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Porch and gas meter

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by luke morris, 13 Jan 2021.

  1. luke morris

    luke morris

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    I’m looking to build a front porch but outside the double doors is the gas meter which is in the ground. If I was able to build a timber framed porch with access hatch in the floor to this is that acceptable or not? Or would the gas meter have to be moved?
     
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  3. Chris_W

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    I haven’t dealt with many gas meter issues, but it must be accessible, especially for the ecv (emergency control valve). You may also have better luck posting in the plumbing section.
     
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    You can't build over the pipe
     
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    Better to move it; not usually that expensive. You may be able to get a quote online from gas co.

    I got a quote from my gas network online and got it moved a few metres for c£400.
     
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    £400? Well done. Round here I'd expect a figure upwards of four times that!
     
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    Sgn quoted me £970 to move mine 30cm, to the other side of the wall (from inside to outside)
     
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    I was pretty happy with that! Mine was also SGN.
     
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    British gas moved one for my customer by about 4 foot for free a couple of years ago.
     
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    BG as a supplier are only permitted to move a meter if its less than 1m, and generally on the same wall and on flexi pipe i.e. relatively easy to do.
    Otherwise it needs to be the network operator - Cadent or NGN.
     
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    That's what the customer told us.
    I guess he called BG and was then passed to the ones you said.
     
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