Moving a piano is no small task. These beautiful instruments aren’t just heavy; they’re also delicate, and intricate, and often hold significant sentimental value. The mere thought of shifting a grand piano down a narrow flight of stairs is enough to send shivers down anyone’s spine.

Whether it’s a cherished family heirloom or a prized concert grand, each piano has its unique character and requires careful handling with ultimate care and attention. Ensuring its safe relocation without a single scratch is paramount. That’s where the expertise of professional piano movers comes into play. Their specialist piano knowledge and equipment are critical in protecting your valuable instrument during the moving process. 

Stay tuned to learn more about how professional piano removal services can transform your moving experience. 


Benefits of Hiring Professional Piano Removals Company

Ease and Efficiency

One of the primary advantages of hiring a professional company when you decide to move your piano is the ease and efficiency they offer. Trying to move a piano yourself can be a daunting task. It’s not just about the weight; pianos are unusually shaped and require specific techniques to move safely. Professional movers take care of the collection and delivery of your instrument. They have the training and experience to manoeuvre your instrument with a minimum of fuss, saving you time and stress.

Damage Prevention

Another significant benefit is damage prevention. Pianos are delicate instruments, and even minor mishaps during movement can cause costly damage. Specialist piano movers will handle your piano using professional equipment to secure the piano and understand how to navigate various scenarios, from tight corners to steep staircases. This expertise reduces the likelihood of damage to the piano and your property.


Pianos are heavy objects, and their awkward shape can make them difficult to handle. Attempting to move a piano without the proper expertise can lead to personal injury. Professional movers are experienced in moving pianos from one to another location using safe handling procedures to minimise the risk of accidents.


Finally, most professional piano movers provide insurance for their services. This means that in the unlikely event of damage, you are covered. This additional layer of security provides peace of mind throughout the process of moving the piano to its new location.

Our Piano Moving Services 

1. Piano Pre-Move Consultation

When it comes to moving pianos, meticulous planning sits at the heart of our service, and it begins with our comprehensive consultation. This process is crucial, as it enables our expert team to understand the specific requirements and potential challenges of each move. During the consultation, we assess the type and size of the piano, the moving environment, and the destination location. 

We evaluate factors such as staircases, narrow hallways, and tricky corners that might pose a challenge during the move. Our team then formulates a bespoke moving piano strategy, considering the need for any specialist equipment or additional manpower. This thorough preparation ensures a safe and efficient removal process, minimising the risk of damage and ensuring your prized instrument reaches its new location in perfect condition. 

2. Packing & Crating Piano

The process of packing and crating is a critical component to ensure safe piano transport. We utilise industry-leading techniques and materials to protect your instrument. We begin by carefully wrapping your piano in specialised padding, providing a cushioned barrier against any potential shocks during transit. The keyboard cover is secured to prevent any accidental opening, and additional protection is provided to delicate parts such as the pedals and music stand. 

Once fully wrapped, your piano is then delicately placed in a custom-built crate, offering a further layer of protection. This crate is not merely a box but a robust, secure environment designed specifically for piano transportation. It is built to withstand the rigours of the moving process, providing unsurpassed protection against impacts, moisture, and temperature fluctuations. 

3. Transport & Handling

The piano logistics and transit are an essential part of the process, and it’s where South Eastern Removals truly shines. Having packed and crated your piano with the utmost care, our moving team takes identical precautions during its transport. We use specialist vans equipped to handle the weight and size of pianos, ensuring a smooth ride even over bumpy roads. 

With the use of custom ramps and dolly systems, we carefully load and unload your instrument, maintaining the stability and safety of your piano throughout. Moreover, our piano movers in London, as well as throughout the UK, are trained in the correct lifting techniques to handle this task with precision. During transit, your piano is securely fastened within the vehicle to prevent any movement that could lead to damage. Upon arrival at the destination, your piano is handled with the same level of care, navigated through any potential obstacles, and placed in its designated location in your new home. 

4. Piano Storage Solutions

We understand that there may be occasions when you require secure storage for your piano. Whether you are in the midst of a home remodel, or faced with a delay in your moving timeline, we offer efficient, secure piano storage services tailored to your needs. Our facility is climate-controlled, ensuring that your piano is protected from damaging humidity and temperature fluctuations. 

For added security, we keep our storage site under constant surveillance, guaranteeing your peace of mind. Furthermore, your piano remains fully insured during its stay in our storage facility. When you are ready to retrieve your piano, our expert piano moving team ensures a smooth transition back into your home with the same level of dedication and care

Why Choose South Eastern Removals Company for your Piano Removals Services?

If you want to find a local piano removal company, look no further. Our affordable piano services are available across the UK. Whether it’s a baby grand piano or a full-sized concert grand piano, we have the experience needed to ensure that your beloved instrument is handled with the utmost care and professionalism throughout the entire moving process. Our team comprises highly trained experts who understand the unique challenges that come with moving a piano. 

With years of experience behind us, we know the ins and outs of transporting these valuable items safely and efficiently. We pride ourselves on offering a thorough, detail-oriented service that puts our clients’ needs first.

From the initial consultation through to packing, transportation, and storage, we offer a specialist piano moving service that addresses every aspect of removal. Our use of industry-leading packing materials and techniques specialised moving vehicles, and secure storage facilities all combine to provide a service that is truly second to none. 

Furthermore, our commitment to excellent customer service sets us apart in the industry. We understand that every move is unique, and we tailor our services to meet your specific needs. We communicate with you throughout the process of moving, keeping you informed and ensuring your peace of mind. 

Last but not least, the added assurance of comprehensive insurance coverage means that your piano is always in safe hands. We always have current full in-transit and public liability insurance.    

Areas We Cover 


How much does it cost to hire piano movers in UK?

The cost of hiring piano movers in the UK can vary considerably, depending on several factors. These include the size and type of the piano, the distance of the move, any difficulties involved in moving the piano out of the old location and into the new one (such as narrow doorways or flights of stairs), and whether temporary storage is required. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between £100 to £1,000. For a more accurate quote, please get in touch with South Eastern Removals, providing as much detail as possible about your specific needs. We are committed to offering competitive rates while ensuring the utmost care and professionalism in our services.

Do you need special equipment for moving different types of pianos?

Yes, indeed. Different types of pianos require distinctive handling and hence, necessitate the right equipment. Upright pianos, which are the most common household pianos, require skid boards and dolly for safe transportation. Grand pianos, on the other hand, are typically larger and heavier, requiring a piano board to secure the instrument on its side. As every type of piano is unique in its structure and size, they all need bespoke handling techniques and equipment. At South Eastern Removals, we have a comprehensive range of professional equipment to cater to all types of pianos, ensuring that your instrument is moved safely and securely.

Do I need to be present during the Piano move?

While it’s not strictly necessary for you to be present during the entirety of the piano move, we highly recommend that you or a representative be there at the start and end of the process. This allows you to guide our team on any specific instructions or requirements you may have, and to confirm that the piano has been moved to its new location to your satisfaction. We believe in maintaining open communication with our clients at every stage of the removal process, and your presence can often facilitate this. However, at South Eastern Removals, we understand that you might have other commitments; in such cases, we’re more than capable of managing the move with the initial guidance you provide.