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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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Monday, 25 November 2013
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Steve P
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12:34 AM

Dave why would Mr Robbins WANT spend lotsa dosh to power the amp from the top?

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Ian
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5:27 AM

Jamie,.......'and sometime CT100'

Really???

Must be very old stock, like 20 years old.

'CT' 100 has not been made for 20 years plus.

CT100 was a brand name owned by Raydex / Volex, when Raydex / Volex was brought by Belden Cables, Belden stopped making the CT 100.

Quite a lot of people call double screen copper cable CT100, but it's a bit like calling a Dyson a Hoover when actually a Dyson is a Dyson, a Hoover is a Hoover whereas both are vacuum cleaners to use a common term..

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jamie stevens
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7:43 PM
Havant

Ian:

thanks for that information.

I say CT100 as this is what some electricians have told me they installed ready for me on the job, I have not purchased it myself, I just know from the spec of the shielding that it is good cable. Clearly they use the name CT100 like your analogy of the hoover :) but fit a different spec, I will check next time I come across it.

I purchase WF100 and HD100.

regards

Jamie.

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jamie stevens's 207 posts GB
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
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Luc
11:19 AM
London

Hi all,
New to this forum. I live in north london and need an aerial installed in my loft or roof. Reading all these comments, it doesn't seem straightforward finding a quality installer or getting charged appropriately.

Can anyone recommend a company?

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jamie stevens
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3:44 PM
Havant

Luc:

Just a little guidance, if you are having an aerial installed in a loft you shouldn't be paying more than around £80, if the install requires a roof install then this could be upto around £200 plus £40 per tv point the rigger runs a cable to.

This is only a guide as everyone charges different prices.

Things to look out for when choosing an installer would be spec of cable they use, if they mention fitting a tv amp do they mention installing a 4G filter as a precaution.

Don't pick a national company, try and find a local installer who will rely on his reputation and should provide a better service.

regards

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Dave Lindsay
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4:03 PM

Luc: I suggest that a loft-fitted aerial may be out of the question at your location because higher ground is in the way. The aerials on properties in your road are larger and often mounted higher up than normal, which is probably due to obstructions, including the higher ground.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Thursday, 28 November 2013
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Ian
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8:25 AM

Jamie, £80 for a loft aerial in North London, you've got to be joking.
I wouldn't get out of bed for that. Action Aerials claim they will fit an aerial for £59, he might as well give them a try, although I wouldn't.
North London is worlds apart from Havant. You might fit loft aerials in the countryside for £80 but anybody with a business brain wouldn't entertain that figure in North London. A 'Service Call Charge' isn't much less than £80.
The BBC recommends that 'aerials should be sighted clear of all obstructions', and that includes the roof itself. Loft aerials are not recommended.

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jamie stevens
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9:51 AM
Havant

Ian:

Calm down ian

it was simply a guide and if you read my message this was simply for the supply and fitting of the aerial not any cable runs

Also a loft in London is no different to a loft in havant, they would both take about 20 mins to install

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Luc
9:53 AM
London

Wow lots to consider - I was hoping a loft aerial would suffice and that it would cost me less than £100.

It makes me lean towards just getting a satellite dish plonked on the side of the house and using freesat.

I'll phone around for quotes but does anyone have any recommends for North London, Golders Green area?

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