There are a lot of things that you have to consider when you hire a skip which can have a knock on effect on how much it will cost you and how convenient it will be for you. |
Below is a list of things that you should consider when hiring a skip.
1/ First and foremost can a skip lorry get to where you want the skip delivered, sounds simple I know but the number of people that have had to have the skip taken away again because the skip lorry couldn't get down a narrow alley and was then unable to be left on the road due to the lack of permit.
2/ Do you know what size skip you will need for the job you are undertaking? You may have very good spatial awareness but make sure you speak to the skip hire firm to get the internal measurements of your skip. If you are able to place the items that you are intending on throwing out in one place you can get a much better idea of the space that those objects will take up.
3/ As mentioned in number 1 if your skip is going to be left in the road you have to approach your local council to ensure that you have a road Permit.
4/ Consider how long you will need the skip for the job that you are doing there may be an initial period that you can have your skip for under a set fee but after that you will have to pay extra for your skip. The permit from the council has a life span as well so you will need to get a new one if you are going to go outside the time frame or the skip will have to be moved.
If you follow the simple guidelines you should be able to hire your skip within budget, skip hire often seems a bit daunting when you haven't done it before but just by following a few simple guidelines you should be fine.
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