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Last updated on August 20th, 2023

Brick cleaning cost guide

Has your property’s brickwork seen better days? Rather than shell out for expensive render or cladding to cover it up, you can use brick cleaning services to bring your bricks back to their former glory.

A professional brickwork cleaning service can gently blast off decades of dirt, grime, moss and other debris. It can even deal with smoke damage, carbon deposits, mortar damage and much more. This will leave your brickwork looking as good as new.

In this handy guide, we’ll look at the average brick cleaning cost in the UK so you can plan your project.

How much does brick cleaning cost?

Brick cleaning typeLow costHigh costAverage cost
Brick cleaning cost - per m2£10£50£30
Brick cleaning cost - per building£500£695£597

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The cost of cleaning brickwork depends on the size of the property and the area to be cleaned. Where you live will also impact the cost, as contractor prices are likely to be higher in London, for example.

The type of brick can also affect the cost, as some types of bricks are porous and require a different kind of equipment or a different process. Lastly, the price may be impacted by the ease of access to the property, power and to water.

The average brick cleaning cost in the UK is around £500 – £695.

If you’d like a more accurate idea of brick cleaning prices for your particular property, you can calculate it by square metre. But it’s important to remember that lots of factors can influence the cost, including access, location and type of cleaning required. You can expect to pay anything from £10 – £80 per square metre for specialist brick cleaning, depending on how much cleaning is required.

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What does brick cleaning involve?brick cleaning in the UK

Brick cleaning specialists use pressure washers and/or chemicals to bring dirty old walls back to their best. They’ll carry out a consultation to determine the best method to use, then bring in specialist equipment to gently blast off the dirt without damaging the bricks or mortar. For stubborn stains, chemical products may be used.

FAQs

Can I clean brickwork myself?

It’s not recommended to tackle brickwork cleaning as a DIY job. This is work that requires skill, specialist equipment and working at height – which can be dangerous. Get it wrong and you could seriously damage your brickwork, or even injure yourself.

What should I look for in a brick cleaning company?

Adequate public liability insurance should be top of the list of things to check when looking for brick cleaning companies. You should also look for an accredited company that is Safe Contractor Approved or Water Jetting Association Safety Awareness Certified.

Make sure the company specialises in brick cleaning for your kind of building, has a good reputation and reviews from previous customers. Also, ask for a brick cleaning sample to see what the end result will look like.

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