Buying a house near power lines in the UK

If you have been thinking about buying a house in the UK, it’s essential to know all the facts before making a final decision. This post gives you information on power lines and homes typically found near them or in their proximity.

What are power lines?
Pylons are most commonly used as the support for power lines to carry electricity from where it is generated at generating stations to areas that need its supply. You might have seen them in your local area or on holiday, or when out and about.

The UK has the lowest power consumption levels in Europe, but many parts still require electricity. As a result, several ways are used to get the electricity to where it is needed. A single-wire earth return system EMF survey is typically used in areas with high demand, while overhead lines are sometimes required for less-demanding areas.

Should I buy a house near power lines?
This question will depend on the power lines near the property you wish to buy. In areas where the power lines are overhead, it will be doubtful that you will need buying a house near them. However, our EMF survey would give you detailed information on how safe it is to continue with the purchase.

How far should I live from power lines?
If you are looking to buy a house near power lines, there are some rules that you should consider. There is no set distance from the towers that you should live, but it’s advised that you don’t live within 250 metres to avoid the dangers of being overexposed to their EMF radiation. Again, this will depend on which type of electricity pylons are used at your area. If they are steel-reinforced concrete poles, then 5 metres are acceptable. However, if they are bare metal poles, 250 meters should be maintained.

Is it dangerous to live near power lines?
It’s important to understand that there might be health risks associated with buying a house near power lines. You should be aware that EMF radiation could reach your property and all rooms in it. If you are buying a house in the proximity of power lines, then it’s recommended that you have checked by an expert to ensure that EMFs are within limits.

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2023-12-16
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2023-11-01
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2023-09-13
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2023-06-03
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2023-03-23
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