About Us


Celebrated their 30th Anniversary in 2016

Waterworks Professional Exteriors (WPE) have specialized in cleaning Brisbane for in excess of 30 years.

Services include the exterior cleaning (including roofs) of homes, units, shopping centres, multi-story and high-rise buildings…click on  the NEWS blog for updates on what WPE do.

Established in 1986 as a family business, WPE was the stand out in relatively small group of External Cleaners servicing the Greater Brisbane area. Since then they have consolidated that position.

They achieved a number of firsts in the Industry including:

  • establishing a Website some 20 years ago
  • achieving Quality Assurance status around the same time
  • designing and building technically superior equipment
  • training personnel in all aspects of cleaning brisbane

These initiatives have helped make them the benchmark, in what has become a fiercely competitive industry… and all without “dropping the ball” on quality performance.

High above the city mall in the wee hours

High above the city mall in the wee hours about us cleaning brisbane urban art project

With their ‘do it once – do it right’ philosophy, outlined in the Company’s Quality Assurance Mission Statement, they’ve earned a reputation for an innovative approach to projects. Their professionally trained personnel achieve consistently high levels of customer satisfaction in all facets of  cleaning Brisbane. Please refer to the compliance page for insurance and licencing details.

With the onset of severe water restrictions imposed by the Queensland Water Commission (QWC) during the drought in early 2007, Waterworks’ Managing Director, Kevin Halpin, was one of two elected by his peers to negotiate directly with them. The Industry was virtually threatened with extinction.

Following legal advice they created an Industry Association, the External Cleaning Industry Association (ECIA). In conjunction with the QWC and Commerce Queensland an Industry Code of Practice evolved together with a Registration system for Contractors.

The ECIA played a significant role co-ordinating the task of cleaning Brisbane following the January 2011 flood. During that time ABC Radio 612 4QR consistently promoted the use of ECIA Members, who were regarded as superior and trustworthy service providers.

Regrettably the Association was wound up in December 2014 owing to declining membership and apathy of contractors within the Industry. This left the path wide open for rogue operators to ply their trade, making it difficult for the general public to make an informed choice of contractor.

Don’t despair… there are still decent people in the Industry …but without the involvement of an Industry Association it’s simply more difficult to track them down.

What Waterworks Do? High and low, hot and cold pressure cleaning of buildings (including glass) such as high-rise and multi-story Office & Residential blocks, Institutions such as TAFE Colleges, Universities, Hospitals (RBWH, P.A., Greenslopes, Wesley, Redcliffe, Prince Charles etc…), Government Facilities (Local, State & Federal), Factories and Warehouses (including the interiors), Roofs (Industrial, Commercial, Residential- all types), car parks (including shade sails) driveways, retaining walls, hard surface tennis courts, paths, pavers, concrete, factory/warehouse floors (as well as seal many of these surfaces), apply anti-graffiti coatings …even clear blocked pipes/drains. WPE are specialists in external commercial and residential cleaning (Units and Housewashing in Ascot, Hamilton, Clayfield, Wilston and other suburbs) with the emphasis on providing an expert job that keeps their clients coming back. So give them a try and you will soon see why WPE have been cleaning Brisbane for so long: –

They really ‘do it once – do it right’.  Find out for yourself why clients have kept coming back for three decades … contact Waterworks today for a free quote on 3300 6100