I gather you're an Openreach FTTC & FTTP/H installer, so I'm hoping you can help... I've recently started a fairly major project to split our family home in two, and having previously thought about gas, electric, and water, realised the heinous omission of phone & broadband only last week. We now have a set schedule with the drive being dug up next week, national grid putting in a new gas connection the week after, and western power distribution putting in electric the week after, with water works underway somewhere in the midst. The date for BT to visit (since emergency phone calls starting on Friday) is right at the end, and to make matters harder, the drive is also a public footpath, so the council will only allow the footpath closing for three weeks. Hence we need to re-fill the driveway trenches 2 days after the BT OpenReach survey!! I think it's going to be too late to get ducting/cables sorted at that point, so I'm desperately trying to find out what we need so we can get them ordered ahead of all this.
We don't currently have the option for a fibre connection, but I'd like to lay the duct/cable whilst the drive is up. However, I guess I also need to lay the copper duct/cable for a real connection to last until fibre becomes available. I've looked at the video posted on this thread (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_gUBw8gh90), and I've reviewed the developer guide, but I'm not sure whether/where I can get the materials, and how critical it is that they're what Openreach would use themselves.
I appreciate this is a huge ask resulting from my own lack of planning (oh, the benefit of hindsight!), but I'd be extremely grateful for any assistance you can give re what I should lay (just duct? duct and cable? what end points) and where I can get it.