Connect your project to gas
Planning how to add, move, remove or upgrade gas service at your construction or renovation site can help your project run smoothly. Plus, you may qualify for financial incentives for installing gas piping and appliances in your development.
Plan for construction
We have online service request tools to help you find out if gas is available at your location, get a cost estimate for installation and schedule your service.
Our online service request tool.
A service line and meter must be installed to connect the building to a 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.
If you’re demolishing a building and need to have your 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.
If you’re adding gas appliances that will increase the amount of gas being used, call us at 1-888-224-2710 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.
This program allows builders and developers to work directly with an approved design and engineering service provider and an approved civil contractor on the design and installation of gas mains and services. This can help projects move forward faster and could save you time and money.
Tools for building with gas
Connecting your development to natural gas can help you save construction costs and offer your customers the comfort and convenience of gas appliances.
Give your customers the option of adding 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 gas barbecue.
We offer piping and individual metering for secondary suites and multi-unit residential building (e.g. condos) with gas appliances in each suite. Suite metering allows you to include the comforts and convenience of gas in your home or development, and you or your customers won’t have to subsidize your neighbours’ or tenants’ energy use.
Suite metering gives landlords and tenants control over their own energy usage.
Compared to a common meter for the whole building, suite metering gives homeowners in multi-unit residential buildings control over their own utility costs.
Most energy used in the home goes toward space and water heating.
If you include gas appliances in your development, contact an energy solutions manager to order marketing materials that highlight the benefits to your customers.