Answers to metering questions and enquiries
Below you'll find answers to the questions we get asked the most. If you have a question that you can't find the answer to, please use the contact us page.
If you suspect a carbon monoxide leak or you can smell gas, leave the house or area and immediately call the National Gas emergency number on 0800 111 999.
Wherever you may be, there are some essential actions you need to do if you suspect a gas leak:
Find out more information about carbon monoxide poisoning on the NHS website.
Please contact your gas supplier in the first instance. However, if they cannot help, then please call our Customer Service Centre on 0800 001 4340.
You can find your gas supplier via the 'Find My Supplier' website, using the link below:
Alternatively, you can contact the Meter Point Administration helpline on 0870 608 1524.
No. To use gas, you must by law, have a contract in place with a gas supplier as it’s illegal to use gas without such a contract.
Yes it is, but the Gas Act 1995 requires every consumer of gas to take their supply through a meter that has been approved for billing purposes. Consequently, while it is not an illegal act to purchase a gas meter, careful consideration should be given to the intended use of the meter. For example, your gas meter is used to calculate the amount of gas used to enable the gas supplier to bill you. Any interference with a meter to prevent it from recording accurately or to attempt to manipulate the quantity of gas consumed in any way, are criminal offences.
The ownership of gas changes as it moves through the network. In simple terms, gas which is delivered to your property is owned by your gas supplier.
New connections are dependent on your property's location. You can request a new gas connection via your gas supplier or by contacting your local Gas Transporter.
The removal of your gas meter can be arranged through your existing gas supplier. Once the meter has been removed, the permanent removal of a gas supply from your property can be arranged by contacting your local Gas Transporter.
If the new location of the meter is greater than 1 meter from its existing location, or is on an external wall, then you will need to contact your local Gas Transporter.
The meter box is the responsibility of the property owner, therefore any spares or replacements need to be sourced and paid for by them. Meter boxes can be purchased through the local Gas Transporter or from builder’s merchants and specialist hardware suppliers.
Providing a consistent and excellent customer service is vitally important to us and at the heart of everything we do. If you are unhappy with any part of our services, then we want to know about it and do our best to put things right. You can contact us via:
Telephone: 0800 001 4340
Email: [email protected]
Address: Metering Complaints, 35 Homer Road, Solihull, B91 3QJ
We, National Grid Metering, will only ever contact you to confirm and/or agree metering related appointments, in or around your property. We will never ask for, or request, any personal information unnecessary for metering activity. Therefore please be aware of Scam-Callers who may pretend to be National Grid Metering and will ask for bank details or other personal information
Should you believe that your call is not genuine, then please contact us on our Freephone number 0800 001 4340
The ‘Information Commissioners Office’ (ICO), the UK’s independent authority set up to up hold information rights in the public interest, provides useful guides on how to identify and report any nuisance calls or messages that you may be concerned about. Attached below is a link to the ICO, in support of this area:
Why do you need to exchange my meter?
As part of our maintenance programme, your gas meter has been identified that it is due to be replaced in line with our asset policy.
Who will be completing the exchange at my property?
National Grid Metering has a number of trusted service partners that work on our behalf. All our trusted service partners are fully qualified and carry photo identification.
How can I check the identification of the engineer?
A contact identification telephone number is located on the back of their card alternatively please contact us on 0800 001 4340.
Are you fitting a smart meter?
No – The new meter will not be smart enabled, it will have the same functionality as your current meter.
Why do you need access to my property?
Access is required to allow our engineers to carry out checks on your internal appliances.
Do I need to do anything in preparation ?
No – our engineer just requires access to your property with enough space to be able to safely work on the meter.
How do I amend my PME appointment?
You are able to change your appointment date and time by calling 0800 001 4340 or emailing [email protected]