If you’re planning to have work done on your property, such as building an extension, new driveway, garden walls or landscaping, it is essential to check for the location of gas pipes.
Digging into natural gas pipelines can cause major disruption, serious injury and even death. If a pipeline is damaged while work is being carried out you may be liable to pay pipeline repair costs to Gas Networks Ireland.
Gas Networks Ireland's Dial Before You Dig service provides information, advice and maps on the gas pipeline network. Before starting any excavation work, it is essential to check for the location of gas pipes by calling 1850 42 77 47 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are employing a builder or contractor remind them to always Dial Before They Dig.
The gas service pipe is the pipe that connects your property to the gas main in the street.
Domestic natural gas service pipes are not usually identified on network maps, but their presence should be assumed. Generally, though not always, the service pipe to your house runs in a straight line from the meter box to the street. The service pipe is usually laid at a depth of approximately 375 mm (15 inches) or deeper.
Follow these steps to help determine the approximate position of your gas service.
Note: Make sure to use safe digging practices when locating the exact position of gas service pipe. For further information please refer to our safety advice guide.
If a gas pipeline has been damaged, please call our 24-hour emergency line on 1850 20 50 50, even if gas does not appear to be leaking.