Piano Transportation

Moving a piano is not something to be undertaken lightly

Specialist piano removers

Moving a piano is not something to be undertaken lightly… Upright pianos weigh in from a healthy 400 lbs (190 Kg) and Baby Grands at around 600 lbs (285 Kg). Larger grands can weigh up to 1200lbs (530Kg). These loads, coupled with a fairly irregular shape makes moving pianos one of the most complicated items removers have to contend with. When one factors into the equation balance, inertia, and Health and Safety it becomes a daunting prospect. There are many professional furniture removers who will not even consider removing pianos, and often sub-contract specialists.

“Many thanks for the excellent service – I didn’t meet the guys myself but I gather from my mother and husband that they were brilliant and took great care with the piano as well as being extremely polite and professional. I appreciate too that they called me half an hour before both collection and delivery so I could make sure someone was in. The piano arrived in perfect condition and hardly even out of tune! Many thanks”

Sally – NW10

Moving in excess of 2000 pianos each year ranging from small uprights, to concert grands, and valued from £50.00 to £70,000.00 means we are well qualified to assess the health and safety aspects prior to effecting the removals and ensuring that the least strain is placed on the removers and the greatest care is taken with regard to your piano.

Our removal equipment is thoroughly inspected (usually on a daily basis) to ensure that it is sound and will protect your piano during it’s transportation. This applies to covers, shoes, straps, trolleys, and vehicles. Naturally we are fully insured with cover extending to liability in the home as well as during transit.

Our teams undergo rigorous training under the guidance of seasoned and experienced removers with much of this being ‘on – the – job’ learning.

Confidence clause

  • We are insured for up to £10 million, with a single item limit of £75,000
  • All piano transport is effected by professional and experienced transport teams utilising properly designed and checked equipment
  • We are responsible for the transport and storage of pianos belonging to some prestigious clients who trust us with their prized possession
  • Being preferred repairers who act on behalf of a number of insurance companies, due to our expertise and workshop facilities, we are able to sort out any problems which you may have experienced with other transporters.

Contact Jenni on 020 7935 8682 or email her at Jenni to discuss the various options.

So, be it a small upright on the ground floor, or a Concert Grand on the third floor …
Use the professionals, use Markson Pianos.

Following the removal on the 10th April, this is just a brief note Jennifer to thank you and your transport team for the highly efficient and swift service provided by Marksons in the matter of removal of our Buthner baby grand from SW19 to Surrey. All went very well on the day, and throughout all our dealings we have been much impressed by the high quality “customer care” approach adopted.
Although we don’t expect to need to move the Bluthner again for a long while – we can certainly recommend your company to others as and when a need arises. It would be nice if you could please convey my thanks to the removal team themselves. Many thanks again