In my opinion many of the surveyors don't have a Scooby doo what's involved in the pricing.
Many surveyors have incorrectly advised about the location of Agg Nodes, suggested entire streets would be enabled with orders and made hints that quotes would be small when they turned out to be rather large.
There was even a surveyors recently telling a customer that 2 Agg Nodes would be installed as part of their FTTPoD build.
1 next door and 1 across the street.
This is nonsense. You can't even order FTTPoD without already being "served by" an Agg Node.
It's extremely rare that 1 would need installed for an FTTPoD build, definitely not 2.
Speaking to 1 of surveyors recently it sounds like they only survey the area and mark what's where and it's not them that do the actual costing.
From the many comments on these threads some don't even appear to know the architecture of OpenReachs FTTP build.
Many of the recent quotes we have seen have had a few thousand £ on Labour and a few thousand £ on Stores, even for short distances.
It's the troublesome, longer distance jobs that also have Civils/Civil Stores.
Surveyor contacted today and was shocked at the desktop quote given no building works were required, just cable pulling.
Don't get your hopes up that from the surveyors comments your final quote will come in considerably lower than the desktop quote.
Your build will need Splitter Nodes, Distribution Points, fibre joints made.
It's pretty naive to suggest it's just pulling a few cables imo.
Edited by j0hn83 (Tue 17-Sep-19 12:42:34)