BROADBAND INSTALLATION WHEN BUILDING OR RENOVATING

Wiring is very important for the performance of your broadband, so when you order a fibre service we will send our technicians to you to lay fibre to your ‘door’ and up to 10m of internal wiring inside your property.

However, we understand that sometimes when you are building or renovating it’s easier to wire up your property as you go. So we’ve created a few simple guidelines for your builders and electricians to help them along the way, to ensure your property is ready for fibre Broadband installation.

Fibre Services run over an entirely new network so there are a number of things that need to be done for a new build or renovation. With the correct tools and skills this could also be done in an existing property.

  • Cabling should be a star configuration from a Central Distribution Point – preferably a home distribution box.

  • For building penetration refer to E2 external moisture guide.
  • Copper cabling should be a minimum specification of Cat6.
  • LSZH microduct or Flat LSZH 2core cable should run for indoor premises only from the External Termination Point (ETP)  to the ONT (Optical Network Terminal).
  • Installation of the LSZH microduct or Flat LSZH 2core cable must be done with care and with sweeping bends so that the integrity of the duct is maintained ensuring that it is suitable for UFF installation.
  • All clearances between Telecommunications and other services such as Power Cables, Gas and water must be maintained.
  • For the service lead in duct UFF uses a Red Lateral microduct(Red) or Ruggedized Lateral microduct(Black) ,which should be installed outside of the building only.​​
  • Lateral microduct(Red) with a minimum depth of 400mm and Ruggedized Lateral microduct (Black) with a minimum 200mm ground cover shall be maintained.
  • UFF can provide the microducts – contact UFF Field Deployment Specialist(FDS) or BRS Stores.