What type of skip should I use for home renovation?

skip hire for the homeWhether you’ve bought an older property that you intend to renovate, or you’ve got big plans for the property you’re currently in, there are numerous challenges that face you. The first thing to do is make sure you know why you’re renovating and what you hope to get out of it after all the hard work.

Why renovate your house?

To extend your living space. Some people aren’t keen on leaving their home when they need more space, so it makes sense to simply extend what they already have. This involves taking out walls, extending roof spaces and building new spaces – it could also involve the transformation of unused areas such as cellars and garages.

For greater efficiency. Technology is always advancing, but your home is stood still once built. In as little as a decade your heating, electrics and insulation could be outdated. This is particularly a problem for homes which are now several decades old, using old wiring, pipes and windows. Renovating these aspects of your home can mean taking up floors, cutting out sections of walls and pulling out old items like radiators, boilers and windows to make room for new ones – all in the name of a more comfortable home with lower bills.

Sprucing up the exterior. While the inside of your home might be perfect, some people like to go one step further and update the exterior of their home. Often involving masonry work for the aesthetics of the structure itself, but it might also involve more practical adaptations, such as those related to access and guttering.

Repairs and restoration. Has your home been damaged recently? Or maybe it’s suffered decades of wear and tear? The repair and restoration of your interior is another reason to renovate. Update your decor throughout or just tackle damaged units, fixtures and fittings. The phrase “out with the old, in with the new” has never been more appropriate here.

Which skip is best for a house renovation?

When you’re renovating your home, it’s likely that you’ll be generating a lot of waste – whether it’s old furniture and fixtures or general construction rubble. You could pile it all in your car and make multiple trips to a local authority site, but this could double the amount of time spent on the renovations and it really isn’t ideal for any vehicle because of the mess and the heavy loads.

The easier way to take care of your waste is to use a skip hire service from a licensed waste carrier. But which skip is best for your house renovations? Let’s take a look at the best available options:

7 yard – A small, but robust skip, this is the ideal size for any small building or garden projects, including small home extensions which require the clearance of rubble and other materials.

12 yard – If you think you’re going to be undertaking a bigger renovation – or numerous projects around the house – a 12 yard skip will allow for general mixed waste in a much larger quantity.

Enclosed – Both 7 and 12 yard skips can come as enclosed units, something which you might want to consider if you want to avoid other people using your skip or to deter fly tippers dumping their waste.

Remember, once you’ve filled a skip you can always order another, so don’t let the skip overflow or, worse, attempt to get rid of additional waste by fly tipping! Organising skip hire has never been easier and it means you can concentrate on getting your house renovations completed.