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Moving your 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. 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 meters and pipes if they need moving to a new position.

Here’s all the information you need to know before getting started with an application for a quote.

Can my gas meter be moved?

The simple answer to this question is yes. Your gas meters and pipes can be moved together 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.
The logistics of moving your gas meters and pipes 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 inside the home and are hoping to carry out some building work, such as remodelling or extension, moving your gas meter and pipes 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.
 

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 and pipes 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 altering the position of gas meters and pipes 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

or call 0800 0745 788

More information

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Do you have an alteration enquiry?

If you need to speak to the Connections Team, call 0800 0745 788

We're here Monday to Friday, 8am - 6pm, except for public holidays

Alternatively, email connectionshelp@cadentgas.com