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Construction Waste Removal: 7 Benefits of Using a Grab Lorry Over a Skip

Construction Waste Removal: 7 Benefits of Using a Grab Over a Skip

Two popular construction waste removal options are skip hire and grab lorries. The most beneficial option is the grab lorry, here are seven essential benefits.

According to Home Advisor, the average cost to remodel more than one room in your house is between £18 454 and £75 040. 

That’s a sizable amount of change. At first glance, it may seem preposterous that a seemingly reasonable remodel project could cost this much. However, once you start costing things out, unforeseen expenses such as permits and dumpster fees can quickly take your budget into the high numbers. 

But what if we were to tell you that there is an easy way to cut expenses on the hidden cost of construction waste removal?

In case you hadn’t already guessed, this is where using a grab lorry comes in. Not only can a grab tuck help you cut costs – it has a number of other benefits as well. 

Want to find out all the ways in which a grab lorry beats a skip – so that you can save on time and hassle for your next project?

Read on!

1. Grab Lorries Have Double the Capacity Than Skips

The idea of getting in a grab lorry to haul away the waste from your job site may sound like overdoing it, considering how big they are. But, the large size of grab lorries is what makes them ideal for a lot of jobs.

Any serious project that involves getting rid of the old and bringing in the new will invariably generate a lot of unwieldy waste and waste. In many cases, a skip is just not big enough.

So if you are undertaking anything less than a small scale project that is guaranteed to create the minimum of waste – you may find that a grab lorry is your most efficient construction waste disposal solution. 

2. It May Cost Less

According to a report by Houzz, 46% of homeowners end up going over their budget on home renovation, and only 6% are able to come in under budget. 

As mentioned above, going over budget is often thanks to unforeseen costs incurred in projects. 

This is an area where grab lorries can save you money. A grab lorry comes with a once-off rental fee. You do not need to pay money in permit fees as you would for a skip, and there is no labor involved to fill the lorry.

You also will only need to rent the grab lorry for its one trip – as opposed to paying rent for a skip over a number of days or weeks. All of these aspects can end up saving you money. 

3. Grab Lorries Take the Work out of Construction waste Removal

Filling a removal skip is no fun. Everything has to be hauled to the skip, and then lifted over the rim and thrown inside. Medium sized pieces of scrap won’t pose too much of a problem, but large and heavy waste can make for a backbreaking job. 

With a grab lorry, you don’t need to worry about this part at all. The grab arm is able to pick up construction waste and deposit it into the lorry. 

The process is also super fast, generally taking an average of 20 minutes to fill a lorry with up to 15 cubic metres of waste. 

4. They Can Remove Almost Any Type of waste

Because grab lorries can pick up waste with their grab arm, they can remove almost any type of waste. Things that would be too heavy to lift, such as whole trees or cement slabs can pose a big problem if all you have on hand is a skip.

A grab lorry, on the other hand, will be able to pick up and dispose of this type of waste with ease. 

5. They Are Agile

A big benefit of grab lorries is that they are agile. They are often able to park within a property or area where a skip would not be deposited. 

The grab arms are also able to remove hard to access waste that might take many hours to remove if done by hand. This makes them a great option to use if you need to get rid of waste in places such as behind walls or fences. 

6. You Can Skip the Skip Permits

To gain permission to have a skip deposited on your pavement, you will need to apply for a permit. This is to ensure that the skip is not obstructing traffic or pedestrians while it is at your site. 

In order to gain a permit, you will have to apply and pay for it and then wait for a few days for the permit to arrive. If you hire a grab lorry, however, you can do this without the need for a permit and it can be arranged in a shorter time frame. 

7. A grab lorry Can Also Deliver

A cost-effective and convenient advantage of grab lorries that is often overlooked is that they can not only remove construction site waste – but deliver materials as well. 

So if you have some raw materials that need to be delivered, such as sand, soil or rock, you can take advantage of your grab lorry hire and arrange for it to collect these materials before coming to the job site. 

Once onsite, the grab lorry can quickly and easily offload the raw materials and then load up the waste that you want to be removed. 

Final Word

Construction waste removal is an often overlooked aspect of building and construction projects that can quickly add on time, labour and expense to a project. If you are tackling something that is going to generate a lot of waste – then utilizing a grab lorry might be just the answer you were looking for.

As we like to say, it’s double the skip size – and half the cost. 

To inquire about grab lorry rental in the Wolverhampton area, feel free to contact us.