What Is A Temporary Builders Supply?
A temporary builder’s supply is an essential part of any construction project. It is a supply of power to the construction site to provide temporary power whilst building.
This temporary electricity supply is generally installed by an electrician and includes all the necessary cables, sockets, and distribution boards.
Your temporary supply is connected to a generator or the main electrical grid. Installation should only be done by a licensed professional, as working with high voltage out in the open needs appropriate safety measures.
We recommend taking this opportunity to chat with your electrician about comparing energy suppliers, so you can determine your usage needs.
A temporary supply is available for one year from the start of construction. If the project is going to take longer you’ll need a permanent connection. You can apply for an extension, however, if your construction project is nearing completion at the one-year mark.
A temporary electricity supply is metered and can be three phases (for large construction sites for apartments or office buildings, or one phase, for smaller sites, like housing.
You’ll be given an Installation Control Point (ICP) number to monitor usage. This same number is transferred to your permanent connection when the building is complete. If you’re building offices, you should start considering your business gas supplier too.