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What Size Is A Builder’s Skip?

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    Posted on 16th November 2022 by Hintons

    Save money on your disposal job by using the right skip size. Choose a skip that’s too small and you’ll end up paying for another. Choose one that’s too large and you’ll have wasted money on unused space. You’ll get the best bang for your buck by choosing the right skip size for your project.

    In this article, we take a look at builder’s skips, explaining what a builder’s skip is, how large it is, and what you can and can’t place into it.

    What Size Is A Builders Skip?

    What is a builder’s skip?

    A builder’s skip is a large, open-topped skip typically used for large domestic projects and general construction works. Due to their versatility, builder’s skips are one of the most common types of skips. They’re useful for clearing houses, moving home or for a range of DIY and garden renovations, such as doing up a bedroom or removing a paved driveway.

    Builder’s skips can be placed on a driveway or a road with a permit. This makes it easy to dispose of waste materials. 

    There are so many great advantages to hiring a builder’s skip:

    • Convenience

    A builder’s skip allows for effortless disposal of waste materials, eliminating the need to transport them off-site.

    • Cost-effectiveness

    Hiring a builder’s skip is typically a more cost-effective option than taking multiple trips to landfill.

    • Environmental sustainability

    Using a builder’s skip encourages the proper disposal of waste materials, reducing the impact on the environment.

    • Safety

    A builder’s skip helps to keep a site clean and organised, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries.

    How big is a builder’s skip?

    You can find 6-yard builder’s skips and 8-yard builder’s skips.

    6-yard builder’s skip dimensions:

    • 5ft (1.52m) in width
    • 4ft (1.22m) in height
    • 8ft6” (2.6m) in length
    • 6yrds3 (4.6m3) in capacity

    8-yard builder’s skip dimensions:

    • 5ft6” (1.68m) in width
    • 4ft (1.22m) in height
    • 12ft (3.66m) in length
    • 8yrds3 (6.1m3) in capacity

    What can go in a builder’s skip?

    What can go in a builders skip?

    Builder’s skips can be used to dispose of all manner of waste, including:

    • Construction waste
    • Household waste
    • Timber/wood
    • Cardboard
    • Clothes

    What can’t go in a builder’s skip?

    What can't go in a builders skip

    Some waste may be hazardous and should not go into a builder’s skip. These include:

    • TV/monitors
    • Plasterboard
    • Tyres
    • Asbestos
    • Batteries

    Hire a builder’s skip in Croydon, Sutton and London with Hinton’s. Our service makes waste removal easier than ever. Take advantage of our flexible hire options to get a skip for as long or as little as you need. We’ll deliver the skip straight to your home or site at a time that suits you. Once you’re finished, we’ll remove your skip and transport it directly to our dedicated recycling centre, where we recycle as much of your waste as possible.

    Our team is here to help you find the ideal skip size for your project. Contact us today to make an enquiry.


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