Removal Services

Moving can be a stressful enough time on its own, Buxton & Co is here to take as much of that stress out of the job as possible. We pride ourselves on being flexible and can offer:

Packing or Furniture removal only: at very competitive rates; 

Hourly Rate work:  e.g. two men and a truck from depot to depot

Nothing is too big or too small, we can help with moving single rooms or house lots, commercial buildings, one off bulky items, and our specialty - piano removals. These jobs can be done in and around Christchurch as well as across the South Island.

All removals are carried out under the provisions of the carriage of goods act and our standard terms and conditions. In most circumstances they are therefore carried at the owners risk and so it is important to talk with your insurer and considering specific cover for valuable loads.



Secure Storage

Secure storage is available at our yard.  All containers are padlocked and the yard is fully secure.


Stair Climbing

We have the most advanced stair climbing equipment in the country. We are able to move both bulky and heavy items up and down stairs, for example pianos and safes.




Piano Moving

We specialise in piano moving! Piano moving is a specialised task that should not be taken lightly.  We have the best equipment to make your piano move as smooth as possible.

Key benefits to using our specialised piano service include:

  • We can move any type of piano using our specialist equipment, including our stairclimbing machine 
  • We can dispose of unwanted, old or damaged pianos
  • We pride ourselves on being the specialist movers for the largest piano shop in the South Island
  • We have trained staff with piano moving experience
  • We use the latest technology in piano moving

Piano moving questions

Q: Can we move pianos around 45 degree turns?

A: In most cases, this is achievable by placing the piano on its side with suitable protection.

Q: Why do I need a piano mover?

A: Piano moving, like all trades, is a specialty in itself.  The average piano weighs between 400 and 900 pounds whereas grand pianos weigh more.  The value of a piano can vary from a couple of dollars to half a million dollars depending on the make and condition. You need people that know what they are doing.

Q: How are pianos moved?

A: We use 2-3 people with our specialist equipment, such as piano boards, moving pads, strops, ramps, and a stair-climbing machine where needed.  If you attempt to move a piano yourself, you risk damage to the piano and to those carrying it.  The move can also take 2-20 times longer than if we relocated it.

Q: If I hire a professional mover does that mean my piano will not get damaged?

A: As in any move, there is always an element of risk. We do the best we can to make sure your piano is taken care of.


Q: Will my Piano need tuning or any kind of servicing post relocating?

A: We certainly recommend it. However, the tecnical side of any Piano really should be left to Hoekstra Pianos, Their expertise and customer service really is second to none. Follow the link below...


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