About Us

Family owned and operated in Christchurch since 1903, the business has passed through four generations of movers and is now in the hands of Andrew Buxton, a great-grandson of Joe Buxton the company founder.

Buxton & Co have stood the test of time by remaining committed to their local customers and old fashioned removal values in offering flexible, friendly and affordable removal services around town and throughout the country.

Looking back at the equipment of days gone by can be fun - for today, in order to remain flexible and affordable the company has opted for a fleet that is reliable, and cost effective.  They have also invested in equipment that makes those tricky jobs safe.

Most importantly they've retained long term senior staff in Andrew & Chad meaning your job will be in safe hands with people who know what they are doing with your furniture.

Buxton & Co has strong working relationships with the following insurance companies.  This can often mean your payments for moving are arranged direct, meaning one less stress!

  • Southern Response 
  • State Insurance
  • IAG
  • NZI
  • Tower Insurance
  • Vero

If you're insurer isn't listed here, please let us know and we will make contact to set things up.

We are also registered for direct payment through WINZ and Red Cross.




Testimonials from some of our happy clients

We have just had Andrew Buxton and his team deliver my son’s new 6’7” Yamaha grand piano. They were very efficient, careful and friendly to deal with. Also, they were willing to remove our old grand piano at the same time. This piano was a challenge to dismantle but the team worked patiently to take it apart without any damage. Their charges are very reasonable too. We will be using these guys again and highly recommend them for any shifting jobs.

Brenda Scarr

Just a note to say how pleased i was with your transport of my piano.
Paul and Chad were very competent and obliging in moving my upright into a new position,shifting the grand into our house and setting it up.
They do your firm credit.
Thank You
regards Colin.


Guys did a fantastic job , they never complained although there were many steps and heavy items, also the price was very cost effective. Thanks for your help.

Sally and John Williamson

On good advice we utilised Buxton and Co to move house recently. We were extremely impressed with the attention to detail and the high degree of integrity and care shown by Andrew and his co-worker, something you don't always get when dealing with larger companies. We would thoroughly recommend the services of Buxton and Co to anyone moving house.

Lucy Redfern, Christchurch

A huge thanks for your help and compliments to your staff. The guys did an amazing job, (given it was 1 deg yesterday). They are a credit to your firm, and won't hesitate to recommend you to anyone who is moving. We are busy unpacking after what was a stressless move because of the great work done by your staff.

R Lawrie

We only had 3 days to move house; this was stressful and it was a last minute decision to hire a truck on a very limited budget. From the evening phone call to Buxton & Co, our move was treated with respect, care and understanding. Their rates are affordable. The 2 men, Andy and Chad, are thoughtful, respectful, cheerful, careful and pleasant men: nothing was too much for them, even with the job going way over time. The contact with Alyson via phone showed caring and compassion to our situation. We would definitely do any future shifts with Buxtons. They may be smaller than other companies but the service is bigger & better by far. THANK YOU to everyone who had any part in our move - you are the best.

Mike and Lynn Tanner

The guys did a fantastic job, couldn't have been better.

Brett Wells ( The rock shop )

Really happy with the service , the Guys were very Professional and quick workers.

Karen Jackson

"The team at Buxton Removals have done an excellent job of moving our pianos during the last couple of years. They take great care in handling the instruments and the service is always professional, prompt and friendly."

Wytze Hoekstra

The Guys were absolutely brilliant, hardworking and cooperative.

David Rough

Just a very quick note to say thank you very much and acknowledge the work your chaps (Andrew, Chad and Zane) completed for us last Friday. Our Lyttelton property was a challenging property to move from and the job ended up taking longer than we first predicited,,,your staff did not complain once and despite a small set back with the truck, they kept working into the evening until the job was completed. Again thank you and please pass on my thanks to the chaps, we will certainly be happy to recommend Buxton Movers onto others who we know are moving.


The service I have received is outstanding, the workers are a credit to your company.

Allen and Christine

We recently used Buxton & Co to move our household contents, and are really pleased with how it all went. From my discussions with Ben, who asked excellent questions and gave great advice, to the guys Chad & Luke who did all the heavy work on the day, everything was handled with the greatest care, proficiency and professionalism.

Chad & Luke were awesome! They were so pleasant, respectful and helpful, as well as impressively strong, carrying our heavy furniture up & down stairs with ease. Please pass on our warmest thanks to them both. We’ll certainly be recommending your company to anyone moving house.

Kind regards

Vicki Piper