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What price for an aerial installation?

What prices have you been quoted and paid for an aerial installation?

What prices have you been quoted and paid for an aerial install
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In responses to the guideline I posted about how much having a new aerial fitted should cost, Ian Grice posted: "£40-£50? Every aerial fitter I contacted wants at least £150+VAT considering you can get a class 3 aerial for under £10 and a class 2 for under £15 and cable is 40p a metre why are they charging so much for 30 minutes work?"

OK, for some places putting up a TV aerial is hard work, such as multi-story properties. As many people will simply be exchanging a Group A, B, C/D, E or K aerial for a wideband type, often without changing the supporting pole or cable, a high price cannot be justified.

I am concerned that some companies will exploit vulnerable groups (such as the elderly).

So, I what prices have you been quoted for aerial installations? What price have you paid for installation?

Do you know of any companies to avoid? Do you know of any companies that are good value for money?

Or do you work for a great aerial installation company?

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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

8:34 PM

You are right buddy, i install digital equipment in and around oxford, well known for being one of the most expensive area's in the country to live.
I charge installed including cable, bracket and benchmark digital aerial £99 no vat.
I get loads of comments a day about some of our freindly neighbours charging £250-£300 for the same job. Even though they quote £49 over the phone to get on site.
Its amazing that people are willing to put up with these charges, and yet it is me that is struggling to get the customers.
Think i need to pack up sticks and come and join you lot up there, you are more honest.


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ian's 59 posts GB flag
Tom Fletcher

10:57 PM

Tom alpha aerials sheffield
its not all roses up here mate. I watch some of these rouge traders programs like that red bull w'''''r there is plenty of money to be made in the trade with out doing things like that .if you did things like that here you would be very sorry to say the leest people are more honest here ruff but honest we get a lot of 0800 out of town firms but they dont last long is there not laws about saying one price and charging more on site? more the mugs for paying them .senareo, phone rings hi mate how much do you charge for your aerials? I say £45 turn up to house and say £300 action run of the estate dog on your arse van stript left on bricks' no im kidding its not that bad Tom .

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Tom Fletcher's 73 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
2:08 PM

we live in the Mendip area, already have a sat. dish, what would be a reasonable price to pay to install a cable from the dish to a different room.
Email:, 01934853282

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mimi's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
John McNeil
11:51 AM

I have a sat Sky dish for TV in living room, my aerial in attic has a distribution box to 5 rooms, never has been great, what aerial would I require.

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Thursday, 13 January 2011

9:11 AM

John McNeil: Any standard Yagi aerial will do, as long as it mounted on the roof with a line-of-sight to the transmitter.

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
Friday, 14 January 2011
12:07 PM

How many transmitters will be left after switchover please? not many i will guess as they wont need all analogue ones

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Dick's 1 post GB flag

3:05 PM

Dick: There will be 1,119 transmitters

The following Channel-5-only analogue transmitters (which were the ex-ITV 405-line transmitters) close:

Burnhope, Lichfield, Churdown Hill, Fawley, Madingley (Cambridge), Chelmsford, Mounteagle and Croydon.

The Sandale services have been moved to Caldbeck.

There are new transmitters at Bexhill, Burnham on Crouch, Clacton, Rouncefall, Great Yarmouth and Loewstoft.

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
Sunday, 16 January 2011

8:46 PM

hey tom fletcher
you was on about rougue traders, went on a call out the other day, they where charged just over £200 for a new aerial.
2 weeks later he call up the aerial company and said the signal had gone, they attended and said that where they had used the existing cable it was full of water and charged him another £60 to replace.
i cannot put the amount of swear words he used on here.
but the house had been put there in the late 70's so the cable was over 30 years old.
they where lucky he was ab old boy because i would have kicked up a storm with the papers and internet.
a new cable run if possible should come as standard for a digital aerial refit dont you think buddy.

ian 123aerials oxford

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ian's 59 posts GB flag
Monday, 17 January 2011
Tom Fletcher

9:58 PM

I dont understand some people. I think its easier to do a good job than to bodge things / its nice to take money off a customer knowing you have done a good job, and you will always get recommendations most of our work is from that.we had a call from an old lady a few weeks ago in sheffield she said her picture was bad and no freeview at all the address she gave was a good reception area on
emleymoore full power before we got to the house we could see a 20 foot pole and a
massive blakes jbx aerial flapping about in the wind when i went in to the house there was a set back amp on the floor one of them white y splitters with a cable going up stairs to the bedroom i said to the lady who and how much did they charge for this " £255 . she said;;; and theres more when i went up stairs there was a nuther mast amp at the back of the tv' and out side under the gutter was an old fringe splitter box with the insides removed and a big tape joint shuved inside it on the wall was the exissting old brown cable and she had lived in the house for 40 years! we took it all down and put a 36 log 6 foot pole and new cable and coax drilled the wall not window frame set up the freeview box 101 channals the old said will i
get that gay rabbit thing now? cost £85 oap discount''

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Tom Fletcher's 73 posts GB flag
Thursday, 20 January 2011
11:12 AM


I am in a flat and have a small box on the lower part of the wall for the ariel to plug into for a good roof top reception, however for some reason the ariel plug will not fit into it, i think it has something to do with the round inner bit that slides into the circle in the box on the ariel. Therefore i have to use an ordinary ariel and the reception is awful.
Can you please help me to find out where I can get it fixed and how much it will cost.

Thank you.

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