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Utilities – a word of warning!

⚠️  A BIG word of warning when doing anything with utilities!

I was recently talking with a developer, and we were discussing utilities! They made the statement that they thought they had started with the utilities to their development early enough…and then said:

"early enough is never early enough" - too true! 👍

Way back in October we contacted the energy supplier to our SA property in Northumberland. 💸 We booked and paid for an Isolator Switch (so we could fit an EV Charger) and for a meter move (we wanted to move the meter to the opposite wall).

Hindsight is a wonderful thing! 😊

Since then, we have had multiple visits from Northern Power Grid who supply in Northumberland. ⚠️  BEWARE one surveyor only looks at one thing – so one person to survey the meter, one person to survey the loop supply, one person to survey or the isolator…so many “one” persons 😣! No wonder utility costs are through the roof. 💸💸💸

5 months and we finally have them on site, whether that means the right people are on site….watch this space. 👀

This is a loop supply, and they are even more fun!

The reason I mention the loop supply is in many old properties electric supplies were “looped” between properties, as in fed into one property and then just popped through a hole in the wall to the neighbour!

😨😱 EEEEkkkkkk if you have a loop supply, throw into the mix the fact you need your neighbour’s consent to turn off the electric to their house when a new supply is run in. 🙈

Our loop supply was finally condemned, and we have been fitted a new supply FOC by Northern Power Grid. 🧐

TOP TIP: it is NEVER too early to start on utilities and don't take anything you are told as accurate! Check, double and triple check!

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