Skips come in a range of sizes and shapes; from 2 cubic yard mini skips to 30 cubic yard garbage roll on-roll off skips suitable for retail premises.
The basic builders’ skips that people see at construction sites and on the back of trucks is 8 cu yds. This can hold up to around 10 tons of rubble. Even the most simple of building jobs produces an amazing amount of rubble, as you will know if you have ever had a simple job like a blocked off chimney opened up again.
This type of skip is commonly dropped off from the back of a small truck with a pair of arms that lifts the skip off and on the truck.
Skip Hire Charges
Different skip hire firms, in different cities, have different bases for their charges. Some charge per week, others just for each load taken away. Some charge by the ton. Obviously, you need to ask about the company’s charging structure when you are booking and work out which package is going to suit your needs the best.
If you cannot accommodate the skip on your drive or front garden, you will need to provide lights and may need planning permission to leave the skip on the road. Find out in advance. The hire company will normally provide you with the legal minimum lights you require.
Some companies have drop-front or drop-side skips, best if you are wanting to wheelbarrow your rubble straight into your skip. These skips are in heavy demand, particularly in the summer season, so book ahead. If you can get one you will also need to obtain a builder’s 2 inch thick plank to wheel your barrow up, but it saves you all the work involved in lifting the rubble a shovel full at a time to head height.
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