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The 5 Most Common Types of Skip for Hire

As useful as skips are, for both commercial and domestic purposes, it is crucial that the right type of skip is ordered for both safety and practicality. Skips are also available in a range of different sizes so you can be sure to find one that suits your needs.

To save you the research, we’re going to outline the most common types of skip in this article and explain to you what they’re best used for.

The 4 Cubic Yard (Mini) Skip

The mini skip is a staple in all minor home refurbishment projects being the smallest that you’ll be able to find on the market. As the name suggests, the 4 yard skip is capable of holding up to 4 cubic yards of content, the equivalent of approximatively 15-25 full bin bags.

The most common domestic uses for this type of skip include;

  • The disposal of garden waste accumulated during an extensive garden makeover.
  • Domestic waste generated from an annual spring clean.
  • The disposal of building materials and used kitchen and bathroom fittings post refurbishment.

In addition, a mini skip is a great way to get rid of all of those unwanted possessions during a house move, saving you the trouble of taking them with you to your new property.

The 6 Cubic Yard (Builder’s) Skip

As the name suggests, the builder’s skip is usually the waste disposal tool of choice for any small construction project. With a capacity of 6 cubic yards, the builder’s skip is great for the disposal of bulky construction waste such as concrete and rubble.

The 6 yard skip is used in various domestic and commercial capacities to facilitate:

  • Commercial office moves requiring the disposal of large quantities of paper and some furniture.
  • The average home refurbishment.
  • House clearances.
  • The disposal of commercial and domestic waste.

The 8 Cubic Yard Skip

Also sometimes known as the builder’s skip, the 8 cubic yard skip facilitates the same functions as its smaller brother. It should be noted that this skip is the largest skip offered for heavy and dense waste disposal such as construction materials.

Large Skips

Large skips vary in size but are commonly at least 12 cubic yards. Due to their size and the risk of transporting such a large, heavy container, these skips are not suitable for the disposal or recycling of dense materials. Instead, they are best suited to larger items such as pieces of furniture which spread their weight well.

Roll On Off Skips and Containers

Finally, we’re left with large commercial containers, suitable for waste disposal on a mass scale. These are rolled on and off the back of wagons instead of lifted into the air and are available in sizes of up to 40 cubic yards.

Find Yourself a Skip for Hire

As we said, a skip for all needs. If you’re located in the South-East then you’re in luck. Abee Hire are just one of several companies operating in and around London who could assist you with the hire of a skip. Make sure you obtain more than quotation to ensure value for money.

After your first successful skip hire, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.