What is a Meter Box Cover? (& Other FAQs)

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What is a Meter Box Cover (& Other FAQs)

Posted 13.02.2020

What is a Meter Box Cover?

A meter box cover is the box unit that protects a gas, electric or water meter on a property to protect it from damage and weathering. They are usually made from metal or hard-wearing plastic to cope with environmental conditions and are available in a selection of colours to suit your requirements. Meter box covers can be recessed or surface mounted, and can also be used internally as well as externally, although they are usually found on the exterior of a property.

Do I need to replace or fix my meter box?

In some cases, your gas meter box cover or electric meter box cover may need to be replaced altogether. However, in other cases, you may not need to replace your whole meter box – it may be able to be easily fixed with our meter box repair kit or just a few replacement parts. Whether you need a new replacement door for your gas meter box or a few repair bits for your electricity meter box, we have everything you will need.

Reasons to repair/replace my meter box?

Your meter box now may need fixing or repairing for one of many reasons. For example, if your meter box:

  • becomes damaged
  • is unsightly due to wear and tear
  • becomes vandalised
  • has a broken part/s
  • the door has fallen off

How do I know which meter box cover to choose?

First of all, you will need to measure the dimensions of your current meter box cover.

Then choose your required meter box type from our categories, whether that is gas, electric or water. You can then decide on the meter box cover that is suitable for you from our selection of overboxes.

Can I fit a meter box myself?

Yes, you can. Fitting a meter box yourself is quite straightforward and you will only need a small amount of DIY ability. We send your meter boxes direct to your property. Read our handy guide on how you can fit a meter overbox.

If you would like to know how to replace a meter door, replace a plastic latch or replace a latch held with washers or a metal latch, we have guides for those too.

Whose responsibility is it to fix a meter box?

The homeowner is responsible for the meter box, not the utility company, as it is part of the fabric of the building.

What are the regulations?

Every meter box must meet UK Standards as detailed in the ESI Standard 13-3 April 1986 and British Standard BS 8567: 2012. All our meter boxes are compliant with the appropriate regulations.

Why choose Repair My Meter Box?

We believe in offering simple, cost-effective solutions to repairing your meter boxes now.

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  • Purchased in the UK
  • Shipping and VAT included in prices
  • High-quality products
  • Simple straightforward fitting
  • Excellent customer service

If you would like to learn more or have any questions we’ve not covered, please get in touch!

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