In order to work a project cost for this sort of job out, you will need to get the prices from the 3 different companies mentioned above.
The average cost from the the Distribution Network Owner to move the service cable and service head is £720 (inc vat) - More complicated relocation work will increase this cost. ***This cost is from Northern Powergrid for their area
Be aware, that this cost DOES NOT include the supply or installation of the external meter cabinet. This is down to the customer to arrange, however we have a builder we use when you chose our services to assist in moving your meter.
An external meter cabinet and 'hockey stick' (the pipe beneath the cabinet which leads to the floor) retail at approximately £
Electricity Suppliers vary in their cost to relocate the meter. From a sample of the jobs we have been involved with as our work as an Electrician in Wakefield, the costs are in the region of £70-100. In some certain circumstances, they will actually move the meter a small distance for free. However most moves, internal to external, will attract a fee.
If you are not sure who your electricity supplier is then you can check on the Northern Powergrid Website by clicking here.
You will then need to contact your electricity supplier and arrange an appointment for their meter fitter to attend and relocate the meter.
Moving Your Fuseboard
If you need to move your fuse board/consumer unit as part of these works, then you will need to contact a registered local electrician
who can come and provide a survey and free quote.
Moving the fuse board is quite an involved job as you need to also relocate a lot of the cables which connect your existing circuits to the board. The cables need to reach the new location, this may require them extending to suit.
In some instances, certainly in cellars and places like that, there may simply be enough spare cable that this is easily achieved.
However in some circumstances this may require extending the cables significantly and quite a lot of electrical works. In small buildings there may not be so many cables to extend. In larger buildings, this can cause headaches and a need to drill holes and lift floorboards to feed cables.
A survey & quote will give you the best idea of cost specific to your own property. A ball park range of the costs involved is £600-900.
If you are in Wakefield or surrounding areas, I can provide you with a free of charge, totally no obligation plan as to how much it will cost to move your fuse board and enable you to have your electric meter moved into the position you want.