How Much Does House Clearance Cost
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How Much Does House Clearance Cost
The cost of a typical full house clearance will obviously depend on the size of the property and the amount of contents to be cleared, but as an example to clear and transport for recycling the full contents of your standard 3 bedroom home will normally take 3 personnel around 8 hrs work and cost on average between £500 - £800, if there are resaleable items then these will be used to offset the cost or on very rare occasions cover the full cost.
All domestic waste is governed by The England & Wales Waste Regulations 2018, which state that it is a legal requirement that all waste should be separated on collection and prepared for re-use if possible, if it can't be re-used then it must be recycled and as a last resort disposed of, this can be very time consuming.
Our charges are based on these recycling costs plus the time, labour and transportation cost that we would incur undertaking the clearance, we can normally clear the full contents of most properties in one day, which translates to around 24 chargeable hours by 3 experienced personnel using suitable vehicles, tools and equipment.
How much does clearing a house cost !
When we take items from your property it becomes our business waste so we can only use commercial recycling centers to recycle these item’s charged by weight at around £170 per ton, around 25% of the price a customer pays are recycling charges.
As with any business there are a lot of costs involved in running our business legally, vehicles are one of the larger costs, to buy and run one of our 6.5 Ton HGV vehicles cost us around £80 per day, including purchase, tax, fuel and licensing costs etc.
House Clearance Costs Explained !
We are a clearance company not second hand dealer we don't just buy furniture from a property , we earn a living by providing the labour and transportation of everything in your property for re-use, recycling or disposal and not from the sale of its contents.
The Cost Of Clearing A House !
When we clear a property we separate the items into their different recycling categories, items that can be re-used, items that can be recycled i.e paper, cardboard, clothing, bedding, scrap metal, wood etc and then items that need to be disposed of.
By doing this we fulfill our duty to apply the waste hierarchy as required by the waste regulations, we then load them on our vehicles, once we leave your property we then travel to various commercial recycling centers to recycle them.
But unlike the council recycling centers where you have different sections for different types of recycling all in the same place, commercial recycling centers are normally specific to one type of recycling and located miles apart.
Other House Clearance Companies !
Please be aware that most house clearance companies quote by using a full or part load method, this method classes all waste as general waste which is more expensive to recycle.
This results in much higher charges, please compare the size of our vehicles to other companies before excepting an estimate using a full or part load calculation.
Also this method does not take into consideration the size of vehicle they use from old Tesco delivery vans to caged tippers the range of vehicles used can vary quite considerably.
If another company estimates a clearance as 1 load and then it turns out to be 2 you will end up paying double the estimated price, you could get caught out with this method .
Not all vehicles have the same size cargo compartment, our vehicles are 6.5 tonne HGV box vans we can carry more volume than 4 large builders skips on just one of our vehicles.
This is why we prefer to view the property first so we can take into consideration any resale value, the transportation, recycling and labour costs before we supply a quotation.