Private Power Pole Installations

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Private poles can be used to provide the power to your premise and a clean looking front of house without any service cables running across your front yard or driveway.

Private poles are used to connect your property to the energy distributors network, then supplying power to your property either using the pole as a joining point to ensure the overhead cable does not cross another property’s boundary or as a joining point for underground cables to run to your switchboard.

If you require professional direction with your private power pole installation , Davidsons’ Electrical team of accredited Level 2 electricians are here to help. With significant experience under our belts, our electrical services regarding private poles and residential electrical solutions are some of the best in the Northern Beaches. Fully licenced and insured, our private pole services extend to inspection, placement, replacement and installation and so much more. At an affordable rate, we can help connect your pole to the street’s network, provide expert advice and can be called to work at a convenient time that suits you.

Our emergency electrical services ensure we arrive on time, work efficiently and leave you with the best possible outcome.

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Importance of Private Electricity Pole

Private pole installations for residential properties give homeowners the ability to decide how their electricity enters their property . Private poles are installed at the landowner’s boundary and give a pathway for the service cables to enter into a switchboard.

Private poles are also invaluable if the street’s network pole connected to the home is too dangerous. In most cases, cables from network poles would obstruct trees, walkways and roads. A private pole however can reduce the obstructions to the front of your house. Having a private pole can also create a safer environment for surrounding properties by ensuring no machinery makes contact with live overhead service cables. Finally, private poles should be installed if an existing pole is damaged, resulting in a private pole replacement service.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How Much Does A Private Power Pole Cost ?

    The cost of a private power pole installation in Sydney depends on a number of factors, including the pole material used, the installer and the depth of the project. Hardwood poles in Sydney can cost anywhere from $999 and $1199 with installing and connecting the pole to your energy provider ranging between $7,000 to $14,500. Private power pole installation costs can increase if the pole comes with a meter box.

    How To Maintain A Private Power Pole ?

    Due to the high risks associated with private poles, the best course of action is to contact your authorised service provider immediately for a pole repair or replacement.

    However, there are smaller maintenance tasks that homeowners can conduct themselves to ensure the integrity of their private power pole is sound. General maintenance tasks can include:

    • Ensuring if there’s any vegetation growing directly to the power line or power pole.
    • Assess whether any wires are slacking.
    • Assess signs of moulding, rusting or any other type of defect.

    If you encounter the following above, contact our team at Davidsons Electrical and Data today. We have a team of Level 2 electricians and tree trimmers to trim vegetation to meet safety standards (a minimum of 5 metres away from power lines according to Ausgrid), untangle clashing power lines and perform the necessary safety inspections for damage after major storms. Along these scenarios, our team can carry out scheduled annual inspections of your private power pole.

    How To Install A Private Electrical Pole ?

    Whether you require a complete private pole replacement or installation, our step by step process detailing our private private power pole installation services is as follows:

    • Our electricians inspect the area to ensure it is clear from vegetation and that it can be connected to the property and electrical work through a point of attachment.
    • We safely disconnect the power.
    • Safely remove old power poles.
    • We drill a new hole for the power pole replacement.
    • Our team installs the new pole utilising the appropriate industrial equipment.
    • We then reconnect to the electrical network from the new pole to the property.

    Should I Get A Private Power Pole ?

    There are many benefits of getting a private pole installed on your property, the best of which give you the flexibility to position your choice of electricity source in a preferred space around your home.

    Furthermore, a street’s shared network pole may be riskier in certain circumstances. Cables from a shared network pole to the home could block roads, walkways and run through tree branches whereas a private power pole curtails the number of wires required, thus, creating a safer environment for the street, other properties but most importantly yourself.

    If you have a private power pole that has become too old and unreliable, a newer one can be installed with a replacement service.

    Once you install a private power pole, it’s essential to maintain the area surrounding the pole and have it inspected regularly for faults. To find out if a private power pole installation is right for you, get in touch with our Level 2 electricians today. They will address any concerns that you might have and can guide you through the placement and connection process.

    What Type Of Private Pole Should I Get Installed ?

    Depending on your electricity needs, you have a few types of private poles that can be installed onto a Sydney property, each having its unique advantages and disadvantages. They include:


    • More expensive than galvanised steel due to its longer lifespan of 15-30 years or more.
    • This type of pole is non-conducive and safer for the surrounding area.
    • It provides a more natural look to the property, blending with the vegetation and trees.
    • Timber poles, however, are more prone to termite damage and rot in areas with higher moisture levels

    Galvanised Steel

    • Popular today, galvanised steel private poles are more resistant to rust and wear due to their protective zinc coating.
    • The style can be painted to blend into the surroundings.
    • All cabling is stored within the pole instead of being exposed to the elements, providing a safer environment.
    • Galvanised steel poles are also more affordable but only have a lifespan of 12 to 15 years.

    Once seeking the advice of a professional electrician, it is up to your personal preference to choose the type that you would like to be installed.

    Why Choose Davidsons Electrical For Private Power Pole Installation ?

    When it comes to using the correct installation methods and putting safety in the forefront, Davidsons Electrical and Data has you covered from all angles. From the supply of your galvanised steel or timber pole, ensuring that the pole placement meets local codes, acts and laws, ensuring that your power pole is securely planted in the ground to connecting your private pole to your choice of power supply, feel rest assured that our Level 2 ASP electricians can do it all.

    Our electricians carry the necessary licenses and are insured to work on residential and commercial premises. We endeavour to arrive on time, carry out tasks efficiently and leave with delivering quality workmanship on your private power pole.