Connecting a new development
If you’re an electrician or builder working on a development connecting to the Chorus network, you may be involved in carrying out the inside boundary work to get it connected.
Before you get started, it’s important to check if there is existing network inside the development’s boundary. To find out, request an existing network plan from beforeUDig or call 0800 463 896 Opt 1. If there is existing network, you can find more details on how to have it removed here.
Once we’ve finished building our network to the boundary, it needs to be connected to the house through a lead-in pipe. You can purchase a lead-in pipe, also known as a 20mm green pipe, from any electrical wholesaler. For more information on trenching and installing the lead-in pipe, view our guide to lead-ins and trenching here.