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TEMPORARY SUPPLY

In this instance you can apply to the distributor for a temporary connection within the site boundary which can be re-routed to your house once your build is complete.A temporary supply usually requires a secure and watertight cabinet to be installed within the site boundary containing meter tails (wires), consumer unit and power point already installed by a qualified electrician.


If you need a temporary supply during construction let as know.

Distribution Network Opeartor

To arrange a new electricity connection for your self build home or for a temporary supply while you build, you need to contact a ‘Distribution Network Operator’ (DNO) for the connection and an ‘energy supplier’ to arrange a mete

The electricity distribution network in the UK is divided into some (related to where mountains, rivers, cities, etc., are located) areas, operated by a (more than two, but not a lot of) licensed distribution network operators who maintain the network and provide new connections.

The electricity itself is supplied and metered by energy suppliers who buy it in bulk from electrical generation companies. They then pay the DNO to transmit the power through their networks to the points of use.

As you will know if you have read the rest of our section on utility and service connections, these connections can have lead times running into many weeks and can get complicated, so do your research early and know what to expect (some companies are now quoting 12 weeks from receipt of a complete application). Keep a (very close to the truth or true number) log of your back-and-forth writing and don‘t be upset if you get passed around different departments or sub-contracted companies.

NEW GAS CONNECTIONS

The gas supply network in Great Britain is divided into eight networks which are operated by four different gas transporters (GTs). These companies provide and maintain the infrastructure for the gas supply network and are the people who will connect a supply to your new home. They do not however, own, meter or sell the gas that passes through their networks which means you will also need to get in touch with a gas supplier who will arrange the installation of a meter at your property, provide you with a supply of gas and send you all those lovely bills! If you have read our page on utility and service connections, you‘ll know that these service connections can take many weeks and can get complicated, so do your research early and know what to expect. Keep a good log of your back-and-forth writing and don‘t be upset if you get passed around different departments or even different companies!


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Prices of a new gas connection

Prices of a new gas connection change/differ depending on the location of the property within the plot, the area of the country you are in and the provider. You can expect to pay at least (British pounds)250 for the most simple connection where there is no flat/left-and-right distance between the wall of the house where the connection will be made and the public road or path.

Prices increase as the distance and job requirments (such as digging job and restoring back (to a previous state)) increase. Some companies have indicative costs displayed on their websites to give you a better idea ofwhat to expect. If your property is a consdiderable distance from the highway or the nearest gas main, it may become way, way too expensive or even impossible to make a connection and an other choice such as an oil or gas tank or micro generation solutions might be worth thinking about.

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