bt fibre instalation

Hi all, After many months bt send engineer to lay cable/ connect fibre. So the cable is laid on its own literally on the surface/ under the pebles. When we questioned it, this is how we do it as this cable is extra strong. however I see it as trip hazard. so should there be a plastic tube dug in that cable goes in? and is there a minimum depth required for the cable to be dug in? 
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it took them 6 months to organise this

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  • QrizB
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    Two decades ago when Telecential cabled my old house, they cut a slot (with a tool in a Kango, not a shovel) through my lawn and shoved the cable into it.
    Openreach seem to be following a similar installation guide.
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  • littleboo
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    is there a route through soil to the property? 
  • QrizB said:
    Two decades ago when Telecential cabled my old house, they cut a slot (with a tool in a Kango, not a shovel) through my lawn and shoved the cable into it.
    Openreach seem to be following a similar installation guide.
    I had Openreach install fibre
    The original BT duct was approx 600mm deep but I needed it rerouted to a different entry point excavated down to duct  then cut into duct brought the cable up then spaded the grass sod and eased it up and slipped the cable below approx 100mm where it came to crossing a pavior path lifted the paviors and scrapped approx 50mm of sand and laid the cable to new outside box.
    As to the cable being strong easy damaged our cut
    Virgin media are no better 





  • I thought Openreach always laid proper ducting right to the front wall of the house. They did here, duct laid, not that deep, under my lawn and tee'd into the main duct running along the pavement. Terminating at my house on the wall where they fitted their junction box. They did a lousy job as it happened and a short section at my boundary the cable is visible and the duct actually above ground. Because they run it in ducting it took seven weeks from placing order until it was completed.

    City Fibre, also in our street, do though just run the cable across the lawns in a shallow trench.
  • aggi
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    most front garden is artificial turf, initially we have asked for it to run along the fence boundary, away from slabs(the other side) but were told this side is better and they will dig it in along tarmac, there is an inch gap between slabs and tarmac, so it can be dug, slotted in with the right equipment. Personally I wouldn’t mind if it was under the turf if it ran on the other side where no one is walking ( semidetached house) but they advised to run it this side. I find this really upsetting.
  • northernstar007
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    edited 30 September 2023 at 6:02AM
    virgin are starting to install in my street and estate from next week, when they come for sales and need to lay cable from the street to the house i'm going to show them this pic and ask if this is how its going be layed to the house 
    if so, i will hold out for bt which is buried down into the ground somewhere which should trace existing cable
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