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Section 45:Excess Construction


Part 1:Excess Construction Charges

Subpart 1:Excess Construction Charges

Excess Construction charges will be raised in addition to normal connection charges where additional infrastructure is provided to give new or extended service at a customer's site or other requested location where BT would otherwise not choose to extend its network on the basis of normal commercial criteria. Excess charges apply to situations of extended reach, including provision to a new location within the customer's site, and can apply where existing capacity needs to be increased. Excess Construction charges may also apply at Non Served Premises (see Section Part 5).

Subpart 2:Eligibility

Excess construction charges are applicable with the provision of BT products or services - see individual sections of the price list as appropriate.

Subpart 3:Pricing Information

Connection Charges

Excess construction charges apply in addition to standard connection charges applicable for relevant service to be provided.

When service is requested and additional infrastructure is required, a survey will be carried out by Openreach and charges will be individually assessed for the specific site, taking into account the customer's requirements and preferences. The charges will be quoted to the customer for agreement before provision work is started. The quote will be based upon :

1. The components listed below, charged using the input costs stated below after any applicable exemptions listed below have been applied, PLUS

2. For Business customers ordering PSTN, ISDN2e, Featurelines and BT Infinity for business broadband (fibre to the premises variants) only, an administration and processing charge calculated as the lower value of either 10% of the figure given from item 1 above or £150. This processing charge is not applicable in circumstances where the customer has a Managed Services Contract or where there is an additional Management charge associated with the lines being provided, or if the customer decides not to proceed with the provision request.



Single Payment Charge

Exc VAT

Inc VAT

£

£

Survey Fee, applicable when an initial site survey is carried out by Openreach or a resurvey is requested. Chargeable only when the customer agrees to pay for excess construction charges as detailed below. Not applicable where desk surveys can be completed without a site visit.

255.58

306.69

Breaking/Drilling through a Wall

- Each external wall

238.33

285.99

- Each internal concrete wall

144.01

172.81

- Each internal non-concrete wall

43.60

52.32

Provision of other building entry points (eg underground through floors) will be individually priced against customer requirements

- Provision of each Pole

704.89

845.86



Connection Charge per metre or part thereof

Exc VAT

Inc VAT

£

£

Cable (fibre or copper) installed into duct, buried or installed on poles including any jointing required

4.45

5.34

Copper cable supplied for the customer to lay to agreed entry and termination points (minimum 20m supply). This charge includes on site termination and jointing work by BT to connect and terminate the cable. If the order is for less than 40 metres then a visit charge will apply - see Section 15 Part 7

3.13

3.76

Blown Fibre

3.13

3.75

Blown Fibre Tubing in Duct

2.83

3.40

Internal cabling (including Internal Blown Fibre Tubing)

5.06

6.08

Directly buried cable inclusive of any cable and wayleave costs

25.00

30.00

Moleploughing cable or fibre in subduct inclusive of any cable and wayleave costs

25.00

30.00

New Ductwork (including wayleave costs)

- Under Softsurface

20.28

24.34

- Under Footway

40.56

48.68

- Under Carriageway or Roads

81.12

97.35

Trunking and traywork within customer's curtilage

29.40

35.28

Provision of a new small size footway box (surface area up to 0.5sqm). NB The smallest footway box necessary to provide service will be charged for

704.89

845.86

Provision of a new medium size footway box (surface area between 0.5sqm and 1sqm).

1551.77

1862.12

Provision of a new large size footway box (surface area greater than 1sqm).

2687.72

3225.27

Provision of a new small carriageway box (surface area up to 1sqm). NB The smallest carriageway box necessary to provide service will be charged for

2484.87

2981.84

Provision of a new medium size carriageway box (surface area between 1sqm and 1.25sqm).

3042.70

3651.24

Provision of a new large size carriageway box (surface area greater than 1.25sqm).

3478.82

4174.59

Requests to provide access lines via an alternative route into the end user premises will be charged at the standard rate for the line plus any Excess Construction Charges needed to provide the route with no exemptions applied.

Charges will apply where new ductwork or cable is required to provide additional narrowband capacity (ie PSTN lines and variants, Featureline and Embark centrex access lines, FeatureNet 5000 access lines and ISDN2 lines) at a site in situations where existing ducts or cables are fully utilised and where BT would otherwise not choose to extend its network on the basis of normal commercial criteria. BT is not obliged to provide such narrowband lines at a site already having these services if the cost exceeds £1000 (exc VAT), costed at the above excess construction rates, although the customer has the option to pay all the excess construction charges in excess of the first £1000. Nor will BT be obliged, in the same circumstances, to provide additional FN1000 analogue lines, although in this case the customer has the option of paying full excess construction charges.

Additionally charges will be raised for:

  • - Provision of any radio charges will be subject to survey.
  • - Any miscellaneous non standard or specially requested items will be individually priced
  • - Any internal wiring (see Section 6 of the Price List)
  • - Internal or external shifts at the appropriate rate for the circuit concerned
  • - Timescale Rates for out of hours working

The above charges will apply to requirements on the customer's premises, and on third party land and the public highway from the nearest point where connection can be made to BT's existing network. Customers may opt to provide trunking and traywork, suitable holes through walls and cable routes within their own curtilage at their own expense. Any ducts and cable provided remain BT property and may be used by BT to provide service to any other customer in accordance with standard regulatory practice.

Excess construction charges are binding once accepted by the customer. In the event of cancellation before delivery of service, the customer will be billed for work completed or committed to by BT. In this case the exemptions (as defined below) will not apply. These charges are in addition to any other published cancellation charges. Excess construction charges can be shared between multiple customers who request provision of service concurrently with individual contracts and request that these charges are shared. In this case, if cancellation by one customer occurs prior to service then the full charges will be payable by the remaining customer. No reimbursement of excess charges will be made to customers on the basis of subsequent orders at the same or nearby locations.

Exemptions From Excess Charges

Excess construction charges are paid at the same time as the normal product connection charges. The table below details exemptions from excess construction charges. Exemptions apply to individual sites and are not transferable to other sites. Not more than one exemption is available per site. In the context of excess construction charges:

  • *A site requiring PSTN, ISDN2/2e and BT Highway service is defined as an area of land owned or occupied by an individual customer within a boundary or curtilage that is not divided by the public highway.
  • *A site requiring wideband access is defined as a single point within a customer's premises which can be used for the termination of wideband circuits.





Products & Services



Exemption from Charges

1.

PSTN line (and variants, including Featureline, Featureline Compact and FeatureNet Embark centrex access lines)

The first £3400 (exc VAT) of charges will not be raised for the first line provided at the site. Where an order is received for concurrent provision of service to a number of individual customer sites (including those in multi-tenanted premises) on the same date, each customer is eligible for an exemption. The exemption for each end user can be added together and the exemptions will be applied collectively. However, this only applies to the concurrent provision work on the same date and the application of the exemption cannot be deferred to a later date.



No £3400 (exc VAT) exemption is available if an exemption for first provision of PSTN or ISDN2e lines has already been given at the site on an earlier occasion.



Additionally the first £1000.00 (exc VAT) of charges will not be raised where network capacity needs to be increased for second or subsequent lines at a site.



If the customer requests a method of providing service which is more costly than the least cost method , BT will charge the customer the actual charges for this requested method of providing service minus the lower of either the exemption or the full charges for the least cost method.



The £3400/£1000 exemption will not apply to:

- Non-Served Premises

- Temporary Service Lines

- Temporary structures served by site office lines

- Alternatively routed Lines

- Timescale rates for out of hours working

for which all excess construction charges are raised.



No exemption is available if an exemption for PSTN or ISDN2e/Highway lines has been given already at the site on an earlier occasion.

2.

ISDN/2e Lines and FN5000 also - applicable if service is provided by conversion of exchange lines.

The first £1000 (Exc VAT) of charges will not be raised at the first line provided at the site. Where an order is received for concurrent provision of service to a number of individual customer sites (including those in Multi-tenanted premises) on the same date, each customer is eligible for an exemption. The exemption for each end user can be added together and the exemptions will be applied collectively. However, this only applies to the concurrent provision work on the same date and the application of the exemption cannot be deferred to a later date.



No £1000 exemption is available if an exemption for first provision of PSTN or ISDN2e/Highway lines has already been given at the site on an earlier occasion.



Additionally the first £1000.00 (exc VAT) of charges will not be raised where network capacity needs to be increased for second or subsequent lines at a site.



If the customer requests a method of providing service which is more costly than the least cost method , BT will charge the customer the actual charges for this requested method of providing service minus the lower of either the exemption or the full charges for the least cost method.



The exemption will not apply to:

- NonServed Premises

- Temporary Service Lines

- Temporary structures such as Site Offices

- Alternatively routed Lines

- Timescale rates for out of hours working

No exemption is available if an exemption for PSTN or ISDN2e/Highway lines has been given already at the site on an earlier occasion.

3.

For all lines provided (with the exception of those covered by rows 1 and 2 above).

No exemptions apply to the existing or previous customer.













Excess Construction charges do not apply where existing capacity needs to be increased for ISDN30, Private Circuits (including Prime Services), Featurenet 1000 (DPNSS), Featurenet Embark digital lines, BT Net services, CellStream, FrameStream and VPN services.

Subpart 4:Conditions

BT's conditions for Telephony Service apply as varied by the conditions below. BT under its current licence is not obliged to provide telephone service to locations which are not for normal business or dwelling purposes. Any power supply must be arranged by the customer to IEE standards.


FOR EXPLANATION OF TAX EXCLUSIVE AND INCLUSIVE CHARGES, SEE VALUE ADDED TAX IN GENERAL NOTES. THIS NOTE HAS NO CONTRACTUAL FORCE.


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