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Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« on: July 14, 2005, 07:06:54 pm »
This was done some months ago by Wavie Davie, but the thread has dissapeared.

Just recently there's been a few lads who've asked if anyone would take them out for a day to teach them how to clean windows.† Unfortunately, I don't think they had a great response as their requests were buried in other subject headed posts.

Also, often, new window cleaners are on a budget and can't afford to attend a BWCA course; therefore the next best alternative is to spend a day or two with a local window cleaner to learn the basics.

Remember though, if you can afford it; professional training is always superior to 'learning on the job' as this second method of instruction cannot and does not always provide the quality and consistancy of training a 'proper' course does.

Of course, in return for training the new window cleaner would be expected to provide a days work in exchange for the knowledge he's received.†

Just to be safe though, if I had any new window cleaners for a day; I'd teach them ladder safety; but wouldn't let them climb a ladder.† What would be the implications should he or she fall?† I wouldn't risk it.

They would also be expected to provide their own transport to my house and fit in with my normal routine.

All I'd expect in return would be a positive attitude and the minimum work I'd expect is for you to carry the bucket!

So if anyone wants to learn the traditional way of window cleaning in the South East Wales area; e-mail me.

Who else would be willing to help a new window cleaner?†

Don't forget to state the area you work in and what methods you use (ie traditional or WFP).

If there's enough replies; I'll make this post a 'sticky'.

Roy Harding

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2005, 07:27:50 pm »
I Would take someone for the day.

Water fed pole and Traditional Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye area.

Roy :)

gaza

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2005, 08:33:07 pm »
ALLREADY HELPED TWO ON HERE WITH ADVICE,WILLING TO HELP ANYONE  FOR A DAY OR TWO.GREAT BED AND BREAKFAST AROUND NOTTINGHAM.
WILLING TO SHOW THEM FROM POINT ONE CANVASSING ,TRAD/ WFP THE LOT, AND A BEER DRINKING COMP TO FOLLOW.
                                                                                                                          GAZA
IM AT THAT AGE MY BACK GOES OUT MORE THAN I DO

The Bear

Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2005, 10:09:52 pm »
I'd gladly train someone, could even find work for them.

North Derbyshire

Perfectly Clean

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2005, 01:22:14 pm »
Hi,
Is very any one in the Surrey area who would like to take on a dim wit for a day?

I seem to be getting the hang of it I.E WFP but I know there are things which I could do better, just need a helping hand.

Many Thanks Paul

Paul Coleman

Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2005, 08:31:49 am »
Hi,
Is very any one in the Surrey area who would like to take on a dim wit for a day?

I seem to be getting the hang of it I.E WFP but I know there are things which I could do better, just need a helping hand.

Many Thanks Paul

I did respond to you in another thread.
View 

 http://www.cleanitup.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=9271.0

I'm Paul too BTW.

Perfectly Clean

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2005, 11:10:46 am »
Hi Shiner,

Missed your post sorry. Im in another part of surrey, Chertsey, Addlestone, Virginia Water etc. 

Its the trad method im having a problem with.  Im just taking too long. I think i know what it is, was thinking about it yesterday.  1 I haven't quite got the technique and 2 I do the windows as if they are my own so I wash the frames etc. 

Now I have hopefully discovered what my problem is i'll give myself a couple of weeks and if things haven't improved maybe I can pop over to you for the day.  I need to see someone working and get some points if you know what i mean.

Thanks again
Paul

Grafters Cleaning Services

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2005, 04:30:25 pm »
my offer of help still stands (in the southampton area)
jay
JAY "GRAFTERS"
From Southampton
www.high-shine.co.uk

Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2005, 12:27:47 am »
Well done Tosh,
Rescuing us from the mire.
I am willing to take a genuine newbie on for a day.  need to know a bit about him.
would help him with trad. w/c if that's any good.  No charge, no wages.  I would get someone useful up and running.  If they are right.
Pj

PabloNeruda

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2005, 12:50:43 pm »
Is there a website where I can book up for a 1-day training course please?
Or a telephone number?
Many thanks.

PabloNeruda

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2005, 11:36:33 pm »
Or any guys in South Essex who I can tag along with for a day?

henrya

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2005, 08:06:00 pm »
hi,
i will like you to put me through on how to start my window cleaning.
please, reply me thank.
henrya

PabloNeruda

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2005, 09:22:08 pm »
Still looking for anybody willing to let me tag along....essex/east london.
Please, if you know anybody, let me know, as I want to get sterted but don't want to buy ladders and equipment etc until I've been up a ladder and learned with hands-on experience. Cheers.

davidcooper

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Looking for job
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2005, 07:42:48 pm »
Looking for work around London
Irata level one
Ipaf
2 years window cleaning
07854687880

james fortune

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2005, 07:25:34 pm »
Im looking to get into the industry and would be grateful if anyone using WFP would be kind enough to let me spend some time with them showing me the basics.
Im in Ayrshire Scotland and any offers would be gratefully appreciated.

Thx jf

Mike_Boxall

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2005, 11:55:20 pm »
As Tosh has said, there is no substitute for formal training however I can certainly see the benefit of also having a day 'hands-on' with a 'real' window cleaner cleaning 'real' windows so to speak.

I was just wondering what everyone thinks are the most important aspects to cover and whether there would be any benefit in us doing a simple checklist people could work from. Lets face it, even if you use WFP you still need to know how to use a ladder safely - for example, maybe item one could be demonstrating the correct angle a ladder should be used at.†

Just a thought. On the one hand people probably wouldn't want to accept any formal responsibility and yet on the other if it's worth doing then it's worth doing properly!?

What do you think? What else would you show them?

Regards

Mike

james fortune

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2005, 07:14:27 pm »
Ive looked into formal training but couldnt find any courses in Scotland, if there are any i would be grateful if someone could let me know.
Failing that it looks like i will need to travel and stay over night as it dont look like anyone up here is prepared to help out new starts unlike the guys down south.
Anyone got any thoughts on what seems to be a North South divide when it comes to helping newbies.

Happy Jack

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2005, 10:51:42 am »
If there's any wc from the Leeds/Leeds North area that would be kind enough to show me the basics for a day or two I would be very grateful. ;)

JM123

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2005, 12:11:17 pm »
I'd happily take someone for a day in County Antrim.  No wages, but would happily go for a Guinness after
Live life in the fast lane.......if you break down you'll freewheel further

Ballymena N.I

Bernard Hibbs

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2005, 01:48:28 pm »
I am just starting up in East London - would love to work for a day or two with a pro.  Any offers?  I would even pay for it (though I work pretty hard!)

Cheers
(You can email me on bernardhibbs@communityproducts.co.uk if you like, or just post here.)
Trying really hard to clean all of East London!

Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2006, 07:09:40 pm »
quite happily share 15 yrs worth of experience in abseil, wfp , and trad in gloucester area to anyone wanting to learn.

Wake

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2006, 09:13:46 pm »
Hi Genesis,

I live in the Bath area, and would like to take your offer up for 1-2 days.

Happy to work for nothing, in return for your knowledge.

Please reply.

Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2006, 01:51:07 pm »
Hi Genesis,

I live in the Bath area, and would like to take your offer up for 1-2 days.

Happy to work for nothing, in return for your knowledge.

Please reply.
get in touch....

genesis_window_specialist@yahoo.co.uk
leave me your number and i'll give you a call, am off work at mo with a trapped nerve in my leg so wont be for a week or so,
regards
Russell

paul west

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2006, 06:16:44 pm »
i have been cleaning windows for over 15 years i live in county durham and would be happy to take someone round with me for a few days

Moderator David@stives

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2006, 11:47:33 pm »
I can take anyone in the south west .I live near penzance so you would have to make your own way down   ;)

cvet

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2006, 10:00:16 pm »
Hi  gays. I am from Nottingham and I have got small cleaning business but I would like to start cleaning windows for my existing customers. Is there somebody around who can take me for a day. I have got almost all tolls  and I would be pleased to help. Thank you (I am foreigner so if you donít like them please donít respond) my e-mail is cvetkov64@hotmail.com

mickwc

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2006, 11:07:33 am »
GAZA

If you're still willing, i'm ready to take you on in that beer drinking comp!! oh and if the offer of some window cleaning trainning stands, i'd like to take you up on that too. I'm just starting up in Lincoln and would love some hands on trainning, think you are in nottingham, not to far to travel.

Drop me a line and lets get some beer in!!!

cvet

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2006, 09:16:01 pm »
Hi GAZA. Thank you for your answer.I would be pleased to come in Lincoln.Can you e-mail me your telephone number so we can have a chat and arrange a meeting.

born slippy

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2006, 09:33:16 pm »
im in cirencester glos using wfp & trad window cleaning for 17 years now i will show anyboby the ropes

clevs

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2006, 12:18:38 pm »
Hi to all you would be window cleaners...!!
My advice to you all would be to look for a job with a window cleaner for a while, one day of trainning is all very well. but try six months of it, you may well find you dont like it or its too much like hard work...† All the best.......

huntercontractors

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2006, 02:59:31 pm »
Hi all i am a new window cleaner in Norfolk covering mostly Great Yarmouth and surrounding villages.
i started with nothing in january and now have approx £900 per month between myself and my mate.
i am looking for ways to make that bit extra until my canvessing pays of is there anyone out there who wants some help i am fast and good as my uncle taught me and he had been working london for thirty years.
Between the two of us we can do £200 work in a day (more on well priced jobs)
alternativly i am looking to purchase and / or rent rounds in my area.
any help apprieciated.
also there is a cheap supplies shop in lowestoft near victoria road anyone interested email me for directions huntercontractors@tiscali.co.uk

lukeg

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2006, 06:33:16 pm »
Hi all i am new to this forum and i think you are all very helpfull and i have learn't loads just from reading your posts.

I am seriously thinking about starting up as a window cleaner and really would like a chance with a proffesional for a day or two so if any of you helpfull people would be kind enough to show me the ropes it would be appreciated .

I live in Lincoln look forward for a reply Luke

brokenbert

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Re: DERBYSHIRE ???
« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2006, 07:16:57 pm »
I'm looking at starting in the window cleaning industry and would love to spend a day or two with someone in the industry - THE BEAR - offered last year to show the ropes to a newbie in North Derbyshire - though he was not a member so I couldn't contact him - Any Takers???

Bert

ecowasher

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2006, 11:55:02 am »
Hi,

Im a new wannabe window cleaner (Traditional method) in the Surrey area (Sutton, cheam, belmont etc) looking to give someone a day or twos help in return for the invaluable knowledge of a pro.

Im not a kid,  (40),  and have had enough of 20 odd years of office work and company bulls**t,  and want to go it alone in this business.

Through previous jobs i am fully trained in ladder work (ex BSkyB engineer) so heights and working from ladders is not a problem.

I have already started with a few domestic jobs in my area,  but know that time/speed and quality need to move along quickly if i want this to work.

Contact me via email on  grant@eco-wash.co.uk   

Cheers,

Grant.
Beer!

jeff1

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2006, 08:59:13 pm »
Ive looked into formal training but couldnt find any courses in Scotland, if there are any i would be grateful if someone could let me know.
Failing that it looks like i will need to travel and stay over night as it dont look like anyone up here is prepared to help out new starts unlike the guys down south.
Anyone got any thoughts on what seems to be a North South divide when it comes to helping newbies.
James
I don't know how far Dundee is from you, but I am sure Jouk45
would be more than happy to show you the ropes for a day or two.
I don't know if he comes into this section, but if you email him he will be more than happy to chat to you.

 inventorman@blueyonder.co.uk

geefree

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2006, 11:55:30 am »
hi am wishing to learn the ropes too ... anyone in the wakefield area willing to take a newbie out for a few hours to gain some know how?.
gary.

S.C.S

Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2006, 02:23:24 pm »
Hi mate im in dudley myself whats your email

Andy

ScrimShady

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #37 on: August 14, 2006, 11:51:29 am »
i would be glad to help someone out if they need it.
i am trad and Wfp from the southeast.
Email me on richa479@aol.com
ScrimShady

Eric H

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #38 on: August 23, 2006, 01:07:45 am »
I would like to learn about WFP anybody in the North Merseyside or West Lancs area please?
DRIVEKLEEN UK  Wet n Wild!!!!

a.j.menzies

Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2006, 05:14:59 pm »
 if need help am in lancaster area

rhys11

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #40 on: September 29, 2006, 08:59:01 pm »
im in cirencester glos using wfp & trad window cleaning for 17 years now i will show anyboby the ropes
[/

hi i live in swindon is there any chance you could take me out for the day please born slippy??????????????????
thanks rhys
rhys

reah

Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #41 on: September 29, 2006, 09:20:28 pm »
Happy to take anyone out i am in the medway area.
Start at eight sharpe and must be clean shaven.
I use tread methods.

Kev TWC

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #42 on: October 20, 2006, 10:16:26 pm »

hi  i will show some one   newcastel upon tyne

S_RICHARDSON

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #43 on: October 29, 2006, 07:36:20 pm »
I'd take someone out for a day i'm in the Gwynedd area N/ Wales Doing Traditional and WFP Method!!


Shaun_richardson1991@yahoo.co.uk

redial

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #44 on: November 10, 2006, 07:42:53 pm »
Hi,
Would anyone be kind enough to take me out for a day or two and show me the basics of wfp. I am based in Edmonton/Enfield North London but do not mind driving 30/40 miles to meet up, it does not have to be all wfp a mix of traditional wc and wfp is fine..

I had a wc round about 14 years ago and would like to get back into wc but do not fancy being up a ladder all day every day, wfp seems to be the way forward and I would like to get some wfp experience before going out and knocking up a round, buying equipment etc


Any help would be much appreciated.

callagain2001@btconnect.com

Thanks,
Jim


stella123

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2007, 01:44:34 pm »
hi. my names paul. am moving to torbay in march, wondered if there was any work going spare. willing to pay

lucymulligan

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2007, 08:51:26 pm »
hello ....free labour ...would love a couple of days training southampton area (west side) . or call 07757492932 in the DAY
better to risk my neck for myself than break my back for some one else !!

lucymulligan

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #47 on: February 02, 2007, 08:52:00 pm »
sorry 07757490932 wrong number
better to risk my neck for myself than break my back for some one else !!

Edd_Turner

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #48 on: April 24, 2007, 02:51:28 pm »
Having just formulated the plans for the next stage in my life, I urgently need to get a handle on window cleaning before Mid-August.

I currently live in East London (Bethnal Green), and am seeking some kind soul to take me under their wing for a day or two before I invest in ladders and squeegees - I had envisaged focussing on the immediate domestic market (I have no van), but before I start want to be shown the ropes.

I am happy to work hard and would be very greatful to anyone who can help.

I live in Bethnal Green, but could feasibly travel anywere in Zone 1 (+ Eastern sides of Zones 2 + 3) if required.

You may contact me through my fourm name, left.

Thanks!
Looking for a sideways move from fixing Apple macs in London.. to cleaning windows and gutters in the East German Countryside... Help!

Pure Reflection

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #49 on: September 09, 2007, 04:03:32 pm »
Any one in the west Wilts/ east Somerset area that would like to test WFP system before they invest. Just let me know and we can arrange something.

G O A

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #50 on: October 26, 2007, 12:22:24 am »
shes a brave one,
a pretty young lady puttin her number all over the net,
hope u find some help love ;D
if i wasnt self employed i wouldnt work at all

Sladey

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #51 on: November 02, 2007, 11:13:19 pm »
Hi,
My names jack i live in carshalton/sutton aria got all the tools i need for the job and needing so pro help to help me along the way with the technique and getting jobs.

Can any one help?

Jack

jamie007

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #52 on: November 13, 2007, 11:55:13 pm »
Hiya

I wanna start up in window cleaning asap.

I am based in Hampton, near Twickenham, Kingston but havent got a clue how to clean a window properly.

I would welcome the opportunity to go out with some one for the day or so and learn the trade and learn how to clean windows and conservatories quickly, pls can anyone help

markmontgomery

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #53 on: January 26, 2008, 12:52:49 am »
Hi everyone

Anybody from the north west ( Stockport, tameside, manchester ) willing to help a complete newbie.Preferably trad and wfp

Many thanks

Mark


bernlyn

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #55 on: February 07, 2008, 07:50:40 am »
hi i would be grateful if someone could take me out for a few days . i do a lot of work off ladders and step ladders so am competent on them both. i am energetic
and eager to learn.
i will work for free if you could show me the ropes of trad or wpf and if you could share some knowledge with me on the trade.

i am in the essex thurrock[grays]
if i dont succeed i will try again and again

Grafters Cleaning Services

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #56 on: April 25, 2008, 07:09:34 am »
hello ....free labour ...would love a couple of days training southampton area (west side) . or call 07757492932 in the DAY
hi i'm in sholing soton, call 07840 183969
jay
JAY "GRAFTERS"
From Southampton
www.high-shine.co.uk

seandyer2003

Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #57 on: August 12, 2008, 04:47:23 pm »
In manchester been doing trad for years now so could help out there, but i could do with some experience when it comes to wfp,  in mid-change over with my rounds and still doubting my competence with it, an hour or 8 with someone who knows what they are doing would be extremely helpful, i can bring my wfp sytem and help them work at same time in return....sean

doak

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #58 on: August 14, 2008, 10:52:00 pm »
hi
trying to learn trad, if anyone wants a free hand for a day or so in return for some advice and techniques in suffolk  area let me know 
;D
i wanna work
i wanna be a millionare
i wanna clean windows

thewaterwizard

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #59 on: August 21, 2008, 09:17:50 pm »
Hi all!

I am a newbie just about to add window cleaning to my existing business.† I am investing in an Exel 650 litre WFP system.† Would anybody be prepared to let me help them for a couple of days so I can learn from a pro?

A bit of 'traditional' would be useful as well.

I am in Aylesbury, Bucks.

Robin@thewaterwizard.biz

Thanks in anticipation!
robin

thewaterwizard

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #60 on: August 23, 2008, 10:08:25 pm »
   still want to learn wfp help!
  mobile 07767 478684
  no offers so far, will travel up to 25 mls
  thanks  robin
robin

thewaterwizard

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #61 on: August 31, 2008, 02:50:25 pm »
  still no offers still want to learn
  am i posting this in the right place
robin

jodan63

Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #62 on: August 31, 2008, 04:13:35 pm »
probably not . go into the other forum relating to window cleaning and start your own thread.

Paul Coleman

Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #63 on: August 31, 2008, 04:15:34 pm »
† still no offers still want to learn
† am i posting this in the right place

Probably no good to you but if you don't get a better offer, I'm near Gatwick.  Post on here if interested.

thewaterwizard

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #64 on: September 02, 2008, 10:46:49 pm »
  the shiner   thanks for your reply i put a post in window cleaning
  and got a reply from a guy in witney near Oxford
  many thanks for the offer

   robin

robin

Paul Coleman

Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #65 on: September 02, 2008, 10:52:17 pm »
† the shiner† †thanks for your reply i put a post in window cleaning
† and got a reply from a guy in witney near Oxford
† many thanks for the offer

† †robin



That sounds much nearer home for you.
Good luck and thanks for taking the trouble to reply.

Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #66 on: October 12, 2008, 09:35:23 am »
Why not look on the SpickandSpan directoy ( at the bottom of the page ) for people in your area then email them

foxy

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #67 on: October 15, 2008, 09:10:16 pm »
i've been graftin off and on for 16 years and there is no magic method to cleaning a window. if you're after setting up yourself you need to take the plunge and canvass a round. it is not easy to get any decent money at 1st. if you've never cleaned a window before you should practice on your home windows. YOU WILL NOT EARN GOOD MONEY FROM DAY ONE SO IT DOES NOT REALLY MATTER HOW FAST YOU ARE! once you have the basic method of fanning and are confident, you will learn other methods that increase your speed, then you will be able to earn more. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT! one day of practice won't do much. YOU DON'T NEED MUCH EQUIPMENT AT FIRST! just get the basics, t-bar, sleeve, blade, scrim and scraper. JUST KEEP AT IT AND YOU WILL GET BETTER AT IT! if you enjoy the job (there are more positives than negatives) there are dvds that you can buy that will give some hints and tips. YOU HAVE TO BE AN AMATEUR BEFORE YOU BECOME A PROFESSIONAL! there is a learning process to window cleaning, form pricing a job to cleaning a window quickly and safely, but; IT IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE. if you have enough nouce to go on the internet you can learn to clean a window without breaking your neck. BEST OF LUCK!  :)
traditional cleaner, shop windows and some pubs.

Craig 72

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« Reply #68 on: January 06, 2009, 10:55:23 am »
Hi folks.I'm looking to start a round in the South-East London/North West Kent area (I live in Welling).I've bought the basic kit,as Simon says above,and have been practising basic techniques on my house and family and friends houses.Still feel a bit sheepish cleaning the windows of a strangers house though so would greatly appreciate anybody local (doesnt have to be THAT local) to me who could show me the ropes to improve my technique and generally learn the trade.

s.t.p

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« Reply #69 on: May 18, 2009, 03:16:40 pm »
Hi,
I would like to ask if anyone who is working in Brentford area or anywhere near Brentford, West London would take me out for a week to learn the ropes of window cleaning.
I would prefer to learn the traditional method.

Many thanks,
s.t.p.

s.t.p

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Re: Helping New Window Cleaners In Your Area...
« Reply #70 on: May 18, 2009, 04:02:12 pm »
† still no offers still want to learn
† am i posting this in the right place

Probably no good to you but if you don't get a better offer, I'm near Gatwick.† Post on here if interested.

Mr. Coleman,
If You are still willing to take a newbie to learn the window cleaning, would you please send me a e-mail:
j.eh.33@hotmail.com

Thank You in advance!
s.t.p


dave green

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« Reply #71 on: July 14, 2009, 04:23:07 pm »
Anybody in trafford i am looking for training?

MichaelOldham

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« Reply #72 on: August 26, 2009, 08:17:21 pm »
Hello,

I'v been looking to start my own round and I would like to know if anyone would take me on for a few days
free of charge

Oldham area please

Thanks Michael

Afterglow Window Cleaners

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« Reply #73 on: September 08, 2009, 03:57:09 pm »
Hi,

I am looking at staring up on my own/work as a partner and could do with a couple of days experience with an established window cleaner in Shrewsbury, I have got my tools of the trade.

Many thanks, Gary

prestigeclean

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« Reply #74 on: September 08, 2009, 08:00:01 pm »
i,m on the east sussex west kent borders , happy to help anyone , what i find surprising is when you offer and i have a few times to help those asking can,t be bothered to travel a few miles , offer still stands to any newbies 077912964204 regards alan

DavidX

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« Reply #75 on: September 28, 2009, 12:15:52 pm »
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sunshine windies

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« Reply #76 on: November 17, 2009, 07:47:00 pm »
i am looking to start up in ipswich if anyone in this area would let me tag along for a day that would be great thanks

Gav Camm lammy 283

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« Reply #77 on: November 20, 2009, 11:47:31 pm »
I'd gladly train someone, could even find work for them.

North Derbyshire
  What bout helping an exp fella out say a day a wk lol
LET YOUR PANES BE MY PLEASURE

"If CALSBERG did WINDOW CLEANING
 it would be C.C.C† Probably the best WINDOW CLEANERS IN THE WORLD ..........."

Gav Camm lammy 283

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« Reply #78 on: November 20, 2009, 11:54:54 pm »
I'd gladly train someone, could even find work for them.

North Derbyshire
† What bout helping an exp fella out say a day a wk lol
So ows about it bear  GAV 07870537069
LET YOUR PANES BE MY PLEASURE

"If CALSBERG did WINDOW CLEANING
 it would be C.C.C† Probably the best WINDOW CLEANERS IN THE WORLD ..........."

joozas

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« Reply #79 on: November 21, 2009, 11:01:16 am »
If there is any WC from Birmingham that would be kind enough to show me the basics!?

SB Cleaning

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« Reply #80 on: February 01, 2010, 05:23:45 pm »
Hi all im Shaun and im looking to start a window cleaning business in herefordshire/worcestershire but have no idea would be great if some one could show me the ropes!! i will even pay!! looking at buying  a van based wfp system. Cheers :)

ringo1968

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« Reply #81 on: February 11, 2010, 05:03:11 pm »
I'm Richard and looking to start in the North Herts/South Beds area and am looking to go out and learn a bit more, Trad Meth- especially using poles for awkward windows.

AuRavelling79

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« Reply #82 on: February 12, 2010, 12:09:47 am »
I'm Richard and looking to start in the North Herts/South Beds area and am looking to go out and learn a bit more, Trad Meth- especially using poles for awkward windows.

Ask again in window cleaning issues - that's where you find us most of the time.
It's a game of three halves!

roxyspencer

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« Reply #83 on: February 12, 2010, 11:42:13 am »
Hi

My Dad and I are looking to buy more rounds, if we do so then we would be happy to take window cleaners out with us for the day.

Roxanne

jcsolutions

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« Reply #84 on: March 04, 2010, 12:35:51 pm »
Hi i took someone a few years ago ...came round  and later under cut me.....

garystevens

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« Reply #85 on: April 07, 2010, 07:20:41 pm »
any1 willing to take me out for the day./.. looking to start up but got little experience..  msg me guys

Gary

garystevens

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« Reply #86 on: April 07, 2010, 07:22:05 pm »
sorry forgot to add.. im in the north west london area.. N2,NW7,HA8 ...

Annie Smith

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« Reply #87 on: June 23, 2010, 04:08:41 pm »
Do you think about posting ads somewhere? A lot of people use yellow pages

colin purewater

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« Reply #88 on: February 07, 2011, 04:42:21 pm »
hi i live in liverpool and would love it if some one could take me out workin  wfp for the day, im a kwick learner and keen many thanks ;D
keep it simple

Andyt79

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« Reply #89 on: April 13, 2011, 11:16:20 am »
Good morning all,
I'm just starting out as a window cleaner with no experience are there any window cleaners in East Kent/Kent that would take me out to show me traditional cleaning methods for a day or two?

Many thanks, Andy

jenx4

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« Reply #90 on: July 10, 2011, 12:21:30 pm »
Hi Guys,

Can i just say a Big Thank You To All Involved With This Excellent Site Cleanitup. What a Fantastic idea for people to communicate in this way,  i am new to this site & window cleaning in general so could do with some help!!!! sorry lots of Help!!! lol. Please ideas on what kit/ Van to buy to get me up & running in wfp. I really would like to spend a day or 2 with any willing Pro wfp cleaners in or around the Swansea, Llanelli, Neath /Port Talbot areas in exchange for hardworking days. I'm willing to travel to meet up with any interested parties etc.   What courses could you guys recommend which would be best suited for me as i would like to go down the road of traditional & Wfp cleaning.  ???   

mathewl

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« Reply #91 on: July 21, 2011, 02:05:09 pm »
We have our own business of cleaning. We clean everything from carpet to windows. Sure if we require help from you we will definitely contact you on your e-mail.

Joseph Michael

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« Reply #92 on: December 02, 2011, 03:33:26 pm »
Hi all

Is there anybody who would let me go out with them for a day or two in the South London/Surrey area? I live in Morden and can travel. I am in my early forties and just starting out from scratch, but am very keen to do this and make it work.
If you would like to mail me direct please do so at  -
 
whenimcleaningwindows@live.co.uk


Regards

Joe

overdose1150

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« Reply #93 on: April 20, 2012, 12:41:54 pm »
I began reading this informative article and couldnít quit. You are wonderful with words and your views are presented in an interesting and compelling manner. Iím glad I read this.

S.W. Window Cleaning

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« Reply #94 on: June 02, 2012, 03:57:41 pm »
Hi,
Anybody in Northern Ireland take me for the day and show me traditional and wfp techniques? I will give you a days labour.
  Cheers,
     Steve

iowdunc

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« Reply #95 on: September 06, 2012, 11:52:25 am »
my offer of help still stands (in the southampton area)
jay

Hi all, what a wonderful resource this, thanks for all the knowledge I have already gleaned.

Hi Jay, cant find how to PM you sorry..

I would love to come out for a day to get some domestic experience..Any date suits...

I am hoping to start shortly on the Isle of Wight, planning to do WFP and backpack upstairs, and traditional downstairs.

Best wishes
Duncan

stresslesscleaning

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« Reply #96 on: September 16, 2012, 12:23:34 am »
Any Birmingham WFP cleaners willing to take me on the job for the day?  Show me the ropes (or should I say poles), give me some advice, and help me get back on my feet, would be most grateful.

Martin

PoleKing

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« Reply #97 on: November 21, 2012, 10:57:23 pm »
I'm willing.

Area's on our website

www.laneswindowcleaning.com
www.LanesWindowCleaning.com

It's just the internet. Try not to worry.

swanson

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« Reply #98 on: January 02, 2013, 05:57:00 pm »
Hi im a  newbie

To window cleaning is there any one in cornwall who can give me a days training

sjstiling@btinternet.com

Thanks

Paul Simpson

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« Reply #99 on: January 07, 2013, 03:37:51 pm »
Anyone around the Leicestershire or surrounding area available with WFP system prepared to have me shadow them for a day?

Bought a used WFP system but truth be told I haven't got a clue what I'm doing with it, trying to set it up at the moment and hoping to get some advice and knowledge from someone else, as well as how to get the best from it.

Thanks
Paul 

Gav Camm lammy 283

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« Reply #100 on: January 10, 2013, 04:44:49 pm »
Anyone around the Leicestershire or surrounding area available with WFP system prepared to have me shadow them for a day?

Bought a used WFP system but truth be told I haven't got a clue what I'm doing with it, trying to set it up at the moment and hoping to get some advice and knowledge from someone else, as well as how to get the best from it.

Thanks
Paul 

try john at glen parva
LET YOUR PANES BE MY PLEASURE

"If CALSBERG did WINDOW CLEANING
 it would be C.C.C† Probably the best WINDOW CLEANERS IN THE WORLD ..........."

Paul Simpson

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« Reply #101 on: January 10, 2013, 08:06:57 pm »
Thanks Gav.
I didn't want to approach someone directly, especially one so close, in case they don't really want to do it.
At least if they reply here I know they're happy to help.

Evian

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« Reply #102 on: June 20, 2013, 12:53:39 pm »
I would love to shadow someone for the day in the Croydon, Surrey area. Also looking to go on a FWC course next month and wanted to know if that was worth the time?

Best,

Evian

IClean And Clear

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« Reply #103 on: January 21, 2014, 11:19:15 pm »
Hello all. I'm just starting up and to all those who are asking for someone to show them the ropes, it's great but I recommend getting away from your area so you can really get the most out of the day. If you stay in your own area people will only tell you so much and not pass on the trade secrets you will need. I just traveled from Portsmouth to Eastbourne to spend the day with a windy. We had a get day covering both trad and wfp. I learnt so much got some hands on and top advice. I'm just not sure you will get that from someone on your door

Bruce Roberts

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« Reply #104 on: September 29, 2014, 02:31:43 pm »
Hi everyone

Anybody from the north west ( Stockport, Tameside, Manchester, Macclesfield ) willing to help a complete newbie.Preferably trad and wfp

Many thanks

Bruce

Matias

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« Reply #105 on: January 05, 2015, 02:40:08 pm »
Hi, I am just starting as a window cleaner, I haven't got any experience, I would like to go with someone for some days just to learn how to do it. I am currently employed but I have started and I am organizing everything to leave in 2 months time and start my own self employed window cleaning business. If someone would like to share experience and advice I would be very thankful :). I live in Pulborough West Sussex I can travel 20 miles from my location  ;D .

You can also email me to: mati9433@hotmail.com          Thank you!!!

OnPoint

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« Reply #106 on: July 09, 2019, 01:02:58 pm »
Is this thread still kicking?

Curious to know if anyone in Southampton, Portsmouth areas willing to take someone on board for the day?

Will be very much appreciated.