You can apply for the current electrical supply to be moved from the building you are demolishing to a kiosk on a safe area of the site. This is known as a temporary builders supply, which will allow you to use power throughout the demolition and construction phase of your project. Once the construction works are complete, you can apply to have this temporary supply altered to become the permanent supply for the new building.
If you don’t require a power supply throughout the demolition and construction phase of your project, you can apply to have the current supply completely disconnected from your site. Once the construction works have been completed, you can apply to have a new connection to the building.
You can look into another company completing this work and employ an Independent Connections Provider. The company you choose must be trained to work on the electricity network. Electricians or builders cannot carry out this work. Find out more about these companies. Please note that these companies tend to work on larger projects, not domestic work.
We recommend that you employ a builder and or an electrician to complete part of the works. You will also need to speak with the company you pay your electricity bills to, they may charge you to move the electricity meter.
This will be dependent on the conditions on your property, and the work needed. If we are digging the land, this initial work can take a maximum of two days. Then our engineers will carry out the electrical works which can take anything from 30 mins to 3 hours, dependent on the conditions of your property and electricity cable.
If you choose to go ahead with this, we’ll explain it all before the work is booked in.
Please wait until we have visited your property and we can give you much more detail about what needs to be done. As a general guide, you need to do the following before our engineers come to carry out the work.