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Since the digital switchover in 2012, we now have access to more TV channels at home than ever before, making television one of the nation’s favourite ways to wind down after a long day.

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Romania Build LTD

Aerial & satellite dish installation

Romania Build are a family run business based in Harrow, with work undertaken anywhere in London. We have built our reputation based on quality, trust and above all the ability and expertise to deliver the end product whatever the project at a competitive

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Reviewed by Anthony on 19/9/2018

Very reliable and thorough

Structured cabling specialist for Data Networks, CCTV, and AV installations, including all TV and Satellite requirements.

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Reviewed by Lee on 19/9/2018

Tim arrived on time. Unfortunately he could not do the job due to a tree been in line of sight of my sky dish. But 4-1/2 hours later he gave up. 10/10 for trying tho. Sky arrived a few days later and sorted the prob. I would recommend Tim to anyone

andrei

Aerial & satellite dish installation

Hello everyone, I'm Andrei and with my vast experience in home decorating/painting, tiling (tiles, marbles, natural stones) plastering, carpentery and joinery I can make your dream projects to became true! I look forward to hear from you!

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Reviewed by Linda on 19/9/2018

Good job overall

SILVESTER LOMI

Aerial & satellite dish installation

Self employed electrician. Provide first fixing ,second fixing,electical suplies and instalations.

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Reviewed by Duncan on 18/9/2018

Silvester was a brilliantly friendly guy, who explained everything he was doing for us. He continued to find a solution despite uncovering several problems with our request. In the end he completed the work to a high standard at a very fair price. I would happily recommend his services again.

MDM ELECTRICS

Aerial & satellite dish installation

Part P full scope registered electricians.Full range of electrical installations including domestic,commercial and industrial works.We work in accordance with BS7671 current wiring regulations.We have Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance.

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Reviewed by Ron on 18/9/2018

Excellent job by MDM Electric Service, and they were one of the few I found who were clued up on smart switch installation. I'd definitely recommend.

Welcome to MET Electrical Services.

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Reviewed by Gregor on 18/9/2018

Great job.

SJM Electrical

Aerial & satellite dish installation

#Free estimations #Rewires #Security lighting #Kitchen upgrades #Bathroom upgrades #All domestic and commercial work undertaken.

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Reviewed by Deborah on 18/9/2018

Professional, thorough and good value. I'll definitely call Scott again if I need an electrician in the future.

2009 digital engineer of the year awarded at Birmingham town hall. Freeview aerial and satellite experts.RDI registered and 4G LTE qualified.

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Reviewed by Emma on 18/9/2018

Arrived on time and charged a good price. Tidied up well after the job was done and worked hard whilst here to make sure he was satisfied with the job. Would definitely recommend and contact straight away if more work was needed.

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Reviewed by ashia on 17/9/2018

Was very pleased with the job done. Clean, efficient and friendly. Would use them again

New to Rated People but not new to typical handyman repairs and installations etc. with over 20 years experience in property, factory maintenance. I have Public Liability insurance, a recent Enhanced DBS Certificate to be able to work in schools, care homes and other similar buildings. My most popular job requests are to mount X large TVs, build complicated flat pack furniture and other jobs nobody seems to want to do (for some reason). Thanks for considering me.

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Reviewed by joanne on 17/9/2018

Excellent tradesman. Really concerned that he got the job done and very conscioscious.

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Aerial & satellite dish installation specialists - what you need to know

If you find that your viewing experience is often interrupted by interference, or you don’t think that your TV is picking up all the channels available to you, then you might require the services of an aerial and satellite dish specialist.

You should expect your TV aerial to last a good 10-20 years before it needs replacing, but if you’re having problems with your TV signal before then, your aerial could have been damaged or may need realigning or moving to a location where the signal is stronger.

You might also want to install new aerial connections in rooms where there previously wasn’t a TV.

Signs of TV signal disruption

The signs and symptoms of television signal disruption are all too common. If you frequently find your favourite show being interrupted by pixelation, clicking noises, picture freezing, missing audio or complete loss of picture then you’re likely to be suffering from some loss of signal.

You can check the quality of the signal at your address and a full list of the channels that you should be receiving on the Digital UK website’s coverage checker.

Common causes of bad television signal

If your TV picture suddenly becomes grainy or crackly then first make sure that it’s not a temporary problem caused by bad weather. During a storm, on occasion, you may experience some interference with your television’s signal. 

If you’re having problems with your television’s picture on a regular basis though, this isn’t normal. An aerial and satellite dish specialist will be able to identify the cause of the issue and resolve it for you.

Common causes of bad TV signal are:

  • Old or damaged cabling.
  • Aerial misalignment.
  • Aerial damage.
  • Physical barriers like trees or buildings.
  • External or internal signal interference from radios, mobile phones or baby monitors.
  • Interference from household devices.

What are signal boosters/amplifiers and splitters used for?

Amplifiers and splitters can be installed where appropriate during a full aerial or satellite dish installation, added later when required or installed to rectify an issue.

Splitters – splitters are used to connect multiple TV sets to the same aerial.

Signal boosters/amplifiers – amplifiers are used to connect multiple TV sets to the same aerial when a stronger signal is required. An amplifier or signal booster may be more appropriate when signal is being lost because the TVs being connected require a lot of cabling.

Your aerial and satellite dish specialist will be able to advise you on whether you would benefit from a signal booster. In some instances when a splitter is in use, poor picture quality can be rectified simply by adding a signal booster rather than replacing the whole aerial.

When does my aerial or satellite dish need replacing?

Bad TV signal doesn’t always mean you need your aerial or satellite dish replacing.  Sometimes issues can be fixed by moving something in the home to reduce interference, adding a signal booster/amplifier or replacing damaged cabling.

However, your aerial will need to be replaced if it’s not suitable for your location or when it becomes old or damaged. Aerials and satellite dishes aren’t one-size-fits-all, and  sometimes the wrong type has been installed on a property for many years.

Your aerial and satellite dish specialist will be able to check that you have the correct equipment for your requirements.

Cost of aerial and satellite dish installation

The cost of the job can vary quite significantly dependent on a number of factors, including whether you require a replacement aerial or a new full installation.

The cost of simply replacing your aerial or dish can vary from about £50 to £140 dependent on where in the country you live, and the quality of the replacement installed.

If you require a full installation of either an aerial or satellite dish then this is a more time consuming and costly job. You should expect to pay between £120 and £300 for a full installation which will include fitting your aerial, pole, cabling and extra socket.

The variation in price for the full installation is dependent on:

  • Your location.
  • Length of aerial pole.
  • Amount of cabling required.
  • Whether amplifiers or splitters are required.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

Your tradesperson should be a fully qualified CAI (Confederation Aerial Industries) certified aerial installer, or be registered with the RDI-LB (Regional Digital Installer Licensing Body).

If they’re registered with one of these bodies you can rest assured that:

  • They have undergone a criminal check.
  • Are certified to work at heights.
  • Have public liability insurance (you can ask to see evidence of this).

The CAI also regularly assess members to ensure that they are delivering work of a high standard.

Planning permission for aerials and satellite dishes

If you rent a property, always check with your landlord before having a TV aerial or satellite dish replaced or installed.

If the work is being carried out on a property you own, then whether you need planning permission is dependent on:

  • Whether the property is in a designated area.
  • Whether you already have multiple aerials on your property.
  • The size of the aerial being fitted,

Please check the full guidance on planning permission for aerial installation.

Insurance for aerial and satellite dish installers

You should expect any tradesperson that you hire to be covered by public liability insurance.  Although rare, accidents can happen on the odd occasion and public liability insurance will cover any costs associated with accidental damage to your home.

Questions you should ask your aerial and satellite dish specialist

  • Do they have public liability insurance?
  • What brand of aerial would be installed?
  • Are they CAI certified or registered with the RDI-LB?
  • Is the work guaranteed and if so how long does the guarantee last?
  • How long have they been trading?

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