A check-list when hiring a skip

by | Jul 26, 2016 | Materials & Supplies

When you’re involved in a new build or home renovations, you’ll be generating g a lot of waste and will need to arrange for skip hire. This can be quite daunting if you’ve never done it before, but a phone call to a hiring company will usually put your mind at rest. There are questions that you need to ask, but you also should be clear what the purpose of the skip hire is and the amount of waste that you’re likely to generate. From here, you’ll be able to get all the advice you need.

Questions to ask about skip hire in Hendon

The first thing you’ll need to find out is the size of the skip you’ll need. You’ll be told the sizes the company has available, and this will be given either in the length of the skip in yards, or the cubic yardage it can contain. If you are a novice, this may mean little to you, so you’ll need to give a fairly accurate description of the type of job you’re embarking on. From here, you will be given guidance. A rule of thumb is not to get the smallest size you think will be adequate, as most people generate more waste in a project than they thought, and then they need to incur the expense of hiring yet another skip. Visit here to get more information.

Filling the skip

It’s also important to remember that a skip can’t be piled high with waste. When you consider that the hiring company has to remove the skip and drive it through the streets, it won’t be safe if the waste is spewing out as it moves. As a result, you should ask what the maximum level is to which the skip can be filled. In some cases, there is a line painted on the side of the skip and you cannot go beyond this.

Another question might be for advice as to how to fill the skip, and you’ll probably be told to put in the larger, bulkier waste at the bottom, so that you can fill the smaller waste in around it. As you’re probably aware, there are certain materials that are considered hazardous, such as asbestos, or any flammable materials, and you would be prohibited from putting these in a skip. Ask for a list of materials that are forbidden in advance so that you don’t make a mistake.

At Abee Hire Ltd in Hendon, we’re always trying to find ways of making the skip hire process as quick, simple and painless as possible for our clients.

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