shaped delicate items on top of each other in a dirty van and in a higgledy-piggledy fashion, risking all kinds of damage and scratches.
Gentleman With Van, on the other hand, securely packs and wraps everything before even lifting belongings out of your house. I then use clever techniques and trolleys to move all items safely from your clean home into my clean van and into your new clean home without anything getting damaged, scratched, scuffed, dusty or dirty.
A successful van loading must be approached like a game of Tetris, which is only possible if all items are well wrapped and stackable.
This is often how moving companies load your stuff into their van:
This is how Gentleman With Van loads your beloved belongings calmly and carefully in ‘Tetris style’.
This Tetris style loading is only possible because I make sure your stuff is well wrapped, protected and stackable before it even leaves your home…
My all-inclusive €600 pricing is transparent, fair and as simple as possible. The costs and time involved in ordering boxes, packing supplies, parking, renting vans and taking advantage of helpful friends adds up quickly, which is what makes Gentleman With Van incredibly convenient and great value.
If you wish, you can also split the move over two days for €800, instead of €600. Day 1 is packing and wrapping and Day 2 is the loading and transport day. I recommend this option as it makes for shorter days, but one day is also possible and this is how I perform the majority of my Berlin moves.
International and Intercity Moves
International and intercity moves are the same €600 all inclusive price, but also add a charge for the return journey to/from Berlin, which is calculated as follows:
€0,31 per km for return petrol and mileage
(e.g. Berlin-Munich-Berlin = €372 for 1200 km)
€460 charge per 8 hours ‘realistic’ driving time (day charge)
[Realistic driving time = Google Maps driving Time + 1/6 for reality]
(e.g. Berlin-Munich-Berlin = €805 for 14h return ‘realistic’ driving time, which is 1.75 days)
Munich price example = €1782 i.e. €1182 for the journey and €600 for the loading and packing.
If you rent a similar sized van from Robben & Wientjes on a 3 day 1200km package, it costs you €700, including the petrol: https://www.robben-
UK to Berlin & Berlin to UK moves
UK-Berlin moves are priced the same as international moves but also add the cost of the overnight ferry with DFDS Ferries. The return ferry cost is usually ca. €400, but this can fluctuate. As I write this in Summer 2020, the recent cost for a return DFDS ferry was €840 due to the peak season and the fact that ferry services are currently running at 50% capacity due Covid-19 regulations.
Return Petrol and mileage is still €0,31 per km for UK-Berlin moves, but the €460 day charge of 8 hours ‘realistic driving time’ is reduced to €400 because the overnight ferry covers the hotel costs.
Price example for my Aug 2020 Wakefield, UK – Berlin booking:
Total price = €3033
(€540 for 1742km return driving distance + €1079 for 21.6 hours ‘realistic driving time’ i.e. 2.7 days
+ €814 return ferry costs + €600 all -inclusive charge for loading and packing at both ends)
This is how Gentleman With Van Berlin expertly packs & wraps…
Gentleman With Van Berlin is fully insured for damage liability and contents insurance in case of theft, fire or crash. I have never broken anything in over 150 moves. A higher level of cover offering replacement at new value for your specific collection of belongings is available for a €150 surcharge. This involves pre-insuring a itemised list and signing a contract with my insurance provider via Gentleman With Van. I can forward answer any specific questions you have, or you can also contact Helvetia Insurance directly if you prefer.
How to book
Give me a call or drop me an e-mail. Please provide a rough list of items and a description of the size of flat you are moving from. Photos are certainly useful. I will then send you an invoice via Quickbooks. This contains Gentleman With Van Berlin’s terms and conditions and specifies the insurance provided for your move.
You then just need to reply to accept the terms and conditions and pay the 50% deposit to reserve your slot. The whole process can take minutes. We then set up a time for me to deliver your boxes and packing supplies. Easy!
If this sounds like what you need, email Paul@GentleManWithVan.Berlin, text or call me on +447867636967 (better) or +491573 274 7836
I look forward to hearing from you.
Gentleman With Van Berlin