If you are looking for technicians to put in lead-in cabling to granny flats for NBN you need to find an experienced and professional cabling company.  Here is a look at some of the things involved with the process.

The process is easier with conduits!

Granny flats vary in how well they are designed and thought out right from the planning stage, so how easy they are to connect varies. That of course affects the price of connection. If there has been a conduit placed beneath the front of the house that leads to the granny flat, that makes it the easiest to install in. Otherwise getting the cables from the main house to the granny flat can be harder and cost more. The solutions might vary but might include having a tension cable from one to the other above ground.

Do you need to contact the local council?

If the main house and the flat have the same address this can cause problems when talking to the service provider about having an NBN connection. As far as they are concerned there is just one address so you get just one connection and they might refuse to help you. If that happens you need to talk to your local council and apply.

Fibre to the premises

Also referred to as FTTP, this is likely the better option for a granny flat’s internet service. You have a box in your home that lets you have 2 phone services and 4 data services from separate providers. Then all you need is a cable to run from the flat to the main house’s NBN box.

Other NBN technologies

Other NBN technologies are FTTP, HFC and FTTN but these are a bit harder for granny flats. You need a lead-in cable from the pole or the pit in the street leading to the granny flat but when the main house already has 2 cables hooked up to this conduit it means there might not be room to do it. So at this point, the cost of connecting a granny flat goes up as this is becoming a much harder job, especially if you need a conduit dug in from the NBN put to the granny flat and from the house to the flat too.

Why not have the main house and flat share the service?

That sounds like a good idea initially. If you have your parents in the flat, or other relatives or friends, it is something you might consider. You pay for one service and split the cost so it saves everyone money too and there is no need for that second lead-in cable to connect the granny flat’s service. But if you are renting to a stranger, or there is a chance in the future that you will be, then this is not going to work out as well.

Some owners choose to share the lead-in cable because they tend to a 2 pair cable so it can carry two services. But should something go wrong with the lead-in both homes will lose service and with no spare no, you have the cost of having to have a new lead-in installed.