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When you’re installing a new gas supply for your business, there’s a lot to consider. Here we outline how we can make a complex process as simple as possible, with a high quality service that you can rely upon.



Your safety is our number one priority, which is why we only work with service providers who meet our strict HSE standards. We also audit our providers regularly to make sure they hold the necessary accreditation.

Capacity Planning

A gas safe engineer will assess the safety and capacity of your existing pipework, and then DS Gas can discuss alternative solutions if necessary with you.

The size of the meter is dependent upon the input loading requirements of all appliances using gas. This should be given in KWh or SCMH.

A Gas Safe Registered engineer will be able to assist you with obtaining this information, or you can contact us directly with any questions.

Cost And Timescales

The cost of a new gas connection is dependent upon:

The scope of works,
where the nearest gas main is,
what approvals may be required,
and requirements for excavation and reinstatement.

Also, make sure you have a thorough look through the supplier contract to see what fees you may be subject to.

Timescales for commercial gas connections are also dependent upon the above factors, possibly 12-16 weeks, but sometimes sooner.


When it comes to organizing a new gas supply for your business or installing a new gas meter, you have to know what you’re doing – and there’s a lot to do. That’s why we’ll give you your very own consultant to look after the whole process for you.

With our expert help and inside-out knowledge of what’s needed from start to finish, you can be sure that from paperwork to pipework, everything will be professionally completed to exacting industry standards:

Existing Gas Supply

If there’s no existing gas supply, we’ll arrange and fit your new pipework and gas meter. Before you can use your new gas service, you’ll need a new meter.


This involves laying a new gas pipeline that will terminate with more than one supply point. If you’re unsure if there is a supply available, your DS Gas consultant will work with you to understand if there’s a suitable, live supply nearby – and what to do if there isn’t.

Laying Your New Pipeline

Once you’ve found a main gas pipeline, you’ll need to connect to it. Your DS Gas consultant will liaise with our service provider to obtain a competitive quotation.

Installing A New Meter

If you require a new gas meter, your DS Gas consultant will organise this for you using one of our trusted service providers.


Your DS Gas consultant will call you upon completion to ensure you’re happy with the work carried out, once you’re fully connected and on-supply.