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    Has anyone in this thread ever lived rurally and paid to have the electricity connected to your block? We have 60 acres that my DH inherited from his dad that we intend to build on but there's no power connected. Closest neighbour and power pole with the green box is about 500m away. I'm estimating between $60-$80k to get it connected. Anyone done this before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippa View Post
    Has anyone in this thread ever lived rurally and paid to have the electricity connected to your block? We have 60 acres that my DH inherited from his dad that we intend to build on but there's no power connected. Closest neighbour and power pole with the green box is about 500m away. I'm estimating between $60-$80k to get it connected. Anyone done this before?
    No sorry but I'm interested to find out how much it might be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippa View Post
    Has anyone in this thread ever lived rurally and paid to have the electricity connected to your block? We have 60 acres that my DH inherited from his dad that we intend to build on but there's no power connected. Closest neighbour and power pole with the green box is about 500m away. I'm estimating between $60-$80k to get it connected. Anyone done this before?
    I haven't done it for a private dwelling, but do get involved in similar projects for larger developments and other infrastructure.

    It will depend on many things. Even though there might be a pole close, there might not be enough supply available, in which case a new transformer might be needed.

    Where are you located? I'm in Queensland. If it's a straight easy connection your figure is probably about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Nette View Post
    I haven't done it for a private dwelling, but do get involved in similar projects for larger developments and other infrastructure.

    It will depend on many things. Even though there might be a pole close, there might not be enough supply available, in which case a new transformer might be needed.

    Where are you located? I'm in Queensland. If it's a straight easy connection your figure is probably about right.
    We are in NSW. I was thinking that re the transformer. I really need to get someone out to give me an idea! I've got my house planned out in my head but need to jump this hurdle first. I'd love to think it will be a straight easy connection but I'm not holding my breath

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    Hi guys, I know that no one has been posting in here for a while, but I had been following along and we have just made the decision to renovate our house (rather than selling and buying something new) and I am super excited!
    We have a 3 bed, 1 bathroom house and the plan is to add on an extra bedroom, ensuite, WIR, laundry, butlers pantry, carport and swimming pool! The company that we have chosen to go with will do the design, building and project management, they're coming out today to do a measure up of our existing house etc.
    We've only done very minor reno's in the past- kitchen/ bathroom/ painting etc so this is going to be huge, and I'm sure I will be expensive, but I'm excited to get started.

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    How exciting @LittleBug'sMum. Sounds like quite the renovation!!!

    Please post before, during and after pics when you have them.

    I've actually just started my own blog about styling, organising, renovating and building. I've only made one post so far but if anyone is interested in following PM me.

    As for our hose we STILL haven't started yet. Our builder is so freaking slow with everything. It's not been a great experience.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing it come to life.

    We have sold half the plot to the in laws now so that will make life a lot easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleBug'sMum View Post
    Would love to follow your blog @A-Squared I need all the tips I can get!
    Thanks! I just sent you a PM with the deets.

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