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What is after builders cleaning?

If you are reading this article you’re probably nearing completion of your building project and you’re thinking to yourself ‘what is the price of builders cleaning?’.

After builders cleaning involves the cleaning of dust, paint marks and other construction-related dirt.

There’s no shortage of cleaning companies specialising in just this, with property development on the increase as the economy picks up. The important thing is picking the right cleaning company and not going for the cheapest builders clean.

Builders clean vs after builders clean

A builders clean is carried out while a construction project or building development is underway. It is ongoing and will require certain health and safety regulation to be met including the cleaning operatives having a CSCS card. More on this below.

After builders cleaning, as the name suggests, is when the building work is completed and the development requires a final clean before handover. Most of the heavy cleaning will have been carried out and this is more of a sparkle clean so the builders cleaning price will be lower.

What’s included?

  • cleaning all the dust and debris left behind from construction work
  • polishing all stainless steel
  • washing and polishing all internal and windows
  • removing paint marks from door frames and window frames
  • the dusting of blinds and furniture
  • external washing of patios and window ledges
  • the dusting of light fixtures and fitting

The price

How much you pay for your builder’s cleaning will vary depending on how the company charges. Most reputable companies will ask to come out and carry out an inspection of the building site. This enables them to get a good look at the size of the project including how many appliances and windows require cleaning.

Builders Cleaning from Twinkle Clean

Owing to the nature of the work builders cleaning is often more expensive per hour than standard domestic cleaning (e.g 2 hours a week in your home). This is because the cleaners will need to use industrial heavy duty vacuum cleaners and safety ladder or towers.

Health and safety requirements

For builders cleaning most construction companies require the cleaning company to provide the following:

  • CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) membership
  • Public and Employers Liability insurance up to £5 million
  • Cleaning operatives trained in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
  • Dedicated Health and Safety Advisor
  • Regularly audited health and safety policies
  • Use of PPE (Personal Protective Clothing) such as steel toe boots, hard hats, gloves and glasses
  • Each Builders Clean project having a site-specific risk assessment
  • Each Builders Clean project having a site-specific risk assessment

What to look out for

Shop around and make sure you talk to the cleaning company on the phone and arrange for a site inspection. Always ask to see important documentation like a health and safety policy and insurance documents.