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Getting gas on site

In the second part of his series about ensuring your building plot has the right services in place, this month Tim Doherty looks at how to get connected to a gas supply

Gas is frequently still the most cost-effective option for space heating and hot water, so if you’re selfbuilding it’s essential to make sure your site has an appropriate supply.

The gas delivery network (GDN) across the British Isles is divided into eight distribution networks. These are owned by four UK-based operators, plus one in Ireland, who possess the gas pipes and are responsible for their performance, maintenance and for making new connections.

Take a look at the Energy Network Association’s website to find out which GDN is relevant to your plot (www.energynetworks.org). Application processes are fairly straightforward – armed with the right information, you can request a connection online or post it to the appropriate team.

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What's inside the April 2018 edition of Build It magazine: - Stunning eco home on a heritage plot (page 22) - Glazed doors design ideas (page 64) - Renovating for profit (page 71) - Garage design options (page 74) - Complete guide to building with timber (page 81) - How to get planning on your garden (page 110) - Window cost guide (page 117) ... and much more!