75 Maloneys Dr, Maloneys Beach NSW 2536, Australia

75 Maloneys Dr, Maloneys Beach NSW 2536, Australia

Do you need a Private Pole on your property?

The expenses associated with the installation or repair of a private power pole can greatly vary, depending on the scope of the work involved. Factors to consider include the price of the pole itself, labor charges, electrician fees, connection expenses, and the cost of the cables.

At Baycoast Electrical and Control Solutions we can supply and install your private electricity pole anywhere on the South Coast of NSW. Our customers can choose from different types of poles that suit different properties, budgets and other situations. See below for more information about our poles. 

A private power pole, which is usually located on your property, upholds the power lines that form your electrical connection to your property, be it a home or business.

Additionally, these poles can either be shared amongst several nearby properties or solely exist on your property. The height of a power pole typically ranges between three and eight metres. In certain situations, you might be required to install a taller power pole to ensure suitable clearance beneath.

Understanding the Connection Point

The connection point refers to the specific spot where the Essential Energy’s network merges with your electrical setup. The following diagram provides a straightforward explanation of what a connection point is.

Your Obligations

If your property hosts privately-owned power poles, it’s your duty to ensure they are maintained to be safe and in proper condition, thereby preventing any potential electrical safety hazards or bushfire risks. 

Wondering what a private power pole is?

These poles support the power lines connecting your electrical supply to your property, be it a home or business. They can be exclusive to your property or shared among multiple properties. Typically, these poles stand between 3-8 metres tall, but sometimes, safety measures and clearance levels require a slightly taller pole.

So, why would you want to install a private power pole?

Well, private power poles enhance safety and security. Overhanging cables in trees can ignite fires, and falling branches pose electrical hazards. Regular trimming can help, but it doesn’t completely eradicate the risk. In some instances, regulations deem network poles as unsafe for this very reason.

Additionally, private power poles can boost the aesthetics of your property. If you’re remodeling, for instance, a private power pole can help conceal heavy cables, enhancing your view. Whether your property overlooks sandy beaches or a lush forest, this upgrade could be a valuable investment.

You can mitigate these risks by:

 

  • Conducting regular assessments of the overall state of poles and power lines on your property.
  • Confirming that trees near the poles and power lines are not in contact or are sufficiently distanced from power lines to avoid contact even when swaying in high winds. Also, ensure that trees in the vicinity do not risk falling onto the powerlines.
  • Granting Essential Energy or its representatives access to your property for network inspection.
  • Hiring a competent electrical or vegetation contractor to address any damage that we bring to your notice.

 

We suggest customers routinely examine private poles, especially before the bushfire season, and following severe storms.

If you observe any potential damage, promptly arrange for a suitably qualified electrical contractor to evaluate and repair the defect if needed.

How Much Does It Cost to Install A Private Power Pole in Batemans Bay?

 

The expenses associated with the installation or repair of a private power pole can greatly vary, depending on the scope of the work involved. Factors to consider include the price of the pole itself, labor charges, electrician fees, connection expenses, and the cost of the cables.

It’s unfortunate that some companies might provide initial quotes that don’t cover all aspects of the project, leaving customers surprised with the final bill.

 

At Baycoast Electrical & Control Solutions, we’re committed to ensuring transparency in our pricing.

Our quotes are comprehensive and honest, so you fully understand what’s involved in the project. With our experienced and professional level 2 electricians, quality work and competitive pricing are our priorities.

Here’s a rough estimate of our pricing for different types of private poles:

 

Galvanised Steel

Private Pole

(10 – 12 years lifespan)

Starting price: $799

Initial size: 3m

Features:

  • Cables can be run inside
  • Termite resistant
  • Can be painted for customisation

Hardwood Timber

Private Pole

(15 – 30 years lifespan)

Starting price: $999

Initial size: 5m

Features:

  • Cables can be run inside
  • Natural treated timber look
  • Ideal for salt corrosion-prone areas

Titan Composite

Private Pole

(40 years lifespan)

Starting price: $1399

Initial size: 8m

Features:

  • Cables can be run inside
  • Composite cement appearance
  • Less popular due to larger size

Interested in learning more about private power pole installation?

Contact BayCoast Electrical. We’d be more than happy to discuss your requirements and provide a free, swift, and accurate quote.

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