Gas mains replacement

Forefront Utilities provides a full scope gas mains replacement service from planning to project execution. This eliminates downtime while waiting for support services, which is very common in the utilities industry, avoiding over-runs in terms of both time and cost.

Our experience in working on complex jobs and in problematic areas means that we are well placed to anticipate potential pitfalls and ensure these do not lead to failures or delays. We also have all of the equipment necessary to complete projects as quickly and safely as possible.

Our comprehensive process includes:

  • Local authority notification
  • Scheduling of works
  • Review and refinement of replacement design
  • Agreement of routes and methods
  • Traffic management

We then look after all aspects of site preparation including:

  • Receipt of necessary permits
  • Preparation of health and safety packs
  • Set up of barriers and signage
  • Operation of tractor mounted cameras to assess pipe direction and condition


Our replacement work subsequently comprises:

  • Excavation of entry cavity
  • Entry into existing iron mains
  • Insertion of PE pipe which is pushed through as far as the pipe and friction permits
  • Steps repeated for each section