Premises Wiring Guidelines

Guidelines for cable installers and home owners when installing and connecting to telecommunications services within a premises. 

What it is

A set of recommendations for the planning, installing and maintaining of premises wiring that will deliver good long-term telecommunication service performance and reliability for New Zealand consumers.

Are you wiring for a smart home?

The Installer Guidelines are supported by a easy to read factsheet that provides guidance for cable installers and electricians on the wiring requirements within a premises and  access to telecommunications services.

An easy to read factsheet is also available for homeowners to inform them of the telecommunications requirements they need to think about within their home e.g. WiFi, access points, modem and ONT placements.


To ensure premises have good long-term performance and reliability of telecommunications services for consumers by setting out best practice principles that parties involved in the design, installation and maintenance of generic cabling and facilities should adhere to.

Who it applies to

Interested Parties involved in Generic Cabling installations for voice and broadband telecommunications services.

Who it affects

Consumers of telecommunications services

Document status

Document type: Voluntary guidelines

Document version: Version 7. September 2021

Looking for something else?

Wiring your home – consumer information

What you need to know about wiring your home before you build or renovate.

Find out more


Are you wiring for a Smart Home? – Advice for cable installers

Are you wiring for a Smart Home? – Guidelines for homeowners

TCF Premises Wiring Cable Installers Guidelines for Telecommunications Services


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