Preparing Your New Home Guide

If you are building or renovating there are a couple of things your builder needs to do to prepare your home for fibre broadband.

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1. Call 0800 434 273 to get a free fibre lead-in 

Enable provides a free underground lead-in for almost all properties in our coverage area. We will install our red micro-tubing whilst the service trench is open. 

2. Install structured wiring and a home distribution box 

We recommend installing Cat6 Ethernet cabling that travels out through a central hub called a home distribution box.

3. Install internal fibre conduit 

Make sure your electrician installs an internal fibre conduit from the outside of your house to your home distribution box.

For the best fibre broadband experience, Enable recommends you follow our Cabling Guide on how to prepare a new or renovated home for fibre broadband.

Preparing a home for fibre checklist: 

  • Our builder, electrician or driveway contractor has called 0800 434 273 to arrange red fibre ducting to be installed while the service trench is open or before a new driveway is laid 
  • Cat6 cables are installed 
  • A home distribution box is included in our house design 
  • Our electrician is including an internal fibre conduit in our house 
  • We’ve considered all the locations we need Ethernet jack points in our house 
  • We’ve considered whether we need jack points for our telephones – or will use an internet service provider that provides specialist internet phones 
  • We’ve chosen an alarm system that’s designed to work over fibre 

For more detailed information including all wiring diagrams please see Enable's cabling installation standards.