Installation nitty-gritty

Thank you for your interest in signing up to the Witherslack, Foulshaw, Ulpha and Meathop hyperfast internet project. Information here will help plan the property end installations so when the service goes live you will be able to enjoy the benefits straight away.

Fibre Installation.

The B4RN contractor will lay the fibre network to each property curtiledge (boundary)

Getting fibre from the network to the property options:

  • Install the kit yourself
  • Get our local Witherslack installer to install it for you
  • Or a bit of both; you can dig your garden and install the duct to your house and our installer will fit the house kit for you

Installing from the boundary :

If you want to install the ducting from your boundary to your property it requires a 10mm trench digging across your garden and a 7mm duct slotting into the hole. Or you can surface mount the 7mm duct along a wall or the edge of steps.

Installation of ducting from your boundary to your property is a relatively simple job that requires the 7mm duct to be laid either:

  • A spade’s depth down in a 10mm wide trench or
  • Surface mounted using clips on a vertical hard surface or
  • A combination of both

Installing the house kit

If you want to install the house kit yourself you will need some DIY skills and, depending on the thickness of your walls, a suitable drill bit.

If you are considering installing the kit yourself please have a look at the instructions here. You can go through them and decide if you want to do the installation yourself or get us to do it for you.

B4RN router

You will need to use a B4RN issue speciofic router. Link to house kit and router installation manual CLICK HERE

Costs

The installation team will charge you for installing the kits. Each installation is different, but to give some idea, a simple house install through a cavity wall will cost approx £70. To go through a 1 metre thick stone wall will be approx £100. The garden dig starts from £50 for up to 4m of lawn and increases depending on your configuration. If we have to go under footpaths around decking etc it will cost more. Following a site visit we will give you a quotation for the job.

The good news is that once your service is live and you have had the service for a month B4RN will pay the £150 dig in grant.

Businesses get a free connection whereas residential customers pay a one off fee of £150, unless you have invested £1,500 in B4RN shares in which case there is no charge.

Do you want to keep your phone number after your service has gone live? Whatever you do DONT terminate your telephone line you will lose your number. Select the keep number below and we will send you specific instructions.