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Builders Clean charges

Posted by Iain_Thomas (DT CLEANING), 21 January 2004
Grin Can anybody tell me the approx charge for cleaning newbuild houses. Thanks Smiley
Posted by Terry_Burrows (Terry_Burrows), 21 January 2004
Winkas you can see by the response,er not many people
injoy doing these jobs,I would say charge what you want
our selfs we would not touch this work with a barge pole Shocked the site agents are about the worse people to deal with,I have lost thousands of pounds on one job Angry all because of this,tread light with this work they also hold up your money,not easy to get out of them,no matter how big there company name is Huh
Posted by Iain_Thomas (DT CLEANING), 21 January 2004
Cheers for the warning fortunatly we havent had those problems yet and we have done a few. i just wanted to make sure i wasnt under charging. Cheesy
Posted by petra (petra), 21 January 2004
Builders cleans are great...... all you need to do is lay down some ground rules ie you don't start cleaning a house until builder are completly finished, then when you are finished you get site forman to sign document saying that the build was cleaned to spec.
AS for cost, It mainly depends on what part of the country you are in, size of houses, type of kitchen, type of tiles ( black tiles are a g*t) number of on suites ect.

Terry Some of us do work during the day Grin, hence delays in replies.
Posted by squeaky (squeaky), 26 January 2004
U can charge what you want around here as none of the cleaning companies want to do them,the site agents are *"(.) oles and they want everything done for nothing ,expect you to work when there are 5 other trades finishing off and then complain that there is a fingerprint on a tile (yes Roger I mean you)
Posted by jake (jake), 26 January 2004

I'm from Devon, and we (westclean) certainly cannot charge what we like (if only!). In the Exeter area the problem is competing with contract cleaning companies that pay their cleaners 4.50 an hour! We also have had problems with trying to clean with the house full of trades finishing off, but if a property is being handed over at 5PM you can't exactly walk out! Genarally we don't have a problem with site agents. Now quantity surveyors!!!!!!thats another story!!!!

Posted by stepheng (stepheng), 26 January 2004
free grand
Posted by suedsct (suedsct), 29 January 2004

Terry Some of us do work during the day Grin, hence delays in replies. [/quote]  

Cheesy i find that funny..I think my days will be taken up soon! if thig do you find that people let you clean during the afternoon as well as the morning. and whos in domestic cleaning on here?
sue   Cool

Posted by Ian_G. (Ian_Gourlay), 30 January 2004
Why has noone come up with a figure

For example 100 3 bed house.

                      45 3bed house

                      250 because we offer supperior service

we clean tiles with xyz

baths with zyx

The house is left sparkiling.

No other cleaning company has the knowledge or skill to do such a good job
Posted by SteveTruman (SteveTruman), 30 January 2004
Hi guys,
Been doing builders cleans for 10 plus years but recently the main contractor i  do work for has reset the goalposts. I now have to cover the ground floor in heavy duty paper or cardboard off a roll, anybody know where i can get this type of stuff ( Tried screwfix and the local builders merchants ). Also while i am on can anybody tell me a way which works for removing a white heat mark off my dark mahogany table top.

In anticapation

Posted by petra (petra), 30 January 2004
Try a car spares shop, I Know Andy Auto pannel do sell it by the roll and its not expensive They are based in Whitstable Kent
Hope this helps
Posted by seanc (seanc), 30 January 2004
marsking paper from any paint consunable suplyer (car paint dont know about house maybe worth a try) the price i have is about 13.00 a roll for three feet wide lenth i dont know but verry verry verry long
Posted by Terry_Burrows (Terry_Burrows), 30 January 2004
WinkDear Petra

bless you WinkI do work and look after big companys on
a sub con basis,so I have to play 2 rolls in life Huh Grin
Terry the Guinness Book of fastest window cleaner bit! Wink Cheesyand I have to work work Tongue for PR work yes I get paid but not always Huh Undecided Cry TV work some times
for the Federation yes,but yes I still do work Wink
Posted by paul@ctcs (paul@ctcs), 31 January 2004
HI,We at CTCS charge a standard rate per cleaner,per 8 hour day which is 95.We have built up a very good reputation and now work for a number of companys which all say we are the best cleaning company they have used so must be doing something right and charging a reasonable price Cheesy

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