B4RN for Landowners

The B4RN network runs largely through fields rather than under roads and pavements as this is easier and cheaper to install, so B4RN relies on the generosity and support of local landowners who give permission to lay ducting for the fibre through their land for free.

B4RN’s wayleave for landowners is a simple one-page document, stating that they will take care to minimise inconvenience; make good any damage done and absolve the landowner from costs associated with damage to the cable crossing their land. Landowners can cancel their wayleave by giving B4RN 12 months notice.

The wayleave form can be downloaded here. Please return to B4MS Bayleaves / Investments, Goodhamscales, Selside, Kendal, LA8 9DS along with a map of your land marked with any buried structures or services that cross it.

Professionals will be laying the net work in the fields unless the land owners have the skills, time and machinery to do it themselves.

Next Steps

OK, so you have handed in your way leave and the net works is being built. If you are interested in knowing in fine detail where the eye from the sky has guessed where the mole ploughs can go and where the route is planned through your land then drop Dan Robinson an e-mail with your property address and I will e-mail you a screen print of the guessed best route. If there are any Major changes then we can do this at this stage, if its just a case of minor tweaks then this can be worked out on the ground with Swinny before its built.

Alternatively and most importantly, when you see TS Trenching on the approach then go and have a chat with them in the field. Swinny will be more than happy to walk the line with you and understand anything under the ground you know about for the team to miss or avoid. He normally aims to go through specifics with you 2 to 7 days in advance.

Enjoy the process and the banter and any problems let me or Swinny know and we will do our best to fix them.

Tidy and Fast

TS Trenching are tidy and fast, they have the right kit to do the job and in a couple of weeks you will not be able to see where they have been. If you are interested in watching a couple of video’s of their kit in action head over to the Resources and DIY section and there are 3 pages at the bottom of the list. Mole  Impact  Drill

As Built Mapping

Within 2-3 weeks after the mole ploughs have been past and before the route has completely disappeared you will see Tony and Angela mapping the route. They are doing this using a mobile GPS and will take photos of the ploughed dig line with flags in. You can see the network on our as built site here.