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Dan's Construction and Repair Blog

Hello! My name is Dan and this is my construction and repair blog. I don't work in the industry myself, I have recently used a lot of different contractors during the construction of my home. Construction contractors used machinery to dig and lay the foundations for my home before the walls and trusses where installed. A roofing company installed a metal roof and contractors installed plumbing and electrical utilities. I was very impressed with the results and I learnt lots of cool things during the completion of this project. This blog contains information which will be useful to other people who plan to work with construction contractors.

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A Concise Guideline to the Basics of Skip Bin Hire

If you have never needed to hire a skip bin before, you probably are under the impression that it is a straightforward task. Just call the provider and request for the number of skips you need, right? Although this is part of the process, it does entail more than just knowing the number of bins that you require. Fortunately, there are a few basics that you should be aware of that are outlined in the following concise guide.

Placement of the skip bin

A newbie mistake commonly made is not factoring in where the skip will be located once it is delivered to your property. In actuality, several considerations would dictate this decision. For instance, if you are thinking if putting the skip in a public space while eliminating your waste, then you would have to inquire about any necessary permits that would be imperative beforehand. Otherwise, you stand the risk of being fined, and this can be costly. Secondly, if you would like the skip on your property, you would need to make sure that the provider would have adequate access to manoeuvre on your premises. Moreover, the skip should be located in an area that would not impede your movement in and out of your property.

Potential for ground damage

Another often-overlooked factor of skip hire is the possible damage that your property could be exposed to. The risk of damage is especially higher is you are loading heavy items that would weigh down the skip. Dragging the skip on your grass could leave bare patches on the ground, which would mean additional landscaping for you. On the other hand, placing a heavy skip on your driveway could cause undue scratches, which may mean having to resurface the driveway. To prevent this, you should look into putting a stabilising base on your property first before the skip is delivered. A simple solution that should be cheap is using wooden boards that would spread out the weight of your skip and leave your ground intact. 

Loading of the skip bin

You may have ordered one skip under the assumption that you can make the most of it by filling it to the brim. What you need to realise is that overfilling a skip could resort in waste being left on your property, as handling an overladen skip is usually against most company policies. Therefore, it would be advisable to consult with the provider on what sizes you would need in relation to the waste you are laminating. A pro tip you could use is ensuring all heavy items are placed at the bottom of the skip when you start filling it.