Developer handbooks and extra services

Developer handbooks and extra services

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).

Developer handbooks

All you need to know about getting your site ready for copper or fibre connections, with step-by-step build instructions and diagrams.

 

 

Developer Self-Install video

Self-install of Openreach equipment is a popular option for developers wanting better control of their building schedule. 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.

Ordering supplies to build our network

We will supply all the Openreach materials you need to build and install the network on your site free of charge. A dedicated field based coordinator will be assigned to your development and will liaise with your construction workforce or site manager to make sure the correct supplies are delivered direct to your site.

Materials are normally supplied to keep pace with your build programme. However, if your project is a major undertaking and you have safe and secure storage facilities, a bulk delivery of materials can also be arranged (please allow 10 days for delivery).

We’ll give you the Openreach materials free of charge. They are provided for your own use and should be used only for the intended purpose of connecting homes to the Openreach network infrastructure.
If any of our supplies are lost, damaged or misused, your company will be charged for the cost of all replacements.

To help you identify the correct supplies, we've provided a guide and a list of the relevant codes.

When you want to do more

There are times that you will need our help to move our network, remove old equipment, or help with your project or complex site build.

 
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