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Old 14 August 2003, 10:41   #1
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Possibly thinking of buying a old fashioned 30's/40's property to do up & resell, but it has no central heating as their is no mains gas connection.

It is in a built up residential area so no probs about getting it.

So my questions are:-

1 Whats a 'ballpark' figure for a mains gas connection?
2 Whats a 'ballpark' figure for a standard 3 bed semi central heating system gonna cost?

Just trying to work out whether its worth the hassle.....
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Old 14 August 2003, 11:00   #2
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Example price from Transco's webpage:

Section 3 – Connection charging examples

Notes: 1. The charges shown in this section do not include meter work, however charges for meter work may be shown on Transco’s connection quotations.
2. Charges shown in these examples do not include VAT, however it may be applicable depending upon circumstances.

3.1 Connection from a Distribution Network to an existing 4 bedroom house

Job Detail

• Property located in Portsmouth
• Existing premises in a street with a Transco Relevant Main.
• Gas main 15m from curtilage.
• 5m of pipe to lay in garden.
• Transco to excavate and backfill in private land.
• Customer requires semi-concealed meter box.
• Anticipated annual consumption: 20,800KWh
• Anticipated peak flow rate: 3 standard cubic metres per hour

Quote details

Customer would receive a standard charge quotation (South LDZ) as per Connection Services Charges Document. (The standard charge includes the Domestic Load Connection Allowance.)

At the time of publication, quote = £ 244

Cost shown include overheads
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Old 14 August 2003, 11:41   #3
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gosh - thats not bad - thought it would be much more than that
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Old 16 August 2003, 20:53   #4
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It cost me £250 for my 3rd floor flat. This quote was taking a pipe from the mains and running a pipe 10m to the back of the block of flats. From there we ran our own pipe as they wanted to use scaffolding costing £600+ to put the meter in the house 60ft up.

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Old 17 August 2003, 17:07   #5
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At work, British Gas have just quoted us £2300ish for new connections and meters to 6 bungalows we are building, and that's with us doing the trench works for them.

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Old 26 August 2003, 01:04   #6
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john s et al British gas and transco are not the only people allowed to quote for this work they kep this information very close to there chest for obvious reasons we are currently negotiating with an independent firm to lay electric and gas too a site with approximately 200 plots will hunt out the name of the firm and post it tomorrow
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Old 26 August 2003, 13:32   #7
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ok found the name

United utilities

Networks po box 3010
3 Castleton Court
St Mellons
Cardiff
CF3 OXA

Tel 029 2083 9250
Fax 029 2083 9270
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Old 13 September 2003, 18:40   #8
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Be careful who you have to put your gas in. There are an awful lot of cowboys out there who dont bother pressure testing etc.
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmm £230???
when I had my meter changed from inside the house to a flush box on the wall outside, British Gas charged me £200 15 years ago......and I had to collect and fit the box, and do the internal connections. All they did was disconnect old meter, and fit new one!!
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Do tell Chip as we are about to let these people start work soon and if they are gonna try cutting corners would like to be pre warned
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Old 15 September 2003, 19:21   #11
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Try this website/link. Im having the same problem but things are looking up. Hope it helps. You best hurry it's nearly winter!!! ha ha.

http://www.ofgem.gov.uk/ofgem/shared/template1.jsp?assortment=/workingforcustomers/howtogetconnected

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