Developers' guide

It’s vitally important that any new building in Christchurch is designed and built with a cabling design that supports the connection of fibre broadband.

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Multiple Dwelling Units (MDU) 

If you are building an MDU such as an office building, apartment, retirement village or other multiple unit building you should be looking to make it fibre ready – to ensure it is easy for future owners or tenants to connect. 

The best time to prepare for fibre broadband is whilst it is being planned, before the construction phase. Enable provides a range of free services and information for businesses of any size. 

Preparing for fibre broadband while it is being planned will: 

- Allow tenants to connect to fibre once they have moved in

- Reduces the visual impact of a future fibre connection

- Provides the opportunity to market a building as "fibre ready" 

- Future proofs the building for tenants 

Please see our full list of requirements here. 

Email all initial enquiries, plans, timeframes and contact details to

Call 0800 434 273 to arrange a fibre network lead-in duct and to create a cabling installation plan for your building. 

For all wiring diagrams please see Enable's cabling installation standards. 


New Housing Subdivisions 

Business and homeowners today expect first-class telecommunications when they move into a new subdivision and many are becoming increasingly aware that fibre will be the primary telecommunications in the future. Fibre availability is now a factor in choosing a place to live or establish a business for many people. 

Enable wants to work with residential and commercial subdivision developers to bring fibre broadband services to new subdivisions within or close to our coverage area. 

Enable is already working with most developers to install fibre, but if you’re planning a new residential or commercial subdivision and you have not contacted us, please do so on 0800 434 273 or

A full list of subdivisions where fibre broadband is being delivered can be found here.

Need to book a Greenfields trench backfill inspection? 

You can book a Greenfield trench backfill Quality Inspection via our webform here. You'll receive a notification from us to confirm we've got your request, and our team will be in contact with you directly to confirm the date and time of the Inspection booking. 

Please note: we require at least 48hrs notice of your preferred date and time for the inspection to be conducted.