Thinking about getting a private power pole installed for your home? It’s a great idea. You’ll enjoy a better level of safety, and you won’t have to deal with unsightly cables ruining your view. But how much does installation actually cost, and are there any hidden fees involved? Check out this blog to find out.
Let’s start with the basics.
Private power poles are used to support the power lines that connect your electrical supply to your home or business. You can have one just for yourself, or you can share between several properties.
In terms of height, most private power poles range from between 3-8 metres. However in some situations, the pole used might need to be a bit taller. Why? Because certain safety measures and clearance levels need to be met.
Private power poles off a better level of safety and security. This is because cables that reach through foliage can spark fires, and falling branches can create electrical hazards. While regular trimming is effective, it does not eliminate the risk. In some cases, regulations mandate that network poles are unsafe for this very reason.
Aesthetics are another reason why people choose a private power pole. If you’re undertaking renovations, for instance, a private power pole can remove heavy cables from sight so you can enjoy a beautiful view. Whether you’re surrounded by sandy beaches or a forest of trees, it’s an upgrade well worth the investment.
Now, let’s look at pricing.
As with any job, the cost of installing (or repairing) a private power pole will vary based on the amount of work required. This means you need to take into account the cost of the pole itself, labour, electrician fees, connection costs and the price of the cables. Unfortunately, many businesses provide customers with a quote without taking into account all aspects of the project. This can be misleading, leaving homeowners in an uncomfortable situation when they see the final bill.
At Overhead Electrical, we pride ourselves on providing honest quotes to customers so everyone understands what’s involved. Our level 2 electricians are experienced and friendly, so you can rest assured that doing the best job and the best price is always top-of-mind.
Here’s a breakdown of our prices so you can get a feel for what’s involved:
Galvanised steel private pole (lifespan of 10 – 12 years)
Starts at $799
Hardwood timber private pole (lifespan of 15 – 30 years)
Starts at $999
Titan composite private pole (lifespan of 40 years)
Starts at $1399
Call now on 0409 017 436 or complete a contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.