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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, 17 May 2012
10:02 AM

I used Local Traders to get a price for my aerial installation. I noticed on there website that they offered a widget, not sure if this is any help to people, but it does provide a quick quote Local Traders

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Colin's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
6:16 AM

Maria: Hi Maria how many TV points do you need?how is your cuurent setup ?

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Azzy's 1 post GB
Stephen P

10:19 AM

Maria - what is your postcode? You might manage with an indoor aerial. You have no existing ae at all?

Ask the neighbours what they need.

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Stephen P's 1,173 posts GB
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
steve h

12:42 AM

apart from the price issue might i suggest that customers check that their installer still accepts cheques as a form of payment before having the aerial fitted. the cheque card guarantee scheme ended last year so for most small firms to have to gamble on whether the cheque will clear is totally unfair and a threat to their business. there are more rogue customers than installers!

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steve h's 23 posts GB
Sunday, 8 July 2012
elaine robinson
8:07 PM

I have one aerial on my chimney.
There are 4 cables running of it to 4 tvs in different parts of the house.
One of the cable has come adrift and is dangling down the side of the house. This cable feeds the tv in the conservatory and i am now experiencing reception problems with this tv. The 3 tv's work fine.
Any suggestions

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elaine robinson's 3 posts GB
Mark Fletcher

8:41 PM

Elaine Robinson.Get an engineer or aerial installer to rectify the problem.
If you or a member of your family or friend were to remedy the fault that you stated,then that is a risk to that individual involved which may not be worth taking.
As i indicated in my first paragraph one or the other should only repair this fault as such,not anybody else.Leave the repairs to experienced workmen/workwomen in the field of aerial installing/engineering.
Dont risk your limbs/life as such !

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Mark Fletcher's 673 posts GB
Stephen P

9:09 PM

Elaine are you saying the cable is loose, or that it is broken and you can see an unconnected end hanging down?

If the latter, and you are getting some reception just from a wire, you may find an indooer aerial will do. Post postcode if you want sig strength estimate.

PS Re Cheques - do those unwilling to accept them carry mobile cr card machines?

Aren't charges often over the £100 guarantee anyway?

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Stephen P's 1,173 posts GB
Monday, 9 July 2012

5:12 AM

Stephen P, the cheque guarantee card was withdrawn on the 30th June 2011 by all UK banks. We still take cheques from customers for work we do at their premises, at least if they bounce, we know where they live.

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Ian's 170 posts GB
elaine robinson
2:14 PM

Hi there,
What I mean is the cable is loose and hanging down from the aerial and wafting around in the wind. I do get some reception but not as the rest of my tv's.
I think it just wants securing again, maybe.

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elaine robinson's 3 posts GB
elaine robinson
2:18 PM

The coax appears to be still connected to the aerial. However, the cable clips securing the coax to the side of the house have come off.

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elaine robinson's 3 posts GB
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