Utility Connections for Self-Builders
Utilities are generally considered to include electricity, gas, water, sewage and telecommunications services. They are a specialist element of a project that are often overlooked. Ensuring that utilities are supplied to developments is vitally important, not just for the completed development, but also for the construction process itself.
Doing your research early is important, no matter the size of your project. Always make sure you do a thorough plot evaluation – understanding your plot’s location and characteristics can help you budget properly for your utility requirements.
Prices to bring mains electricity, gas, telephone, water and drainage to a site will vary enormously, depending on the location and existing services. Some services may not be easily accessible, and your point of connection could be some distance. There may be utilities running through your plot that may need diverting, or your supply could cross over someone else’s land.
There are a lot of aspects to consider – but ensuring you investigate your options in the early stages with careful planning and consideration will be beneficial in the long term. You don’t need to own a piece of land to obtain connection quotes, and the results will confirm whether a plot is financially viable.
Utilities have been cited as the most common cause of delay in construction projects as they are often underestimated. We are often contacted within a few weeks of someone requiring a connection as people are unaware of the complexities involved with installing new utility supplies. Utility connections can range from simple to extremely complex making it important to give yourself the time to cover all aspects that your job may require.
You may find the process of arranging utility work on your self-build site stressful and time-consuming. Plans and coordination for utility works can take considerable time and effort, and dealing with various companies can be challenging – that’s why we offer a hassle-free service that takes care of everything from start to finish, so our clients can focus on what they do best.
We’ll provide you with a dedicated contact for the life of the project to guide you expertly through the initial enquiry, design, and construction phases. We collaborate with our extensive network of partners across the country to secure the most competitive prices and best delivery times for you. Whether you require one electric connection or full multi-utility our specialist team will be able to assist you.
At Connections2energy, we strive to build long-term relationships with our customers. We were pleased to see 95% of our commercial clients use our services again due to our reputation for providing outstanding service with unrivalled customer care.
Don’t hesitate to contact us whether it’s just for friendly advice, a no-obligation quotation or any other queries you may have.