1Gas deliver mains gas pipe connections, upgrades/downgrades & relocations throughout England, Scotland & Wales. We aim to deliver the best customer service possible combined with competitive prices.
Not all properties have a gas service or indeed a gas main in the local area. If you require a new gas pipe connection because your property doesn’t currently have gas or has been previously disconnected, we can assist you. Similarly, if there is no gas main in your locality we can advise you about this.
1Gas can assist with many types of pipework including new gas connections, upgrades or downgrades, relocations and disconnections. These are explained in detail below.
To help us provide you with an accurate gas connection quote, we normally require your peak demand for gas usage, in kilowatts – in other words, with all your gas appliances switched on, how much gas you will be consuming. In most cases, we also require a map or scale plan to show the desired gas pipe termination point, marked with a cross.
In certain circumstances you may wish to alter the amount of gas that your current gas pipe and meter can deliver. For example, someone changing the use of a property from an office to a restaurant may use significantly more gas – and need sufficient extra pressure for appliances to work effectively. Similarly, a property with a large gas meter may be able to downgrade the size of the meter to make savings on gas bills. For upgrades or downgrades, we need to know the new peak demand of gas in kilowatts to be able to provide you with a free quote.
If you wish to move the position of a gas pipe and/or meter, we can help you relocate your gas service with the minimum of hassle. We will take care of the meter removal, gas pipe alteration and reconnection of the meter. An example of where a gas connection relocation may be required is when gas meters which are causing an obstruction or there is to be redevelopment at a property which means that a gas pipe and/or meter would be better positioned somewhere else. In these situations we require a map to show the current and the new meter positions, both clearly identified on a diagram.
Should you wish to disconnect the gas supply to a property, we will need to know what the reason is and where you would like the gas cut off. For instance, if a site demolition will be taking place, we will need to ensure that the gas is cut off at the site boundary to ensure there is no danger of striking live gas infrastructure. Once all known gas supplies have been disconnected, engineers will provide a site clear certificate to confirm it is safe to carry out redevelopment. A map showing the meter position and where the gas is to be disconnected should be provided so that we can issue a quote.
Gas pipes, also known as ‘supplies’, ‘services’ or ‘connections’, are in effect the pipes that connect the gas main in the street to your gas meter. A gas connection on its own is insufficient to gain access to gas – a meter is always required. This is for two principal reasons: to regulate the pressure leaving the meter to 21mbar under normal operating circumstances, and to act as a tool to measure the amount of gas a customer draws from the National Grid network so that an appropriate bill can be issued by a gas supplier. The gas connection pipe that connects to a primary meter, in other words the meter for which a gas bill will be sent by a gas supplier, is solely sized for the requirements of the customer at that property, to ensure adequate supply pressure is maintained. A gas connection will never be shared with a neighbouring property, and the National Grid or an approved gas transporter company is responsible for safety and maintenance of the gas connection pipe during its lifetime. On occasion, mains gas pipes may need to be upgraded if a customer has particularly large gas requirements for a new installation or upgrade. This makes the timescale for work to be carried out much longer.