Before the house can be demolished all of the utility services (Gas, Electricity, Water) need to be disconnected. Rather than pay for a disconnection and then again for a new connection later I decided to move them to the side of the garage so they would be out of the way. I would then run my new gas and power connections from these into the new house at a later date and be able to have a builders supply of power and water during the build.

The first job was to locate the incoming services under the front garden so they could be redirected. The power and water were easy enough but for some strange reason the gas went off in another direction so took a little longer to find.

Digging trench services

The power cable is cut and fitted to a new cable running to the garage. This is done whilst still live with only a steady hand, some plastic wedges and leather gloves for protection.