Building near power lines

If constructing a building near power lines the New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice 34 - Safety distances, sets out minimum distances required between the building and overhead power lines.

The distance between the building and the overhead power lines depends on the voltage and the type of line. We can talk you through the distance that may apply to you.

If you are doing any building work, under or near any power lines, contact us for advice on 03 307 9800 or 0800 430 460 or contact your electrician before you start work.