How to re-locate gas and electricity meters?
I need to relocate a gas and an electricity meter which are in an under-stair cupboard.
They’re on the outside wall (but on the inside of the house) so I’m thinking I could set a proper cabinet into the wall which is accessible from the outside. Nevertheless I’d have to lift them up a couple of feet. The distribution board is old so I’ll be replacing that with a current spec one.
Current supplier for gas & elec is E-on.
(waits for flaming – literally.)Posted 4 years agoalthepalSubscriber
Don’t know exact details but I’ve been told its quite expensive to do this and also a pita because up to the meter, its owned by the utility company. Dealing with them is apparently a very long drawn out affair.Posted 4 years ago
Come back and let us know how much they quote you- I had considered something similar to put in a downstairs loo but have been told it’ll cost a fortune.DavidBSubscriber
Cost me £560 to have my gas meter moved from inside the house to an outside box. It was not drawn out at all, I filled in an application form got a quote very quickly after a site visit and work was done within 3 weeks. This was in Devon so may vary elsewhere. In Devon it has to be done by the network operator.Posted 4 years agobigyinnMember
BigJohn – Member
No I’m not qualified to do this – I’d be getting somebody in who was.
How do I find out who the network operators are? This is in Stafford. You should be able to find this out reasonably easily from your current supplier (you pay the bills to them) surely?Posted 4 years agopitchpro2011Member
You phone the network owner not your gas supplier. Only they can move it. You ask for an altercation of service pack to be sent out. The price varies from area to area. Usually between 300-600 as long as the pipework on your property doesn’t exceed 20 meters from the road to the meter point. Just remember if you want an inset recessed meter box into the wall you have to pay another contractor to take the bricks out of the wall prior to installation. The surface mounted meter box and semi concealed in the ground are the easiest. No price difference. Time is 3-6weeks unless a road closure is needed to turn or your gas supply or the main is on someone else’s land.
Guess what I used to do for a living lol.Posted 4 years ago
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