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Doddy111

Alright lads

 

Today I cleaned my first conny (my sisters). I’m wondering how long it would take you guys and what you would charge? I told her £110-130 (14 roof panels outside only)

 

I’ve got a gardiners ultimate brush medium/ soft and felt like I could of done a better job with a stiffer brush to get in all the little slots. I’m guessing it’s personal preference but what do people prefer? 6a4abd1bb52fce0aeda3f5cbb45ff7a7.jpgb7b3cfb17b2e6eb08dbc546389f2d836.jpgc141d1050332ffc3e72375a9fe12131a.jpg

 

 

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Doddy111

Couple of problems i encountered.
1. I couldn’t get to the far side of the conny and had no access through the neighbours so had to leave it.

2. She wanted me to clean the window above the conny and it was a proper struggle I tackled it from the side and was constantly having to change the angle of my brush. Would you use one of those swivel heads?

It’s Saturday night and I’m sat thinking about window cleaning sad I know but any help appreciated as always


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StuJones
34 minutes ago, Doddy111 said:

Couple of problems i encountered.
1. I couldn’t get to the far side of the conny and had no access through the neighbours so had to leave it.

2. She wanted me to clean the window above the conny and it was a proper struggle I tackled it from the side and was constantly having to change the angle of my brush. Would you use one of those swivel heads?

It’s Saturday night and I’m sat thinking about window cleaning sad I know emoji85.png but any help appreciated as always


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Me personally 

most I have charged for a count roof with gutterig cleared out was £30! But suppose different areas prices are different.

 

as for reaching the window above the if my pole can’t reacj or the angle is wrong I put the ladder up to the end of the Connery roof and then pole it from there! Amazingly I also use this position for doing that hard to reach part of the con roof but a lot of the time going round next door to make sure I didn’t miss any! 

 

 

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Me personally 
most I have charged for a count roof with gutterig cleared out was £30! But suppose different areas prices are different.
 
as for reaching the window above the if my pole can’t reacj or the angle is wrong I put the ladder up to the end of the Connery roof and then pole it from there! Amazingly I also use this position for doing that hard to reach part of the con roof but a lot of the time going round next door to make sure I didn’t miss any! 
 
 

I don’t think I’ve explained it well enough I did all of the exterior of the conny would you still price £30?

I’m going back to tackle that window tomorrow it’s winding me up.. My pole will reach its just tough on the shoulders think I need to start hitting the weights

Cheers for getting back to me


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Part Timer

I'm glad we're not related 😁 That's a 2 hour max job. Hope the last photo was a before rather than after. To get the window without a swivel lock your left arm in a v against your chest / shoulder and walk back and forward. Get a decent set of step ladders to get the awkward side. 

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Dave B

That window is easy.. ladder against conny to get you high enough and pole it from there

Pole is in front of you not coming from the side and no stress on shoulders then

 

Once you are used to those type of jobs you could do it in just over an hour and make an easy 80 sheets

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RWCleaning

Hi @Doddy111

 

good on you keep it up. Wow £110 - £130 is a really good high price. If I got that job, I would arrange with the my customer & their neighbour before hand so I could clean from their garden to get a perfect job. Looks pretty dirty I suppose but I would estimate 60-90mins work max (applying chemicals, going through to neighbours garden, doing that top window  etc and whenever I do a roof I always do the conservatory gutters & lower conservatory windows etc)

 

So price wise it’s what you are aiming to earn. I’d price at somewhere around £60ish for the roof, con guttering & lower windows (the lower stuff looks pretty clean but it always gets a little bit splashed)

But hey if you get a few of them at £120ish then good on you! Book up 5 or 6 of them in one day haha👍

 

And yeh that top window looks awkward, but yep from the side, stiff pole ideally, turn the brush at a full 90 degree angle and just do what you can. 

 

If it was a one off off for someone I didn’t know and I was really busy and didn’t really mind either way then I’d quote a little more

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THL4KEL

£30? That's a bit cheap.... There's companies who would charge ten times that.

I work off very big stepladders which helps on awkard to reach places over connies. 

I do a lot of weight training and even though it does take its toll when your working over very hard to reach areas. 

 

Just pace your self do a bit of high stuff then drop the pole and do some low stuff. Get your energy back up while still working on something moving the job along. Then do a bit more high stuff.

 

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Iron Giant

The window above the conny looks really easy to clean I use a 22ft pole and I would have cleaned it from the front stood on the decking and pole would reach easily nice straight forward clean as for the roof as @THL4KEL says big set of step ladders would have done the job or invest in a decent telescopic ladder, also if you put plenty of Ubik on or whatever you chose to use it would tackle the green easily just remember to shut off water flow whilst scrubbing sometimes so as not to rinse away most of the detergent more suds the better.

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Doddy111

Hope the last photo was a before rather than after.

Yep was a 100% a before photo there’s the after one...

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