If you’re considering a skip hire service but you’re unsure on which skip you should hire, this article should help make the decision a little easier for you.
Which Skip Should I Hire?
Which skip you should hire is all dependent on your needs, including the contents you intend to put in the skip and also how long you intend to hire it for.
The best thing to do initially is to understand how much waste you intend to get rid of and the purpose i.e. are you having a house clearance and getting rid of junk that you don’t need anymore or maybe some old furniture? Or are you on a building site which will have waste materials from the process of either building or demolishing a property?
House Clearance: Which Skip Should I Hire?
If you’re having a clear out of junk and old furniture in your house, it should be relatively easy to understand which skip should suit your needs based on what you intend to get rid of.
Most people clearing their houses already have an idea of how much of their old junk they will be getting rid of and what pieces of furniture will be going, so if you haven’t done this, then make a list.
Once you’ve made a list, review the items in the list and make note of the items that will be relatively large compared to things like old toys, clothes, broken kitchen ware etc. (things like sofas, wardrobes, beds will be the items taking up the most room).
Now you’ve put your list together and know which are the bigger items, take a look at our sizing guide, this will show you the equivalent capacity in terms of an average sized household bin bag and also the dimensions of the skip itself.
After following these steps we hope this helps with better judgment on which skip you decide to hire, but if you’re still eft scratching your head, feel free to reach out to our support and we’d be happy to best advise.
Construction: Which Skip Should I Hire?
If you’re either working on a new site with a property being built or you’re demolishing an old one, a skip is typically a common requirement to get rid of debris and material/resource waste. The way sites hire skips vary completely from whoever is in charge of managing the project.
Some people will order multiple smaller skips as and when they need, others will hire a large skip to be on the safer side and save hassle.
It can be hard to judge how much waste there will be from a new property build or even a demolition job.
It’s hard to grasp how much waste a property will amount up to during demolition, as a standing property can be deceiving compared to what it will look like once it’s a pile of debris. Same goes for building a new property, it’s very hard to gauge how much waste resource/materials there will be.
When hiring a skip for construction it’s often best to go with a bigger size skip to ensure that you are able to capacitate for a whole job and avoid the need to order multiple skips which can:
A. Consume more time and B. Cost more money (When hiring a skip, you pay for the service of arrangement, delivery and collection, as well as the skip itself. So ordering one bigger skip can often workout cheaper than having to order multiple smaller ones)
Better Safe Than Sorry
A classic saying which applies in the world of skip hire also. It’s often best to go with a bigger size skip to ensure that you are able to capacitate the intended needs of the skip hire. When ordering a larger skip than the original size you were undecided on, this can prove more efficient and cost effective
Why? A: You won’t consume more of your time ordering multiple skips and B: It won’t cost you as much money as having to hire an additional skip (When hiring a skip, you pay for the service of arrangement, delivery and collection, as well as the skip itself. So ordering one bigger skip can often workout cheaper than having to order multiple smaller ones)
I Changed My Mind On Which Skip I Should Hire: What Can I Do?
It’s a common thing to change our minds after making a decision on something, but not to worry, we have you covered. If you change your mind on the skip size that you hired, you must contact the skip hire company within 24 hours of the skip being dispatched (within business hours).
Doing so will prevent the skip from being delivered out and allows for you to change which skip you’d like directly with the partner.
When changing your mind on a skip size you’ve hired, please be aware that this will incur extra costs to cover the size and delivery of the larger skip (if you decide to order bigger) and could also result in a different delivery date depending upon how many of those skip sizes are available.
The cost principle applies with downgrading to a smaller size skip also, if you decide you don’t need a skip as big as you originally thought, the skip hire company will discuss price differences and refunds.