Hiring a skip is a great idea if you are planning to renovate your house. Indeed for most home improvement projects that involve waste, using the right skip is a must. This is true whether you’re hiring a builder or doing it yourself.
Having a skip on site will make the project more efficient, manageable and help to avoid accidents where the work is taking place.
However, the decision to hire a skip is only just the beginning. There are many things to consider before you contact a service provider. These include: what kind of materials you will be disposing of and how much waste will there be? Answering these questions will help you decide what size of a skip you will need.
Not all waste can be thrown into skips; material that is hazardous (such as asbestos), or those that cause an offensive smell (such as rotting food) will usually not be accepted. Try to make a list of all the different materials you will be throwing away and refer to it when speaking with skip hire companies. They may be able to give you advise where to take the material that is deemed not suitable to be put in the skip.
Once you have ascertained that your load will be acceptable, you now have to gauge what size of skip you will need. Be realistic about it; most people underestimate the amount of debris that will be collected. The cost of having a small skip emptied twice may cost a lot more than ordering a sufficiently large skip the first time around. If you are hiring professional home builders, they may be able to advise you on this.
Once you have all the facts about your project, start ringing skip hire companies that operate in your area. An expert from a reliable company can advise you on all these matters. Just make sure to have as much information on hand when you speak to them as they will make this process easier and more efficient.