No matter the size of your construction project, the method of waste removal you choose will require some thought. Factors such as cost, convenience and efficiency all have to be taken into consideration. Grab hire and skip hire both have their own advantages when it comes to removing waste, so we have put together this guide to help you choose which service is best for the requirements of your project.
Skip Hire Vs Grab Hire – How are they different?
Grab hire is a fast and convenient method of removing large, heavy pieces of waste from a site. Grab lorries are equipped with a hydraulic arm which can be controlled to reach and collect items such as construction and garden waste. The hydraulic arm makes it ideal for picking up waste from locations that would otherwise be awkward to reach.
With skip hire, you fill up your skip manually with waste as you go, and it will be collected for disposal at an agreed upon time. Skips can be supplied in various sizes, depending on the size of the project.
What are the advantages of grab hire?
Grab hire is a quicker and less demanding form of waste removal than skip hire, as it eliminates the time consuming process of having to load a skip via manual labour. As far as the customer is concerned, grab hire is essentially a self loading machine. All that is required is that you leave the waste in a location that is accessible via the hydraulic arm (this can even reach over some walls and fences!).
Grab lorries are capable of removing larger amounts of waste in one visit than a skip can. This makes them ideal for large construction projects for which a skip would not be sufficient. Grab lorries can carry up to a staggering 16 tonnes of weight, making them perfect for clearing large construction sites. The size and capabilities of grab lorries also means they are ideally suited for delivering construction aggregate materials.
A further advantage is that grab hire eliminates any need for a skip permit. If there is no room on your property and you need to keep your skip on a public road, you will require a permit for this. While permits are possible to acquire, grab hire avoids any of the complications involved with this.
What are the advantages of skip hire?
On the other hand, skip hire is perfectly suited for smaller, domestic projects. Skip hire can also provide a more flexible option if you are unsure when your project will be finished, as you can carry on filling your skip as you go. A skip is a much more convenient option than taking multiple trips to the local tip and back.
The main drawback to using a skip over grab hire is the manual labour involved with having to load the skip, but for small scale construction projects this should not cause too much of an issue. For the larger projects, we advise going with grab hire.
Whichever you decide, call SCB
SCB are grab hire and skip hire specialists operating in the Oxfordshire area. We are a family run business with over 10 years experience working within the industry – nobody in Oxfordshire can provide a more trustworthy and reliable service than us. Whether it is for a commercial or domestic project, we treat all our clients with the same high level of service. Click on one of our websites below to find out more, or call our friendly team to discuss your needs.
Grab Hire Oxfordshire – 01865 820064
Skip Hire Oxfordshire – 01844 338322