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Move electrical equipment with an overhead power supply underground

Move electrical equipment with an overhead power supply underground

0800 029 4280

Usually you need this service if:
    •  You are completing renovation work and need the cables moved

How long will the work take?

6-8 weeks from payment

This is an approximate time that the work could take, from quote acceptance and receipt of payment. Please be aware that during periods of high workload the times indicated may vary.

How much will this cost?

Our price is from £698

Our price is not all-inclusive. There will be additional costs and work that you will have to pay builders, electricians, councils or other third parties. These costs are numbered on the diagram and explained further below.

How much will this cost?

Position of power cable

Is the power cable positioned higher than three storeys or difficult to reach? If so, we may need to put up scaffolding which will add cost. Prices start from £800.


Do you have a parking space we can use to get close to the power cable? If not, there may be an extra cost incurred (£30 to £300 dependant on the rate) to arrange this with the local authority.

An electrician

If you want to move the position of your meter, you will need to employ a qualified electrician who will charge you a fee for any internal wiring. For example, a fuse board. They will need to certify their work.

Buying your electricity meter box

If you want to move the position of your electricity meter, you may require a new electricity meter box. Prices start from £40.
Further information

If you have any questions, please contact our team on 0800 029 4280.

What next?
1. Enquiry and application

Once you have an understanding of the potential costs involved and you are confident that you wish to go ahead. Please complete and submit an application form.
2. Quotation

Having applied, we will provide you with a formal quotation. This will be valid for 90 days, after which time the quote will expire
3. Payment

We require full payment before any work is started. Normally we accept card payments, cheques and BACS/CHAPS.

When you pay we will appoint a co-ordinator who will support you in getting your connection delivered.
4. Site visit

We will arrange a site visit to firm up plans. It is advisable for you and your electrician and possibily your builder to be there. Sometimes we might need to undertake a site visit before you have made payment.
5. Agreeing dates

We may be able to provide dates for your work with you on site. If we can't we will contact you to agree dates.
6. Your on-site work

You will need to carry out any on-site works according to the design drawn up at your site visit. You also need to ensure your electrician has completed all his works and prepared a certificate that your electricity supplier will want to see when they connect your meter.
7. Making your connection

If your new or altered supply requires us to carry out any excavations we will normally complete this one or two days before the electrical works. It is helpful if your electrician is available on the day we complete the electrical works.
8. Installing or moving your meter

You will need to arrange for your electricity supplier to fit or move your electricity meter. You should give your electricity supplier at least two weeks' notice. If you have not arranged metering you will be without power. If you are having a new meter installed we will provide you with an MPAN number to give your electricity supplier.