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 West London

4.7/5

Based on 634,364 customer reviews

5 stars
544,161
4 stars
42,725
3 stars
20,055
2 stars
11,917
1 star
15,506
Did a good job. Cleaned to a good standard. Dedicated and hard working. RN, Gidea Park, Romford
Just now
Rashed
Romford (RM2)
Absolutely! Here's a positive review for Joao: --- We have been extremely pleased with Joao's house cleaning services. His attention to detail is impeccable, ensuring every corner of our home is spotless. Joao's friendly demeanor makes him a pleasure to have around, and his proactive approach in asking for feedback shows his dedication to making sure we're completely satisfied with his work. We highly recommend Joao to anyone looking for a thorough and reliable house cleaner!
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High Barnet (EN5)
Mehnaz is easy to work with and kept me updated on her arrival. She is flexible and listens to requests on specific cleaning requirements.
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Park Langley (BR3)
Moving in deep clean. Very happy with the work. I immediately came back and started putting my items into my kitchen cupboards. It felt like mine because I was very happy with the job. Thanks!
Just now
O
Greenwich Peninsula (SE10)
Thank you Juliet - Great job again. Followed instructions for key collection and return as we weren't home. Happy with the job. Will continue to use the services. PS: Juliet was quick and efficient - finished the job in 3 hours rather the booked 3.5 hours.
Today
M
Maze Hill (SE10)
Delisa is a great cleaner who always clean to perfection!! She works tirelessly to please and leaves a wonderful ambiance.
Today
M
Streatham Common (SW16)
Nathalie is amazing, so so so clean and has made our flat look so clean and presentable on the regular. Safe to say we are going to be sticking with Natalie!
Today
Regine
Maida Hill (W9)
Priyanka was excellent: efficient, organised and did a super job with the cleaning. Very happy with her!
Today
Richard
Gunnersbury (W4)
Ahmed always does an amazing job, I feel such relief when I see how lovely and clean my flat is when he has been
Today
Lois
Spitalfields (E1)

Areas we cover in South West London

  • Balham (SW12)
  • Barnes (SW13)
  • Battersea (SW11, SW8)
  • Belgravia (SW1)
  • Brixton (SE5, SW2, SW9)
  • Brixton Hill (SW2)
  • Brompton (SW3)
  • Chelsea (SW10, SW3)
  • Clapham (SW4, SW8, SW9)
  • Clapham Park (SW2)
  • Clapham South (SW11, SW12)
  • Colliers Wood (SW19)
  • Earls Court (SW5)
  • Earlsfield (SW18)
  • Eastfields (SW16)
  • East Sheen (SW14)
  • Eaton Square (SW1)
  • Fulham (SW6)
  • Furzedown (SW16)
  • Hyde Farm (SW12)
  • Kingston Vale (SW15)
  • Knightsbridge (SW1, SW3, SW7)
  • Lower Morden (SW20)
  • Merton Abbey (SW19)
  • Merton Park (SW19, SW20)
  • Mitcham (SW17)
  • Mitcham Common (SW16)
  • Morden (SW19)
  • Mortlake (SW14)
  • Nine Elms (SW8)
  • Norbury (SW16)
  • Oval (SW8, SW9)
  • Parsons Green (SW6)
  • Pimlico (SW1)
  • Pollards Hill (SW16)
  • Putney (SW15)
  • Putney Heath (SW15)
  • Putney Vale (SW15)
  • Raynes Park (SW20)
  • Richmond Park (SW15)
  • Roehampton (SW15)
  • Roehampton Vale (SW15)
  • Southfields (SW18)
  • South Kensington (SW7)
  • South Lambeth (SW8)
  • St James's (SW1)
  • Stockwell (SW4, SW8, SW9)
  • Streatham (SW16)
  • Streatham Common (SW16)
  • Streatham Hill (SW2)
  • Streatham Park (SW16)
  • Streatham Vale (SW16)
  • Thornton Heath (CR7)
  • Tooting (SW17)
  • Tulse Hill (SE21, SE24, SW2)
  • Vauxhall (SE11, SW8)
  • Wandsworth (SW18)
  • West Brompton (SW10)
  • Wimbledon (SW19)
  • Wimbledon Chase (SW20)

About the Housekeepers

South West 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.

Caren - home cleaner in Eastfields, Mitcham, Mitcham Common, Norbury, Streatham Common, Tooting, Tooting Commons

Caren

Areas covered

Eastfields Mitcham Mitcham Common Norbury Streatham Common Tooting Tooting Commons

“Caren really helped me out today when another cleaner did not show up. She came quickly at short notice and did a really good clean - thank you Caren!.”

K, Furzedown (SW16) - 2 days ago

Eugene Ayaah - home cleaner in Beddington Corner, Colliers Wood, Merton Abbey, Morden, Tooting Bec, Tooting Broadway, Wimbledon

Eugene Ayaah

Areas covered

Beddington Corner Colliers Wood Merton Abbey Morden Tooting Bec Tooting Broadway Wimbledon

“Happy with my clean by Eugene. He was on time, friendly & polite. As it was the first time he was here he checked to see if I was happy with the result as he finished each area and addressed any comments I had. A nice touch was that he let me know if any of my cleaning products finished during the clean so I knew to restock..”

J, Roehampton Vale (SW15) - 2 days ago

Blossom - home cleaner in Belgravia, Brompton, Knightsbridge, Pimlico, South Kensington, St James's, Whitehall

Blossom

Areas covered

Belgravia Brompton Knightsbridge Pimlico South Kensington St James's Whitehall

“Blosson took great guidance on cleaning my small flat and tidying along. Very friendly and positive, and a strong arts supporter..”

A, Knightsbridge (SW7) - 2 days ago

Housekeep cleans up in South West London

Housekeep in South West London

179 After builders cleans

29 Sofas steamed

26 Carpets steamed

1,074 Inside windows cleaned

358 Bathrooms descaled

179 Ovens cleaned

59 Fridges cleaned

Stats about South West London

28.0% Have pets

52.0% Flats or apartments

48.0% Houses

658,000 Households

1,600,000 Residents

58.0% Own car

44.0% Single

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