We are highly professional removals and storage specialists, based in Cardiff but servicing the whole of the UK and Europe, as well as international destinations. We have spent 100 years honing our skills and, in that time, we like to think we’ve learned a thing or two! We take great pride in pouring all of our knowledge and experience into each and every service we undertake. We can assist with all varieties of home removals, office moves, oversees relocations and storage solutions and we settle for nothing short of the highest levels of customer satisfaction.
We know that every move is different and each comes with its own requirements and complexities. Therefore we make the following commitments to every customer:
1. We will provide a detailed assessment of the move and an honest, comprehensive quote from the outset.
2. We will provide a concise job schedule, covering all aspects of your move.
3. We will conduct your move expertly, efficiently and with a personal touch. After all, its your valued custom that has supported us for the last 130 years!
British Association of Removers
Chapman Removals are proud members of the British Association of Removers, the largest and oldest trade association in the sector. We adhere to the BAR Code of Practice, the only code recognised by the Trading Standards Institute, giving you complete piece of mind that your removal or storage job will be undertaken with the highest level of skill and by employees trained and regulated by the BAR.
Chapman Removals and Storage was founded by Henry Chapman in 1890, although the family’s trade in furniture removals dates back much further than this. William Chapman, Henry’s Father ventured into haulage with his four sons in 1870.
Henry started the business with one horse drawn pantechnicon.
Henry’s strong business acumen and commitment to investing his profits back into the business paid off. Soon the business had an entire fleet of horse drawn pantechnicons and four lift vans all operating from his two Cardiff premises, one on Crwys Road and one on Fanny Street in Cathays.
By 1926 Henry had gained ample capital in the business allowing him to build a 2400 sq. ft warehouse on Fanny Street.
1926 also brought Henry’s son Alfred into the business. Alfred was a Wheelwright by trade and as a result did the companies body building.
The 1930’s brought the introduction of motorised vehicles. But Henry never lost his love of horses and was a regular at local horse shows having won multiple rosettes.
Image: This Model ‘A’ Ford was the first with ‘balloon’ tyres in the South Wales. This change supported our companies continued desire to deliver a better service our customers, offering a safer cushioned transportation of goods on the road.
The 1940’s brought international moves which were also offered to customers. Henry was keen to promote these achievements, they were frequently advertised on the sides of our vehicles.
Sadly by 1947 founder Henry Chapman died. He was succeeded by his son Alfred who took over the family business and grew the company to one of the biggest removal companies in South Wales.
In the 1950’s Alfred Chapman secured a contract with the American Consulate in Cardiff to become its packing agent of choice. This continued as a very happy relationship until 1963, only ending when the Consulate closed. However has a token of appreciation for all Alfred’s hard work he was awarded with a special plaque presented by the Vice Consule. A proud moment for Alfred and the rest of the company.
In the 1970’s Alfred Chapman took a step back and allowed his own sons, Henry and Mathew Chapman, take over managerial control of the business.
The business also moved to its new premises on Colchester Avenue Estate.
In 1980’s Henry’s son Stephen and Mathew’s daughter Sharon also took up positions within the business, making them the forth generation of the Chapman family to work within the business.
In the 1990’s both Mathew and Henry Chapman retire from the business.
Our bright orange vans were regulars on the roads of South Wales.
In the 00’s we were pleased to introduce and roll out the new Chapman Removals and Storage Livery across our entire fleet of vehicles.
In 2000 Keith Domican was appointed our Business Manager. Keith is still leading the Chapman team today.
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Whether you’re moving your office or your home across town or around the world, our team look forward to finding you the perfect removals solution.
Excellent professional friendly company. Move went without a hitch and would recommend to anyone.
In summary, they were okay, but not great. Another company we used in Yorkshire were much better. Removal team were friendly and easy to get on with, however not as much care was taken with packing as could have been done and quite a few things did receive minor damage. Communication could have been a bit better too. Initial impression is they are a local family firm, but really they are part of much bigger national company, and I think some of that profit driven culture comes through.
An excellent experience from start to finish. Quote was accurate, removals teams were efficient, careful and professional. Communication was easy both verbal and written and the care taken overall made it a great experience. Would recommend.