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Three Weird and Wonderful Ways to Use Skip Hire

A number of different sectors are using skip hire services of Staffordshire Skip Hire for a number of weird and wonderful things.

While we understand that skips are a fantastic practical solution for de-cluttering our homes and offices or refurbishment or construction projects run smoothly; the humble skip has enjoyed countless varying uses across many years.

For our latest post, Staffordshire Skip Hire have decided to take a look at three unique uses for skips, although we wouldn’t recommend you trying any of these.

Unexpected Uses of Skips

Swimming Pool – It may seem like a unique idea, but some people have converted empty skips into a swimming pool. This sort of project was undertaken by Oliver Bishop Young, who also converted a skate park and garden.

Wedding Transport – One young bride decided to commission a converted skip to transfer her to the church on time. The converted skip was painted blue and decorated with glitter plus its interiors were upholstered with chairs and carpeting too. Her fiance also kitted the skip out with bells, lights, a curtain plus a clear-roof in case of rain.

Art – While you may have heard the term modern art is rubbish, some artists have taken this to a whole new level. Artist David Bachelor transformed a yellow skip on the streets of Brighton into a unique art installation. The skip featured a glowing yellow trim with the intention to get people to think about their surroundings. Bachelor’s intention was to make an artistic statement and bring attention pieces of everyday life they took for granted.

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Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, our skips are hired out for more traditional services such as refurbishment and construction projects right across Stoke on Trent.

If you would like to know more about hiring a skip from us, please contact us today for a competitive quote.

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Using Skip Hire When Redecorating Your Children’s Bedroom

If you are looking at refurbishing a bedroom in your home over the summer, you should consider hiring a skip to help clear away the rubbish effectively.

Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we know keeping refurbishment areas clean is extremely important to help keep your productivity high and to complete the job effectively.

Why Do You Need a Mini-Skip for Redecorating?

When creating the dream bedroom for your child, you will need to create an environment that reflects their personality. This could be with patterned carpets, expressive and brightly-coloured furniture or a wallpaper featuring their favourite cartoon characters. Don’t forget though, you will still need somewhere to get rid of the current decorations.

Removing pre-existing wallpaper using a scraper, even with a steamer, can be a long and messy process which leaves you with small individual pieces of wallpaper covering the room. Using a mini-skip hire gives you somewhere to throw your waste and keep your working area clean and clear.

The Many Advantages of Using Skip Hire

If you have never considered using a skip for a redecorating project, here are some advantages of working with Staffordshire Skip Hire.

Convenience – Having to make multiple trips to the dump or local recycling centre takes up a lot of your time. Using a skip hire will mean you only need to walk into your driveway to dump your rubbish.

Money Saver – While you can also save money on repeated trips to the dump or recycling centre, you will also save in the pocket if you get the correct size of the skip. If you decide to hire a medium-sized skip for your job instead of a large one for your job, it will ultimately be cheaper as long as it is ideal for your project.

Environmentally Friendly – Staffordshire Skip Hire is an environmentally-minded company. We transport your waste to a recycling plant where most of your waste will be able to be recycled or reused.

Versatile – Smaller skips can be stored in smaller locations, meaning you can easily fit a skip on your driveway whilst completing your redecorating project.

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If you are looking for the leading skip hire company in Stoke on Trent, get in touch with Staffordshire Skip Hire today.

We offer an unmatched variety of skips for any size of projects for both construction and domestic customers.

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Understanding Skip Hire Jargon for First Timers

Staffordshire Skip Hire want to make waste removal understandable for everyone who uses our services.
This is why we have put together this useful guide which covers some of the essential jargon used in our industry.

When booking a waste disposal service withy any removal company, terms such as ‘builders waste’ and ‘maxi skips’ can be thrown around, which not everyone is expected to know the meaning of.

It is good practice to know as much as you can before booking a skip to clear your waste as an informed customer will know what type of skip they need for their specific waste. This will also help you to save money, as purchasing a smaller service than you need will mean having to book another skip at some point which will hit you in the pocket.

Know Your Waste!

Knowing the different types of waste is extremely important to improve your recycling with effective rubbish clearance plus knowing the difference between your builders and WEEE waste.

Here are some of the common waste types you will encounter when removing rubbish using our skip hire services –

Builders Waste – This is a term commonly used by many waste clearance companies to describe anything leftover or unwanted from a construction project. The waste can be made up of rubble and soils, general waste and other items left on construction sites.

WEEE Waste – This acronym means ‘Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment’, which means electrical items at the end of their life such as batteries or plug sockets for power.

Builders Skip (8-Yarder) – This describes an 8-yard skip, which is one of the most popular skips, sometimes referred to as a ‘traditional builders skip’. This is because it is the largest size available for soils and rubble plus it is the best option for waste disposal from a building project.

Small Builders Skip (6-Yarder) – This type of skip is the ideal choice for medium-sized projects.

Midi Skip (4-Yarder) – You will find the word ‘midi’ is the term used when booking a 4-yard skip. Ideal for garden clearance due to its easy to load size.

Cubic Yard – Cubic yard is the most commonly used metric to calculate the amount of waste that can be collected. This measurement covers the width, length and height of any skip or removal service. If your skip is 4 cubic yards then this is the total amount of waste which can be loaded into it.

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If you have any more questions about our skip hire services, please contact Staffordshire Skip Hire today.

Our services cover right across Staffordshire, including Leek and Werrington.

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Staying Safe When Using Skips

Whether you are undertaking a large construction project or just clearing out the garden shed, you will most likely require skip hire from Staffordshire Skip Hire.

You may not think that being around a skip is dangerous but there are certain safety guidelines you need to follow.

While businesses have health and safety guidelines when using skips, domestic customers don’t and are expected to use their own common sense. As the leading provider of skip hire in Stoke on Trent, and the rest of Staffordshire, we want to ensure all of our customers are using skips safely. This is why we are sharing three essential safety tips when using skips.

Three Tips on Skip Safety

1. Load Your Skip Reasonably – It is important to load your skip intelligently, as this can result in being able to fit more waste into it. Although not easy, try to ensure heavier and bulkier items are put into the skip first improving the security of your skip. For smaller items, you will need to pile them on top, allowing the skip to fill up naturally. Do not attempt to lift those heavier items yourself, make sure you ask a friend or neighbour to give you a hand, to avoid risking a back injury.

2. Do Not Overfill! – Make sure you know your skip’s limitations. Overfilling your skip can be extremely dangerous. Excessive use will make your skip immovable. Remember, the contents of your skip should be no higher than the sides of the skip itself.

3. Watch Out for Members of the Public – If your skip is placed in your street rather than on private property, you will need to ensure that the ground it is based on is flat, stable and free of obstructions. This will make loading and movement of your skip much safer for everyone. In some areas, you could need additional safety equipment such as hazard lights to alert pedestrians or traffic to the skip’s presence. Remember, a temporary permit will be required to allow your skip to be placed on public property.

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If you would like to find out more about our skip hire in Stoke on Trent services, please contact us today.