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BUILD CLEAN FAQ'S

What Do You Do During Your Pre-Handover Builder's Clean?

Kitchen
We clean top to bottom, back to front, ensuring every surface is not only clean but free from any leftover silicone or plaster. We make sure the kitchen is perfect because that’s the masterpiece of any house.
Bathrooms and Laundry
From tiles to mirrors, window screens and even the inside of the drain plug, we leave the bathroom spotless and free from any sign of prior usage. With everything done, we hit the floors and get them sparkling.
Windows
We don’t just make the windows crystal clear, we inspect all frame edges to clean any paint flicks that have occurred. Removing dirt and dust from the window seal and fly screens, we make sure they look like they are straight from the showroom.
Living Areas
Checking over everything from ceiling fans, light fixtures and skirtings, we dust and wipe every surface to get it looking pristine. Of course, windows and floors will be left looking like no one has been there before!
Purpose-built tools and equipment 
We carry the right equipment so we don’t have to leave your site. Our chemicals are selected to provide the best results. We remove efflorescence and other harsh discolouration because it’s all a part of the job.

How Long Will The Job Take?

Even if you have a building site over 5,000 square meters, we can turn it around in a matter of week, we do have a capacity to move quite a bit of sand!

We have 20 staff at any one time, with the vision to grow to 40 by the end of the 2019.

We’ve also got an on boarding process which means we can bring a person up to our level to standard within four weeks.

Do You Carry All The Necessary Equipment to Do the Work?

We carry the right equipment so we don’t have to leave your site and our chemicals are selected to provide the best results.

We remove efflorescence and other harsh discolouration because it’s all a part of the job.

Can You Work on Weekends?

Yes, we can work weekends. We can do Saturdays, Sundays, we can even start at midnight! We work any particular time or day.

What Can I Expect Working With You?

We have a sales manager organize all the pricing and make the arrangements. We will then have our Operations Manager contact you to select the perfect dates that fit in with the build.

Operations will make sure that the right staff booked in, everybody’s got the right skills and tools for that particular job. They will make sure the job is executed on time and follow up and make sure that everything did run smoothly.

My Windows Are Covered in Cement and Plaster, Can You Help?

Yes, we  can remove all types of contaminates from windows without damaging them. Guaranteed.

Who Do You Service?

We service custom home builders, residential builders, property developers, commercial builders and everything in between.

If you’re building it, we can clean it.

Is A Builders Clean Just A Sweep Out?

Obviously just cruising around and sweeping floors doesn’t quite cut it. Our  builder’s clean isn’t a labourers clean, there’s a significant amount of effort that goes into the builders clean. This includes going through and cleaning the entire house including all windows and surfaces, leaving the best possible canvas for the client.

Do You Clean Commercial Builds?

Whatever the commercial project is, we have the power to handle it. We have 20 staff at any one time, with the vision to grow to double that by the end of the year. We’ve also got an onboarding process which means we can bring a person up to our level to standard within four weeks.

Even if you have a building site over 5,000 square meters, we can turn it around in a matter of week, we do have a capacity to move quite a bit of sand!

Why Should I Book A Premium Builders Cleaner?

Through our superior service, we protect and enhance the builders reputation. We ensure the job is done properly and doesn’t require an extra work, making life easier for the site/project manager including our unique defect reports so there are no nasty surprises left behind by other trades.

What is a Builders Clean?

Once upon a time you as the builder would have time to clean your own site ready for handover. That is no longer the case. This emerging niche was born around the idea of saving the builder time and energy.

But what does it actually mean?

A builder’s clean is the process of removing all traces of the building process to allow the client to move into their new building, be it their dream home or new workspace. So, is there a difference between a builder’s clean and a construction clean and is a final clean the same as a speckle clean? These are great questions as many people use the above terms interchangeably. The most common terms are as follows:

  • Builders Clean: This is the big initial clean which includes joinery, floors, tiles, carpet, skirtings, fittings and fixtures. This also often includes window cleaning and for the purpose of this article let’s assume that window cleaning an inclusion.
  • Final Clean: This is the quick clean and includes benchtops, a quick dust, checking the joinery for any defects and re-cleaning the floors.

The builders cleaning process is similar for residential and commercial sites but there’s some exceptions to the rule. Residential builders require a builder’s clean a week before handover and a final clean the day before handover. For commercial builders the time frame increases depending on the project size but often the builders clean will be done two or more weeks from handover and the final clean in the days leading up to handover.

Why delay a week?

There is a delay between the builders clean and final clean to give the project managers time to conduct architectural inspection, fire inspection, defect rectifications and other project finalization checks.

Is there a cheaper alternative?

Often budgets or timeframes constrict this process and compress the process into a single clean. This clean is called a builders and final in one, or simply put a builders clean. As the builders clean is a 100% clean there won’t be anything purposely left for a final clean so there is no need to worry about nasty surprises. Now some of the commercial readers are thinking, we do an 80% and 20% split for builders and final clean. This is not actually the case as leaving 20% of the work would be not touching any floors until the final clean. This would not pass any project finalization checks so the cleaners just to a 100% first and re-clean anything that requires it.

Are there different standards and how do I know who to use?

Cleaning companies are just like any sub-contractor and being an unregulated industry, the cleanliness standards vary greatly between companies. It is best to select a cleaning company that offers builders cleaning as their core service. This means they are equipped with the right skills and chemicals to handle any builders mess. Those companies that offer builders cleaning as a secondary offering often get overwhelmed by the severity of a builders clean and their domestic equipment is not suitable for the intense workload.

What are the red flags?

There is increasing speculation around sham contracting in the cleaning industry so when contacting a cleaning company it is best to ensure that their team are employed staff. A good way to check would be to request a RTWSA currency certificate.

What to do next?

Do your research before contacting a cleaner. A good web presence, social media proof and a friendly attitude are all positive signs you’re looking at a high-quality sub-contractor. A good way to check the level of works the company has done is to request a public liability certificate of currency. Those capable of handling high quality projects will have a minimum of $10 million and those capable of handling large commercial projects will have $20 million.