Can I move my gas meter?

If you’re doing some building work you may decide that you need to move your gas meter with your gas pipe. This is the type of job you probably wouldn’t know where to start with, but that’s fine. You shouldn’t be attempting to move your meter yourself as moving this is actually illegal and very dangerous.

How much does it cost to move a gas meter UK?

What is the cost of moving a gas meter?

Costs of moving meters Cost + VAT (Range low – high) Average cost
Cost to move a gas meter- materials £400 – £1,000 £700
Cost to move a gas meter – labour £150 – £250 per day £200 per day
Cost of moving an electric meter £75 – £1,000 £537.50

Can you move a gas meter UK?

You might be doing some building work. Or you might be finding it difficult to access or read your meter. Whatever the reason, you can’t move your meter yourself. In fact, it’s illegal to do so.

Who is allowed to move a gas meter?

Only your current supplier can move your meter. This means if you want another supplier to do it you have to switch your supply to them first. This will change your prices for gas and electricity, so check that it’s worth it overall before you switch.

Where should my gas meter be located?

Meter should be located in the front or within 10 feet of the front corner of the home. If you have a septic system, it must be clearly marked prior to the installation of a new service line.

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Can Cadent make me move my gas meter?

The simple answer to this question is yes. Your gas meters and pipes can be moved together and Cadent can do that for you .

Who owns the gas meter in my house?

Gas meter boxes can be installed by the homeowner before the supplier installs the supply, or the gas supplier might install the meter box through some agreement with the consumer. However, once the meter box is installed it appears that the consumer (usually the property owner) is responsible for its maintenance.

Does my gas meter have to be outside?

It’s highly recommended that the meter is closed off in a housing of some sort and away from any heat source, food and combustible material.

Can I build a porch over my gas meter?

The six-foot clearance over a meter to a deck or porch, for example, might permit what you want. While one could argue that 6 ft to a deck floor doesn’t risk gas trapping since a deck isn’t air tight, a porch floor is usually made of solid materials and even if it were not, by definition a porch has a roof.

Can a gas meter be inside a property?

Can a gas meter be installed inside? A gas meter can be located inside a property if the building is next to a footpath (no external yard or garden), however, this is subject to a low-pressure gas connection being available.