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Navigating Utility Challenges!

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.ย ๐Ÿ’ธย 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!ย ๐Ÿ˜Š

Since then, we have had multiple visits from Northern Power Grid who supply in Northumberland.ย โš ๏ธโ€Š 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 areย 
through the roof.ย ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

5 months and we finally have them on site, whether that means the right people are on site….watch this space.ย ๐Ÿ‘€

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 neighbourโ€™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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