Via this portal, you can easily submit
your Electricity and Gas Easement/Wayleave searches
to National Grid and/or Cadent
, where they will be available for immediate processing
by the engineers. This is far quicker, more efficient
and more environmentally friendly than sending your
requests via the conventional postal method.
Below shows the basic steps for submitting online, directly
to National Grid and/or Cadent - Click
here for Postal Option
you have an account, the process overview is as follows:
Step 1) Login & enter
your Site address / coordinates
Step 2) Upload your image
file of the site (generally scanned in - See below),
or forward these to us in the post
Step 3) Make Payment of
the relevant amount per request (via credit card, cheque,
voucher, credit account*)
Gas Distribution Search: £36.34 plus VAT
payable to 'Utilitysearch'
Gas Transmission and Electricity Transmission £63.83
plus VAT payable to Utilitysearch'
‘To get a comprehensive asset search, you should submit a search for both Cadent Gas Limited for Gas Distribution and National Grid plc for Gas Transmission and Electricity Transmission.
These charges are standard for most searches, however
if your search area is very large then a bespoke costing
The standard charge is based on a plan with
a scale of 1:1250. This would roughly cover 500m x 270m
if printed on A3 and varies depending on scale, orientation
and printing medium. If the area is densely populated
with Infrastructure then 1:500 scale may be required
and this will reduce the overall size of the printable
area conversely if there is very little infrastructure
in the area for example a pipeline crossing fields then
results may be produced on 1:2500 scale covering a slightly
larger area. If the information cannot be clearly displayed
on the plans detailed above for example large areas
with densely populated infrastructure then they may
be priced at a bespoke rate by the engineer; if this
is the case then you will be informed and asked to confirm
payment prior to work being undertaken. If you do have
any query regarding the pricing then please get in touch
to discuss your requirements.
For Frequently asked Questions, click
You will be emailed a PDF document containing the response
documentation and maps if applicable as soon as an engineer
has processed your request. All your requests/responses
are also saved in your account for future reference.
Uploading Site Image files: If you
cannot scan/photo your image in (as JPG/GIF/PNG/PDF
file) or have not got access to software to produce
these files then you can simply select 'Plans to follow
in post' we will create a header letter for you to print
and add to your plan so that you can place it in the
post...easy! Since you have paid online and we already
have the rest of the site information, time will still
be saved so please don't let the fact that you have
no scanner put you off.
We also support 3rd Party search companies
to use this portal, enabling your company to enter a
response address per request so that your client receives
the documentation directly via email or post. We also
have additional interface tools avalable for 3rd Parties,
please contact us for further information.