2. Which scenario best describes the land in front of your property?



3. To move your electricity supply, some digging will be needed on your land. Would you like UK Power Networks to do this digging?

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To move your electricity supply we may need to access the underground electricity cable. The only way to access it is to dig a hole or trench on your land. We can do all of the digging for you or you can arrange it yourself.

If we do the digging for you, we’ll minimise any disruption to you. We’ll dispose of any unwanted material, fill the hole after the work is complete and make sure we restore the original surface to what it was before we carried out any digging.

If you do the digging yourself you will need to backfill the hole or trench, dispose of any leftover material and restore the original surface. Please note that you may need to dig to a considerable depth to access the electricity cable, this may involve using professional digging machinery. Digging underground can be particularly dangerous as live electricity cables and other utilities may be present. So you must ensure you have read and understood the booklet “Avoiding danger from Underground Services” (HSG47) published by the Health and Safety Executive.
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10-15 working days

*This tool gives an idea of the price you may pay when moving your electricity supply. It is not a final price for us to carry out the work. For us to give you a final price, you must complete an application form. Read more here.

Other costs you may incur

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Parking costs on the day of the work

On the day of the work we need to park vans near to where the work will be carried out. We will visit your property before we carry out any work and we’ll plan all of this with you. But so you’re aware, if there is not enough room to park on your driveway or land, we may need to apply to the council for parking bays to be suspended. This is to guarantee that parking spaces would be available on the day. If there are no parking bays to suspend, we may need to apply to the local council for a temporary traffic regulation order.

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Electrician

You may have to alter your own internal electrics inside your home. This work needs to be completed by a qualified electrician.

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Builder

To move your electricity supply we may need to access the underground electricity cable. The only way to access it is to dig a hole or trench on your land. We can do all of the digging for you or you can arrange it yourself. Some customers pay for a builder to do this digging for them.

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Electricity supplier (who you pay electricity bills to)

Once we have moved your electricity supply, your electricity supplier then needs to move your electricity meter. The reason they need to do this is because they own the electricity meter and therefore are the only company who can move this. They may charge you to so please check with them so you are aware of any costs. We’ll explain all of this before we carry out any work and plan it with you. But so you are aware, you will need to book your electricity supplier to attend on the same day as we move your electricity supply. Without an electricity meter, there will be no power to your property so it’s important we work together to make sure this happens on the same day for you.

However to help you budget, based on what customers have paid for this work over the last 12 months, we can tell you:

  • 55% of our customers paid between £800-£1,200 (+VAT) with a completion time of 15 working days
  • 40% of our customers paid between £1,200-£2,500 (+VAT) with a completion time of 15 working days
  • 5% of our customers paid over £2,500 (+VAT) with a completion time of 14 weeks
Find out more about what affects the time and cost and common questions our customers ask us.

What other options do I have if I don’t want to pay this much?

Some customers choose to work with their builder to leave their electricity supply in its current position and box it in, for example. If this is the option you choose, please ensure that your builder is aware of the building regulations that govern working around electrical supplies. You can also call us on 0800 029 4280 (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm) to talk through other options if this is something you want to explore.

What other options do I have if I don’t want to pay this price?

Some customers choose to work with their builder to leave their electricity supply in its current position and box it in, for example. If this is the option you choose, please ensure that your builder is aware of the building regulations that govern working around electrical supplies. You can also call us on 0800 029 4280 (Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 5pm) to talk through other options if this is something you want to explore.

Still got questions?

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    Find out what affects the time and cost and common questions our customers ask us.

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  • Contact us

    Please call 0800 029 4280. Free to call from a mobile or landline phone. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm. You can also email us and we’ll get back to you within 48 hours.

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