Choosing the right skip for a DIY project L&S Waste Management

When you’re planning a DIY renovation or clear out, chances are that you’ll be generating a fair amount of waste that won’t necessary fit or be suitable for your household bins. You shouldn’t be put off by this, as professional waste clearance options are less expensive than you might think.

In most cases, all you need to do is hire a skip big enough to handle everything you’re throwing out. Some projects might only require a small skip, while others will need something bigger. To help you decide which skip size is the most suitable for your project, we have compiled the following information.

Small garden or house project

If you’re clearing space in a small garden area or just removing some clutter from the loft, then you won’t need anything substantial; a 2 yard ‘mini’ skip should be enough. However, if your project is a little bigger, for example if you’re clearing out multiple rooms or have a much larger garden, then you might be safer choosing something like a 6 yard ‘builders’ skip instead.

Kitchen or bathroom renovation

Just clearing out one or two rooms might make you think the bare minimum will be necessary, but with all the fixtures and fittings involved in a kitchen or bathroom renovation, you might be surprised how much waste you can generate. You’ll need a bigger skip to make sure everything fits safely inside. Full renovations will leave you with a lot of waste material, so you should be looking to hire a 4 yard ‘midi’ skip or 6 yard ‘builders’ skip.

Large house clearance

When decluttering a large house and looking to dispose of unwanted belongings from each room – it’s better to be safe than sorry. For many, a 6 yard ‘builders’ skip will be plenty, but if you have a large home filled with possessions you’ve been collecting for decades, you might be better off with an 8 yard ‘mega’ skip instead. With house clearances, it’s always best to go through each room and figure out exactly what you need to throw away. From there, you can estimate how many household waste bins that equates to, which will help you choose between these skip sizes.

Full loft conversion

Converting a loft into a liveable room or work area means getting rid of the majority of the room’s contents along with some construction waste. Don’t underestimate the scale of this job; a smaller skip will fill up quickly, so make sure you know exactly what you’re getting into. An 8 yard ‘mega’ skip will handle the demands of most loft conversions, but if you’re making sweeping structural changes throughout, you may be better off with a 12 yard ‘mammoth’ skip.

Talk to the experts

The best skip size for your DIY project depends entirely on the scale of work you’re planning. If you think your project is a bit more complicated than the ones we’ve mentioned here, then it’s best to get in touch with us for professional advice – to make sure you don’t waste money on a skip that’s too small or far too big.

All L&S waste skips are available to order online and during the online ordering process we highlight our skip sizes and the capacity that each one is capable of holding. You can also choose the right skip based on the type of waste that you are producing – general mixed waste, wood, soil, etc.

At L&S Waste, we offer a prompt skip hire service with sizes suitable for all kinds of domestic DIY projects throughout the South. Our knowledgeable and friendly team is on hand to help you find the right skips size for your project.

Simply call us on 01329 840000 to discuss your requirements with us.

If you are unsure which skip is the most appropriate for your project,
give one of our friendly knowledgeable team a call and we’ll be able to help.

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