MW Electrical Services

How to Connect Your Home To The Grid

We love using technology to help people to make jaw-dropping transformations to their homes.

From installing intelligent lighting systems to building stunning home cinemas, we strive to help households all over the country to benefit from smart technology. But, of course, all this smart technology is powered by electricity. A safe and cost-effective electrical infrastructure starts with your home’s connection to the National Grid. And if you’re in the process of building your own home (or hope to someday), you may wonder how you go about getting your new build connected to the grid. Here, we’ll look at how to set up a new connection in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.

How much does it cost to connect to the national grid

That depends! According to the energy experts at Papernest, a new connectionto the grid costs an average of £1,619. This includes the cost of your electricity meter. However, there are a lot of factors that may influence the cost of a new connection. These include your location, the size of the property, and how much digging needs to be carried out to lay the associated cables (doing this yourself can reduce the cost). Some connections require work to be carried out on public property, or to redirect traffic, and this will likely incur additional costs.


Can I connect to the grid by myself?

Unfortunately not. Establishing a new connection to the grid is not something you or your local electrician can do in full. While you are free to dig your own trenches for cables and a local electrician can carry out some of the work (more on that shortly), you need to contact your local Distribution Network Operator (DNO) to manage the connection.