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Grab Hire vs Skip Hire

May 31, 2016

Every construction job, large or small, requires a means of waste removal. Whether it's a simple fitting job or a major refurbishment, you're going to need a means of removing all that waste that needs to be removed from the site.

One of the questions you need to ask yourself when doing such heavy works is whether your waste is going to be picked up by a skip or a grab lorry. Both of them have benefits as well as drawbacks. In the end, you will be able to make a decision on which of the job will offer you the best result.


The Advantages and Disadvantages of Skip Hire

Skip hire has been the primary means of waste removal from worksites for a long time now and for a good reason. In terms of versatility and usability, they've long provided a convenient and workable solution. So long as there is space on the road, you can put down your skip and load it with refuse.

Beyond that skip hire comes with a number of restrictions that should be taken into account. First of all, the process of loading a skip can be inefficient and laborious.

Their simplicity in this respect can be a drawback as loading a skip will always involve lugging armfuls of waste from your work area out to the skip. This process becomes all the more arduous if you're unable to find a convenient spot to leave the skip.

On top of the labour issues, skip hire is never just as simple as hiring and dropping. Most areas in metropolitan centres will require you to have special permits for your skip which will add time and money to projects that will always need tight budgeting.


What's the Alternative?

Grab lorries offer a viable alternative to skip hire for a number of reasons. First of all, there are no special permits required for grab lorries which will save on paperwork and extra expenditure.

Alongside this, the amount of work is cut significantly when using a grab lorry over a skip. If you have to move large pieces of industrial waste, then a grab lorry is a perfect choice.

Without it, you will have to spend time breaking down waste into chunks that you can handle or otherwise hire extra kit to be able to move it to the skip. Grab lorries aren't just for large waste, though, by using skip bags you can move large amounts of smaller sized waste with greater ease than you ever could with a skip.

As well as all this the grab lorry serves as a sort of one-stop-shop where you can move waste and then remove it from the site in one, efficient process.


The Bottom Line

So whether the job is big or small in scope, grab lorries provide a modern and efficient solution. While a skip can still serve as a viable option, the added benefits you get with a grab lorry will always have it above and beyond.

Grab Hire vs Skip Hire