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Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by gavin46, Oct 19, 2012.

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  1. gavin46

    gavin46 Newcomer
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    Hi all,
    Im looking at going into the window cleaning business,just looking for any information the best way to start out,i need a van and was looking on ebay with the vans with all the equipment init,do you think this is the best and cheapest way to go,is the any start up kits if i want to buy it myself.
    Do i have to register with the council or anyone to start out this business,i can i go on any patch in my area even if they have a window cleaner to try for business.
    Any help would be great
    Many thanks
    Gav
     
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  2. Dodger

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    In England, Ireland and Wales I don't think you need to register (England definitely not), Scotland you need a licence. You get work where ya can mate, business is business.

    As for the wfp gear and van I'll let the other guys answer that.
     
  3. gavin46

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    cheers Dodger
     
  4. Dodger

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    No probs mate!!
     
  5. koopmaster

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    Cleaning spot have startup kits
    http://www.cleaningspot.co.uk/acatalog/Starter_kits.html
    make sure you have a pre-washed grade A scrimm it will be you best friend

    read the other posts theres lots of information on startups

    WFP - waterfed pole systems are better off done on your own, well at least much much cheaper. again you can look at some picture or read the posts.

    but you can start with a
    bucket
    applicator
    squeegie - 10" or bigger
    scrimm
    ladder

    and customers
     
  6. laddergarder

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    My advice to newbies is always the same, you'll see plenty of guys with big vans, Expensive WFP systems, websites, etc. But when you're starting out, keep it simple, spend as little as you can. A good business will have lots of customers, plenty of cash coming in, and plenty in the bank before they go buying all that stuff. You will get there, but just do it a bit at a time.

    Where are you from?
     
  7. rcproperty

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    depends how much spare cash you have to lay out on all the equipment really,
    buying a fitted out van can cost a bit and might take a few months to get a good amount of customers, but if you go the cash then cant see it being a problem really.
     
  8. rcproperty

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    i didnt do that i just dived in and went for it, lol
     
  9. rshorland

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    Hi Gav, it all depends which method you would like to start with, you can shop around and get some WFP systems on the cheap. have a look at this might help you.

    http://www.roundpay.co.uk/blog/

    All the best.
     
  10. laddergarder

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    Rshorland, I read your post on that blog there, and thought they were great posts, I've booked marked it I will be looking forward to more posts like those. Your WFP post was particularly interesting, and helpful.
     
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