Gas Meter Boxes and How to Decorate Them

An Englishman’s home is his castle, as they say. Although nowadays one may also add the variation of an Englishwoman’s home is her castle too. Whatever the gender though, the phrase implies a certain amount of home-pride and authority over one’s house. No less is this true than in matters of décor. Gas meter boxes are by no means no exception, and if you truly want to make your house a home you may be struck upon the idea of giving those boxes a bit of a facelift. However it is important to know exactly how to do this properly, so allow this guide to give you a few pointers.

Gas Meter Boxes - Decorate them

The most important thing to remember about decorating your gas meter boxes is that such decorations should not impede the regulations surrounding them. That is, they must never be obstructed. This is for matters of safety -- your gas meter boxes are, of course, checked on a semi-regular basis. If they cannot be accessed for such check ups, you could suffer a fine.

So, if your decoration plans could in any impede access to the gas meter itself, you should probably seriously reconsider.

Fortunately there are other alternatives you can approach the issue from. For one thing, it is actually possible, to limited extents, to decide upon the colour of your gas meter box upon its purchase. Most come in a range of basic primary and secondary colours, such as greens, whites, blacks, reds and blues. As a result you can, to a limited extent, determine the overall look of your box and try to coordinate it with the rest of the scheme in the area. For example, if the gas meter box is located outside and you have painted your fence and gates green, you can choose a similar shade of green for it to match up more closely.

You could also consider painting the gas meter box yourself. So long as the box itself is clearly seen and access to it is not limited in any way, you can paint the thing any colour you please. Just find a suitable paint for plastic or metal, depending on the material of the meter box itself, and you can go nuts. Paint it orange with pink polka dots if you want.

Another possibility is attaching objects to it, but that’s a little trickier as there’s a greater chance of the access being cut off. Carefully sticking a sign to the back or sides of the meter box is perfectly acceptable, and doing so can help break up the shape and form. Of course the box should still be recognisable as what it is for matters of safety and convenience, so be sure not to obscure it too effectively.

For more information about gas meter boxes, or for a selection of plastic products, why not visit the website of Kingsley Plastics? You can also get in touch with them directly by phoning 01837 83154.

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