What if Buckingham Palace had Smart Fibre Infrastructure™?

The use of residential fibre is rising swiftly – and with the government’s target that all of the UK will have full-fibre coverage by 2033, this pattern is set to continue.

However, our homes are getting smaller. Our appliances are shrinking and everything is becoming more space-efficient so we can live comfortably in smaller homes – including our technology infrastructure.

Traditional cabling systems waste space. They require a network switch for every 90 metres of cable, fans for every switch, communications (comms) cabinets on every floor and splitters for every apartment. Glide’s SFI™ runs on a single seamless fibre network cable with no switches and a single comms cabinet, which is revolutionary in terms of the space created. Along with saving space, it also reduces the amount of potential points of failure, saving money and reducing the time spent on repairs. Although Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms over 5 floors, there’s still room for manoeuvre in terms of space efficiency. Current renovation works include the replacement of over a whopping 100 miles of electric cabling – there’s definitely a capacity to save money here. But how does one determine the cost of installing SFI™ in the monarch’s home?

It’s quite simple: all our Quick Quote tool needs is the number of apartments and the number of floors. If we divide Buckingham Palace’s 775 rooms into 3-room apartments, it would cost just £258 per apartment to install SFI™. When compared to traditional cabling, this is a saving of £101 per apartment.

The monarch’s administrative HQ isn’t the only famous London building undergoing improvements that could save the taxpayer money. The Palace of Westminster became home to the Houses of Parliament in 1534, a long tenancy that’s seen a couple of huge fires and WWII bombs on 14 separate occasions. At one point, the Government was even offered Buckingham Palace as a new home, but they opted to stay put. All this means that with 1,100 rooms, 100 staircases and 3 miles of passageways laid out over four floors, it’s no wonder the infrastructure is in need of replacement. If they were to install SFI™ they would be making a saving of around £91 per apartment, not to mention making the whole installation and management process easier, quicker and neater.

With the popularity of wireless devices at an all-time high, it’s important the right infrastructure is in place to ensure you can use all your devices, all the time, whilst keeping costs and energy consumption down.

Our Quick Quote tool allows you to work out the cost of adding SFI to any building, no matter how big or small, or how many floors or apartments it has. Getting a Quick Quote takes seconds, so it could save you heaps of time and potentially heaps of money too.

Smart Fibre Infrastructure™ (SFI™)

Glide Residential’s SFI™ is a full fibre, landlord broadband solution that provides a fast and simple way to cable a building, specifically designed for the build-to-rent (BTR) sector. With SFI™, buildings are future-proofed for the next 25 years, as there are no restrictions on what can be delivered via fibre. SFI™ also enables the provision of many smart technology services such as Wi-Fi controlled lighting and heating, door entry, CCTV, digital signage, smart metering, and SkyQ. SFI™ helps add rental value, whilst reducing operational costs, and is designed with developers, landlords, and their residents in mind.

Managed Internet Service

With Glide Residential, you can also benefit from a fully managed internet service for private rented residents and fully managed internet solutions. What this means is everything is managed from the cabling, to launch, to ongoing 24/7/365 support. Complete managed broadband services from a single provider. The network is monitored around the clock to ensure everything is running smoothly, and each customer has their own dedicated service manager as one single point of contact to provide everything you need.

Get in touch with a member of our team to find out how we can enhance your build-to-rent (BTR) development. Call us on 03333 800 800 or drop us an email at glideresidential@glide.co.uk, or find out more details on our website https://glidebusiness.co.uk/residential/service/smart-fibre-infrastructure

No time to chat? Get a Quick Quote for your Build-to-Rent development here. https://glidebusiness.co.uk/sfi-quick-quote

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