We will oversee every aspect of installing your new gas meter including:
- New gas meter installations
- Gas meter removal
- Gas meter relocation
- Site investigation and evaluation
- Meter kiosks and meter housing
- Any queries relating to gas infrastructure and utilities
All work carried out by fully accredited and approved gas engineers
We only work with accredited engineers who we trust to deliver and ensure a secure infrastructure for your business or home in order for it to run smoothly for many years to come.
Our deep understanding and knowledge of the industry allows us to ensure that all of the required work is carried out in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. From start to finish, we work with the most capable technicians and correspond with every incumbent statutory body and network provider to ensure we deliver a fully accredited, OFGEM-approved final result.
Experts in coordinating new gas meter installations
Our in-depth knowledge of the UK’s energy market allows us to easily coordinate the implementation of gas meters and the supply solutions you need with minimal fuss.
Our primary aim is to guarantee as little disruption to your premises as possible. With that in mind, you will be given you very own Account Manager to ensure one single point of contact throughout. That way, the whole process can remain simple, without the need to contact multiple parties.
Where should my gas meter be located?
There are regulations around the installation of your new meter which must be adhered to. But in general terms, the ideal location for a gas meter is on an external wall that’s no more than 2 meters from the corner of the property on either side of a door or sealed window.
Does a gas meter have to be located outside?
Not always, there are certain circumstances where the meter has to be positioned inside the building, for example:
- Large industrial estate
- Communal areas in blocks of flats
- In the plant room of an office building
Some properties have a boundary wall directly in front of a public footpath. In this case, we would install the meter inside the property.
Installing a gas meter inside your property
If your would like your new gas meter installing inside your property (subject to a low-pressure gas connection being available), it will need to be located as close to the gas pipe entry point as possible to reduce the risk of a gas leak.
It’s highly recommended that the meter is closed off in a housing of some sort and away from any heat source, food and combustible material.
Can you install your own gas meter?
Since gas is a highly flammable material, attempting any work on any section of your gas fittings, whether that be the pipes, connections or indeed gas meters should only be attempted by any person who is competent to do so. So, unless you or somebody you know are a certified and registered gas engineer, you should not attempt to work on or install a gas meter yourself. Connecting mains gas supply to a meter is extremely dangerous and is also illegal for those who are not qualified to do so.
How much does it cost to install a new meter?
The cost of installing a new gas meter depends on the scope of work involved, so it’s best to call and discuss your project with one of our gas meter installation experts. On the call, we’ll discuss your requirements and collate more information so we can provide an accurate quote detailing the work involved.
If you’re ready to learn more and find out how the Gas Safe and GIRS qualified meter experts at GEC can help you with your meter installations. Call us today on 0330 678 0660 to discuss your project to see how we can best help you and also answer any further questions you may have.