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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    Efficient, professional & helpful.

    Moving can be a very stressful situation but Groves helped us move with care and consideration. I would highly recommend the… Read more “Efficient, professional & helpful.”

    Which? Trusted Traders Consumer 01/06/2018

    Brilliant job

    Excellent from start to finish. So polite and… Read more “Brilliant job”

    Janet, Warwickshire 06/07/2018

    Very friendly

    Removals, storage, dismantle of furniture – then reassembled. Great, very friendly & helpful. Would recommend them to… Read more “Very friendly”

    Joan, Kent 20/08/2018

    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… Read more “Nothing was too difficult”

    Mrs C - 2017

    Couldn’t have asked for a better team

    Couldn’t have asked for a better team. Would certainly use them again – and recommend… Read more “Couldn’t have asked for a better team”

    Mr A - 2016

    Friendly, helpful & efficient.

    We have already recommended D.C. Groves & Son to friends who have also just employed them and are… Read more “Friendly, helpful & efficient.”

    Isabel, Kent 27/06/2018

    Excellent job

    I used DC Groves again because of previous good experiences and once again they came up trumps. Friendly, professional and helpful staff, excellent… Read more “Excellent job”

    S, East Sussex 28/06/2018

    Professional and helpful

    Nothing was too much trouble, prompt, reliable and happy… Read more “Professional and helpful”

    H, Kent 15/05/2018

    My review

    Highly recommended, would have no hesitation in recommending them to other… Read more “My review”

    Which? Trusted Traders Consumer 25/07/2018

    Prompt and professional.

    Excellent service provided, prompt and professional. Nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely be… Read more “Prompt and professional.”

    Ben, Kent 24/05/2018

    Professional, efficient & very helpful.

    Second time we have used them. Very efficient and flexibly. Would highly… Read more “Professional, efficient & very helpful.”

    Brian, Kent 29/08/2018

    Superb movers

    From the very first phone call, site visit, pre-pack day before move and the move itself we received an exemplary level of service. Extremely pleasant staff and very helpful. Efficient packing and removal day went without a hitch. Highly recommend D C… Read more “Superb movers”

    Richard, Kent 22/11/2018

    Prompt and very professional

    Brilliant service by very helpful young men. Took all the hassle out of moving… Read more “Prompt and very professional”

    Carol, Kent 19/11/2018

    Excellent service!

    Excellent service, very processional, helpful and friendly! Highly… Read more “Excellent service!”

    Rodin, Kent 18/06/2018

    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… Read more “Very good all round”

    Sandy, Cornwall 25/10/2017

    Professional & helpful advisor

    Company removed furniture out of a storage unit to our new home. Arrived on time, very pleasant and efficient 2 man crew. Took care with our possessions. Also took some unwanted furniture to a local Hospice Charity Shop for… Read more “Professional & helpful advisor”

    Margaret, Kent 08/11/2018

    Personal service

    Kind, efficient, quick and… Read more “Personal service”

    Janet, Kent 06/08/2018

    Brilliant job

    The team moved my home into storage & 2 weeks later to my new property. Would recommend. Very professional &… Read more “Brilliant job”

    Anne, Kent 26/07/2018

    Excellent removals.

    Despite dreadful weather conditions – snow and ice, managed to undertake the work with efficiency and good… Read more “Excellent removals.”

    Malcolm, Kent 05/03/2018

    First rate service

    Exceptionally well looked after from quote to the move. The 2 guys that moved us couldn’t have been more helpful. Thank… Read more “First rate service”

    Graeme, Kent 07/08/2018

    Amazing service

    We were rather daunted by our move from the east of Kent to Northumberland, however, Jay and Richard ensured that the process was as stress-free as possible. We have moved several times during the past few years and this recent move was by far the easiest, thanks to Jay and Richard. Their customer service was… Read more “Amazing service”

    Christina, Northumberland 01/08/2018

    Brilliant job, prompt & professional

    A small family run company and we felt we had personal service. We moved during the first weekend in August 2018 when record temperatures were experienced, Andrew, Andy & Ben never complained & had to be persuaded to stop for drinks breaks! Other trades in the area fully recommend Groves of Tenterden as we… Read more “Brilliant job, prompt & professional”

    Simon, Kent 03/08/2018

    Very helpful

    Very good, very careful moving furniture, very helpful and pleasant. Our only disappointment was that the carpet protection was only partial and was not put in place at the start. As only one of us was moving out.… Read more “Very helpful”

    Linda, Kent 12/09/201

    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

    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… Read more “Prompt and professional”

    Jill, Kent 18/05/2018

    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

    1st class choice

    John & Jack were prompt on arrival. Worked extremely hard and overcame a couple of difficult obstacles. Very polite & amiable. Thank you for making our move so much… Read more “1st class choice”

    Christine, Kentn 29/08/2018

    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… Read more “A difficult job well executed”

    Duncan, Northumberland 24/05/2018


    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… Read more “Brilliant.”

    Leila, Devon 05/12/2017

    Extremely helpful

    Groves and son moved us over a period of four days. Two days were spent packing and in all respects this was done thoroughly and efficiently. The day of the removal was very well organised and they made sure we had everything for our first night in our new home. The fourth day was spent unloading the remainder of the… Read more “Extremely helpful”

    Andrew, East Sussex 12/09/2018

    Very Professional Service

    I would thoroughly recommend Groves & Son – excellent staff, personal, efficient and an exceptional… Read more “Very Professional Service”

    Sally, Dorset 10/07/2017

    Absolutely brilliant

    We used the packing service which was good value. Our furniture went into their store and delivered back to us when required. Very polite and professional… Read more “Absolutely brilliant”

    Alan, East Sussex 11/06/2018