How Much Does House Clearance Cost
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How Much Does It Cost
The cost of a typical full house clearance will depend on the amount of contents to be cleared, so if you clear all the smaller items yourself i.e pots, pans, china, bric-a-brac, clothing, bedding, books, etc by taking them to a local charity or the recycling center the cost will be reduced significantly, then the cost of clearing the larger items can range on average from £350 - £550.
If this is not a viable option for you then as an example to clear and transport for recycling the full contents of your standard 3 bedroom home including all the above mentioned items will normally take 3 personnel around 8 hrs work and cost on average £500 - £800, if there are resalable items then these can be used to offset the cost of a clearance or on some occasions even cover the full cost of a house clearance.
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House Clearance Costs
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, 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.
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.
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, any transportation, recycling and labour costs before we supply a quotation.