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Goldensunnydays81 Thu 27-Nov-14 15:52:29

Hello
Don't know if anyone can help but we have been to see a house that needs updating has no central heating etc and although there is a gas pipe coming into the property from the road it is capped off having never been used, it also has no gas meter. Does anyone know who I get in contact with to get one and a rough idea of how much it would cost?

Thank you

wowfudge Thu 27-Nov-14 16:29:42

Contact British Gas and ask them to get an idea - they supply and install meters for new builds for free; their website is not explicit about charges for installation at existing properties. Make sure you also ask them about their lead times for installation.

PigletJohn Thu 27-Nov-14 21:46:15

if it is an old metal pipe it might be rusty and/or damaged and/or not connected to anything in the road, in which case they will have to run and connect a new pipe, presumably at your expense.

try here www.britishgas.co.uk/products-and-services/gas-and-electricity/new-connections.html

Goldensunnydays81 Fri 28-Nov-14 13:28:06

Thank you! Will have a check out on British gas website.

Stirrup Fri 28-Nov-14 13:36:06

They'll probably refer you to National Grid who are the ones who do the work.

We had ours done last year. It was approx £800 for NG to do the whole job, or NG would charge approx £400 if we could get the hole dug and filled in ourselves. We got a labourer/gardender to dig the hole (for about £50 or so).

We were quite close to the road and the pipe (a few metres away...).

Betty1980 Sat 29-Nov-14 17:01:15

We are having one installed next week for free by npower. gas pipe was still there from a few years ago so no problem with that but was told it would be £250 if it had been dead. call your supplier and national grid.

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