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4 yard small skip hire size guidance

A ‘4 yarder’ is a small skip that is well suited to minor DIY or house clearance projects. The 4 yard skip is particularly widely used by installers of bathrooms because it is the perfect size for the old bathroom. It holds the equivalent of 30-40 filled bin bags or 4 fridge freezers.

Great for kitchen or bathroom refits

6 Yard Skip Size


Volume   4 yd3 / 3 m3 Height   3ft / 1.0m Length   6ft / 1.8m Width   4ft / 1.3m

If you live in the centre of town, 4 yard skip hire is convenient as it takes up less space than the larger and more common builders skip. That means that parking it in the street or in a driveway is likely to be a lot easier. Although remember that skips arrive on a lorry and, no matter how small the skip, the lorry will always require space to unload it and manoeuvre properly.

In terms of cost, small skip hire prices are obviously cheaper than larger skips, but beware of false economies. Hiring two 4 yard skips because you miscalculated exactly how much space you required, will cost you a lot more than hiring a 6 or even 8 yard skip at the beginning.Check out our skip size guide for a handy comparison of all the skips we offer.

Once you’re certain that this is the right size for you, take a quick look at our list: What can I put in a skip? In terms of the volume guide we’ve given you, fitting two sofas into a skip this small looks like an impossible task, but it’s not. Thevolume of the sofas, when broken down, will fit in a 4 yard skip almost perfectly.

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