It sounds like a cliche to say every job is different, but for builders cleaning this is very much the case. Sometimes there is still building work and snagging to be completed then the focus will be simply on preparing the floors for carpeting and the surfaces for sealing. In this case the 2nd clean, the sparkle clean, will be a bigger more laborious task.
Sometimes much of the cleaning can be completed on the 1st visit with the 2nd being to re-vacuum and mop the floors and double check everything is right for handover.
Either way our builders and sparkle cleans together will, at a minimum, tick everything on this checklist.
Builders & Sparkle Clean Checklist
Complete dusting/vacuuming of all areas of the buildings interior
Prepare all floors to be carpeted - scraping, vacuuming
Grouting removed from newly-tiled areas & tiles polished
Clean window sills, door sills and window ledges
Clean windows & doors inside/outside, glass, frames, sills & tracks
All labels removed from new bathroom sanitary ware & kitchen appliances
Vacuum and mop tiled floors
Special care taken of new floors - Tiles, Wood, Vinyl according to the supplier's instructions
Dust all skirting boards and clean where necessary
Wipe doors, mouldings, handles and trim throughout
Vacuum all cupboards inside and out
Clean and polish all wood, chrome, mirror and stainless steel finishes
Clean showers, tubs, basins and toilets inside and out
Dust all ducts, vents, extraction
Wipe light fixtures
Sweep/Vacuum concrete garage floors
Remove paint from hinges, light switches etc where possible.