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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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Thursday, 2 June 2011

12:20 PM

Tom Fletcher: Not sure why you would be fitting amplifiers "for the DSO", as they will be unnecessary in almost all places after the switchover, and will be harmful to reception in very strong signal areas.

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Briantist's 38,905 posts GB flag
6:11 PM

Again me. I have forgotten to ask you about being a RDI registered installer. Being registered with them it helps you in finding jobs?

Best regards,

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AdrianSTG's 4 posts GB flag
steve h
7:02 PM

hi tom, yes i would think you would be justified in charging them as it isnt anything to do with you if signals are increased it, you installed what was needed at the time of install. but in the meantime i would give customers the choice of having amps or not then at least you have covered yourself against any future comebacks

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steve h's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 3 June 2011
KB Aerials Sheffield

12:28 AM

HI Tom Its Keith KB Aerials, In Sheffield weve bumped into each other a few times,
To explain to other aerial installers first- Sheffield varies vastly in signal strength the city is huge and has 2 main transmitters Emley moor and Cross Pool (sheffield Transmitter) it is also covered by a host of tiny relay transmitters that after switchover will transmit 3 muxes only, As Sheffield is on 7 hills it is difficult to get reception in a lot of places and its not uncommon to turn to using the Belmont transmitter or even waltham, so using mast head amplifiers in and around sheffield is very common, Yes the signal strength will get lifted after switchover to a point that some masthead amps will be driven into cross modulation and will need removing,
Basically the fact of the matter is that the amplifiers were needed to receive reception - a customer would not want an installation that does not work, due to the nature of the job we have to make it work NOW , things will change after switchover - the work that needs doing to rectify the transmitters lifting the signal by I believe is 12db will HAVE TO BE PAID FOR by the customer - at the end of the day it is another call out- swap an amp for a splitter or fit appropriate attenuators to each tv - you should not be out of pocket for these jobs

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KB Aerials Sheffield's 274 posts GB flag
Tom Fletcher

12:28 PM

Thanks for your comments lads,Brian I have only fitted amps when needed or when doing a multi room system,its just I can see a lot of narky customers wanting things done for nothing in a few months and I just wanted someone else's opinion on it,

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Tom Fletcher's 73 posts GB flag
Monday, 6 June 2011
7:41 AM

Tony: i have a digital aerial runing to a bed room who can i get this signal to my kitchen would a booster do the job

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alan's 2 posts GB flag
10:36 AM

@ alan

if the digital signal power is strong enough you can install a 2 ways splitter. I assume that the cable from your bedroom to the kitchen is not too long. this is the cheapest option (a 2 way splitter is around 2-3 pounds) and you can try this first.

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AdrianSTG's 4 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
A. Newsome
6:35 PM

I live in a grade two listed house, is it permitted to fix a satelite dish to the chimney.

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A. Newsome's 1 post GB flag

8:16 PM

It is prefered to fit to a rear chimney if you have one so that it can not be seen from the road or in main view of other houses.

generally a garden mount or a hidden dish install is better as you will always get one old person that is older than the house itself complain to the council about it.

all the best
ian 123aerials oxford

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ian's 59 posts GB flag
Thursday, 16 June 2011
9:03 PM

When it rains I loose all my free view channels on all tv;s in the house. We have standard ariel on chimney. Is there a break in the line somewhere?

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