The best vacuum cleaners for builders to get rid of dust and debris

a blue builders vacuum cleaner on a building site
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Best vacuum cleaners: Quick menu

1. The list in brief  
2. Best overall: Henry HVR160
3. Best for dust:  Karcher WD4
4. Best for plaster: Makita VC2512L
5. Best for DIY: Vacmaster Wet & Dry
6. Best for spills : Charles CVC370-2
7. How to choose 
8. How we test

If you're on the hunt for the best vacuum cleaners to rid your house of dust from building work, you've probably had your fair share of experience at just how messy renovating a house can be. 

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title and former digital editor of He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.