If the works are Contestable they may be undertaken by a suitably accredited Independent Connections Provider (ICP). Contestable works include the installation of cables, substations and other plant associated with the new connection.
We were charged £3914 for electricity 4 years ago.
This week, my neighbour has been quoted £13K for the same specification connection by the same supplier. All they need to do is mole under the single lane road and make a normal single phase connection . Just under 300% rise in four years.
There is already a fused spur under the sink for the dishwasher.
Would a 2kw undersink water heater should run from this ok? ( I don't know if it's allowed but this was the setup in our rental house and it was both fast and economical to operate)
At the moment our daily cost of water heating is €1.70/ day. (€620/year) I reckon this could expand by many multiplies if we were to install a hot loop as the hot circuit would be continually cooling the tank and we would have to pay double to run the immersion during the day.
I guess a disappointment was when my first ebay bargain ASHP was found to be dead 11 months after buying it (first time trying to fire it up) It had been sold by a business seller as "new"
It turned out it was being sold cheap as end of line as it was a discontinued model and no longer supported. Tough.
Then some good fortune when I found that the company I had bought it from was owned by a much larger company that owns a well know builders merchant. An email to the CEO of the parent company resulted in a replacement, current model ASHP being delivered as a replacement.
Previous house now, still related to heating, I self installed a new oil boiler. After 2 months it stopped working. So I took the burner out to investigate. I was somewhat surprised when a load of water came out as I withdrew the burner. Cleaning it all up and emptying it, revealed a pin hole in a welded seam, and water was slowly drip drip dripping into the burner chamber and filling it up. the boiler manufacturer not only replaced it, but paid for a plumber to remove the dud one and fit the replacement.
Current disappointment is render issues I have, an ongoing discussion with the supplier is in progress......