Utilities in <u>Allenheads

Need help with your utilities in Allenheads?

The team of Selectra advisors are on hand to help you every step of the way.

Trusted by thousands of UK householders

4.5/5

based on 1,010 reviews

Ad

A Complete Guide to Utilities in Allenheads

Are you moving and want to know more about Allenheads? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Allenheads will explain in detail everything there is to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Allenheads water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Allenheads.

About Allenheads, Northumberland

Allenheads NE47 has a population of 2,021 and is located in the county of Northumberland. Northumberland has a population of 319,010 people.

Who supplies my water in Allenheads?

Allenheads water utilities are supplied by Northumbrian Water. Below are the main phone numbers for Northumbrian Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Allenheads

Calling a phone number for Northumbrian Water is one of many contact methods to talk about your Allenheads water problems.

Below, you can find the principal phone numbers for Northumbrian Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Northumbrian Water contact number Northumbrian Water Emergency contact number
0345 733 5566 0345 717 1100
Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-1pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
Selectra manSelectra blue

Moving to Allenheads?

Speak with the Selectra Team for free. Sort out all your bills in one call today.

Ad
Selectra manSelectra blue

Moving to Allenheads?

Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to sort out all your bills.

Ad

Write to Northumbrian Water

You can also get in touch with Northumbrian Water, you have the choice of posting a letter or sending an email. You can even send your message through the Northumbrian Water website.

If you prefer to write a letter to Northumbrian Water can do so by writing to the Northumbrian Water address below:

Northumbrian Water Address
Northumbrian Water Ltd, Northumbria House, Abbey Road
DH1 5FJ
Durham

If you would like to email Northumbrian Water, you should use the following email address:

Northumbrian Water Email Address
care@nwl.co.uk

Water rates in Allenheads

Water bill in Allenheads

Water rates in Allenheads will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Allenheads water rates are metered or unmetered rates by checking your water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Allenheads water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Allenheads

Customers with a water meter at their Allenheads home will pay a fixed annual charge, plus a charge for each cubic meter (m3) that's used. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Northumbrian Water. While the variable charges cover the usage at your Allenheads home.

Unmetered Customers in Allenheads

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Allenheads home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, meaning your water bill will stay the same regardless of the amount of water you use at your Allenheads home.

As an unmetered customer, the rate you pay for water in Allenheads is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value of your Allenheads water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and will probably not have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? It really depends on how much water you consume annually. If your family is small, or you don't live with others, installing a water meter at your Allenheads might work out cheaper.

Customers with big families are probably not going to save money by getting a water meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Allenheads?

The average water bill Allenheads residents are being charged is £14.83 each month, that's £178 annually.

water billSelectra blue

Expensive Allenheads water bills?

Speak with the Selectra team to save on other home bills. Don't let water ruin your budget.

Ad
water billSelectra blue

Expensive Allenheads water bills?

Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to save on other home bills.

Ad

How do I pay my Allenheads water bill?

First, you must sign up and register with Northumbrian Water. After you've registered with Northumbrian Water, you will be able to choose your preferred payment method, such as:

  • Direct Debit
  • Online payments
  • Pay over the phone
  • Bank transfer
  • Payment by cheque
  • Payment card

You should also be able to choose how frequently you pay your Allenheads bill. While some customers like an annual payment, other customers might want to settle for quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. As soon as you've set up your Northumbrian Water account, you will be able to choose how often you recieve your water bill and how to pay for it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Allenheads?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Allenheads NE47, your water supplier is Northumbrian Water.

Since April 2017, business water customers have been able to switch water suppliers. You can find out if your business is eligible in our guide to switching water suppliers.

Allenheads Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered the most commonly asked questions that customers in Allenheads have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Allenheads

Is water from the tap in Allenheads safe to drink?

Yes! You can drink the tap water in Allenheads. You can rest assured that Allenheads water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Allenheads water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, which means your water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Allenheads water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Allenheads come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Allenheads:

  • Surface sources - 93%
  • Groundwater sources - 6%
  • Mixed sources - 1%

How hard is the water in Allenheads

While rainwater itself is relatively soft, water hardness can change through the water cycle. As rainwater filters through rocks, it picks up minerals, such as magnesium and calcium. The more minerals the water picks up, the harder is your water considered.

The water hardness rating in Allenheads is below 60ppm, this means the water in in Allenheads is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The water supply to your home in Allenheads contains low levels of minerals that cause hard water. soft water means your home appliances should be more efficient and your clothes will come out softer after washing. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances meaning they should not break down as often.

Selectra recommends

Water softener isn't needed at your home in Allenheads.

Allenheads No Water

If you have no water in your Allenheads home, you need to find out if the issue is to do with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Allenheads.

If there is no water at your Allenheads home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the problem will be with the plumbing at your home and not a problem affecting Allenheads.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Northumbrian Water for assistance. You can also try the following:

  1. Look at the "In Your Area" sections on the Northumbrian Water website for any explanations as to why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Northumbrian Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Talk to your neighbours and see if they are having a problem with their water supply.
  4. Check that your stop tap is open.

Allenheads water leak or flooding

Allenheads water problems can include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Allenheads home. This means it's very important you know what to do and who to contact regarding a water emergency.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Allenheads property, you should try to do one of the following as long as it's safe to do so:

  1. Ring Northumbrian Water regardless if the problem relates to wastewater or clean water.
  2. If you have access to the internet, visit the "report a leak" page on the Northumbrian Water website and complete the online form to report the issue.

Why does the water in Allenheads taste strange?

If you detect a difference in smell or taste of your Allenheads water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe way to make sure the pipe network maintains high levels of hygiene throughout.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Allenheads water with a somewhat earthy aroma or taste.
  3. Plumbing can also contribute to the taste of your household water, adding salty, metallic, or rubbery hints to Allenheads water.

If you have any queries or worries about your water's smell, taste, or appearance, you should get in touch with Northumbrian Water using the contact information above.

Broadband in Allenheads NE47

Allenheadsinternet connected globe

The broadband speed you get at your Allenheads home can vary depending on several factors such as:

  • Fibre availability
  • Proximity of the local telephone exchange
  • Where you've placed your router
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test how fast your internet is and find out how it compares to the average internet speed in Allenheads with our quick and easy to use internet speed test tool.

Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?

Allenheads Average Download Speed Allenheads Average Upload Speed
47.40 Mbps 11.60 Mbps
blue selectra broadband routerSelectra blue

Slow broadband in Allenheads?

Speak with the Selectra Team for free. Get better broadband and TV for less!

Ad
blue selectra broadband routerSelectra blue

Slow broadband in Allenheads?

Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get better broadband.

Ad

The internet connection type you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Allenheads. An FTTP is currently the fastest broadband connection you can get in the UK and is available to 31.83% of UK households.

ADSL internet connections are the slowest, but for some customers in remote areas it's the only type of internet connection currently available.

What should you consider when searching for a broadband provider in Allenheads?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, some people might consider it the most important. That means choosing an internet service provider could feel daunting. To ease the pressure, we've covered four main points to think about when searching for a broadband provider in Allenheads.

Availability

The first thing to consider when searching for a broadband provider in Allenheads is what's available. The majority of homes in Allenheads should have access to superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area may have limited access to the type of connection.

That being said, homes that have been built recently should be able to enjoy access to the FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

How can I connect to the internet in Allenheads?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest available internet connection in Allenheads
    • We can split fibre connections into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband means the download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre broadband internet connection has a faster download speed from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An internet connection that's delivered through your traditional telephone line.
    • Has a slower download speed of up to 24 Mbps.
    • Available to the majority of Allenheads homes.
  • Cable
    • A similar or even faster download speed than fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Restricted availability in some parts of Allenheads.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Allenheads.
    • Could prove more expensive unless you have an unlimited data tariff.
    • No special equipment required by tethering to your smartphone, however there are some mobile networks that restrict tethered connections.
blue sim cardSelectra blue

Unlimited data in Allenheads?

Speak with the Selectra Team for free. Get an unlimited GB deal for less!

Ad
blue sim cardSelectra blue

Unlimited GBs in Allenheads?

Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to get unlimted data.

Ad
broadband connections options

Allenheads broadband price

Allenheads broadband bill

Another important consideration is the price you pay for broadband in Allenheads. There are many providers offering a low cost deal for new customers, however you might find the rate suddenly goes up. We recommend you double check the fine print of the deal when you sign up for a internet service in Allenheads. Some providers may even increase the price before your contract has finished. In the news recently, there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Allenheads Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Allenheads also needs consideration, with so many people that work from home on a part-time or full-time basis, knowing you have a reliable broadband connection to keep up to date with work your work is a priority.

Then in our freetime we're watching movies online or gaming online that without a reliable internet connection for your Allenheads home will be an important thing to consider.

Allenheads broadband customer support

Finally, the customer support of your Allenheads broadband connection is really important. You might never need to contact your broadband provider, but if you ever do need to speak to them then having solid customer service that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when selecting an internet provider in Allenheads.

[YAML_telecoms_alldeals_intext_cta1]

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Allenheads ask about their broadband.

Broadband Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the broadband in Allenheads?

The average speed of broadband in Allenheads is:

Allenheads Average Download Speed Allenheads Average Upload Speed
47.40 Mbps 11.60 Mbps

What do ADSL, Superfast, FTTC, FTTH, and FTTP actually mean?

Put simply, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - a broadband connection like this has a download speed of up to 24 Mbps. However, the speed reduces as you get further away from the telephone exchange.
  • Superfast: This is fibre broadband that is at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to a green box on your street in Allenheads, from there it's connected to your home through your existing telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This type of fibre connection is use 100% fibre cables to your Allenheads property. That makes it the most reliable and fastest fibre broadband. Currently, 31.83% of houses in the UK .

How fast internet should my internet be?

That would depend on how you will use the internet. Have a look at the following table to find out what sort of download speed you should take when signing up for broadband in Allenheads.

Main internet uses Recommended Download Speed Up to 2 devices
Up to 2 devices Email, web browsing, working from home (WFH), light streaming, etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
Up to 5 devices AAll the above and 4K streaming or online gaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
Over 5 devices All of the above, streaming your own video content on the web or large file transfers 100+ Mbps Broadband

What's the difference between 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz WiFi?

2.4ghz and 5ghz are the two radio frequencies internet routers use to transmit data to connected devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have a smaller radius, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone area code for Allenheads

Corded telephone area code Allenheads

The telephone area code, sometimes called the landline dialling code, for Allenheads is 01806. If you're calling somebody in Allenheads, and you are not in the same area, you will need to add 01806 before the number you're trying to call.

How much does an 01806 Allenheads call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile, the phone call will probably be included with your tariff. Without an inclusive calls plan, you can expect to pay around 10p per minute, plus the call set-up charge.

If you are unsure whether you have inclusive calls, please check with your provider before you make the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? Including Northern Ireland, The UK has 645 area codes. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Allenheads

Residents of Allenheads can choose their gas and electricity supplier, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is distributed and taken care of by the network operator for the region.

These network operators are known as Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own, operates and maintains the infrastructure that supplies your Allenheads home to the gas network and electricity grid.

More often than not you will never need to ever contact the Allenheads distribution network operator, but should you ever need to, you can find the distribution network operator for Allenheads in this section.

You can also read more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator in Allenheads

The electricity distribution network operator for Allenheads is Northern Powergrid - North East. You can find the Northern Powergrid - North East contact details in the table below:

Northern Powergrid - North East Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 011 3332
Emergencies 0800 668 877
Email cus.serv@northernpowergrid.com
Website https://www.northernpowergrid.com/
Address RSXE-RCZX-XKBL, Manor House, Manor House
Penshaw, Houghton le Spring

There are a total of six electricity distribution network operators that cover the UK:

  1. Electricity North West
  2. Northern Powergrid
  3. SSE Networks
  4. SP Energy Networks
  5. UK Power Networks
  6. Western Power Distribution
Green Light BulbSelectra blue

Looking for greener energy in Allenheads?

Speak with the Selectra Team for free. Do your bit for the environment in one call today.

Ad
Green Light BulbSelectra blue

Looking for greener energy in Allenheads?

Selectra is currently closed. Arrange a free callback with the Selectra Team to do your bit for the environment.

Ad

Power Generation near Allenheads

There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Allenheads.

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, a total of 47.4% of the UK’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels. This was mostly in the form of natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). Furthermore, a small amount was produced from other kinds of fossil fuels (2.7%). The electricity produced from fossil fuels does change each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of electricity was generated by nuclear reactors in 2021, and in the coming years this is expected to reduce as nuclear power stations in the UK’s begin to close, all but one is expected to stop producing energy by 2035. However, new nuclear reactors are being planned such as Hinkley Point C which is under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy generated 40.3% of electricity in 2021, an increase from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel sources include wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK aims to meet its net-zero targets.

Towns and Cities Near Allenheads

If you've ever wondered which municipalities are within reach of Allenheads, in the table below you can see the closest five municipalities to Allenheads.

Closest five municipalities to Allenheads
Municipality Distance from Allenheads
Allendale Town -
Bardon Mill -
Melkridge 6.22 miles
Haltwhistle 6.22 miles
Acomb 10.2 miles