Client Experience

Wavensmere Homes requirement for instant connectivity due to rapid expansion

As a housebuilder who has recently experienced rapid expansion, Wavensmere Homes were looking for a reliable connectivity partner who could help connect a large development with three construction site offices. Read below to find out why UK Connect’s cellular broadband solution was the right choice for Wavensmere Homes.

About Wavensmere Homes

Wavensmere Homes are an award-winning residential developer, with a passion for authenticity and a belief that each home they create will inspire for generations to come. Wavensmere Homes have experienced rapid expansion in recent years and specialise in unique restoration projects across Suffolk, Birmingham, Sussex and Staffordshire.

Number of live developments with UK Connect : 4

Years active with UK Connect: 2

Employee count: 50+

Industry: Property restoration and development


UK Connect services provided: Cellular broadband

The Challenge

Wavensmere Homes approached UK Connect in 2019, when they were looking for a reliable broadband provider for a large development, the Nightingale Quarter, in Derby.

With 800 homes due to be built and with three construction site offices required, their number one priority was to ensure that all homes on the development were built on time and to a high standard. This could not be done without the ability communicate effectively with customers, colleagues and suppliers from day one.

The Solution

Although on-site broadband may seem like a simple communications solution, it really is the piece of the puzzle that allows staff to achieve their goals, doing so with maximum efficiency.  However, on a large development such as the Nightingale Quarter in Derby, a broadband solution can only help its users to achieve these targets if it is reliable, secure and robust. UK Connect’s Cellular Broadband solution is exactly that.

UK Connect’s Cellular Broadband solution guarantees superfast broadband speed across the entire development. The  in partnership with Cradlepoint, the market leader in Wireless Edge WAN Solutions, the routers are industry leading and ruggedised – perfect for construction sites.

Having conducted a Radio Frequency survey to ensure the fasted possible speeds on site, and with a guarantee of installation within 10 days, the cellular broadband solution was installed well ahead of schedule, meaning staff on site did not have to wait for a fixed line provider, and they could utilise the robust and secure broadband solution to their advantage in an instant. Ultimately staff on site were securely and effectively connected, so that they could focus on what really matters – building and selling homes.


Key Results

  • Over 800 homes, 3 sites offices and 1 broadband provider on the Nightingale Quarter development
  • Fibre speed, cellular broadband installed in under 10 days
  • Cradlepoint IBR 900 routers used



There are multiple reasons as to why UK Connect are the right connectivity provider for us. With a guarantee to get our sites connected in under 10 days, which is usually beaten, and a clear pricing structure, the process of getting our sites connected couldn’t be easier. UK Connect always take the service one step further and staff are always friendly and quick to respond.

Ben Clarke

Technical Director

Wavensmere Homes

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Ben and his team since May this year, and in that short time it’s been fantastic to get to know their business and support with their connectivity demands. I look forward to helping Wavensmere Homes with any new connectivity requirements as their sites progress, particularly as the company is expanding rapidly.

Kate Dixon

Key Account Manager

UK Connect

UK Connect are dedicated to being at the forefront of construction technology. To find out more about how we can help please call 0333 015 5368 or contact us today.

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“Working with UK Connect has been a smooth and easy process. The team has been fantastic by going above and beyond, getting our broadband installed for us within extremely tight deadlines and ensuring the client relationship is done in an efficient manner. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the UK Connect team, as I find they are highly reliable and have good attention to detail and carry out the job to an exceptional standard.

Jonny Leivesley

Redrow Homes

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