the templates builders use in construction cleaning vary, and depend on different factors, such as the type of structure, their budget, and the importance they place on clean ups. Regional Home Builders pay out at "contractor rates" which are a percentage below retail rates. Their payouts are less because they offer a high concentration of work at a single location, which also saves you money. A common template I use in New Home Construction Cleaning looks like this;
Drywall Jamb Cleaning: The first clean up in the structure after drywall texture is sprayed. Cleans excess spray off the window frames so painters have a clean line to caulk and paint. Cleans excess drywall from around casement openings and ends with a floorplan sweep out. Billed at .02 - .03 / sq foot, or about $75.00 for a 3500 sq/ft house.
Rough Clean: As the name implies, a rough clean out of the house. An important clean for the builder from a timing perspective, allows the builder to better see and inspect the installed components in the house and gives them ample time to yank out and replace a bad bath tub, for instance, while the build is still young. Its rough, but conscientious enough to accomodate the builder and next wave of subs coming into the house. Billed at .07 - .10 / sq foot, or about $280.00 for a 3500 sq/ft house.
Final Clean: Getting to the details, cleans all of the installed components in the house to a high degree. Includes glass in and out. Builders usually "Quality Control" the house after this clean and develop a punch list to get the house to closing on time. Billed same as rough. Depending on who you are working for and competing against, rough and final cleaning can bill from .10 to .35 / sq ft. I'm usually at .25 when working outside of Regional Builders. As building materials evolve and more "world class" materials are used in homes, your risk level increases, your cost to do business increases (supplies). Your liability insurance policy does not cover you for "Your Work", meaning if you screw up a marble floor, your paying for it. Don't screw it up!
1st Re Clean: Also known as a buff clean, prepares the house for a homeowner walk. All of the heavy cleaning has been done, this one is lighter but very complete. From this homeowner walk, the final punchlist is developed and in 7 days, the house closes. Bills at .03 - .04 sq ft.
2nd Re Clean: For customer occupancy. Bills the same as the 1st.
Extra Work: It always comes up, billed at an hourly rate, about $15/hr.
Pressure Washing Flatwork: Includes garage floor, driveway, sidewalk from lot line to lot line. Bills at a flat rate, $50 - $80.00, or so.
Hope this template example is helpful...