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  1. dom brown
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    dom brown EF Member

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    Hi im new to the page. Someone i know has bought a big house and is thinking of changing it to flats. He asked me what it takes to change the mains to supply the flats? I said i would find out for him. Please help.
     
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    are you a spark .
     
  3. dom brown
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    Not long qualified but only do house bashing.
     
  4. buzzlightyear
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    how many flat are they going to be.
     
  5. davesparks
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    He will need to contact the DNO to have the incoming service either altered or replaced to supply the flats.
     
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  6. buzzlightyear
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    well said davesparks .
     
  7. Murdoch
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    Which will take time and money.
     
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  8. buzzlightyear
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    the service head will have to be changed to three phase .
    will cost a lot £££££££
     
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  9. dom brown
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    Thanks
     
  10. dom brown
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    dom brown EF Member

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    Only 3. It wont bother him but any rough idea so i can tell him?
     
  11. dom brown
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    Any idea how much?
     
  12. buzzlightyear
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    how long have you been Q/Spark!
     
  13. buzzlightyear
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    more like how long is piece of string.
     
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  14. dom brown
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    12 months. Only do council rewires so dont know anything about the question i asked. If i have never been near it why would i know.
     
  15. buzzlightyear
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    answer to that, if you have not seen it .how can you give price for the work on say say .and ask about service head change .
     
  16. dom brown
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    im not giving a price just wonderd if it was a standard charge for them to change it to 3phase
     
  17. davesparks
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    Only the DNO will be able to tell you how much it will cost.
    Get in touch with them and get them out to survey and quote.
     
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    Could you give a customer a price for changing a distribution circuit from single to three phase without any information about the available capacity, cable length or route?
     
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    Thank you for a straight and easy answer
     
  20. dom brown
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    dom brown EF Member

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    I get your points now sorry for being slow ha
     
  21. buzzlightyear
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    the DNO will give you price from a£1 to25,000pounds depending how far the mains
    in road .
     
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    and who you speak to!
     
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    Budget about the same as a car.

    Mind you, it could be a Bugatti Veyron.
     
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    You may not require a three phase supply, you need to do some calculations because the existing supply may be adequate. I have in the past converted a single dwelling to three and just had the head changed to a linked out three phase head to enable three separate single phase supplies.
     
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    Do you want these flats to have separate meters and be billed by an electricity supplier.
    Or will you provide private meters and as landlord bill the tenants him/herself??
     
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    DNO pricing may be pot luck ,on spare capacity available ,
    or needing more equipment to support extra demand .
    (Hence crystal ball - string , responses )
     
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    If its on a main road and a bus route it will be a fortune especially if you need road management and suspension of parking bays.

    for example and not sparky related I needed a new water mains feed to a flat £3200, £2k to do the work £1200 to the council for road management and parking bay fees, this was in Fulham though.

    My advice is to speak to UK Power Networks and get a quote.
     
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  28. dom brown
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    Apparently he is going to do an all in thing so he pays bills they just pay rent.
     
  29. dom brown
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    dom brown EF Member

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    He is paying bills as an all in deal.
     
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    Oh my god
     
  31. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    Don't panic, yet. Get them out to quote first if they are needed.

    The flat I had/have the mains came into the flat it was odd that there was no mains fuse and the cable was PYRO, it transpired that the head came into the downstairs flat and that was where my fuse was, the electrician had to run an armoured and to install a new mains fuse in to my flat. I was worried that I would have needed a new run by GPN and to be reamed.

    It was bad enough splitting the water supply.
     
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