Everything you need to know about our skip sizes

Everything you need to know about our skip sizes

7th Sep, 2016

Looking to hire a skip? Great – you’re in the right place! But knowing you want to hire a skip is one thing, knowing which size to opt for is quite another. We’ve got skips ranging from 4 to 40 yards, so take a look at our overview of skip sizes below.

4 and 6 Yard Skip Hire: Single Room Refits & Garden Work

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Our smallest skips are the 4 yard and 6 yard skips, which are ideal for single-room refits, like when you’re having your kitchen or bathroom renovated. They’re also great if you’re having work done on your garden, as they can hold up to 4 tonnes of soil, stones and garden waste. We have the cheapest prices available for skip hire. Hiring a 4 yard skip starts from £70 and for a 6 yard skip, prices start from £90.

8 Yard Skip Hire: Maxi Skips For Garden & Building Waste

man putting waste in a skip

Similar to our 4 and 6 yard skips, our 8 yard skips are great for soil, concrete and other construction debris. They can also hold up to 4 tonnes of soil, so they’re a good option if your waste is too bulky for a smaller skip but not much heavier. With the best online prices for cheap skip hire, to hire an 8 yard skips starts at just £120.

14 and 16 Yard Skip Hire: Building Debris & Bulky Waste

building debris in a skip

Our 14 and 16 yard skips are a good, middle-of-the-road kind of skip – great for large amounts of light bulky waste items and building debris, such as breeze blocks, bricks and metal appliances. This kind of skip is ideal for multi-room refurbs, shop fitter jobs, and large landscaping projects. The cheapest price for 14 yard skip hire starts at £160 and for 16 yard skips, prices start at just £180.

20 and 25 Yard Skip Hire: Shop Fittings & Light Building Waste

building waste in a skip

Popular picks for builders and trades, our 20 and 25 yard skips are perfect for projects involving large amounts of light waste, such as house clearances and renovations, and shop refurbishments.  These skips are ideal for a variety of materials from garden and green waste to metals and plastics. Hiring a 20 yard skip is comparatively cheap, starting at just £240 and 25 yard skips start at £300.

30 and 40 Yard Skip Hire: House Clearances & Timber

timber to go in a skip

Our biggest skips are the 30 and 40 yard skips, which are the most popular choice for large house clearances, major garden and landscaping projects, and hefty amounts of light building waste. These skips are perfect for residential and commercial renovation and fitting work. Despite their size, hiring a 30 yard skip is quite cheap at just £380 and 40 yard skip hire is just £440.

For cheap national skip hire in the UK, choose Skip Hire Network.

At Skip Hire Network, we’ve got all sizes of skips to hire, so you can find exactly the right container for your job – not too big, not too small.

Simply fill in the form for a quick and easy skip hire quote – we’ll deliver the right skip for you direct to your door. Once it’s full, we’ll take the skip away and dispose of your waste at an Authorised Treatment Facility, recycling as much of it as we possibly can.

Too often, cheap skip hire comes at a cost. Skip Hire Network is a reputable UK leader in skip hire services, and we pride ourselves on delivering great value skips and great quality service. We’re customer- and eco-friendly, so go on: give us a try!

Are you looking to hire a skip? Skip Hire Network provide the UK’s largest and cheapest skip hire service. Get started by getting an instant skip hire quote online and compare the best skips to hire today!