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Hi everyone,

I'm new to to the forum, have just bought a Renault ZOE (which I love!) and would like some advice about having a home charging point installed.

Because of my circumstances I've had my free charging point installed at my mother-in-law's house but I'd like to get one installed at mine for convenience.

I live in a first floor flat and have a designated parking bay adjacent to the building. I need a post mounted solution as I can't put a wall-mounted charger on the communal wall.

Does anyone have any good experiences with installation companies who might be able to provide a quotation?

Thanks!
 

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You're in a minefield there unfortunately. There are issues such as wayleave for work that requires access across land owned by others, how to get a metered electric supply to the parking space etc etc. Ownership of the Do you own parking space etc.
 

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I own the parking space and the landlord has given approval in principle as long as the charger is not mounted on the communal wall. The supply would need to come from my box.
 

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all of the big suppliers do posts, so worth getting a few quotes.

It might also be worth looking into a more DIY solution, with just a generic steel pole with a normal Rolec or whatever bolted to it, and getting a local contractor to install the power supply rather than relying on a specific chargepoint installer.

How do you plan to get the cable to the post?
 

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Rolec's basic posts are (relatively) cheap and IMO quite nice:

EV : BasicCharge 1way IEC62196 socket type 2

If it's reasonably feasible to bury an armoured cable from there back into the building and through to wherever your meter or consumer unit are, then it seems OK (obviously buildings vary hugely from the really easy to the well nigh impossible).

As ever, getting a specialist electrical contractor to do the whole job is likely to be expensive, but doing the digging yourself (or with local labour) can save money - assuming you verify in advance that what you are doing matches with what the electrican requires (and in your case, the landlord).

If you are feeling really keen and want to do your neighbours a favour, you'd lay in some ducting so they don't have to dig up the lawn a second time if one of them wants an EV.

Twin Wall Utility Duct Black 94mm x 6m

50mm Twin Walled Cable Duct - Black
 

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Check the date guys, December 2014! :rolleyes:
 
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