Jump to content

Don't want to see ads? Become a subscribed member.

First Ever School


Recommended Posts

Just give a price to a local school, I said £200 and the care taker snapped my hand off and I could tell by his reaction that the last company charged a lot more so I'm abit gutted knowing I could of got more out of them, Any of you guys added extra onto a bill??

Link to comment

Not sure mate as I only do houses and shops, like I say it's my first ever big big job, i think I'll do it for the £200 and if I'm not happy ill tell them it will be more next time and if they don't like it ill bin it off! Live and learn don't we :/

Link to comment

hi matey,schools can be difficult it depends how you go about them-always weekend work(liase with the caretaker for keys if you need them-this is for outsides only)you'll get paid withing 60 days following the checks the council do on you(thats the way it works with leeds city council so can't comment on any others)if you are doing insides aswell again liase with the caretaker to find suitable times to do them,have found that a couple of early hours every morning nails it on the head in a week i've just knocked one back at £250,only a primary school but when you do the sums its better to keep domestic.only one tip i can give you is the caretaker is/will be your best mate as they can make life easy for you once they are on board

Link to comment

Cheers for reply mate, yeh I no what your saying as you no were you are with domestic work, this is trail and error for me! I said I'll do it in the 6week hols and once in the Easter hols, if I don't like it ill bin it off!

Link to comment

Yes, the caretaker is your best friend with schools. I just got my second school and it was recommended from the first. you can also clean some of the schools on the weekend or Sundays for extra £££ so your round does not get in the way.

Link to comment

hi carl,the summer clean needs to be as late as possible the caretaker will allow to the kids going back(that way the head teacher see's the benefit)inside wise try and go for "cleaning day"this is where the kitchen goes in two days before to gut it all-everyone has to be in-you can crack on/the tea and hot food from the kitchen will be their(the kitchen staff would normally make a snack for everyone there)oh another thing have a crb check done-it helps loads and tell them about it-schools chat amongst themselves

Link to comment

Don't want to see ads? Become a subscribed member.

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.

Ad Blocker Detected

Please disable your ad blocker

Our forum relies on ads to pay for the servers and our time maintaining and running the forum.

Sadly running a forum like this is not free, and due to our popularity, we need servers that can handle the amount of traffic and resources our forum uses.


If you do not wish to see ads on our site, please consider supporting the forum with a membership subscription.