The BPF has published a guide to help with gas, electricity and water utility connections. It is intended to explain the current system, describe the role of the major players in the process and set out the problems most commonly experienced and ways in which developers can seek to mitigate them.

See: http://www.bpf.org.uk/en/files/bpf_documents/construction/Getting_ Connected_utilities_guide_for_developers.pdf