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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:23 am 
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Evening,

Had spent some reading allot of the posts but want to get some advice .

Doing a conversion into 3 flats on a period property - DoubleBrick (2 x 1bed = 1 bathroom, & 1 x 2 bed = 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) all with Kitchen basic etc) (will also fit combi/condensers, gas hob, elec oven, double glaz, etc)

The existing property has I think a plastic 22mm pipe water & steel pipe for the gas supply. (need to measure them)

Have been told various answers :dunno: (I dont have specific , water flows , or Kwh usage at this point)

Gas -
Answer 1. I need 2 x more additional gas supply's from supplier and move the exsiting supply to new location
Answer 2. I just need 1 x 28mm gas feed and split this into 3 to the meters.
Water -
Answer 1. Need 1 x 32mm feed and split to 3 meters
Answer 2. Need 2 x 22mm and 1x25mm supply
Electric -
Answer 1. 1x 100amp supply split to 4 x meters (1 = landlord)
Answer 2. 1x 3Phase supply split to 4 x meters (1 = landlord)

I understand there are allot of items to consider etc, but they are just simple flats , no high current draw devices (oven) no super large flow taps or showers , no swimming pools etc.

Cheers in advanced

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:20 am 
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Gas. you are only allowed 1 service entry pipe per property, which is then split to various meters.

Depends on the pressure and location but you may find what you have is ok, and just needs splitting at the meters.

Water. Depends on the flow rate and pressure, as well as demand.

Electric. No idea, but shouldn't think you'd need 3phase.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:34 am 
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it would cost you a small fortune to have 3 phase put in to your house, as long as your not having storage heaters or bazillion kw appliances in the house i would think about speaking to your electricity supplier for a 100am main fuse and splitting the 3 flats on 63amp dis boards

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:31 pm 
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Ok thanks for the response,

Gas - I still need to work on.

Water - Water supplier - "Will bring a large pipe to boundary into a header" From here I need to sort trench and location for meters etc.

Electric supplier, best option is a 3 phase split into 4 meters 3 flats + 1 for landlord meter. They said the cost of disconnect and moving the current 2 plus additional 1 would cost more etc.

Thanks for help above, still need to look as the gas.
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