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?

Get quote 020 3434 3081

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
×
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 South East London

4.7/5

Based on 619,670 customer reviews

5 stars
530,935
4 stars
42,236
3 stars
19,530
2 stars
11,734
1 star
15,235
Rose was amazing - left the place very clean and let me use her floor cleaner which was v.kind
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Louis
Kentish Town (NW5)
Esther was brilliant! She did a deep clean of my house and it looks and feels so good! She was also really friendly and generously left a few products for me. I'll definitely request her services again.
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Sam
Shoreditch (E2)
Mustapha did a great job. Quiet and methodical, he worked his way through the house utilising the time really well. I would happily have Mustapha clean for me again.
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Peter
Mile End (E1)
Found the rare gem! 5 stars 😊 Bibishee is really reliable, arrives on time and conscientiously carries out the tasks that she is assigned to. She is quick and precise and leaves the place super fresh and clean! It’s a real pleasure to come home!
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L
Limehouse (E3)
Absolutely fantastic service. Attention to detail was outstanding. Cleaned surfaces that were not touched by previous cleaners. Really went the extra mile. Recommendation without hesitation. Thank you Kwabena.
Today
K
Kensington Olympia (W14)
Very good and friendly lady. Arrived with a smile and assisted me in cleaning my home very well.
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R
Addington (CR2)
Magdalena is pleasant and a very good helper and very willing to listen to how I like the place cleaned!!
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N
Cricklewood (NW2)
I have a large 4 bedroom air BnB, Charlene followed cleaning instructions perfectly from manuel, excellent clean to bathroom and kitchen. Really through and she clearly takes pride in her cleaning. Thanks so much!
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Nicole
Lewisham (SE13)
Second to none. We had a few cleaners before but none of them can be compared to Kenneth. He is very detailed oriented and leaves everything he touches spotless. Can't recommend him enough. The best out there!
Today
C
Bishopsgate (E1)

Areas we cover in South East London

  • Abbey Wood (DA17, SE2)
  • Avery Hill (SE9)
  • Bellingham (SE6)
  • Blackheath (SE12, SE3)
  • Brockley (SE4)
  • Catford (SE6)
  • Charlton (SE7)
  • Chinbrook (SE12, SE9)
  • Crofton Park (SE23, SE4)
  • Crossness (SE2)
  • Deptford (SE8)
  • Eltham (SE12, SE9)
  • Evelyn (SE8)
  • Falconwood (SE9)
  • Greenwich (SE10)
  • Greenwich Peninsula (SE10)
  • Grove Park (SE12)
  • Hither Green (SE12, SE13, SE6)
  • Honor Oak (SE23, SE4)
  • Horn Park (SE12)
  • Kidbrooke (SE3, SE9)
  • Ladywell (SE13, SE4)
  • Lee (SE12)
  • Lewisham (SE13)
  • Longlands (SE9)
  • Maze Hill (SE10)
  • Mottingham (SE9)
  • New Cross (SE14)
  • New Eltham (SE9)
  • Plumstead (SE18)
  • Rotherhithe (SE16, SE8)
  • Shooter's Hill (SE18, SE9)
  • Sidcup (DA14, DA15, SE9)
  • Thamesmead (SE28)
  • Westcombe Park (SE3)
  • West Heath (SE2)
  • Woolwich (SE18)

About the Housekeepers

South East London’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.

Johnelvis Chijioke - home cleaner in Bromley, Catford, Downham, Eden Park, Elmers End, Hither Green, Sundridge

Johnelvis Chijioke

Areas covered

Bromley Catford Downham Eden Park Elmers End Hither Green Sundridge

“My main focus was the shower as we are in a hard water area. Johnelvis did a fantastic clean, very patient and very thorough. Thank you!.”

B, Sundridge (BR1) - 2 days ago

Aliyu Usman - home cleaner in Camberwell, Crofton Park, Ladywell, Nunhead, Old Kent Road, Peckham, South Bermondsey

Aliyu Usman

Areas covered

Camberwell Crofton Park Ladywell Nunhead Old Kent Road Peckham South Bermondsey

“Aliyu did a fantastic job in cleaning the apartment. I'm very happy with his service. He's also a very nice gentleman..”

Abu, Livesey (SE15) - 2 days ago

Cristiana - home cleaner in Greenwich, Greenwich Peninsula, Hither Green, Ladywell, Lewisham, Maze Hill

Cristiana

Areas covered

Greenwich Greenwich Peninsula Hither Green Ladywell Lewisham Maze Hill

“Very polite, I was able to work from home while she was here. She did a phenomenal job and cleaned everything I wanted her to and even a few bits I hadn't thought she would..”

L, Lewisham (SE13) - 5 days ago

Housekeep cleans up in South East London

Stats about South East London

28.0% Have pets

52.0% Flats or apartments

48.0% Houses

773,000 Households

1,878,000 Residents

58.0% Own car

44.0% Single

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