Building wooden temporary meter box

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Doing a new build. Having a temporary electric supply installed on the site. Have to build temporary wooden meter box. Need to know how to build it. Any advice or links appreciated.

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  • spiro
    spiro Posts: 6,403 Forumite
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    Are you planning to just have the meter in the box or also some form of consumer unit and power sockets to run power tools/portable lights etc?
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  • Energyman_2
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    Better to build a brick or breeze block cabinet and incorporate a standard meter box door and surround. Then re-use the meter box for the house (if possible) Build it to the spec on the back of the quote sheet with appropriate ducting etc as required by your network supplier.
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  • dunloadin
    dunloadin Posts: 359 Forumite
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    Most temporary meter boxes I've seen are watertight wooden boxes (thick marine ply) with a lockable door, attached to a couple of big stakes stuck in the ground. As to size it needs to accomodate the cutout, meter, an isolator switch and whatever consumer unit you decide to fit in it. The DNO supply is installed and a cutout fitted first...you'll also need to get an MPAN number registered, I would think the DNO would be the best people to ask as to the min spec of the box required.
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