So you've decide to build a new home? Congratulations!
This can be an exciting time in your life but it can also be hectic and stressful. You've picked your site and engaged a builder, construction is underway and now you want to organise a phone.
By the time your home reaches "lock-up" stage, you should have your external connection in place and ideally you will have organised for a pre-wire or 'first fix' to be done BEFORE your drywall (plaster board) is erected.
In order to connect a phone to your new home, you will need;
- A regulation size trench dug (regulations require a telecommunication trench be no less than 300mm deep = residential, 450mm for rural) from the Telstra point of entry to your property, to the Telstra external building location (usually below your meter box)
- Conduit and cable to be installed from the closest Telstra 'pit' to an external box connection
- Wiring from the external connection to the various points in your home where you'd like a phone or computer
- Face plates or 'points' installed in your walls
- A handset purchased by you
You will need to contact your phone carrier at least 5 days before you move in, to organise your soft-dial tone to be connnected at their end
Call 3rd Planet Excavations direct on ph: 03 9740 2355 and speak to our helpful office staff. After getting a few details, they can register your job with Telstra on your behalf and make the initial booking to have your work done by 3rd Planet's qualified and accredited team.
|Marking of trench for you to dig||Locating the feeder line on your property, marking the safest and easiest direction from feeder to external house, (for our trench digging & back filling services please Click Here).|
|Pre-Wiring or 'First Fix'||Installing wiring from external connection box to desired 'points' of your choice for phones/computers (prior to drywall/plaster board being erected) First 'point' FREE|
|Install one new/additional 'point'||Run wiring from external connection along the inside of roof and/or walls to new/additional location and installing face plate or 'point' in wall|