Supply cable may run along area where I wish to open door

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peter1234

Supply cables may run along an area where I wish to open a door. The wall below the area where the meter and fuse box are located is above the height of a door. However, the supply cables run from somewhere below on the right hand side of the passage shown in the photograph. If it were possible to move the cables to the left hand side it would be easy for me to create a door opening.

1 - What is the best way of proceeding?
2 - How likely is it that the electricity supplier will agree to move those cables?
3 - How costly could this be?
4 - How much could it cost to move the meter and the fuse box?
5 - How much of this work could be done by an electrician independent from the supplier? View media item 51768
 
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I do not have x-Ray eyes. It would have been more heklpful to photo the meter/CU cupboard with the door open.

But, assuming the main feed would need to be moved, and also there may be cables coming from the consumer unit in that bit of wall too.

So My resonses to your questions would be:

1 - What is the best way of proceeding?
Do more investigation as to what 3exactly is in that wall.

2 - How likely is it that the electricity supplier will agree to move those cables?
It may be possible, but you will ahve to ask them to come to do a site survey
3 - How costly could this be?
Several hundreds of pounds, Only the DNO can determine this.
4 - How much could it cost to move the meter and the fuse box?
You'll have to get a quote, as in 3, plus the cost of moving (and probably updating) the consumer unit. Moving the consumer unit would be done by your electrician
5 - How much of this work could be done by an electrician independent from the supplier? ONLY the DNO can move the meter

Hope you have deep pockets, mate.
 
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Last I heard, UKPN start at £1200 +VAT for head move. This means they can generally price without having to to a site visit. If you go for it then they will make a site visit and if there is more work involved it could be more!

Plus the work your electrician will have to do.
 
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Thank you for the replies. I include an additional picture and clarify my original posting below.

Mine is one of two flats is in a Victorian conversion. The second picture shows the supply cables, meters for the two flats and one fuse box. The second fuse box is in the entrance hall. For some strange reason the previous owner of the house decided to leave the two meters in my flat. Is this legal?

The supply cables can be seen in right botton corner of the cupboard. They are probably the original cables before the house was converted.

If at all possible we wouldlike to create a door opening in the area below the metter. To do this the supply cables have to be moved 40 centimeters to the right or to the left outside the flat.
 
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The new picture has been added to my first posting. I think the problem I had in posting my albums was due to frequent Internet disconections
 
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Here is the picture. I had problems with it. Is there a limit on the size of pictures
 
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The new picture has been added to my first posting. I think the problem I had in posting my albums was due to frequent Internet disconections
 
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Moving the cable may be the least of the problems if that is a load bearing wall. There may need to be a transom over the new door with its ends supported on load bearing walls modified to take the transom.
 

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