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House Clearances

Cuttlestones provides a discreet, professional house clearance across Staffordshire, Shropshire and the West Midlands including Penkridge, Stafford, Wolverhampton, Tettenhall, Birmingham, Dudley, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, Telford, Shrewsbury, Stone, Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Tamworth, Rugeley, Lichfield and their surrounding towns and villages.

 

From initial site visit and consultation through to clearance, the valuation and sale of items - even the cleaning of the property itself - we can take care of the entire process.  Whether a small terraced house, a village cottage, a suburban semi or a country manor we’ll take the same exceptional level of care. Over the years we’ve uncovered valuable finds in the most unexpected places – tucked away in an unused draw or hidden in an attic corner – and gone on to realise the best possible price on behalf of the vendor at auction.

 

Whether you’re acting on behalf of a client or are a private individual Cuttlestones will arrange a free, no obligation appointment at the property in question. Confidential, professional advice on the house clearance process is then given; whether you’re looking to remove specific items or clear an entire property. This allows you to make an informed decision on which house clearance service option is right for you. To discuss our house clearance service in more detail contact us at either our Penkridge or Wolverhampton sale rooms.

 

Cuttlestones’ House Clearance services include:

  • Initial, free appointment to advise you of the best way forward
  • Professional, fully insured quality removal service
  • Our own fleet of vehicles and fully insured, in-house haulage service
  • Clearance of saleable goods to our sale room for valuation by fully qualified staff
  • The removal and disposal of unsaleable items using local approved waste contractors
  • Cleaning of property (on request)

 

Why use Cuttlestones’ House Clearance service?

There are any number of companies out there offering house clearance services but, by selecting an established auction house to undertake the entire process on your behalf, you can rest assured of getting the best possible service. Benefits of our house clearance service include:

Free, professional advice

Our initial visit is undertake free of charge. We will assess the property’s contents and offer you honest, expert advice as to its likely value and the best route forward. There is no obligation to continue with our service at this point.

Expert Valuations

If you decide to use our house clearance service, we will empty the house of its contents and draw on our expertise to sort the items according to their potential value. We can then provide estimated values on items that we believe are worth selling at auction.

The chance to get the best possible return

While some companies will offer house clearances they won’t actually sell items on your behalf at auction, and instead will simply remove items. We can offer to sell items of value at auction on your behalf - either via our Home, Garden and Collectors’ sales or Fine Art sales, depending on their estimated value – giving you the opportunity to get the best possible return on any items of value.

A one-stop service

As part of our house clearance service we offer to do everything – right down to cleaning the property once it’s been cleared – on your behalf. This allows you to sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge that the clearance of your property is in the best hands.

 

Case Studies:

Garmelow Manor Country House Clearance

Location: Garmelow Manor, Garmelow, Nr Eccleshall, Staffordshire
Date: August - September 2008
Following the death of the son of famed artist Arnold Machin, who was responsible for the creation of the iconic image of HM Queen Elizabeth II that appears on UK postage stamps, Cuttlestones was commissioned to undertake the clearance, valuation and sale of items accumulated during the family’s residence at this imposing Georgian country house.
The scale of the collection was phenomenal; items ranged from pieces of original Machin artwork to furniture, ceramics, farming machinery and aircraft parts. The clearance took several months, with the Cuttlestones team painstakingly valuing and cataloguing each item and presenting the house and its contents for viewing at a series of open events. The resulting two sales, one of which took place at the manor itself and the other at The Moat House Hotel, Acton Trussell, realised in excess of £300,000.
Star Finds:    

  • Thomas Sidney Cooper large oil on canvas – achieved £51,000
  • Plaster cast of Queen’s bust as per iconic stamp image – achieved £15,700

Sutton Coldfield deceased estate house clearance

Location: Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands
Date: November 2011
Mr and Mrs Young of Knowle, Birmingham approached Cuttlestones to undertake a house clearance service relating to Mrs Young’s deceased mother’s estate.
The contents of the apartment in Sutton Coldfield were thoroughly inspected and valued before they were cleared, with items of value consigned to Cuttlestones’ forthcoming Fine Art sale and items of no value being removed before the flat was thoroughly cleaned. The estate achieved some impressive results at auction, with the Youngs praising Cuttlestones’ efficiency and the prices realised.
Star Finds:

  • French Kingwood display cabinet – achieved £3,100
  • A pair of Georgian silver candlesticks – achieved £1,200 – just one lot in an impressive silver collection that realised a total of £4,500
  • A Georgian walnut bureau bookcase – achieved £5,700
  • A pair of Regency gilt candlesticks – achieved £500
  • A pair of wooden Roccoco cherubs – achieved £900

 

House clearance finds

A victorian Specimen table
Realised £5800

 

An Oriental Vase
Realised £1500

 

A Fijian War Club
(one of two)

Realised £1050

 

An Oil on Canvas
Realised £720

A French Kingwood
Display Cabinet

Realised £3100

 

A Pair of Regency
Candlesticks

Realised £500

 

A Marble Clock
Garniture

Realised £2200

 

A Walnut Cassone
Realised £1400

A rare American Anna
Pottery pig

Realised £3800

A Tom Clough watercolour
Realised £750

 

A set of World War I medals
Realised £150

 

A Pair of Wooden Cherubs
Realised £950

 

An 18th Century Oak Coffer
Realised £2800

 

Customer Testimonials

I am delighted with the house clearance service provided by Cuttlestones. Everything was handled extremely efficiently. I was also amazed at how quickly the items were sold at auction and pleasantly surprised to find that the cheques arrived so quickly following the sale.
Ms Cross; House Clearance, Cannock, Staffordshire

We’re relocating overseas, so needed to sell off the furniture in our UK home before leaving. Cuttlestones did an excellent job from start to finish. I was impressed by the quick, friendly service and the honesty of the valuation; we were told upfront what would sell and what wouldn’t and provided with fair estimated prices. The removal service was just as slick and we are happy with the prices achieved at auction. I would happily recommend that anyone seeking house clearance services contact Cuttlestones.”
Mr Wiseman, House Clearance, Stafford, Staffordshire

I just wanted to say how pleased I was with your handling of my mother’s estate. The results were very pleasing and the whole transaction was carried out very efficiently.
I shall certainly be using your saleroom again and will be contacting you later on in the year.

Mrs Young, House Clearance, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands

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