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Temporary Building Supply

A TBS, also known as temporary building supply, allows builders and tradies to work when there is no permanent connection to the site. We supply temporary private poles, switchboards, power points, consumer mains lines and electrical meters connected to overhead or underground service mains.

Regular electricians are not competent to set up a temporary builder’s power supply. Installing them can only be done by ASP (Authorised Service Provider) Level 2 ASP Electricians who hold the necessary qualifications and accreditation. So if you’re planning to build or renovate your house, let our Level 2 ASP electricians set up a private pole to your construction site’s electricity network safely.

How do I get a Temporary Power Supply Connection?

Identify your electricity requirements and determine the amount of electricity needed, such as single or three phase overhead supply. Then contact us to schedule a visit for an inspection of the site and to allow everything to be cleared.

As part of the installation, our TBS team will assess the construction site, determine the best location for the temporary power supply and install the necessary equipment to ensure a safe and reliable temporary power supply.

Benefits of Temporary Power Supply

Benefits of Temporary Power Supply

Providing reliable electricity for undergoing construction or renovation is crucial to ensure that lighting is provided, as well as power for basic building tools and equipment.

Temporary power supply can be used in a variety of situations, including construction sites with an unstable network or insufficient electricity, production peaks with increased demand for power, or during an emergency breakdown.

How do I get a Temporary Power Supply Connection

“They replaced our power board and main cables. done as scheduled, all nice. I'm grateful they took the old pole and powerboard and moved the payment to a more convenient day for us! ”


Construction Sites
During construction or renovation projects, temporary electrical supply is necessary to power tools, equipment, and temporary structures on the site. Temporary Building Supply ensures that the construction site has a reliable source of electricity throughout the project duration.
Events and Festivals
Temporary electrical connections are crucial for outdoor events, festivals, concerts, or fairs. They provide power for lighting, sound systems, food stalls, amusement rides, and other temporary installations. Temporary Building Supply ensures a safe and efficient power source to meet the electricity demands of these temporary setups.
Disaster Relief and Emergency Situations
In the aftermath of natural disasters or emergency situations, Temporary Building Supply plays a vital role in providing temporary electricity to affected areas. It helps power emergency shelters, medical facilities, communication systems, and essential services, facilitating relief efforts and ensuring the well-being of those affected.
Temporary Accommodations
When setting up temporary accommodations, such as construction site offices, mobile homes, or temporary housing units, Temporary Building Supply is necessary to provide electricity for lighting, heating or cooling systems, appliances, and other electrical needs.
Film and Television Productions
Temporary electrical connections are indispensable in the entertainment industry for film and television productions. They enable the powering of sets, lighting rigs, camera equipment, and other electrical requirements on location or in temporary studio setups.

Frequently asked questions

What happens after TBS is removed?
It will be necessary to arrange a permanent power connection for residential and commercial purposes after the construction is completed. After the temporary electricity is disconnected, the permanent underground consumer mains are connected on top of the private pole.
When is temporary building supply required?
You may need a temporary building supply when building a new home or extending your existing one to power cameras and tools during the build. In most cases, it is only used in construction work and building projects. It cannot be used for residential, leisure or commercial purposes.
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Lu JLu J
21:08 19 May 23
Responsive and cost effective. Front desk is super helpful and provided quote in such a timely manner and during the work day, both electricians arrived on time and completed the work professionally.
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12:49 18 May 23
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Timur SimashevTimur Simashev
23:49 14 May 23
They replaced our power board and main cables. Done as scheduled, all nice. I'm grateful they took old pole and powerboard and moved payment to more convenient day for us!
Mirna AbdallahMirna Abdallah
07:22 21 Feb 23
Emergency call out today, our switchboard started to smoke and our power had to be turned off. With temperatures over 35 and elderly parents it was extremely stressful. I can not speak highly enough of this company. Not only did they turn up within a few hours but the job was done promptly and efficiently. Thank you so much for your professional service !! I will highly recommend you!
Robert CahillRobert Cahill
05:36 28 Nov 22
Selectrical removed and reinstalled a private power pole to my property together with an all new and upgraded meter box and circuit breakers to reflect latest standards.The quoting process was straightforward and clear.Selective completed the work promptly and as promised.Michael was great to communicate with, knew his scope and made the project an easy one to complete from a client point of view.The site work was complemented by office admin that was responsive and knew what was going on.Recommended.

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