Carrerahill

8 yard skip volume... will my garage fit!!!

Recommended Posts

Question to someone who has demolished a garage sized building and skipped it.

 

I have an 8 yarder coming tomorrow, idea is to demolish the old garage into it, imperial commons with some render, the area of garage that is left (some went 3 years ago for the new garage to be built) is basically a gable wall and 2 side walls -  no front at all - so we are looking at about a building of around 3x3.5m and 2.3m high, with the gable probably another good 300 bricks above the 2.3 height - will it fit in this skip do you think?

 

I know in volume it should fit but in real life will it? Also want to chuck the old kitchen and floor into it. 

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How big a skip for my house? 😂

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My first thought is that weight would be the problem and this limit it affected by ground stability when the loaded skip is lifted back onto the truck.

 

A bit of maths suggests I am wrong.

 

You have 3.5 + 3 + 3.5 = 10 linear meters.

x 2.3m high = 23 m2 of wall.

 

23 x 60 bricks per m2 = 1380 bricks + render + mortar = 3 to 4 tons.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeh will fit fine but make sure they know it’s having bricks / hardcore in it as some will send different wagons to collect as a full skip of concrete and hardcore can weigh over 12 tonnes

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, epsilonGreedy said:

My first thought is that weight would be the problem and this limit it affected by ground stability when the loaded skip is lifted back onto the truck.

 

A bit of maths suggests I am wrong.

 

You have 3.5 + 3 + 3.5 = 10 linear meters.

x 2.3m high = 23 m2 of wall.

 

23 x 60 bricks per m2 = 1380 bricks + render + mortar = 3 to 4 tons.

Good call.

 

I agree reference the weight and ground conditions, but that will be OK, had heavier in here and the ground is very stable.

 

I mentioned a brick garage going into the skip and the guy didn't say anything so I assume it will be fine - I will talk to the driver tomorrow and ask him, after all he is the one who does the lifting all day long and will know what his wagon can lift and will know if he has comfortably lifted a 8 yard skip full of rubble before.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, PeterW said:

Yeh will fit fine but make sure they know it’s having bricks / hardcore in it as some will send different wagons to collect as a full skip of concrete and hardcore can weigh over 12 tonnes

Will ask driver what he thinks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, Carrerahill said:

...

I know in volume it should fit but in real life will it? 

 

Yes.

Heavy, dense stuff at the bottom , neatly stacked wood and kitchen units ... and there'll  be space for all the God-have-we-still-got-those?

 

In our case the kids' A Level notes. 😮

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
47 minutes ago, ToughButterCup said:

 

Yes.

Heavy, dense stuff at the bottom , neatly stacked wood and kitchen units ... and there'll  be space for all the God-have-we-still-got-those?

 

In our case the kids' A Level notes. 😮

Good.

 

We have managed to do our entire build, demo works, garden works, extension, garage etc. so far with no skip!

 

Everything has gone to a friends farm for a bonfire or to the recycling centre in about 50 car loads over the 3 years, also a big hole in the garden came in handy for rubble, I call it the soakaway now! The binmen were also very handy, they took full lengths of timber fascia with gutters still attached to them right into the back of the truck, all the rendering waste too (mainly bags of hard render and swept up chippings) ! Years of talking to them and being generally nice paid off!

 

Till this point I have also recycled loads of it so I feel good about the build, metals all went to the metal pile at the centre, rubble in the rubble dump for crushing, wooden pallets turned into log stores or if untreated wood burnt or reused to send things out on pallet. 

 

This is the final cleanup really.

 

 

 

 

Edited by Carrerahill

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you don’t mix the contents (brick and concrete only, no wood) you may get it cheaper as they don’t have to sort it and it can be used as hardcore or dumped direct (that’s what I used to do back in Bristol).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Carrerahill said:

Good.

 

We have managed to do our entire build, demo works, garden works, extension, garage etc. so far with no skip!

 

Everything has gone to a friends farm for a bonfire or to the recycling centre in about 50 car loads over the 3 years, also a big hole in the garden came in handy for rubble, I call it the soakaway now! The binmen were also very handy, they took full lengths of timber fascia with gutters still attached to them right into the back of the truck, all the rendering waste too (mainly bags of hard render and swept up chippings) ! Years of talking to them and being generally nice paid off!

 

Till this point I have also recycled loads of it so I feel good about the build, metals all went to the metal pile at the centre, rubble in the rubble dump for crushing, wooden pallets turned into log stores or if untreated wood burnt or reused to send things out on pallet. 

 

This is the final cleanup really.

 

 

 

 

Coming to the end of our build and we have not used one skip!!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Pete said:

Coming to the end of our build and we have not used one skip!!

 

How so?  I am all for less waste.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Mr Punter said:

 

How so?  I am all for less waste.

Any rubbish I take to the recycling/rubbish centre. Have recycled as much as possible, re used my hardcore, dismantled all wood from Internorm pallets (alot of wood) and reused in the build

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Pete said:

Any rubbish I take to the recycling/rubbish centre. Have recycled as much as possible, re used my hardcore, dismantled all wood from Internorm pallets (alot of wood) and reused in the build


How many trips to the recycling centre? How far is it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 30/07/2020 at 12:59, ToughButterCup said:

In our case the kids' A Level notes. 😮

Our daughter, 28, checks that we still have all her notes in the GGE. Wonder now much it will cost us to help her buy a place of her own with room for 'notes'. We can talk J and I both still have all our Uni notes / assignments / letters (remember them) we wrote to each other stored in our loft along with the accretion of life together as a pair of baby boomers who's parents forced the never throw it away it might come in useful mentality upon us. Now we have sheds of sheds, hundreds of KwHr of combustible material, our children will look at briefly as they pass it from loft to skip - 8 yards won't hack it, or more probably just hand over the keys to the house clearance people and tell them to 'disappear' it all. I guess with the exception of her notes, son won't care a jot. Sentiment for sediment is a forgotten thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, daiking said:


How many trips to the recycling centre? How far is it?

3 miles at most, usually go when my berlingo car is full and then to BM or Screwy etc. I get on well with the guys at the centre and always take them something at xmas. I have been numerous times, especially when my timber frame was unwrapped and I had to dispose of large bundles of plastic. Saved me a lot of money I think

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I found a brilliant way of getting rid of site waste. 

I have a list of everybody that made my life a misery over planning, and on bin day I drive around in the night and fill all their wheely bins up with off cuts of plasterboard and pir insulation, it takes a fair while to drive around all of them but gives me a warm contented feeling inside. 

  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don’t forget to consider advertising some waste material on Facebook marketplace.  My demo ended up costing me £zero, and I made some profit,  as I sold most of the waste material.  Paid for the JCB & driver to demo my building.  Nearly everyone has Facebook now.

 

my tips:  

1.  Only advertise one or two items at a time, otherwise you can get inundated with messages.

2.   Don’t advertise decent stuff for free for collection, otherwise you’ll be inundated with messages.

3.   Don’t overprice stuff.  You won’t get £50 for a battered old stainless steel sink, but someone will take it for free. Don’t be greedy.

4.   If you have a lot of metal sell to scrappy, (I made £500) otherwise If just a few bits folk will happily take it off you.

5.   Broken slate tiles can be sold for garden borders.

6.   Rubble And soil for backfill/building up land.  Free for collection.

7.   Timber joists etc - denailed - flew - I had like 6 queries within as many minutes of posting.

8.   Stones and rocks for rockeries / dyking.  
9.  Old windows for sheds.

10.  Always respond quickly and be nice to purchasers.  They review you.  I didn’t get any time wasters, probably because everyone’s traceable via Facebook.  Gumtree less so.

11.  You’ll be surprised what goes.  It costs nothing to advertise it so nothing to lose by trying.
 

 

 

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now