The Gas Connection Process Explained

Interested in connecting to Ireland’s gas network? Follow the steps below to see if you are eligible and find out what you need to do.

The connection process

  • Gas Networks Ireland

    The gas network, external pipes and your meter.

  • Registered Gas Installer (RGI)

    The internal gas piping and appliances within your home.

  • Gas Supplier (Shipper)

    Gas shipping and billing.

Step 1Check if you can connect to gas

Family home

Check if you can connect to gas and apply online.

What to do:

  • Start your online gas application
  • Enter your Eircode or address and find out if you can avail of gas
  • Submit your application online
  • Provide meter location
  • Accept the terms & conditions

Step 2Pay for connection works

Man making a call

You can pay online or contact us by phone on 1800 50 40 60 to arrange payment and the appointment for your connection. If you pay online, we will phone you to arrange the appointment within 48 hours.

What to do:

  • Pay for your connection
  • Agree your appointment time
  • Receive your GPRN (Gas Point Registration Number)
  • Engage with an RGI to organise the internal work for the house

Step 3Connection works completed

Workers connecting gas supply

Gas Networks Ireland will install the required external gas pipes. The meter box will then be installed at a later stage. The gas meter will be fitted once your Registered Gas Installer (RGI) competes internal work and you choose a gas supplier.

Grants may be available for this kind of work from the SEAI, you can use the link provided in the resources section to see if these grants can apply to your home.

What to do:

  • Be available for the appointment
  • Provide access for Gas Networks Ireland
  • Your RGI is ready to go

Step 4RGI completes internal work

RGI completing internal work

Depending on the level of work required this can take from a number of hours up to 2 days.

Your Registered Gas Installer (RGI) will complete the agreed internal work on the house. This should include any internal gas pipes and appliances required, such as the gas boiler and/or gas cooker. Once the work is completed, your Registered Gas Installer (RGI) should supply you with an RGI conformance certificate. This should be placed inside the meter box in advance of Gas Networks Ireland fitting your gas meter.

What to do:

  • Choose your appliances
  • RGI conformance certificate received

Home Resources

Step 5Choose your gas supplier

Couple reading document

On average it takes 1 working day to get your property connected to the gas supply.

If you haven’t already done it, it’s time to select your preferred gas supplier.

What to do:

  • Choose your gas supplier
  • Have your GPRN at hand

Supplier Resources

Step 6We connect you

Gas fireplace

The fitting of the meter typically takes approx. 30 minutes.

You do not need to be present at the property during this time, although we recommend that you are, if possible. If you are not available for the appointment, please ensure that the meter box is accessible, and that it contains the Certificate of Conformance (Cert 1) completed by your RGI. If the meter box is inaccessible and/or the certificate is not completed/available, we will be unable to fit your meter. When the gas meter has been installed, you must contact your RGI to return and connect the internal pipe work to our supply and turn on the gas.

What to do:

  • Confirm appointment for meter fitting with your gas supplier
  • Be at the property for the appointment, if possible.
  • Make sure the meter box is accessible so our fitter can fit the meter
  • Make sure the RGI conformance certificate (Cert 1) is in the meter box
  • Contact the RGI to connect the internal pipe work and turn on the gas

Final Resources

Are you ready?

Soon you could be enjoying all the benefits of natural gas in your own home.

Start the connection process now