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Why Skip Hire is Crucial for Major Refurbishments

If you are looking to start a major refurbishment project, the best way to dispose of all of your waste is to hire a skip from Staffordshire Skip Hire.

This is the only way to dispose of all of your waste in a timely and efficient manner if you think your home needs sprucing up.

For this blog post, we are going to share five important points you will need to consider.

5 Important Factors for Major Refurbishments

A refurbishment can breathe new life into a stuffy old home or completely revamp commercial premises.

De-Clutter – Before you can really change a space, you need to be sure what you are working with. You will not be able to get accurate measurements with old bulky furniture and other items in your way. Having a de-clutter right across your property will help you to start with a blank canvas.

Hire a Skip – It may seem obvious that you will need a skip once you have completed your de-cluttering exercise. As a fully licensed waste carrier, Staffordshire Skip Hire can dispose of all of your rubbish safely and responsibly.

Set Your Budget – Refurbishments can run over time and budget but by setting a clear and realistic budget means it will not break the bank. One of the best ways to save money is to hire a skip, as this will save you loads of petrol money from multiple trips to the tip.

Get Help – If you are struggling with any part of your refurbishment, ask for help regarding the design or building work. Consult the services of a professional builder, architect or interior designer if you have any reservations about building work or DIY. We would recommend talking to them during the planning stages of the project.

Check Planning Permission – While this should be a given, some projects, especially major refurbishments may require planning permission from the local authority. Checking this beforehand will avoid any nasty legal complications.

Great Skip Hire from Staffordshire’s Leading Providers

Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we have years of experience in the hiring of skips and the collection of waste. This is why you should get in touch if you need some help with a major refurbishment project.

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The History of Skip Hire Services

Skips are a common sight in the modern world but many people do not consider how intelligently designed the very best skips are.

Modern skips from Staffordshire Skip Hire are easily unloadable and loadable from a lorry plus they can hand a number of different types of waste.

Most of us will notice a skip when we are passing a construction or demolition project or perhaps when somebody is renovating their home or office space. Thankfully hiring a skip from Staffordshire Skip Hire is one of the simplest tasks to complete.

The Legacy of Skips

The first documented use of a skip was back in 1922 was in the seaside town of Southport. There was an issue with the distance travelled between houses and refuse and waste disposal areas. At this time, horse-drawn carts were the most common method of transporting waste from one point to the next. While this was an easy way to obtain the waste from house to house, it was becoming a longer process to transport the waste to a dumping ground.

This led to a meeting between a lorry manufacturer and the borough engineer of Southport to identify a solution. A horse-drawn container which measured 300 cubic feet was seen as the best method, and become widely known as the first skip with the wheels 20 inches in diameter to transport the waste.

When the container was filled it was connected to the rear of a lorry to transport it to the assigned dumping ground.

The Improvement and Development of Skips

Improvements for skips began in 1926, starting with how they are transported with small, petrol-powered trucks called Freighters used.

At the same time in London, skips were being mounted sideways which allowed several skips to be carried across a single chassis at the same time. The Freighter became a big success with most cities across the UK using them as part of skip hire services.

More and more construction, demolition and refurbishment projects throughout both the 20th and 21st century have developed skips to be able to remove large amounts of waste from specific locations. Today, Staffordshire Skip Hire offers a number of different sizes of skips, for however long you need it.

Get in Touch to Reserve Our Skips Today

If you are looking for a skip for your next construction or refurbishment project contact Staffordshire Skip Hire for the widest range of skips in Staffordshire.