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  1. Jon B80
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    Jon B80 EF Member

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    I've just moved into a new build property that has a number of exposed / incomplete looking wires near the TV areas (one photo attached from the living room and one, with the single cable from the kitchen). The person I got the property on says they've deliberately left them like that as they're preparation cables for my chosen TV/media provider to finish off. Just wanted to check whether people think this is right... I'm not convinced cabling being left like this is what a good property development should leave "unfinished", or is it? Have they just skipped on finishing them, or is this actually helpful?! Thanks in advance for any comments

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  2. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Woking
    The first picture shows more cables than I would expect to see.

    The second picture appears to be aerial cable

    Its quite feasible the builder will complete them once you know what you want or you will need to pay.

    Are you aware where they go to?
     
  3. Strima
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    Strima Electrician's Arms

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    TBH that's a bit half arsed, the could have stuck a grid plate on there and terminated into the appropriate modules.
     
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  4. James Clyne
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    James Clyne Jim1990

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    My new build was like this when I bought it, however this was only in the living room where the TV point is and the broadband enters the house. Your chosen provider should stick a front plate on it. You have a lot of cables there though.. more than usual I would say!
     
  5. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    If it a new build and they are still building around you, can't you ask the sales team and / or check what the sales material sales?
     
  6. Vortigern
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    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

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    I think they are talking poppycock and should complete the job. I can't see and provider coming in and terminating those cables for you.
     
  7. Jon B80
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    Jon B80 EF Member

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    Thanks for all the quick replies, really appreciated. Basically the developers are supposedly high-end and should come back and finish off if I'm not happy with something. Essentially I'm still not sure if I should call them back (and what to actually ask them to do?!). I'm not even sure I'm getting satellite TV anytime soon so not too keen on wires hanging out like that since I've got a 2 year old. Just unsure what to reasonably ask them for and don't want to make things more difficult for a TV installation at a later date...
     
  8. Ian1981
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    Ian1981 Electrician's Arms

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    When we provide virgin cables and wire for the main BT point the boxes/cables are just blanked off as it’s down to the providers bt or virgin to terminate inside the property
    That is the spec for the contract on 3 sites we have. Bt to fit master socket and virgin to fit their outlets, when we finish a test plot the blanks are fitted and the providers come along however many weeks later
     
  9. Judd
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    Judd EF Member

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    Liverpool
    Does your property have a stateliite and an aerial?
    At a guess those 4 coaxs could be 2 cables coming from the satellite, 1 cable from your aerial and a rf return feeding the bedroom, we used to wire new build tv systems thus way. But really that's a complete guess!!!
     
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  10. Jon B80
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    Jon B80 EF Member

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    Yeh that makes sense thanks. I've asked them to fit a grid plate to finish it all off
     
  11. anthonybragg
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    anthonybragg Electrician's Arms

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    CHARLTEC ELECTRICAL LTD
    Your lucky cable have been installed for future use a majority if not all the major house builders only install the minimum and you see new builds with Sky/Vergin/BT clipped around the brickwork.
     
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