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Standard User martynp1
(learned) Fri 19-Feb-21 18:41:48
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[re: dect] [link to this post]
 
I know, I was just smiling when he was saying it (crying on the inside). Oh well, he's back on Monday and is most likely going to be able to provide more information. I was going to consider it if the price is sub 10k but by the looks of it, I'm going to be in for a rough ride.
Standard User candlerb
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 19-Feb-21 19:56:49
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[re: bowdon] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by bowdon:
I know this might be an obvious answer. But I'm not 100% sure so I'll ask it.

I had requested a FTTPod quote in March 2019. If I was to ask for a quote this March would it come out as the same price?


Likely not: quotes are only valid for 30 days. This thread has shown a repeat quote going from £12K to £15K in 2 years. So it's a gamble of £250+VAT.
Standard User martynp1
(regular) Fri 19-Feb-21 21:46:53
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[re: dect] [link to this post]
 
He said it most likely wouldn't be 5 poles and he said poles would be cheaper. Depending on the cost, if I can bring it to a reasonable level by doing the ducting myself I will. I have a couple friends who have the machinery but will have to see! smile


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Standard User dect
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 19-Feb-21 22:11:13
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[re: martynp1] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by martynp1:
He said it most likely wouldn't be 5 poles and he said poles would be cheaper. Depending on the cost, if I can bring it to a reasonable level by doing the ducting myself I will. I have a couple friends who have the machinery but will have to see! smile
Poles will definitely be cheaper by a fair whack, I think people say about £600 a pop but some will argue its less than that and some will say its more. I personally think you're talking more than £5K for Openreach to do the ducting but thats me doing a quick calculation on the back of a fag packet and I'm being conservative on that estimate. Hopefully someone with more experience will jump in and advise.

Normally its a max fibre span of around 67m on poles, I was told not that long ago that it had increased to 75m (by a contractor who does surveys for Openreach) but would still work on 67m as a worse case scenario.

If you are seriously thinking of doing some of it yourself make sure you discuss that with the surveyor.

Hope all goes well on Monday smile

Edited by dect (Fri 19-Feb-21 22:29:05)

Standard User Cabinet13
(newbie) Sun 07-Mar-21 15:43:57
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[re: martynp1] [link to this post]
 
Just wondering if you got your final quote from OR?
Standard User martynp1
(regular) Mon 08-Mar-21 00:17:43
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I saw on Cerberus's customer page that OpenReach had updated it and to "check notes" on Thursday last week, but I am unable to access them and still waiting for an email from the Lady who is handling my case. Hopefully I'll find out this week! smile
Standard User crule
(regular) Mon 08-Mar-21 09:14:34
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I am very envious
My desk top survey came back as "in excess of £100K with no other premises passed"
Standard User martynp1
(regular) Mon 08-Mar-21 14:26:39
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[re: crule] [link to this post]
 
More of an update, an escalation case has been raised as they have not received the costs.

The system probably couldn't handle the amount of 0's on the end of the price wink.

Anyway, I'll hopefully be able to update you all soon!
Standard User martynp1
(regular) Thu 25-Mar-21 13:30:27
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After a long wait the pricing is in...

The confirmed build charge is £22,634.00 + VAT.

This includes the reduction for the survey and a deduction of £715.00 for premises passed. A breakdown of the charges is below:

Labour
£8,271.00
Contract Labour
£5,553.00
Civils
£4,377.00
Stores
£4,903.00
BT Connection Charge
£495.00
Deduction
£-715.00
Field Survey charge paid
£-250.00
Total
£22,634.00

A bit far from the £5000 odd I was quoted before, will not be proceeding.

Cheers for all the help and input you guys gave!
Standard User dect
(knowledge is power) Thu 25-Mar-21 13:50:18
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Really sorry to hear the price for your quote, I do hope that other fibre options will become available to you.

All the best
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