Tiger Tails

tiger tailsBuy a block near overhead electrical cables and you may need ‘Tiger Tails’ during the build.

These are plastic tubes that fit over the cables and provide mechanical protection and visual warning on power lines and conductors.

Getting ‘Tiger Tails’ installed isn’t cheap and can be in the order of $1000/month.

A twelve month build and that’s $12,000.

It sounds a lot as the tiger tail itself is relatively inexpensive, but the cost can include:

  • Cherry pickers and operator.
  • Traffic Controllers.
  • Area power disruption.
  • Notifying surrounding users during disruption.
  • Suppliers Profit.

So when you start looking at blocks, Look Up and remember the potential extra costs!


Also see What’s On The Nature Strip