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Skip Sizes Explained

When is a skip not a skip? When you’ve never had the different skip sizes explained to you, and you order the wrong one, that’s when!

What’s worse, ordering too small a skip, or too large and it doesn’t fit where it’s supposed to?  Perhaps worse still, if you’re paying for a far bigger skip than you need?

Wouldn’t it be better to have the different skip sizes explained, and then you can make the perfect choice?

A guide to the different skip sizes available

Before you rush into ordering that skip, it’s a great idea to spend a little time perusing the handy guide at The Skip Company

If you’d rather have the different skip sizes explained :-

In general, skips are measured by volume/capacity in cubic yards. In some case, generic names such as ‘midi’ or ‘builders’ are used.

As a general guide, we note the approximate number of bin bags they will hold also.

Midi skip (4 cubic yards)

4 cubic yard skips are 0.97m high x 1.83m long x 1.29m wide.

Ideal for mixed builder’s type waste, or kitchen/bathroom refurbishment, they hold approximately 35 bin bags.

Builders skip (6 cubic yards)

6 cubic yard skips are 1.22m high x 2.6m long x 1.52m wide.

Popular with the building trades – hence the name – builders skips are ideal for rubble, soil, stone, construction waste and bulky items, they hold approximately 55 bin bags.

Builders skip (8 cubic yards)

8 cubic yard skips are 1.22m high x 3.66m long x 1.68m wide.

Longer and wider than a 6 cubic yard skip, 8 cubic yard skips are amongst the most common skips used. Ideal for general domestic projects and heavy construction waster, they hold approximately 70 bin bags.

Maxi or Large Builders skip (12 cubic yards)

12 cubic yard skips are 1.68m high x 3.74m long x 1.78m wide.

Often used for commercial waste or house clearances, they hold approximately 110 bin bags.

Maxi or Large Builders skip (14 cubic yards)

14 cubic yard skips are 1.78m high x 3.7m long x 1.75m wide.

As 14 cubic yard skips are slightly taller than 12 yard skips, they are popular for house clearances that include bully furniture, and hold approximately 130 bin bags.

Maxi or Large Builders skip (16 cubic yards)

16 cubic yard skips are 2.0m high x 4.3m long x 1.75m wide.

Ideal for bulky items such as furniture and large house clearances, or large amounts of light construction waste such as metals, plastics and wood, they hold approximately 150 bin bags.

Conclusion: Now you’ve had the popular skip sizes explained, no excuses!

So now you know exactly what skip size to order – either a specific capacity, or for a type of work, or just the maximum size to fit a certain space.

Why not give The Skip Company a call today the ideal skip for your project?

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