Government publishes guidance on 'Data Ducting Infrastructure for New Homes'bsg
The Department for Communities and Local Government has released guidance on ‘Data Ducting Infrastructure for New Homes’.
The note provides guidance to housing developers who intend or who wish to consider the laying of ducting on development sites, and within dwellings, for the delivery of data services.
The practical guidance in this document aims to:
- give developers the opportunity to consider the installation of infrastructures within new developments and dwellings to support the later provision of data services by third parties
- reduce the risk of ‘non-standard infrastructures’ (for example using ad hoc ducting types and topologies) leading to future incompatibility issues within different developments.
The guidance is not technology or service specific, neither is it intended to promote any particular cabling type, wireless solution and network technology or data service. Rather it aims to be generic to enable developers to make their own informed choice of the infrastructure model that is best suited to their development.’