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Building near power lines and the distance that applies

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 0800 66 11 77 or contact your electrician before you start work.

While the New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice 34 for Electrical Safe Distances sets out minimum distances required between the building and overhead power lines, we advise, due to the complexity of interpretation, that you give us a call and ask to speak to one of our overhead engineers.