New phone lines for flat conversion

13 Oct 2011
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I am currently converting a 3 storey house in 3 flats one on each level. Could anyone tell me please what I need to do internally to make sure there is a phone line provision. Do I need to install the Cat5 master sockets in the relevant room and then feed it to where I think BT might come into the property if the new owner contracts BT or whomever?

There is 1 phone line to the property coming from the telegraph pole across the road would they add separate NTE boxes on the property for each flat?

In terms of future proofing - got tv cables going up to centralised aerial for freeview but in the case of sky there is an old sky dish outside if I put a quad lnb on it and wire that in before final fix would that be a good idea ? Do I then need another phone socket for sky?

Any help would be really useful thanks
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cw1308 would be better for telephone. Although CAT5 will work, most will say it can degrade ADSL signals. I would assume that future lines would also come from the pole maybe a 4 inch IP rated box on the outside would be a good place to wire to.

Not sure on the Sky though doesnt sky plus need 2 lnbs or something?
The best way would probably be to run a telephone cable to a back box in each flat and run the cables to a centralised point, BT will then be able to join their incoming cable (s) onto yours.

in terms of the TV, it would be best to run coax in for freeview to a centralised point and 2 satellite cables to the same centralised point. An aerial fitter or SKY can then connect up a dish with a suitable LNB.

For the phone line for sky, if the master phone socket is not going to be near the TV points, run a phone cable from the master phone socket back box to another back box near the tv point for an extension socket.

Any other questions, ill try and answer.

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