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Last updated on September 20th, 2023

How much does it cost to hire a man and van?

Whether you’re moving house or you need to take a whole load of rubbish to the tip, a man and van can be a great way to get things done efficiently and cost-effectively. We’ve taken a look at the typical man and van prices to help you out.

Whether you’re moving house or you need to take a whole load of rubbish to the tip, a man and van can be a great way to get things done efficiently and cost-effectively.

We’ve taken a look at the typical man and van prices to help you out.

What does a man with a van do?

A man with a van typically transports items from one place to another. This might be as part of helping you to move house, or it could be to help you dispose of rubbish at a waste disposal site.

Often, a man with a van will help to carry items from your property to the van before driving them to your chosen destination.

Man and van cost calculator

The cost of hiring a man and van will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • Where you live
  • How far your items need transporting
  • How many people you need to help move things
  • What kind of items you need moving (e.g. pianos need specialist movers)
  • The number of floors that need to be climbed
  • The size of the van you need

If you just need items moving from A to B, a man with a van will usually charge you by the hour, although you may also be able to get them to agree to a fixed fee. They might also add on a surcharge if you’re asking them to travel long distances and they may charge you a disposal fee if you need them to dispose of waste for you.

ItemUnitCost - lowCost - highAverage cost
1 man with a vanPer hour£35£93£64
2 men with 1 vanPer hour£50£105£78
3 men with 1 vanPer hour£68£120£94

Our costs are ballpark averages – get a local tradesperson to quote now

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How much does a man with a van cost per hour?

For a man with a transit van, you could pay as little as £35 per hour, while at the other end of the scale, you’re looking at more like £93 per hour to hire a man with a Luton Lorry.

If you need to move heavy items or you have a lot of objects to shift, you might prefer to hire one van with two, three or even four men. For three men with a van, you’re looking at an average cost of £94 per hour.

What’s the difference between a removal van and man and van?

A man with a van will often be able to take on removal jobs at a lower price than large removal companies and at shorter notice.

This is because man and van services are usually made up of just one or two people and a single van catering to their local area. On the other hand, removal companies often consist of whole fleets of vans and trucks that may even operate nationwide.

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How to save on man and van hire prices

cost of hiring man and van for removals

Looking to save on man and van hire prices? Follow these simple steps:

  • Help with the loading and unloading.
  • Move your items outside so that they’re ready to go.
  • Avoid leaving items like mattresses outside in the rain, which could make them heavier.
  • Make sure you agree on when the clock starts – ideally, you want to pay them from when they arrive at yours, not when they leave their home.

Important: Check your man with a van if they’re removing your waste

If you’re having waste collected with a man and a van, you have a duty of care to ensure the person collecting the waste is a registered upper tier waste carrier. Otherwise, if they aren’t trustworthy and they fly-tip your waste, you actually face the risk of being fined and getting a criminal record.

You can check your tradesperson for the licence here. There’s more information on this topic in our ‘Who’s responsible for removing renovation rubbish?‘ guide.

Man and van quotes

Ready to get man with a van prices? Whenever you’re looking for prices for a job, we always recommend that you get at least three quotes. This means you can understand what each tradesperson offers as well as checking out the range of prices on offer.

Getting a quote can be as simple as using our search feature below to shortlist local tradespeople that are recommended. You can also use our request a quote service by posting your job and in return, you’ll receive 3 quotes to review.

Man and van key takeaways

  • Prices will vary depending on how big the van is, as well as how many men you need.
  • A man with a van can often do jobs cheaper than a removal company.
  • Help with the loading and unloading to reduce the cost.
  • Any waste removal should be carried out by someone who has an upper tier waste licence to remove and dispose of a homeowner’s waste.

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