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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, 4 August 2012
Stephen P

4:22 PM

Jubaer £215 is steep - about double - the going rate for a SIMPLE installation to a single TV.

What did you need and where are you (postcode) - to see what signal you should have.

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Stephen P's 1,173 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 7 August 2012

11:06 AM

"what if I was to install the aerial myself after purchasing one from Argos? Would it be ok"

Why not try it and see, at worst all you will be doing is wasting your own money.

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Ian's 170 posts GB flag

12:24 PM

It is steep but as for doing it yourself forget it it's not worth it working on a ladder not knowing what your doing best bet would be to get another quote around the typical £150 mark

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NICK ADSL UK's 72 posts GB flag
Saturday, 11 August 2012
6:26 PM

Stephen p my postcode is IG11 9JD, I'm not sure whether or not an indoor one would be ok or if I should definatly get an outdoor one. I received two more quotes £70-£100 to fit an outdoor aerial but I don't think they're approved installers.- does that matter?
Ian, when I meant fitting it myself I meant getting the builders to do it but he said he doesn't know how to + it's quite difficult to get to the roof of my house especially since I'm afraid of heights.

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Jubaer's 7 posts GB flag
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8:31 PM

Jubaer: Well although you are indicated as being able to have excellent reception from the Crystal Palace transmitter at just over 11 miles away and on a bearing of 222 degrees it "appears" as though any loft mounted aerial is liable NOT to be facing the roof tiles but through the separation walls of adjacent properties, this not being a particularly desirable situation.

This being the case then I would advise you either taking up one of the quotes which to my reckoning are rather cheap, sometimes unfortunately this being followed by nasty! or alternatively making some local enquiries should you see anyone in the area getting an aerial fitted.

If you had been confident at heights then I would have recommended that you carry out the work yourself, or even try some tests using a gutter level (soffit or facia mount) but as you have expressed reservations regarding heights its best to play safe.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Sunday, 12 August 2012
2:34 PM

I think I will see if my builders can do anything about it, he keeps talking about an aerial wire which I have no idea what is- but he did say that he'll could get someone to install but I'd have to buy the aerial. I found on philex brand at Argos for £25 but the reviews say that it's a bit flimsy and most people fitted it inside their loft. Any advice on aerials guys? Somewhere I can go and collect it this week.

If he doesn't fit the aerial I'll just go for the £70 quote and hopefully although not approved they'll fit it properly and it'll work. But does this approved thing actually matter?

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Jubaer's 7 posts GB flag

3:57 PM

Jubaer: Have a look at the aerials shown on the link and in particular the Log 40 or the DM Log, as either of these aerials are perfectly adequate for your requirements as well as being able to withstand the severest of weather conditions, not of course that you are likely to experience that sort of thing!

ATV`s Choice Of Aerials for digital TV

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag

4:12 PM

Jubaer: Here is a little note i carnt build a wall but i can put up a aerial because i have been doing it for over 25 years the price of an aerial is subject to where you live in the mersyside area i get £69 for an rx12 and £85 for an rx20 or an lp45 and i am on the expensive side for up here. Your best bet is go to some one local not just a mobile number hopefully with an address you know. The cheapest isnt allways the best. If your aerial isnt put up right it can go lose very quickley leading to brick damage. So use you builder to build you do your job and get the right man fir the job

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Mazbar's 384 posts GB flag
Dave Lindsay

4:48 PM

Jubaer: ATV also have a wealth of information on their website. Here is a page on poles and brackets:

TV Aerial and Satellite Poles, Masts & Brackets

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag

4:49 PM

Mazbar: Fully agree as far as that side of things are concerned as you make a very valid point, but I was just giving a pointer as to the type of aerials that would be suffice for his requirements "should" he find anyone competent enough to carry out the task properly as every man to his own job, and of course installing an aerial is most certainly NOT in the remit of the average builder.

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