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Garage conversion - do I have to move the meters?

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Littleover Fri 02-Sep-11 14:37:58

Trying to persuade DH to have our garage converted into a utility room going into a shower room. It is accessed by the downstairs loo as the garage is about 25% integral. The meters are on the wall that would be in my proposed utility room, could we just box them into a cupboard. Have had a quote of £1800 per meter just to move them onto the outside wall.
Anyone?

nocake Fri 02-Sep-11 16:25:10

Yes, you can just build a cupboard around them. In my previous house they were both in a cupboard under the stairs and in my current house the electricity meter is in a cupboard in the sitting room.

said Fri 02-Sep-11 18:35:12

Yes, you can box them in but who is quoting you £1800 per meter? shock

HarrietJones Fri 02-Sep-11 19:00:46

It will be national grid that moves a gas meter. They are extortionate.

We have our meters in the living room boxed in.

said Fri 02-Sep-11 19:27:34

Yes, but £1800 per meter? They charged us £650 ish for one meter and I nearly fainted at that.

HarrietJones Fri 02-Sep-11 20:27:43

If they need a new box, think they charge per metre moved etc. Bet they'd add it up.

We paid £650 recently but got most of it back as it tools month for them to do it right

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