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Things To Know: Skip Hire in Winter

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Things To Know: Skip Hire in Winter

Many people believe that home renovations during the colder months should be put on hold and that you should wait for the warmer seasons before beginning their DIY plans or using skip hire in the winter. It may be tempting to press pause on your unfinished home and garden projects when the cold nights start creeping in.

However, you shouldn’t let your progress and hard work go to waste. Skip hire in winter shouldn’t be dismissed. Remove your rubbish and debris promptly to feel accomplished and ready for the next step of your renovation. This guide will give you our top tips for hiring a skip this winter.

Choosing The Right Size

Generally, during the winter season, there is a drop in demand in the construction industry. Therefore, the availability of skip sizes may increase. There are multiple skip size options available, ranging from a mini skip (2-yard) to a 40 yard roll on roll off. You are sure to find a skip suitable for your needs, no matter the size of the project. Delivery is available for both domestic and commercial jobs. 

Usually, spending less is a priority during the winter months, which is why choosing the correct sized skip is important. To avoid paying more than necessary, avoid hiring a skip that is too large or too small. By planning ahead, you will save money and order a cheap skip hire for your particular waste management needs. We recommend ordering a skip that is slightly bigger than required, to avoid needing to order another. 

Where to Place a Skip

We’d recommend placing a skip on private property and off the road. A driveway is the ideal location for this. You’ll need roughly 9ft in width for the skip lorry to be able to drop off and pick up the container. The fully trained and insured drivers will place the skip exactly where you need it to go and remove it when requested. The hard work is done for you, and now all you need to do is fill it up.

If you are placing the skip on any other ground such as soil or grass, during the winter, the material may absorb a lot of water. We are a nationwide company that delivers skips to every postcode in the UK, however the rainfall here can be intense in the wetter months. Give us a call to discuss where you’ll be putting the skip. We can plan ahead and provide you the most suitable vehicle and container for the project.

Unable to place the skip on private property? We can provide a permit for on-road use. It usually takes 3-5 days to process a permit with your local council. Be sure to call us with notice so we can arrange this in time for your delivery.

Winter Weather

As we all know, rain fall is almost inevitable here in the UK and skips can collect water quickly if you aren’t prepared. We suggest requesting an enclosed skip at the time of booking. You can cover it with a sheet or tarpaulin to prevent filling the skip with rain. This is easily avoidable and you want to get the most out of your skip in the winter.  

If you’re planning to fill your skip with inert materials such as soil or sand, be aware that the waste may weigh more when rained on. For example, in the dry months a 6 yard skip filled with soil and stone would usually weigh around 6 tonnes. If there has been heavy rain, the waste could weigh an extra 2 tonnes or more. If this is the case, we need to consider the weight when picking up the skip. Liaising with our sales team will allow us to be prepared.

Sometimes, the unpredictable weather conditions can lead us to being showered with snow. We suggest keeping up to date with the weather forecast to see if there’s any possibility of transport being impacted by weather conditions. If this is the case, you can call us 24 hours before the delivery to re-arrange. We pride ourselves on excellent customer care at the Skip Supply Network, so if you need to make any changes to your order or have any questions, we are here to help.

How can Skip Supply Network assist you?

At the Skip Supply Network, we’re just a phone call away from helping you choose the perfect skip hire in winter for your project at competitive prices. Our fully trained sales advisors will assist in your waste management journey, operating throughout the year and taking every single need and requirement into consideration to deliver exactly what you need.

As we are part of the Service Supply Network, if a skip is not the best option for you and waste needs to be taken away quickly, we also offer a grab hire and man and van services.

Rubbish removal made easy – get in touch with one of our friendly & experienced sales advisors today.