How to Get the Most Volume in your Skip

By addressing volume issues associated with skip hire, disposing of waste can actually boost your business.

A skip may seem like the most unlikely of allies for protecting your bottom line, but construction site managers are increasingly embracing innovative techniques to maximise the volume potential of their on-site skips and other waste containers.

Waste management is at a premium on construction sites, as the sector struggles to deal with the 109m tonnes of construction waste it generates every year – that’s 33% of total waste in the UK and 45% of the country’s overall CO2 emissions. While handling waste responsibly is crucial for environmental reasons, there is also a very real business case to be made for introducing an efficient waste management policy. Once you’ve chosen the right skip hire company, you need to think about how you deploy and fill those skips.

Such a common piece of equipment on site may seem like the most unlikely of allies for protecting your bottom line, but construction site managers are increasingly embracing innovative techniques to maximise the volume potential of their on-site skips, and generating significant savings in the process. From the efficient disposal of light mixed waste (LMW) and wood to plasterboard, more efficient skip utilisation can produce cost savings of up to 30% if skip volumes and waste streams are fully optimised.

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The Resin Mill Win at The Business Awards

The Resin Mill reign victorious at the prestigious Examiner Business Awards fighting off stiff competition to take home the award.

The Resin Mill are crowned winners of the prestigious New Business Award at the Examiner Business Awards of the Year 2016.

The Resin Mill team were thrilled with being awarded the Examiner Business Award, ‘New Business of the Year 2016’, at a fantastically glittery ceremony at the John Smith Stadium hosted by BBC presenter Harry Gration, MBE. It was a strong category with some stiff competition so it made the win feel highly credible.

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Screeding apprentices complete final module

Screed 1 apprentices recently spent two days at the training facility of The Preparation Group in Lincoln learning about acoustic and thermal insulation, and underfloor heating systems.

The first part of the training module covered compliance and testing, robust details and installation methods for thermal and acoustic insulation, and was delivered by industry expert Ian Griffiths of Thermal Economics. The main focus of the second session was underfloor heating systems and installation methods from industry specialist Andy Vincent.

This is the final classroom module for this group who will use the skills learnt in the classroom to continue gaining experience in the workplace with their employers. They are due to complete in March 2017 following assessment by the FeRFA industry assessor. This group of apprentices will be the first in the UK to achieve the NVQL2 Insitu Flooring Screeds qualification via an apprenticeship route.

The apprentices in this group are shown in the centre with: (L-R) Andy Vincent (trainer), Michael Gibbs and Thomas Henderson (Trent Construction Services) and Scott Barclay from TPS360 then Ian Griffiths (trainer) of Thermal Economics.

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