How it works

How after builders cleaning works

1. Get a price

Tell us about the job. We’ll give you an instant price based on the size of your home and the tasks selected.

2. Secure your slot

Choose a date and time that works for you, then pay to secure your slot.

3. Get a 5-star clean

We'll remove dirt & dust that's left over from your recent renovation or building work.

Why choose Housekeep?

The best after build cleaners

We've completed over 1m cleans, with an average rating of 4.9-stars

We'll stay until the job's done

With after builders cleaning there's no time limit - we'll stay until the work is done!

Professional service

We're an award-winning service you can trust. All after build cleaners are experienced and background checked

Get an online quote

We'll provide you with a simple price based on the size of your home

Slots available at short notice

After build cleaners are available in all areas, even at short notice

Ready to get a quote?

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What you get with Housekeep

What's included in an after builders clean?

After builders cleaning

After builders cleaning includes:

  • Wiping of surfaces throughout the property
  • Cleaning outside of cupboards and skirting boards
  • Cleaning the exterior of kitchen appliances & white goods
  • Cleaning inside windows
  • Vacuuming all floors and upholstery
  • Mopping all hard flooring

Which service should I choose?

Essentials:
  • Clean reachable surfaces in all rooms
  • Clean exterior of cupboards & appliances
  • Clean kitchen & bathrooms
  • Vacuum & mop floors
Tidy-up & wash dishes
Clean inside windows
Descale kitchen & bathroom
Clean inside oven
Clean inside cupboards
Clean hard to reach areas (surfaces, floors & inside windows)
Descale toilet
Clean grouting
Clean inside fridge/freezer
Clean inside other appliances (dishwasher, washing machine etc)
Clean extractor fan filter
Clean carpet & upholstery
Clean external areas (balcony, terrace, etc)
Extra services

One-off clean

Essentials:
  • Clean reachable surfaces in all rooms
  • Clean exterior of cupboards & appliances
  • Clean kitchen & bathrooms
  • Vacuum & mop floors
Tidy-up & wash dishes
Clean inside windows
Descale kitchen & bathroom
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Clean inside oven
Clean inside cupboards
×
Clean hard to reach areas (surfaces, floors & inside windows)
×
Descale toilet
×
Clean grouting
×
Clean inside fridge/freezer
Clean inside other appliances (dishwasher, washing machine etc)
×
Clean extractor fan filter
×
Clean carpet & upholstery
×
Clean external areas (balcony, terrace, etc)
×

Extra services

  • Clean inside oven
  • Clean inside fridge/freezer
  • Clean inside windows

Deep clean

Essentials:
  • Clean reachable surfaces in all rooms
  • Clean exterior of cupboards & appliances
  • Clean kitchen & bathrooms
  • Vacuum & mop floors
Tidy-up & wash dishes
×
Clean inside windows
Descale kitchen & bathroom
Clean inside oven
Clean inside cupboards
×
Clean hard to reach areas (surfaces, floors & inside windows)
×
Descale toilet
×
Clean grouting
×
Clean inside fridge/freezer
Clean inside other appliances (dishwasher, washing machine etc)
×
Clean extractor fan filter
×
Clean carpet & upholstery
Clean external areas (balcony, terrace, etc)

Extra services

  • Clean inside fridge/freezer
  • Clean carpet & upholstery
  • Clean external areas (balcony, terrace, etc)

End of tenancy clean

Essentials:
  • Clean reachable surfaces in all rooms
  • Clean exterior of cupboards & appliances
  • Clean kitchen & bathrooms
  • Vacuum & mop floors
Tidy-up & wash dishes
×
Clean inside windows
Descale kitchen & bathroom
Clean inside oven
Clean inside cupboards
Clean hard to reach areas (surfaces, floors & inside windows)
Descale toilet
Clean grouting
Clean inside fridge/freezer
Clean inside other appliances (dishwasher, washing machine etc)
Clean extractor fan filter
Clean carpet & upholstery
Clean external areas (balcony, terrace, etc)

Extra services

  • Clean carpet & upholstery
  • Clean external areas (balcony, terrace, etc)

After builders clean

Essentials:
  • Clean reachable surfaces in all rooms
  • Clean exterior of cupboards & appliances
  • Clean kitchen & bathrooms
  • Vacuum & mop floors
Tidy-up & wash dishes
×
Clean inside windows
Descale kitchen & bathroom
Clean inside oven
Clean inside cupboards
×
Clean hard to reach areas (surfaces, floors & inside windows)
Descale toilet
Clean grouting
Clean inside fridge/freezer
Clean inside other appliances (dishwasher, washing machine etc)
×
Clean extractor fan filter
×
Clean carpet & upholstery
Clean external areas (balcony, terrace, etc)

Extra services

  • Clean inside oven
  • Clean inside fridge/freezer
  • Clean carpet & upholstery
  • Clean external areas (balcony, terrace, etc)

Frequently asked questions

Renovation and building work often results in lots of dust throughout your property. An after builders clean is designed to remove that before you move back in, so you can be comfortable when you return to the property.

After builders cleaning is more thorough than regular cleaning, and requires specialist equipment. The after builders service removes high levels of dirt and dust from your surfaces, plus the exterior of your kitchen appliances and white goods. Your cleaners will also deep clean the inside of your windows, the outside of cupboards and your skirting boards, to ensure that all dust and dirt is removed.

Your cleaners can try to remove small amounts of paint from windows, provided there is no risk of causing damage.

Your cleaners will not remove paint spillages from flooring, due to the risk of further damage. We would recommend you discuss any spillages with your builder.

We take a card payment when you book. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express payment cards. 

We can collect keys from a key safe, a neighbour or your estate agent (within a ten minute walk of the property). Just let us know where the keys will be in the ‘Any other details?’ section of the booking form.

It usually takes your cleaning team 3-5 hours to complete an after builders clean.

The cleaning team will bring everything they need for your after builders clean, including all products and a vacuum cleaner.

If we miss anything, let us know within 72 hours and we’ll come back and reclean it for free. 

What you get with Housekeep

Clear dirt and dust once building work's complete

Kitchen

Kitchen

  • Descaling kitchen sink
  • Wiping the outside of cupboards
  • Cleaning outside appliances
  • Cleaning all accessible surfaces
  • Cleaning indoor windows
  • Vacuuming floors
  • Mopping floors
Kitchen

Bathroom

  • Descaling throughout (sinks, shower screens etc.)
  • Toilet cleaning
  • Cleaning mirrors
  • Wiping outside of cabinets
  • Dusting and wiping all accessible surfaces
  • Cleaning grouting
  • Cleaning indoor windows
  • Vacuuming
  • Mopping floors
Living room

Living room 

  • Cleaning mirrors
  • Cleaning indoor windows
  • Dusting and wiping all accessible surfaces
  • Vacuuming
  • Mopping floors (where applicable)
Bedroom

Bedroom

  • Cleaning mirrors
  • Cleaning indoor windows
  • Dusting and wiping all accessible surfaces
  • Vacuuming
  • Mopping floors (where applicable)
Throughout

Throughout

  • Cleaning mirrors
  • Cleaning indoor windows
  • Cleaning skirting boards
  • Wiping high-touch surfaces (light switches, door handles)
  • Vacuuming
  • Mopping floors (where applicable)

About after builders cleaning

It used to be tricky to find a professional after builders cleaning service. But we’ve made the whole process seamless – from click, to clean to cashless payment.

Just tell us about the job, and we’ll show you an instant price for your after builders clean. If you’d like to book, choose a date and time that works for you and pay to secure your slot.

Our after builders cleaning service is perfect after renovation or building work. The service includes all standard cleaning tasks – like dusting, vacuuming and mopping –  as well cleaning hard to reach areas & descaling of the bathroom & kitchen. You can customise your after builders clean with extra tasks, including inside fridge/freezer cleaning, carpet steam cleaning, upholstery & sofa steam cleaning, and cleaning external areas (balconies, terraces, patios).

After builders cleans are normally completed by a team of two professional cleaners. They’ll bring all of the products and equipment to remove dirt and dust left over from building or renovation work. And they'll try to remove any paint spills too.

Housekeep is the UK’s best cleaning service, with a 4.9* average rating. We’ve completed over 1.5 million cleans – including thousands of professional after builders cleans.

Ready to get a quote? Click here to get started.

Join our happy customers in Elephant and Castle

4.7/5

Based on 620,293 customer reviews

5 stars
531,479
4 stars
42,264
3 stars
19,556
2 stars
11,741
1 star
15,253
Husen was really efficient and attentive to what we requested. He even asked towards the end of the clean if we needed anything else done before heading off and he ended up cleaning the stairs in our house as well. Highly recommend
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J
Tooting Broadway (SW17)
Amazing work as usual by Rafael. He's trustworthy and reliable. I came home to a squeaky clean home!
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Mary
Lisson Grove (NW8)
Abe was on time, smiley and friendly and completed all the cleaning tasks I asked of her to a brilliant standard. Thank you!
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M
Palmers Green (N13)
Did a good job with our fridge and oven today and managed to squeeze in a bathroom clean. Happy with the work.
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Dollis Hill (NW2)
Although Hilda did a great job, she forgot to empty the bins from the rooms that she had cleaned. I forgot to check this, before she left.
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M
Kensal Green (NW10)
Great service, excellent clean, extremely friendly - Very happy overall and would happily let Rafael Come back and clean again.
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Jonny
Paddington (W2)
Rahela did a great job - very punctual, bought equipment and supplies with her and was friendly around the house :) recommend!
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E
Paddington Basin (W9)
Really great, super accomodating and willing to work across rooms to manage my work schedule. Went out of her way to helpful (disposed of major boxes I had neglected to throw away). Great job!
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R
Kentish Town (NW5)
Susan was very helpful, she went above and beyond! I didn't have a mould spray and she still managed to clean the mould in my shower soo quickly - best cleaner I've had through housekeep! Very happy and would call her again
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Waterloo (SE1)

Areas we cover in Elephant and Castle

  • Elephant and Castle (SE1, SE11, SE17)
  • Kennington (SE11, SE17)
  • Newington (SE17)
  • Walworth (SE17)

About the Housekeepers

Elephant and Castle’s best cleaners

Proven and reliable

Every cleaner has at least 6 months’ professional cleaning experience.

Vetted & background-checked

We interview every cleaner in person and do an 8-step background check.

5* ratings

We collect reviews and feedback from every clean to make sure cleaners are 5* quality.

Tech-enabled

We support Housekeepers 7 days a week and help them travel between jobs faster.

Chigozie Oskar - home cleaner in Bermondsey, Bermondsey Street, Kennington, Lambeth, Newington, Old Kent Road, Southwark

Chigozie Oskar

Areas covered

Bermondsey Bermondsey Street Kennington Lambeth Newington Old Kent Road Southwark

“Very good. Bathroom looks great. Professional. Was flexible when we asked him to focus on specific things in priority..”

O, Finsbury (WC1X) - 2 days ago

Cadijatu - home cleaner in Elephant and Castle, London Bridge, Rotherhithe, South Bermondsey, Surrey Quays, The Shard, Waterloo

Cadijatu

Areas covered

Elephant and Castle London Bridge Rotherhithe South Bermondsey Surrey Quays The Shard Waterloo

“Cadijatu did a great job! Very efficient and managed to clean more than I expected her to! Thank you so much.”

Z, Bermondsey (SE16) - 5 days ago

Folashade - home cleaner in Bermondsey, Deptford, Evelyn, Greenwich, Greenwich Peninsula, Maze Hill, New Cross

Folashade

Areas covered

Bermondsey Deptford Evelyn Greenwich Greenwich Peninsula Maze Hill New Cross

“Folashade was very professional & did a great job with the cleaning. Very pleased with her services & will be back again..”

Olu, Eltham North (SE9) - 6 days ago

Housekeep cleans up in Elephant and Castle

Stats about Elephant and Castle

28.0% Have pets

76.0% Flats or apartments

24.0% Houses

571 Households

1,411 Residents

42.0% Own car

55.0% Single

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