Move:                      What's involved

Read how we would move your electricity supply and the steps we take.

1. Before we arrive, digging will be needed

To move an electricity supply we’ll need to work on the electricity cable which is usually underground. We can do this digging for you or you can do this yourself. Don’t worry, we’ll talk you through it all before we arrive. We’ll provide the black tubing (ducting) which needs to be placed inside the trench. On the day, we’ll lay new electricity cable and run it to where you want your electricity meter to be. To prepare for this, you will need to make sure the following are complete:

  • A trench need to be dug on your land
  • A new electricity meter box will need to be installed on the outside wall of your property

2. We’ll plan with you where our vehicles can be parked on the day of the work

We need to park our vans close to where the work is needed. If you don’t have off road parking or a guarantee of a space outside, we will work with you to try and ensure a space is available on the day of the works. If there are designated parking bays outside your property we may need to apply to your council to have these suspended whilst we carry out the work. 

3. We’ll pull the new electricity cable into your electricity meter box.

We recommend this is on an outside wall but can talk you through other locations. 

4. We’ll make the new electricity cable live.

To give your home power, we’ll connect up the new cable to electricity.

5. We’ll check this extensively

We have extensive safety checks to make sure it’s all working correctly and that it’s safe before our engineers leave. If we have done the digging for you, we’ll return within 48 hours to fill in the hole.

6. Your electricity supplier needs to visit to move and connect the electricity meter.

To get electricity into your home, the company you pay your electricity bills to need to visit your home and move and connect the electricity meter. This company owns your electricity meter so they are the only company that can move this.

Find out more about the time and cost

Got a question about how much it will cost to move your electricity supply and how long will it take?

Want to go ahead with this work?

The next step is booking an appointment with one of our surveyors so they can visit your property and give you a price.

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