December 11, 2015
by Jim Waugh
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Job Vacancy – Are you our new colleague?

We have a job vacancy for the right person who has all the right stuff to join the Albright and Shiny team based in Frome.

We start all our people as window cleaners as we only promote our people from within the company. This position therefore is for a Window Cleaner.

Window cleaning

Window cleaning

There are 3 words that we ALWAYS work to, everything we do ties to these three words!

Clean Reliable and Trustworthy.

Reflect these three words and you could be our next Albright and Shiny colleague!

So how do you meet the three criteria ?

Clean

Don’t worry about this as the right person will be fully trained by us to meet our exacting standards !  All we need from you is a genuine willingness to learn..

Reliable.

Albright and Shiny VanCan you turn up on time in the right place every day brimming with enthusiasm for the day ahead?

Can you follow a routine and  instructions but also be able to think for yourself and make decisions when there is no one else around to ask?

Can you present yourself well through your appearance and demeanor?

Can you display a positive attitude to our customers and your colleagues?

Do you have initiative?Conservatroy roof before and after
Can you solve problems during your working day ?

Can you look after our customers?

Can you take responsibility for own actions?

Can you constantly deliver  GREAT results!

Trustworthy

Are you completely trustworthy? –

We will not tolerate any dishonesty, untruthfulness, racism, sexism or any aggressive or demeaning behavior toward customers or colleagues!

image3Are you able to drive?
Can you navigate to an address or a location based on and address or a description ?

Are you physically fit and willing to work outside in ALL weathers ?

Do you want to be part of a team where you are more than just a payroll number?

If you think you can meet the above and want to be considered for a post with Albright and Shiny simply drop an email to windows@albrightandshiny.co.uk

Tell us a bit about yourself and why you would make a great colleague , we don’t want or need a CV!

Even if you  don’t think you meet all  of the above, You never know you may have hidden talents so its worth applying. What do you have to lose?

Jim

August 18, 2015
by Jim Waugh
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Come join the Albright and Shiny team

Once more we are pleased to announce we are looking to expand.

We are seeking to recruit the right person to join Albright and Shiny as a Window cleaner / Driver.

The right person must be hard working  fit, self motivated, be able to work on their own and be looking to work for a stable expanding family window cleaning company.

A clean current driving licence is essential along with a good record in relation to insurance claims and losses.

You must be prepared to work outdoors in all weathers and be a firm team player.

Previous experience is not required as we will train you to be one of the best window cleaning operatives there is !

How do you apply?

Simply email us at enquiries@albrightandshiny.co.uk with a short description of who you are and tell me why you would be a great addition to the Albright and Shiny Family..

May 5, 2015
by Jim Waugh
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Changes to our payment options

We have taken a decision to remove Paypal as a payment option partly due to its lack of popularity with our customers and the high charges incurred on each transaction.

We have replace it with a Direct Debit option securely managed for us by GoCardless.

Once set up we simply call for payment 5 days after your clean . Its as simple as that!

April 9, 2015
by Jim Waugh
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Franchises Available

Our winning formula of “probably being the most reliable, clean and trustworthy window cleaners on the planet” means we have to expand.

We can now offer the right people the chance to become Albright and Shiny franchisees.

As a an Albright and Shiny Franchise you would have all the benefits of being self employed without any of the drawbacks.

  • Be more than a window cleaner
  • Be your own boss.
  • Determine how much you want to earn.
  • Become more tax efficient.
  • Have all your work supplied.
  • Have a business that is earning you money from day one.
  • Full business support provided.

We are looking for hard working people who want to run a successful business.

Albright and Shiny franchises promise to deliver higher than average  earnings for those willing to commit fully and apply themselves.

Are you interested?

Do you have the drive and ambition to be a Franchisee?

Contact us on 0800 206 1923 , email us: windows@albrightandshiny.co.uk ur simply fill in this contact form. to find out more.

 

 

March 16, 2015
by Jim Waugh
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Time, Neglect and uPVC

This is the worlds shortest blog post and it simply to highlight how neglecting your Upvc doors, gutters, fascias and window frames can leave unsightly staining on the plastic.

When green or black algae is left to settle on your plastic it starts to eat ever so slightly into the surface of the plastic. This is a chemical reaction and it leaves an unsightly  grey shadow when the offending algae is eventually removed.

The other issue is that leaving heavy soiling in place can allow the sun to bleach the uncovered areas which gives a slight piebald effect.

These two pictures demonstrate the shading that is left behind on neglected plastic, staining that could have been avoided by simply having the gutters and fascias washed down once a year..

Before the clean notice the baked on Algae.

gutter staining before

After the clean Notice the Grey drip like staining on the gutter and the joint.

gutter staining after

We can help you prevent this unsightly damage by cleaning your uPVC either as an annual clean or part of a regular cleaning regime.  Simply use our contact page to get a no obligation quote.

March 7, 2015
by Jim Waugh
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House Valets

This is a picture of a the gutter we cleaned while performing an external house valet yesterday. This was on a 3 storey town house.
A House valet is where we bundle together all our services Gutter empty, wash, soffit fascia and downpipe wash, Windows frames and doors along with the conservatory.
The difference it makes to a home is incredible and really enhances the kerb appeal for anyone looking to market their property – First impressions last !

Use our contact form to get a quote to spring clean the outside of your home. Whether you are in Frome, Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge, Warminster, Westbury..Bruton.. give us a call.

Gutter cleaning during a house valet in Frome

December 9, 2014
by Admin
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We Now Accept Payment by Paypal

We now offer Paypal as an option to pay your window cleaning bill.

While most of our customers recieve an emailed invoice after we perform a clean and many pay by BACS transfer, we realise that not everyone has that capability.

With this in mind we have added Paypal as a payment option on all E-mailed invoices .

Unfortunatley Paypal is not a free service and the system will automatically add the paypal charge to each transaction.

If neither BACS or Paypal is for you we also accept cheaques and good old fashioned cash as payment for our cleaning services.

See our Prices Page for more details

December 5, 2014
by Admin
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Window cleaning Blog #2 well its actually conservatory cleaning #1.

before-after-1

Spring is about to spring and the winter will have taken its toll not only on the appearance of your conservatory but all your exterior uPVC.

Green slime and baked on black mould that has attached itself will quite simply be making the whole house look shabby.

Many of you will own cars that cost a few thousand and in some cases many thousands . I would bet that most of you fairly regularly wash down and even polish your car.

a) because its a valuable asset and

b) cause its appearance reflects on the driver / owner.

Conservatories on the other hand go many years without any TLC. They get covered in the dreaded green slime, Black mould, moss grows in the channels and can force its way into the seals.

They sit attached to many properties looking neglected and unloved, yet when new they probably cost as much if not more than that car you wash and polish regularly.

The reasons for this are partly people not knowing how to effectively remove the deposits and growths or they were told that it was equipped with glass that never need cleaning ( misleading sales technique all glass needs cleaning eventually) or its is believed profession cleaning costs a small fortune..

Here at Albright and Shiny we have the equipment and the ability to clean all this muck off of your conservatory, Gutters, Fascias, soffits and downpipes.

It doesn’t cost a fortune and occasional maintenance will keep on top of it.

If your conservatory feels unloved and would like a bit of a springtime makeover simply contact us and we will pop round and give you a free no obligation quote..

Just to whet your appetite thie picture shows what professional cleaning can do for your poor old conservatory.

Remember we are cleaning windows in Warminster, Westbury and Frome next week.

December 1, 2014
by Admin
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Welcome to Albright and Shiny window cleaners

Greetings and welcome to our first window cleaning blog entry.

This week we have been busy working on our website, slowly but surley we will be adding to it.

Please feel free to email us windows@albrightandshiny.co.uk with any suggestions.

As I start this blog Im concerned about source material, after all how much can you say about window cleaning! But we shall give it a go . One suggestion is that we use the blog to tell you where and when we are working. So here goes.

Next week 10th to 16th March we are working in Warminster, Westbury and Frome..

If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact us.. iIs free when you call

0800 206 1923

Catch you next time.

Jim

Albright and Shiny