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    • RelievedSheff
    • By RelievedSheff 19th Sep 19, 6:54 PM
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    Window Cleaning
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    • 19th Sep 19, 6:54 PM
    Window Cleaning 19th Sep 19 at 6:54 PM
    Window cleaning. What is the going rate?

    We are in the Bassetlaw area and being new to the area have picked a window cleaner and gone with them.

    They have charged £16 to do 12 windows, the front door and a set of patio doors on a big standard two storey house with easy access to all windows and doors.

    To be honest they have not done a great job. It is a new build house on an active site that we have been in for 5 months, so I'm sure you can imagine the windows were pretty dirty. So we are giving them the benefit of the doubt this time but expect better in four weeks time.

    But are we being charged a fair amount?
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    • SpenderĀ£
    • By SpenderĀ£ 20th Sep 19, 2:35 PM
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    • 20th Sep 19, 2:35 PM
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    • 20th Sep 19, 2:35 PM
    I would cancel em off, i got so fed up of window cleaners that i invested in windows with special hinges to allow me to do them myself from inside. No more ladders crashing against my house, horraaayy!
    Time Is The Enemy!
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 20th Sep 19, 2:51 PM
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    • 20th Sep 19, 2:51 PM
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    • 20th Sep 19, 2:51 PM
    We pay £17 for a big 4 bed house in Staffordshire. After trying several window cleaners we eventually came across a reliable, effective, pleasant, law abiding one. Keep trying until you get the right one.
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
    • barnettnce
    • By barnettnce 21st Sep 19, 9:02 AM
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    • 21st Sep 19, 9:02 AM
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    • 21st Sep 19, 9:02 AM
    I strained cleaning our windows where I got free of all the water spots with a water spot remover mixed with white vinegar and a microfiber cloth. Then I used some turtle wax glass cleaner and spray wax and completed it with a carnauba paste wax. The paste wax is kinda inexpensive, it's mother's carnauba cleaner wax.
    • giraffe69
    • By giraffe69 21st Sep 19, 9:50 AM
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    • 21st Sep 19, 9:50 AM
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    • 21st Sep 19, 9:50 AM
    £18 down south (but not London) for a 4 bedroom house. The problem I always find is that they want to come more often than you want them to come. The last cleaner damaged a couple of tiles, all minor, but the end of a relationship. I'd rather pay double and have them done no more than twice a year.
    • J B
    • By J B 21st Sep 19, 8:00 PM
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    • 21st Sep 19, 8:00 PM
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    • 21st Sep 19, 8:00 PM
    We are in the Bassetlaw area
    Originally posted by RelievedSheff
    For those like me who've never heard it - east of Sheffield


    We pay £17 for a big 4 bed house in Staffordshire. After trying several window cleaners we eventually came across a reliable, effective, pleasant, law abiding one. Keep trying until you get the right one.
    Originally posted by EssexExile

    We use EH from Stafford - think our bill is about £25, but we have a large conservatory.
    • Apodemus
    • By Apodemus 22nd Sep 19, 2:39 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 19, 2:39 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 19, 2:39 PM
    Ours has just gone UP......to £9!
    • ic
    • By ic 22nd Sep 19, 3:13 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 19, 3:13 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 19, 3:13 PM
    I picked up a telescopic window cleaning set from Aldi for not very much, perhaps £15. I can whizz round the house and do all the windows myself in about 30 minutes.
    * my posts are made in good faith and only represent my own opinion, experience or understanding of a situation.
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 22nd Sep 19, 3:15 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 19, 3:15 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 19, 3:15 PM
    On the south coast I got quoted £35 for a one off on a 2-bed end of terrace when I asked the window cleaner who was already cleaning the windows 2 doors down, so it wouldn't have been much extra effort to shuffle down 15' and do mine. 2 bedroom windows on 1st floor + small bathroom one; downstairs one small bay, two small side windows and a patio door/window set to the garden.

    I bought a pole for £12 and did it myself.
    • _shel
    • By _shel 22nd Sep 19, 4:28 PM
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    oh my days I pay £5 in Liverpool
    • RelievedSheff
    • By RelievedSheff 23rd Sep 19, 8:32 AM
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    oh my days I pay £5 in Liverpool
    Originally posted by _shel
    We used to pay £8 for the old house in Sheffield. But it had less windows and that had been a long standing price with the window cleaner who had not put up the price for the ten years or so he did the windows there.

    Doing them ourselves isn't really an option as they just would never get done, hence why they were so dirty this time!
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 23rd Sep 19, 8:58 AM
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    I have 20 windows, 3 doors, 2 Veluxes, and 1 set of French doors. I'm in the New Forest and pay £30
    Last edited by LandyAndy; 24-09-2019 at 7:16 AM.
    • Morbier
    • By Morbier 23rd Sep 19, 11:41 AM
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    Bassetlaw (for those who don't know) is roughly North Nottinghamshire and I live very close to it.

    I pay £15 for 7 windows, one set of French doors and a conservatory - and he does a good job. If he does them while we're out, he puts a card through the door, but never comes to collect the money before his next visit. Even then he's sometimes forgotten we owe him!
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 23rd Sep 19, 12:21 PM
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    So the £6 I pay for 10 window panels, 2 panels in doors and a 14 panel conservatory is pretty good then
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    • RelievedSheff
    • By RelievedSheff 23rd Sep 19, 12:43 PM
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    So the £6 I pay for 10 window panels, 2 panels in doors and a 14 panel conservatory is pretty good then
    Originally posted by molerat
    I would say it is an excellent deal you have got!
    • Morbier
    • By Morbier 23rd Sep 19, 12:48 PM
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    So the £6 I pay for 10 window panels, 2 panels in doors and a 14 panel conservatory is pretty good then
    Originally posted by molerat
    Wow! Does your window cleaner travel?
    I can't imagine a life without cheese. (Nigel Slater)
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 23rd Sep 19, 1:39 PM
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    Our window cleaner uses the ionised water/long pole system, so no ladders banging against the windowsills.

    £19 for a 4 bed/2 bath house with a conservatory.
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