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What are the different types of meter boxes?


Electric meter boxes

Electric meter boxes have to meet UK Standard as detailed in the ESI Standard 13-3 April 1986 and British Standard BS 8567: 2012.

Electric meter boxes can be recessed or surface mounted. Several ranges have been created to offer you a large spectre. Dimensions are also part of what you will need to find first. Here again, a large offer is present on our website.

Depending on the products, the specifications will be different. On MeterBoxesDirect, you will find products answering to the Standards, recessed and surface mounted and using Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP). This raw material has been choose for its specifications such as toughness, high robustness in outside environment and resistance to corrosion. All of our electric meter boxes are made from fire retardant material.

On MeterBoxesDirect, you can directly buy the whole unit, supplied with an interior timber backboard, hinges, lock and key. But you can also find all the spare parts you would need to replace or repair your old meter boxes.

Commercial meter boxes

Commercial meter boxes are special enclosures with specified Ingress Protection (IP) ratings and can be used for several purposes including electrical installations. Ingress Protection rating defines the level of sealing effectiveness of enclosures against intrusion from foreign bodies such as dirt or water. IP is followed by 2 numbers:

  • The first digit represents degree of protection against solid objects

  • The second digit represents degree of protection against water


Constructed from GRP – Glass Reinforced Plastic, these commercial meter boxes are suitable for meters, compressors, low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies etc. The use of GRP as raw material makes the product to non corrodible, weather resistant and easily cleanable.

Complete with hinges, lock and key, the commercial meter boxes come as self-assembly or flat packs on MeterBoxesDirect.

Gas meter boxes

Gas meter boxes have to meet UK Standard as British Standard BS 8499 : 2009.

Gas meter boxes are recessed or surface mounted. Several ranges have been created to offer you a large spectre. Dimensions are also part of what you will need to find first. Here again, a large offer is present on our website.

Depending on the products, the specifications will be different. On MeterBoxesDirect, you will find products answering to the Standards, recessed and surface mounted and using Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP). This raw material has been choose for its specifications such as toughness, high robustness in outside environment and resistance to corrosion. All of our gas meter boxes are made from fire retardant material.

On MeterBoxesDirect, you can directly buy the whole unit, supplied with an interior timber backboard, hinges, lock and key. But you can also find all the spare parts you would need to replace or repair your old meter boxes.

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