Meter Box Types
|Surface Mounted Meter Boxes :- are used in situations where there is no cavity to build into or where a new meter is retro-fitted to the outside of an existing house, and are, therefore, easier to install, being fixed to the surface of the house wall. The current range includes the Mk2 (G70036), specified for new installations and the Mk1 (G30060/70) replacement cover. The supply enters the meter box via a pipe known as a gas riser tube through the bottom of the box on the right hand side.
||Recessed Meter Boxes :- are typically used in new build housing developments and are built into the cavity wall with the moulded architrave protruding by 60mm. Supplied in either a white (G01024) or brown (G01134) colour, they match the size of the current recessed electricity meter boxes. The gas supply enters the meter box via a pipe known as a gas riser tube through the bottom of the box on the right hand side, which is designed to protect the gas pipe from ground level to its entry point on the gas meter box.
||Semi-Buried Gas Meter Boxes :- are typically used in new build housing developments and where a gas meter installation is required but in a less conspicuous location, the box being fitted at low level and partly buried. Three different models available, National Grid version (G60032), Mitras version (G60039) and Connect version (G60055), which are designed to be used with different meters, and it is therefore essential to check with the meter connector as to which model is required, as each box type is manufactured specifically to suit different meter types.
||Universal Gas Meter Boxes :- are typically used in new build housing developments. These models, which can be used to accommodate many types of domestic gas meters and can also be installed partially buried in the ground, at ground level or be wall-mounted. Universal meter boxes are already being installed as the optimum solution to house Smart gas meters. Two models are available, the Unibox (G02013) and the Multibox (G60034).