Connect your project to natural gas
Planning how to add, move, remove or upgrade natural gas service at your construction or renovation site can help your project run smoothly. Plus, you may qualify for financial incentives for installing natural gas piping and appliances in your development.
Plan for construction
We have online service request tools to help you find out if natural gas is available at your location, get a cost estimate for installation and schedule your service.
Request a natural gas line
A service line and meter must be installed to connect the building to a natural gas main. Contractors requesting service on behalf of a homeowner can submit the request under their company name, and then the homeowner will need to open a new FortisBC account after installation is complete. Please allow for at least three to six weeks of lead time. Some requests may take longer or require more planning. Learn more about requesting a gas line.
Move or remove a natural gas line
If you’re demolishing a building and need to have your natural gas service removed or moved due to grade changes or renovations, contact us as soon as possible to request moving or removing a gas line. We’ll need two to six weeks for service removal requests, or six to eight weeks for moves. The process may take longer if more planning is required.
Upgrade existing natural gas service
If you’re adding natural gas appliances that will increase the amount of natural gas being used, call us to request a larger meter or different sized regulator. We’ll need to know the gas fitter’s name and phone number, the delivery pressure required, and the total load in British Thermal Units (BTU). We’ll determine your needs and let you know the process and timeline.
Tools for building with natural gas
Connecting your development to natural gas can help you save construction costs and offer your customers the comfort, convenience and cost savings of natural gas appliances.
Give your customers the option of adding natural gas appliances later by installing piping in your development before the walls are finished. For example, consider pre-piping to the kitchen, living room or a quick connect on the patio to make it easy for them to add a range, fireplace or natural gas barbecue. Learn more about the benefits of pre-piping for natural gas.
Financial incentives are available for piping and individual metering in a multi-unit residential development (such as condos) with natural gas appliances in each suite. This allows you to build in the attraction of natural gas, and your customers won’t have to subsidize their neighbours’ energy use. Learn how we can help with suite metering.
Natural gas appliances and equipment
Most energy used in the home goes toward space and water heating. High-efficiency natural gas heating systems can help your customers save on their energy bills compared to electric equivalents. Learn about the innovative options for natural gas space heating systems in your development as well as energy-efficient, space-saving natural gas water heaters.
If you include natural gas appliances in your development, you can order marketing materials to highlight the benefits to your customers.
We’re here to help
If you have questions about getting natural gas service for your project, contact an energy solutions manager or call us at 1-888-224-2710 (choose Construction Services), Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.