I am in the process of purchasing a garage that whilst on the same
street as my house is a few doors down, so there is no possibility of a
direct connection to the existing supply. I have instead been
investigating getting a new 100A single phase supply installed with
separate meter, etc. but the quote has been much higher than expected
(SSE ~6k). Seems their maps state the nearest electrical connection is
the other side of the road and so it all needs digging up.
Anyway the real reason I am asking here is that in the garage next door
to me there is, to my eye at least, what appears to be a suitable
connection point (see dropbox link for image of this). It is currently
supplying one flat next to the garage where the supply is housed.
I think it should be possible to take another supply from this and feed
it through the wall behind (This would be convenient as that wall is the
party wall with my garage). So before I get back to SSE to point this
out and push for them to quote on connecting here I was just wondering
if others agree?
For those with limited vision or no access to the image:
Image shows a largeish (~1") cloth wrapped cable rising from the
concrete garage floor into a large, roughly 30cm x 30cm, black plastic
connection block mounted on a board, on the top of this to the right
there is the standard black cable connection to the meter (for the flat)
and what looks like extra holes in the middle and left, for possible
 As an aside I know I can get others to do some (most) of this work
instead but won't they be working from the same maps and so come to the
same conclusion and quote for the same?.