Moving my meter

I am wanting to relocate my electricity meter onto a wall of a new extension. how do I go about doing this and what is the cost? Thank you

Hi @Rlee,

From http://community.bulb.co.uk/discussion/comment/19638/#Comment_19638 :

You'll first need to contact your local gas and electricity distributor. You need to have a chat with them about the work you want to carry out and their availability to do it. This can be quite costly but they will be able to give you precise breakdown.

http://www.energynetworks.org/info/faqs/who-is-my-network-operator.html - this website will help you find out who you need to call.

Then you can give us a call to let us know when you have arranged for the initial work to be done. We can organise for your meters to be moved on the same day.

Note that the DNO’s (Distribution network operator - who actually ‘hooks’ you to/from the National Grid) pricing for moving the ‘national grid’ feed(s) from the street to your meter prices are separate from Bulb’s prices for moving the meter itself and both are separate from any electrician/gas works needed on ‘your side’ of the meter to reattach things such as gas cooker/‘fuse board’ to the meter (I think they might do the reconnection itself, but if the cables/pipework don’t reach the new meter location, then that’s a local trademans job).

and from http://community.bulb.co.uk/discussion/comment/21175/ :

1. An electricity meter reposition will be £120, gas would be £185.21. 2. For gas we need at least 7 days' notice. For electricity, as much as possible - more notice is always better. 3. If we're not replacing your electricity meter, then there just needs to be enough space for the meter, the cut-out and the fuse board to all fit comfortably. Basically - how your electricity metering set up looks now, we (and the distribution network) will need at least that much space on the inside wall. 4. We'd want the dates from your electricity & gas networks, ideally with morning slots. We'd then arrange for our operators to go over on the afternoons of those dates and reattach the meter to the new supply point.

When you’ve spoken with the DNO,just give Bulb a call on 0300 30 30 635 or email them on help@bulb.co.uk (see How to get in touch – Bulb ) to arrange things at their end.

You might also find https://www.gtc-uk.co.uk/docs/default-source/electric---house-builders/gtc-electricity-technical-guidelines4.pdf (especially page 14 onwards) a useful reference - it’s more aimed at house builders, but does give guidelines for ‘meter boxes’ etc.

Hope this helps!