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Moving your gas meter

If you’re doing some building work or having trouble accessing your meter to take readings, you may decide that you need to move your gas meter. 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. So, you’re probably wondering if your gas meter can be moved at all.

Don’t worry, here at Cadent we’re happy to help with moving your gas meter. Here’s all the information you need to know before getting started with an application for a quote and we can get to work moving your gas meter.

Can my gas meter be moved?

The simple answer to this question is yes. Your gas meter can be moved and Cadent can do that for you. As part of our service, we pride ourselves on aiming to exceed your expectations and provide a first-class service, from moving your gas meter to gas pipe alterations.
The logistics of moving your gas meter are probably not something you’ve ever had to consider before. You can rest assured Cadent will take you through every part of the process and ensure any questions you have are answered.

Is moving a gas meter outside possible?

If you have a gas meter that’s in a hard to reach position this can be incredibly inconvenient, especially if your energy supplier requires regular meter readings. Similarly, if you have a gas meter inside the home and are hoping to carry out some building work, such as remodelling or extension, moving your gas meter outside may be easier for you.

 How long does it take to move my gas meter?

We aim to complete all work at your property within 6-8 weeks of you accepting our quote. Naturally, this can be slowed down if there are any local authority restrictions, but we’ll always attempt to get the work done as quickly as possible.

As with any sort of work, it really depends on the specific scale of the job at your property. The length of the job will depend on where the meter is currently located and where you wish to move it to on the property. If the meter is moving from a difficult to access indoor location to somewhere outside the home, it can take a little longer.

However, if it’s a simple move of your gas meter outside the home, the actual job itself should only take a few hours.

What information do I need before moving my gas meter?

Before submitting an application to have a gas alteration, such as moving your gas meter, made on your property, we’ll need to know a few bits of information. These include:
  •  Full address of your property where you’d like the gas meter moving
  •  Your full name and telephone number
  • Distance of external pipework needed to move the gas meter from its current position to its new position
  • Distance of internal pipework needed to reconnect the gas boiler to the gas meter's new position (if you wish for us to reconnect the gas meter for you)

Approaching a job such as moving a gas meter can be a completely alien concept to many homeowners, but it doesn’t have to become a stressful event. Cadent are committed to helping this work go ahead as smoothly and easily as possible. We pride ourselves on offering first-rate customer service.


Find out more about the alterations process

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