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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, 12 May 2012
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Stephen P
sentiment_satisfiedGold

3:39 PM

Maybe not, depending where and what involved - but it is hard to see how water could be coming in with a properly installed aerial. If that is the cause they should rectify it for free.

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s dexter
6:54 PM

Try taking away your overheads and running costs.replacement of tools equipment etc. etc.Its pretty obvious you do not work for yourself.

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KB Aerials
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7:10 PM

S dexter
im not sure who you are passing comment on as it doesn't say in your comment

if your referring to the last post by valerie allen and mine and stephen p's reply about the fact that the job she had done has to be poor workmanship then i can't quote for stephen p but I am certainly a sole trader working for my self and i take pride in my work - if a customer after 2 years was experiencing water coming through the cable I wouldn't hesitate to rectify the problem for them at my own cost

its how reputation is built up

(if your referring to another post then i apologise )

Keith

KB Aerials
Sheffield

07946481125

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Sunday, 13 May 2012
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Stephen P
sentiment_satisfiedGold

12:18 AM

Wot he said!

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Adina
12:20 AM

Thanks for the advice jb38 and Stephen P, never thought of re-tuning without the aerials in. Will let you know what happens, so frustrating.

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Neil
2:20 PM
Basingstoke

Hi,

this is all a bit new to me but,

I have no sat dish on the wall just an indoor loft ariel. I have an ariel socket in lounge and bedroom 1

I have a flat square TV (no built in freeview) about 6 years old. I no longer get any signal, the switch over I guess.

Im interested in freeview or freesat, I would even get a one year Sky package but cancel it after a year.

any thoughts?

Thanks in advance

You cant get cable here RG22 4WZ

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Ron Lake
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2:35 PM

Neil, (Basingstoke)

If you do not have a TV set with built in freeview, you will need a box to fit between your aerial and TV set.

When shopping, make sure you get a box which operates in 8K mode, as a lot of people are now 'unloading' their old 2K mode gear which is now useless.

Whatever you decide to buy, please DO have a look on Google etc. and see if their are any known problems with the equipment as this will save you endless trips to various outlets for replacements or refunds.

I use Phillips/Pace 220/05 without any problems. These, if still available, are a nice cheap one and work very well.

I actually use 2 of them in different rooms and I got them from eBay for less than £15 each.

Let us know how you progress.

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Stephen P
sentiment_satisfiedGold

3:46 PM

Neil - No point in satellite as you should do fine with a cheap /Freeview box per TV and your present aerial, so long as it points at Hannington.

UK digital TV reception predictor

Boxes for £20 or less.

Buy Set top boxes at Argos.co.uk - Your Online Shop for Home entertainment and sat nav.


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Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Alan
4:42 PM

Be wary of people who say they charge from £65.00 for an aerial, by the time they leave, with all the add ons you will be up to, maybe £200.00.
Then there are the ones who show you a great big triple boom aerial that can be installed for a great big triple boom price, and the truth is these aerials are more to do
With looks than improvement in signal level. On top of a chimney they make great wind catchers.
I charge £95.00 for aerials mounted on bracket below guttering, single point. I add on £50.00 for a chimney mount and in Southampton after DSO these are very rarely going to be needed as the signal from Rowridge
has gone up quite drastically.

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jb38
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5:34 PM

Alan: Regarding >> and the truth is these aerials are more to do with looks than improvement in signal level etc << Its pleasing to see someone talking technical sense.

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