Overview of UtilitySearch  

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

Once 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'
                 NOTE: ‘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 will apply.

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 here >>

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.


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UtilitySearch is operated by Utilitysearch limited, a Utilities Service Provider.
*Credit Account available subject to credit checks and substantial number of monthly submissions.
Where payment via Cheque is made, responses will not be available/sent until payment has been received.
Copies of your response documents where in electronic format can be downloaded at any time, postal copies may be subject to additional charges.











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