Electricity Meters FAQ

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Everything you need to know about your Electricity Meter

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How do I get an electric meter fitted?

Before an electric meter is fitted, you need to have an existing electric connection. Don’t worry if you don’t already have an electric supply in place, as one of the UK’s leading utility companies, we can handle the entire process of getting you connected, whilst fully complying with Ofgem guidelines. Call us today on 0161 938 4920 to speak to one of our experienced advisors.

Can I move my electric meter?

When planning a renovation or an extension, your electric meter may be better suited in a different location. While it’s an inconvenience, as a homeowner or renovator, you cannot undertake this task yourself, unless you’re a fully qualified and licensed electrician. As aside from it being very dangerous, it’s also illegal.

For safety reasons, your mains electricity supply is switched off and then the process of moving the electricity meter can be undertaken.

How long does it take to move my electric meter?

This isn’t a straight forward question to answer as all meter moves are different, depending on the complexity of the job. When you get in touch with Crown Utilities and explain exactly what your requirements are, we can provide you with an accurate time scale.

Our standard timescale is 2-4 weeks for a quote and 6-12 weeks for works to be completed, but again this depends entirely on each individual requirement.

How much does it cost to move my electric meter?

Without us knowing the exact details of the electric meter and where you want it to be moved to, we are unable to give you an accurate price. When you get in touch, we will request site plans of the property, including where the meter is located so we can gain a thorough understanding of the complexity of the job.

Depending on the new location of the meter, you may need a new supply cable or an extension to the existing cable.

Where can I position an electric meter?

The ideal location for any electricity meter should be on the wall closest to the electricity main, this can include garages or inside the building. Any electricity meter (this includes gas meters) are generally positioned outside, but some older properties may have the meters inside.

Get in touch with Crown Utilities

Hopefully we’ve answered your questions about electricity meters, but should you have any further questions about them, our team of experts are here to answer any other questions you may have. You can get in touch with our electricity meter experts by calling us today on 0161 938 4920.

If you need help with an electricity supply to your home or business, you can learn more by reading about our electricity services as well as our electricity meter services to find out more or of course you can discuss your requirements with our team.

How can Crown Utilities help you?

We provide bespoke multi-utility design, project management and multi-utility installation service for both domestic and commercial developments.

Why work with Crown Utilities?

Why work with Crown Utilities

We supply gas, electricity and utilities to businesses, public sector customers and the construction industry
We have full UK coverage, so if you’re in an emergency, we will be with you in an instant
We deliver bespoke utility management projects to suit contractors, developers and the end user
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You will receive a dedicated account manager who is a qualified and experienced construction expert
You will have complete peace of mind that all your utility requirements are covered
Health & Safety procedures on hand and permanent energy supply

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