Transit and Storage Insurance

Furniture is not designed to be moved! Whilst Allied Pickfords takes all the necessary precautions to protect your possessions, there are many outside forces beyond our control that need to be considered when moving such as weather, accidents, vibration, shock, pressure, movement and atmospheric changes.

After your goods are packed, they may pass into the hands of other organisations including rail and shipping companies, airlines, handling agents and customs and quarantine officials (when moving overseas). It is for these reasons that we strongly recommend that you consider transit insurance for your relocation.

To ensure your peace of mind against unforeseen circumstances, we have developed a comprehensive Transit Insurance Cover that is available to you to minimise the risk and exposure you can be subject to in the unfortunate event of an accident or major incident occurring.

Our Own Insurance Policies

Allied Pickfords offers one of the most comprehensive policies on the market – it has the flexibility to offer our customers cover for all their effects to their full replacement value (new for old) regardless of age.

Allied Pickfords Transit Insurance offers a range of flexible options including:

  • Pairs and sets insurance
  • Mechanical and electrical derangement insurance
  • Packing and moving insurance
  • Mould and mildew insurance
  • Motor vehicle insurance
  • Packed by owner insurance^
  • Storage Insurance

This means you can choose the level of insurance cover that best suits your individual circumstances.

In the unlikely event of a claim, Allied Pickfords endeavours to provide you with an efficient in-house claims management service. Allied Pickfords will assign a dedicated claims manager and aim to settle any claim as quickly as possible, ensuring you only deal with one company throughout.

Furniture Storage

Circumstances such as having to temporarily move into a hotel or rented house may require you to place some or all of your belongings into storage. Allied Pickfords offers secure storage to ensure maximum protection for your items whilst in our care.

All items placed into storage will be listed on a storage inventory list then packed and moved to the designated Allied Pickfords storage facility, where they will be placed in a secure storage environment.

With a network of worldwide storage facilities, Allied Pickfords can arrange long-term or short-term storage. Access to your stored belongings is never far away*. A simple call to your local Allied Pickfords office is all it takes to arrange an inspection or the delivery of your belongings to your new home.

Allied Pickfords has more furniture storage centres in New Zealand than any other moving company, and our storage facilities are secure, dust-proof and vermin-proof.

You can relax knowing that your effects are secure with us.

* Five working days’ notice is normally required to access your goods.

^ This is not available for selected overseas destinations due to local laws, regulations and customs requirements.