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When developing new domestic or industrial buildings, it's important to know how to arrange new gas connections. In this guide, we will be explaining how to begin the process and answering some of our frequently asked questions when it comes to new gas connections.
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In order to apply for a new gas connection with National Energy Direct, you will need to gather and provide us with some necessary information and documentation so we can submit an application to the Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) and get started on the work as soon as possible without any delays.
The property or site’s full address. If you are installing gas connections for new builds then you must provide the name of the site so it can be identified prior to the registration.
A CAD/planning drawing of the property.
Which services you require e.g. just gas or all three gas, electricity and water services.
Information on whether there’s any private land e.g. gardens or driveways between the development and the nearest road.
Distance in metres from the gas meter to the property boundary.
Where the gas meter(s) will be positioned at the property or properties.
It’s also important to note that you will need to obtain planning permission for your new development prior to applying for the connection. If your development hasn’t yet had its planning permission approved, make sure to get approval first as any potential changes could interfere with the new gas connection designs and plans, leading to delays and expensive alterations.
If you have any questions about the application form, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our friendly team members who will be more than happy to guide you through it.
The time it takes to complete new gas connections depends on a number of factors that will be assessed prior to the job taking place, however, on average you can expect the installation to take anywhere between 6-12 weeks. Please bear in mind that these are just rough estimates and that your project may take longer depending on factors such as:
The time it takes to apply for, and be granted a permit to excavate on public land.
Where the point of connection is located.
When we have gathered all of the necessary information, we will start to design the gas connection plans and produce a CAD drawing for you to either approve, or suggest alterations to.
Once you’re happy with the plans, we will then liaise with the local council about the legalities of the work and when all has been settled, the design will be sent to the DNOs for final approval.
As soon as the plans have been approved, we can work together to schedule the job and provide you with a more accurate timescale for the project.
The cost of a new gas connection heavily depends on a number of factors, making prices vary from job to job. These factors include, but are not limited to:
Size of the gas supply necessary
Number of appliances
Has the property had gas in the past?
Complexity of the works
Distance between mains and gas meter
How many engineers are required
At National Energy Direct, we’re a one-stop shop for all your utility needs. To arrange new gas, water or electricity (or all three) connections to your new property, simply get in touch with us and we can arrange to discuss exactly what it is you’re looking for and how we can help.
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