R24 for Semi Concealed Gas Boxes

Floor mounted (aka semi-concealed or semi-buried or ground meter box) gas meter boxes are particularly susceptible to damage as they can be stepped on or have things dropped on them. The sharp edges of a broken GRP box at ground level are also a notable hazard.

As with the rest of our range, fitting the R24s is very easy. An R24 lid fits the meter box in the same way as the original plastic lid and the lid and frame units fasten through the plastic box with a screw and nut. All the necessary fittings are supplied with the units.

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Key Features

  • Compatible with the requirements stated for plastic outdoor gas boxes in BS 8499:2017.
  • Clever Design – The units are fitted with tri-key cam locks and cover the existing meter box entirely giving the appearance of a new installation.
  • Robust Construction – Stainless Steel construction greatly improves resistance to vandalism and wear and tear compared to GRP, greatly improving its service life.
  • Colour – Available in RAL 8007 Brown, however can easily be repainted.
  • Quick and Safe Installation – Installation takes as little as 10 minutes, does not require any specialist training, and does not require any interaction with the meter itself.
  • Ritherdon Guarantee – All Stainless Steel door and frame units come with a 25-year guarantee.
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Product Data:

Product CodeProduct Dimensions
(w x d, mm)**
R24M Lid473 x 3412
R24H Lid413 x 4382
R24M Lid and Frame466 x 3314
R24H Lid and Frame406 x 4215
R24M Tall Lid and Frame466 x 400 x 500(h)7

*Please note that to fix to your meter box, the dimensions must be no more than 20mm larger than your current meter box.

**Width refers to the distance from left-to-right, depth refers to the distance from front-to-back, and height refers to the distance from top-to-bottom.

Previously Ritherdon only manufactured and supplied replacement lids for this type of gas meter box. However, we now have three options for repairing them:

  1. Replacement lids – the R24M and R24H lids for repairing Mitras boxes and Hepworth boxes respectively.
  2. Replacement lid and frame units – if the damage to the body is too great simply to replace the lid.
  3. Replacement lid and body units for pre-payment meter boxes. (R24M Tall)

R24 Documentation:

See here for an instructional video

Delivery on Enclosures from Stock is 48hrs from receipt of order* or within 5 working days for finished stock that requires powder coating or adding alternative locks.  As well as 5 working days for Natural finish from stock.

For larger quantity orders and for FireSeals (excluding any design time) the Lead Time is 3 working weeks. 

*Any  orders received need to be paid before the order is processed and lead times start.

We always work to despatch orders sooner if we can. 


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