How to build our network
We’ve written developer handbooks to show you how to build the fibre or copper infrastructure and install Openreach equipment at your new residential or commercial development. They cover what you and your sub-contractors need to do to reach the quality expected, from building the ducts and joint boxes, to the internal wiring.
To help you avoid the most common mistakes, we’ve explained in each section of the handbooks the likely pitfalls and their impact on delivering the service on time and on budget.
The handbook for building the fibre infrastructure also details the new option of developer self-install. This option gives you, the developer, control and the convenience as to when you install the ONT and BBU units in the property along with the other services at first and second fix. We’ve filmed a short ‘how to’ video that you can share with your own team or contractors that shows the steps to self-install Openreach Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) equipment.
Openreach Disclaimer: This video is for information purposes only, showing how an Openreach engineer would currently complete a similar installation. You should conduct your own risk assessment on site before commencing the self-installation of Openreach’s internal equipment.
You can choose this option when you register, and once you complete the installation to the standards set out in the handbook then you will also be eligible to an additional payment of £20 per plot. Your field based coordinator will sign off on the work you've completed.
You will be allocated a field based coordinator once you register. Together you'll discuss each element of the infrastructure build and he/she will clarify any questions you may have. Together we can provide service to your homeowners from the day they move in.
Guidance for self-build jointing chambers
Construction guidelines are available for the Modular Jointing Chambers on the suppliers’ website www.stakkabox-quad.com. Alternatively, construction diagrams are available for the brick Jointbox Footway 102 (CN15726), 104 (CN15727), 106 (CN14981) and Carriageway 4 (CN15644).