Gas Connection Services

Gas Connection Services

Utility Site Services are one of the few service providers that can offer a reliable end-to-end gas connection service. Regardless of the project size, we will get the job done efficiently, on time, and on budget.

Ranging from the incoming service from the mains in the road to your property, through to the meter, we design and deliver a tailored solution that will meet your needs with market-leading project delivery that will exceed your expectations.
As an independent provider we work across all networks and service providers, to ensure that we explore a variety of options to produce a solution that is best for your needs.

Not every property in the UK will have been previously connected, depending on either its previous use, or its distance to the nearest gas main. If there is no gas main in the vicinity, we will advise you of the best course of action to meet your requirements.

We provide a straightforward, efficient and customer-focused service across all Gas Services, including the following:

- Domestic and Commercial gas installations
- Gas Disconnections
- Gas installations
- Gas Pipe Installations
- Gas Service
- Gas Service Upgrade
- GIRS Accredited Designs
- Meter Installations
- Nationwide Connections to all gas networks
- Outlet Pipework (downstream pipework from gas meters to appliances)
- Project Management
- Removal of Meters

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will it cost?

Each and every project is unique, so we are unable to give an immediate price. The cost can be affected by the size of the connection you need, the distance from the property to the nearest gas main, and the complexity of the works. Give one of our project specialists a call today and we will co-ordinate the entire process for you.

What are the timescales for a quotation?

Gas service quotations can take between one and four weeks to produce from the receipt of the required information. Once acceptance is received, installations can take a further six to eight weeks.

Please note that payment must be received alongside the acceptance for the project to commence.

Key Phrases

Below are a list of the industry acronyms that relate to the gas industry.

This is an independent party who own, manage and maintain gas meters. Suppliers will pay a rental charge to the MAM for providing the service to you through that meter.

This is a unique number that is given to differentiate and identify gas connection pipes. It is sometimes refered to as an ‘M’ number. The format of an MPRN is quite standard and consists of between 6 and 10 numbers.

You can typically find this on your bill or on a yellow network sticker next to the incoming service pipe.

If you cannot locate this, you can call the M Number helpline on 0870 608 1524.

This is a unique number given to each meter to identify it. It can be found on the front face plate of the meter.

This is the maximum flow of gas that your site will require with all of your consuming appliances turned on. We use this to make sure that the gas service is sized correctly to avoid any disruptions to your gas usage.

This is the estimated annual volume of gas registered at a supply meter point by the network. It is important when designing a new service that we get an idea of a reasonably accurate AQ as it could impact the tariffs you will pay on a supply agreement for the larger volumes.

You can calculate your AQ by the following formula:

(Daily hours of operation x 356) x Peak instantaneous demand (Hourly Load) = AQ

 

This is a test carried out by the gas network owner to confirm that the gas connection pipe can deliver a customer’s required maximum hourly load. As part of this check, an engineer will check the pressure and ECV size.

It is now an industry requirement that this needs to be undertaken prior to installing a meter to an existing supply or upgrading an existing meter.

As part of a GT1 check, the following information is usually provided on a written report:

  1. Capacity of the gas pipe in kilowatts (kW).
  2. Pressure in the gas mains (low pressure or LP, medium pressure or MP, intermediate pressure or IP and high pressure or HP).
  3. Confirmation if the gas pipe is live or dead.
  4. The size and type of Emergency Control Valve (ECV) e.g. size of the valve in inches or millimetres (mm) and screwed or threaded valve connection type.

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