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Pricing and Equipment for this job

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dave83

Good Evening from a rainy suffolk market town,

 

Just looking for some advice on how to do this job (attached picture).

 

3 bed house with extension put on the back, current window cleaner can't get to the windows on the left above the extension.

 

I have a gardiners slx 22 pole and currently if in a busy town centre i can reach the 2nd floor windows but have to stay on the pavement (close to the windows)because of the road. I was thinking that with the extension coming out so far I would need to stand quite far back. The angle would be similar to ten past eight on a wall clock.

I've priced it at £12 a month working on £1 a window, £1.50 for doors, possibly might need a 5 ft extension added to the 22 foot pole. I'm now thinking it should of been £15 due to it being abit more tricky.

 

I would welcome your suggestions.

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Green Pro Clean Ltd

I would put a ladder up against the lower gutter and clean it from off the ladder.

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dave83

Thanks Green Pro, i was thinking the same thing, still need ladders for certain jobs!

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Dave B

That is a steep angle and probably just out of effective reach for a 22

Green has the right idea

Just get the top of your body over the roofline and you'll be fine

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Dave B
Thanks Green Pro, i was thinking the same thing, still need ladders for certain jobs!

Try as i might i can't eliminate ladders from work completely

I don't know how these guys who refuse to use ladders get all their jobs done

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Green Pro Clean Ltd

Ladders rule.

 

Yesterday WFP only £106

Yesterday ladder and wfp mix £240

 

Cha ching! :))

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Taxlossloz

Heard a guy the other day saying how he doesn't use his ladders AT ALL anymore -

Why spend ££££ on van and WFP etc then not carry a £100 ladder that will last years without any probs and earn thousands

Annoys me

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peter rogers

Easier to jus trad that I clean windows and clean them whatever way I see fit and get clean results

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adamangler

Suppose it depends how easy it is to get your ladders on and off, takes me about 10 mins each way so i only use them for one offs like connys and then begrudgingly. I would just buy a longer pole or not take the job, suppose it depends if you price it well enough to be worth getting the ladders off for

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Guest Solarpanelcleanington

How can it take 10 mins to get a ladder off the roof amigo?

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windowsurfer

I do it all, n wouldnt knock anyone for their style, each to their own, love wfp n love trad.

 

I have just fitted my roof bars to my fiat doblo, was a nightmare trying to reach n put rhino clamps on, had to get my hop up out. I'm 6' with orungatang arms as well. I have a combo ladder in my van to access roofs, when need arises.

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windowsurfer

Mind you sometimes I hate trad n wfp, just depends on the window style.:confused:

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Dave B

It only takes 30 seconds to get the big ladders off @Damo 's transit custom roof with the old wind down clamps

a roller on the back makes a big difference

 

I like wfp but it is a means to an end (getting cash in my pocket)

I was born to trad and it makes my work enjoyable but you need wfp in your arsenal even if just to avoid dangerous ladder placements and breaking your neck

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windowsurfer

Damo is minted obviously, sometimes I think a job would be much quicker with ladders n spit feathers when getting pole hose caught everywhere, but in the end, I've fell of once n feel the effects of it most days, so I'd rather stick to skipping rocky style with my pole hose.

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Tuffers
Good Evening from a rainy suffolk market town,

 

Just looking for some advice on how to do this job (attached picture).

 

3 bed house with extension put on the back, current window cleaner can't get to the windows on the left above the extension.

 

I have a gardiners slx 22 pole and currently if in a busy town centre i can reach the 2nd floor windows but have to stay on the pavement (close to the windows)because of the road. I was thinking that with the extension coming out so far I would need to stand quite far back. The angle would be similar to ten past eight on a wall clock.

I've priced it at £12 a month working on £1 a window, £1.50 for doors, possibly might need a 5 ft extension added to the 22 foot pole. I'm now thinking it should of been £15 due to it being abit more tricky.

 

I would welcome your suggestions.

 

To do that window from the ground I reckon you'd need a 35' pole.

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Damo

Minted lol.

 

Having just handed in my accounts and worked out what I had spent I would say stupid is more of a better term :D

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peter rogers

Lol. Spend more on crap than I'm meant to

 

Account outlined how much I spend on hose connections

Going to see a gu who makes hydro hoses so might change over totem

Also a multi ladder that folds in the van does that climb. Takes seconds to get it out

 

I done one today shuda took pic for use I have cople tomorrow and. They're simple

On another note of trad cleaning a guy asked me for job said he been cleaning windows for years in said to him to clean my front window. Lol he took a few sheets kitchen roll over an wiped it

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windowsurfer
Minted lol.

 

Having just handed in my accounts and worked out what I had spent I would say stupid is more of a better term :D

Glad I'm not the only one, accountant came to pick up the books tonight, I would be minted if it wasn't for all this wfp equipment, better of with a set of ladders n a squeegee

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Damo

To be fair my new accountant was shocked at my turnover for this year. Considering I just wash Windows he said.

 

"What sorta van you got" he asked.

 

That one over there. The one worth more than that Porsche :whistle::rofl:

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peter rogers

Hopefully this time next yer it all be done on cleaner planner

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windowsurfer

I'm hoping my buddy is helping me out tomorrow, diy ladders, smallest car on the planet, doesn't even have a BOAB, but makes a lot of dosh in his 20 hour week n yes he uses pulex rubber

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Damo
Hopefully this time next yer it all be done on cleaner planner

 

I am tempted to use the expenses part of cleaner planner this year. But I like printing stuff out. Makes me feel important lol

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peter rogers

It's is gd does it all for u @Damo I recently started keeping track on there so handy

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