With big glass windows, the dirt has nowhere to hide in a conservatory, and keeping on top of cleaning the conservatory can sink to the bottom of the to-do list – particularly if you’re working a busy job or have a family to look after.
Our guide takes a closer look at conservatory cleaning, including how much it typically costs to clean a conservatory, what affects the cost of this service, how you can save money and the best way to find a cleaner to help you keep your conservatory sparkling!
How Much Does Conservatory Cleaning Cost?
There are two main aspects to consider when it comes down to conservatory cleaning – external and internal cleaning. There will be a price difference between the cost of cleaning the inside of your conservatory and the cost of cleaning the outside.
The table below lays out the estimated costs for cleaning a conservatory.
|Service||Small Conservatory||Medium Conservatory||Large Conservatory||Time Required|
|External cleaning||£50-£80||£90-£120||£130-£170||One hour|
|Internal and external cleaning||£100-£160||£180-£240||£260-£340||Two hours|
As the table demonstrates, there is a variety in pricing both in internal and external cleaning costs.
How the company chooses to price your conservatory will vary from company to company. Some will charge by the overall size of your conservatory, others will price by the number of panels they will be needed to clean.
The external cleaning of a small conservatory ranges from an estimated £50-£80, whereas for a medium conservatory it is an estimated £90-£120 and a large conservatory is the most expensive for external cleaning at an estimated £130-£170. It is estimated to take one hour for external conservatory cleaning.
If you’re hoping to do a double whammy clean and include both the internal and external in your conservatory clean, you’re looking at an estimated £100-£160 for a small conservatory, an estimated £180-£240 for a medium conservatory and an estimated £260-£340 for a large conservatory. It’s estimated to take two hours to clean a conservatory both internally and externally.
If the company charges by the panel, you should expect to pay between £3-£6 per panel for their services.
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What Affects the Cost of Conservatory Cleaning?
There are a few factors that are going to play a deciding role in the final cost of conservatory cleaning. Make sure you’re aware of what the factors affecting price are likely to be; that way when begin to ask for quotes you’ll be ahead of the game in finding the best quote for you.
Choice of Service
You will need to decide whether or not you want to have both your interior and exterior conservatory cleaned, or just one or the other. You should keep in mind that cleaning the interior of a conservatory will be more expensive.
This is because of the added length of time needed to clean the inside, including the windowsills, interior frames, the glass and the floor. It is a more labour-intensive job than cleaning the outside of a conservatory and therefore will increase the final price of the cleaning job.
It’s estimated to cost £100-£160 for an internal and external clean of a small conservatory, £180-£240 for a medium conservatory and £260-£340 for a large conservatory.
If you want a really intensive clean for the inside and outside of your conservatory, find out whether the companies or tradespeople you are interested in offer a full valet service. This will require a larger budget, as prices for this service typically start at £600.
A full valet service will go over every single part of your conservatory – internal and external – and will use specialist stain removal products, clean your gutters, clean and oil the locks and door handles and generally give the entire build a really good clean. Usually, a special UPVC frame protector and cleaner are also added to your frames to extend the lifespan of the colour and increase durability.
If you’re hoping to restore the ‘brand new’ quality to your conservatory and your budget allows, you should consider a full valet clean.
Size of Conservatory
As you may have expected, the size of your conservatory also comes into play when it comes down to the final cost of the clean. Some companies will price the job by only taking into consideration the conservatory’s size.
This means if you have a larger conservatory, you should expect to pay more money for the clean as the job will be more labour intensive.
The external cleaning of a small conservatory ranges from an estimated £50-£80, whereas a large conservatory is estimated to cost £130 to £170.
The internal and external cleaning of a small conservatory ranges from an estimated £100 to £160, whereas the estimated cost for a large conservatory is £260 to £340.
If your conservatory isn’t in the best condition, carrying out a clean of the build could be potentially very labour and time-intensive. This means it’s likely that the cost of the clean will be more expensive than if your conservatory is relatively well maintained and only in need of an external clean.
Do keep in mind that many companies will add an extra charge to the total cost if your conservatory hasn’t been cleaned in the last year. This is because dirt, mould, pollution and possibly even algae will have accumulated in the frames and this can take hours to clean properly and thoroughly.
The extra time needed is what will increase the charge.
How Can I Save Money on Conservatory Cleaning?
Cleaning a conservatory is a job that can be done yourself, but there are a few things to take into account first.
It can be a difficult and time-consuming task, particularly if your conservatory hasn’t been cleaned in a couple of months or longer. White frames – which are typical of most conservatories – are more difficult to clean than any other, so you may need to spend time sourcing high-quality cleaning materials beforehand.
You will also need to ensure your own safety working from a height. If you don’t clean the roof of a conservatory, the dirt will build up quickly and can block the natural light into the room as well as looking unattractive.
Due to the need to work from a height, we would recommend you consider hiring a professional as they will be equipped with specialist equipment that will make the clean easier than if you attempt it with a squeegee and bucket of water.
You could also consider only having the outside of the conservatory cleaned to save on labour costs. The external cleaning of a small conservatory ranges from an estimated £50-£80, whereas for a medium conservatory it is an estimated £90-£120 and a large conservatory is the most expensive for external cleaning at an estimated £130-£170.
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What’s Involved in Cleaning a Conservatory?
It does come down to the type of clean and level of thoroughness you’re willing to pay for, but a standard conservatory clean will involve a specialist cleaning solution that is most likely to be fed through a water-fed pole.
This type of solution will naturally dry without streaks, so you won’t need to worry if the cleaner does not wipe down the windows after the clean is carried out. They will ensure they clean all panels.
When it comes to your conservatory roof, you should make sure to find out if any additional cost is required, as some companies may have an additional charge for a roof clean as it is the trickiest part of a conservatory to clean and takes the most time
If you’ve opted for a more intensive conservatory clean, then the cleaner may clean out your gutters, clean and oil your door hinges and handles and apply glass protector and UPVC protection to the glass and frames.
If you regularly clean your conservatory, you will not need a hugely intensive clean each time. Instead, expect to potentially pay more for the first clean – particularly if the conservatory hasn’t been cleaned in a year or more – and then you can expect the fee for a conservatory clean to reduce.
How Do I Find and Hire Someone to Clean My Conservatory?
We would recommend that you seek recommendations for a good conservatory cleaner from family, friends and neighbours. This way you can trust the tradesperson as well as potentially be able to see proof of their quality of service too.
This can be a particularly good way to source local tradespeople or companies in your area.
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Ensuring the Professional Is the Right Fit
It’s good to make sure you’ve got the right questions ready to ask to ensure you get the best quote possible and don’t get stung with any hidden charges. We recommend you ask them:
- For a written quote. Make sure to find out if there is a minimum charge for their service and if the quote also includes the cost of cleaning the conservatory roof.
- For their experience. It’s best to go with a tradesperson who has experience in this field.
- For their references. If they can provide you with references you can be sure of their ability and may even be able to see some of their previous work.
- If they and their tools are insured. This can protect you from lawsuits if they or your property is damaged when they come to your home.
Use this checklist to make sure you have got everything you need before beginning to hire for a company or tradesperson to clean your conservatory:
- Decide on whether or not you want the internal, external or both of the conservatory cleaned.
- Decide what type of cleaning service you want. Will you need the full valet service or a simple external clean?
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why Is It So Important to Clean My Conservatory?
A conservatory will add value to your property, but not if it’s left to collect grime and dirt, which will be tough to clean off and could need to be done by a professional company for an expensive cost.
Consider your conservatory cleaning costs as an investment to keeping the room enjoyable for your use and clean for the overall value and function of the property.
How Often Should I Clean My Conservatory?
There is nothing to stop you from cleaning your conservatory more often, and regular cleans could end up costing you less in future costs as you will be less likely to need an intensive clean.
How Much Do Conservatories Cost?
The cost of a conservatory can range from £6,500-£15,000 depending on the size and style of the build.