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Stol i 6 krzesel z dwoch punktow (No. 6134131)

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Transportation with assistance in loading and unloading

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Distance: 1438.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Sobótka

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, England, Great Missenden

Flexible dates

Antiques transportation

Antiques are part of the most difficult section of deliveries – Fragile Goods. It means that the items are quite shatterable and can be easily damaged on the road. With antiques, one cannot forget about its value, because usually antiques are very costly load. This is why in the eyes of a future hauler antiques can be not only difficult but also potentially troublesome cargo (usually the customer demands at least some kind of insurance in case anything happen to the cargo). Needless to say it will most likely have an impact on the cost of shipment. Also you will probably get less quotes than you would get while searching for let’s say pallet transportation, however that is not a big deal – with fragile goods transportation smaller amount of quotes doesn’t affect their professionalism. The quotes you’ll receive, will be made by haulers that have expert knowledge on how to best ship antiques.

What items belong in the Antiques category? Wide variety of items that are of great worth because of how old and rare they are. When talking about “antiques” we usually mean very old wardrobes, tables, chairs and so on that grew really valuable with time. Is there any difference between regular furniture transportation and antiques transportation?

Most importantly, you should bear in mind the materials that were used to make them. Don’t forget, that present-day beds and tables are made with their shipment in mind. Sofas, beds and tables often travel thousands of kilometers between the factory and the store and further to the client’s place. That’s why it is necessary for them to be made from materials that must be resistant to being transported even on long routes. With antiques it’s quite the opposite. The antique tables and wardrobes were often made locally, and therefore there was rarely the need to ship them hundreds of miles. Therefore manufacturers could make them  much more intricately and from even very delicate materials.

That’s a major issue for modern shipment as well as for antiques owners – how to best secure antiques for shipment and how to without problems transport items that are that delicate and of considerable worth. With extreme caution, obviously. Remember to secure all the elements that stands apart from the main shape of your load using layers of bubble foil. If you are transporting antique furnitures in a cardboard, don’t forget to use extra layers of foam peanuts – they are meant to absorb any vibrations during shipment, which might damage your cargo.

If you are thinking about transportation of antique furniture there is one more thing to remember – almost all of antiques are not designed to be disassembled safely and therefore ought to be shipped in one piece. This affects the choice of a proper vehicle, as not all of the transporting vehicles will have enough room for an antique furniture set to be transported safely.

As mentioned in previous paragraphs, antiques are an expensive cargo, which is the reason you should search for a transport provider that has carrier liability insurance. This will enable you to compensation in case something happen to your cargo during transportation. And of course it’s smartest to find a transport provider that has at least some experience with shipping antiques, because with delicate loads, professional transport provider’s know-how cannot be overestimated.