Skip Sizes

What type of Skip do I need?

Often the most difficult part of ordering a skip is to calculate the size you need.  It’s important not to underestimate the size of skip required.  It is better to hire a skip that is not completely filled, than to have a skip that is too small – and end up needing to hire a second skip, at further cost.  If you’re not sure, please contact us

Chain Lift

Skip Hire BarnstapleWe offer three different sizes of the most common type of skip;

4cu yd – popular for old bathroom & kitchen fitments, also good for medium amounts of waste from house renovations and garden renovations.

6cu yd – very popular for building waste such as concrete, bricks, blocks, stone and uncontaminated soil, but also a handy size for medium amounts of general builders waste.

8cu yd – a good choice for house clearances and often selected by builders for light waste.

Capacity Width Length Height
cubic yard cubic metre metric imperial metric imperial metric imperial
Chain Lift 4 3.1 1.45 4’9″ 2.50 8’3″ 0.95 3’2″
Chain Lift 6 4.6 1.85 6’1″ 3.25 10’8″ 1.10 3’7″
Chain Lift 8 6.1 1.85 6’1″ 3.25 10’8″ 1.30 4’3″

Enclosed Chain Lift

Skip Hire BarnstapleFor lightweight materials only (e.g. timber, metal, cardboard, plastics) and where an enclosed container is required.

We also offer 3 types of enclosed skips, 8cu yd, 10 cu yd and 12 cu yd. These skips are ideal for lightweight materials and where added security is necessary.

Capacity Width Length Height
cubic yard cubic metre metric imperial metric imperial metric imperial
Chain Lift Enclosed 8 6.1 1.85 6’1″ 3.25 10’8″ 1.60 5’3″
Chain Lift Enclosed 10 7.6 1.70 5’7″ 3.25 10’8″ 1.85 6’1″
Chain Lift Enclosed 12 9.2 1.80 5’11” 3.90 12’10” 1.90 6’3″

Roll on / Roll Off

Roll On Roll Off Skip Hire North DevonThis type of skip has a bigger ‘footprint’ with door opening to the rear and is mainly used for heavy waste (e.g. concrete, bricks, blocks, stone and uncontaminated soil).  In addition we also have a larger, enclosed container, with one large door opening to the rear.  Ideal for secure temporary or long term storage.

Capacity Width Length Height
cubic yard cubic metre metric imperial metric imperial metric imperial
Roll-on/off 4 3.2 1.65 5’5″ 3.75 12’4″ 0.85 2’9″
Roll on/off 6 4.6 1.95 6’5″ 4.50 14’9″ 1.00 3’3″
Roll-on/off 8 6.1 1.95 6’5″ 5.20 17′ 1.00 3’3″
Roll-on/off enclosed 20 15.3 2.5 8’3″ 5.0 16’6″ 4.2 13’9″

Capacity is as stated and physical size is an approximate overall measurement.