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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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Saturday, 5 May 2012
10:46 PM

I had recently had a problem with retuning my telly.and called many compies but though I stated I was pension many company gave met set price after talki gll to many comp I went for aforaerisls of south lOndon and he tuned in my telly and said he will come back on the 18th if angbptomblem for a very good price very pleases

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Lauren's 1 post GB flag
10:52 PM

Little tip for you guys out there if you can not or have a problem re-tuning your tv go into settings and reset tv then retune ta-da channels come back if not look me up. On A4 request Gerard to come round.

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Gerard's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 11 May 2012
9:51 PM

Hello, hope someone can advise me. I have not long moved to SE2 area and freeview signal is very poor. Have the channels do not receive at all and there is a lot of interference. My neighbours were quick to point out that I would probably need to get the aerial sorted and pointing to Crystal Palace instead of its current Woolwich position. One said he paid £300 to have it done!! Is this accurate? Would I still need to purchase new aerial, cable etc or can the existing one be simply swung round the other direction? No way I can afford £300 nicker! Thanks

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Adina's 4 posts GB flag
Saturday, 12 May 2012

7:58 AM

Adina: Although I realise that there are a few areas in and around SE2 that might have had less than satisfactory reception, but now that Crystal Palace is operating on full power there is a possibility that you could well be receiving it even although your aerial is vertically mounted, and indeed you might even be able to receive it using a set top aerial, so if you can borrow one first of all carry out a re-tune your TV or box without any aerial installed, this to blank out anything stored, then plug the set top aerial in and carry out a normal re-tune and see what comes up.

Further advice dependant on results of test.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Stephen P

1:16 PM

Adina - Agree with jb38.

Post your postcode for more help.

£300 sounds steep for a normal house. <£100 out in the sticks-plus London premium so maybe ££150.

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Stephen P's 1,173 posts GB flag
1:55 PM

Hello! I need an aerial with extra long pole (I think! as we are surrounded by slightly taller buildings) to go on top of small 2-storey house in London N16. Can anyone advise me how much this would cost? thank you very much

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Sara's 1 post GB flag

2:13 PM

Hi Sara a good pole is around 5 meters so with aerial; you will be looking at £175 max

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NICK ADSL UK's 72 posts GB flag
Stephen P

2:34 PM

Sara have you tried with whatever you used for analogue? Did you get analogue OK?

C Pal very strong in N16 so may be OK despite surrounding buildings.

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Stephen P's 1,173 posts GB flag
valerie allen
3:25 PM

Two years ago I paid £285 for a digital aerial, now water is coming through the cable and the same company wants to charge me £139 to replace it, Is this way over the top?

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valerie allen's 1 post GB flag
KB aerials

3:36 PM

Yeah I think they have a cheek in all honesty

I offer a 1 year guarentee on the aerials I install but if someone told me 2 years down line water was comeing through the cable I'd be so embarressed I wouldn't charge them at all

The only exception to this would be that if you had agreed for them to use the exsisting cable - splitters or amplifier system

If the job was a from scratch brand new install with absoloutley everyting supplied by them there should be no reason water would be getting. In apart from total incompetence and lack of skill on the installers side of the job

Obviously aerials have to be water tight - amalgamation tape used on joints - external water proof splitters and amplifiers etc

£139 - disgraceful !

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KB aerials's 274 posts GB flag
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