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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. Are you wanting to upgrade your current tv aerial and satellite set up? Don’t settle for a poor viewing experience when catching up on your favourite programmes. Simply post your job and speak to one of our tv aerial installation experts today. Find out:

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AV & Security Scotland

Aerial & Satellite Dish Installation

I've worked in the TV and security industry for nearly 8 years. I'm a security specialist who can advise, supply and install CCTV-alarm-access control systems. My original background is an aerial/satellite installer and provide services to maintain/install aerials and satellites, TV wall-mounting, HDTV distribution and internet distribution. What I do best is tailor your system to your needs and more importantly your budget.

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Reviewed by James on 16/9/2020

Top job from a top guy. Never knew anything about cctv. Better knowledge now thanks to david.

Vision TV and Security

Aerial & Satellite Dish Installation

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I am a small business specialising in all aspects of televisual installations and home security within a 80 mile radius of glasgow. All work is carried out personally by myself to the highest possible standard and carries a minimum 1 year warranty.

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Reviewed by Richard on 15/10/2020

From initial contact with Mr Kane ( Thomas ) within four days he contacted me back, came to the house , gave me a very reasonable quote on the installation of three cctv cameras, explained clearly the work involved , commenced and finished the job within three hours. I found Thomas and his working partner Frankie, both to be very personable and knowledgeable, they did an excellent, professional and tidy job at a very reasonable price. I would recommend them to family and friends.

BYTEON LTD

Aerial & Satellite Dish Installation

ByteOn Electronics Ltd specializing in the installation and maintenance of various electronic systems. We provide bespoke solutions to private individuals and commercial clients, offering affordable and stable solutions. We are a team of qualified engineers. We only install high-quality professional systems. All of our systems are installed to meet the current European standards. Our services ensure all your needs are covered, from supply and installation through to maintenance and monitoring. With over 10 years of experience, we have a proven track record of quality service and customer satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Jayavadani on 4/9/2020

Thanks Alex for completing our work.

No job too big or small... From the ordinary to the extraordinary

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Reviewed by Joyce on 14/6/2017

Matt gave me a reasonable quote for the job, turned up on time and completed the work more quickly and efficiently than anticipated, which was very convenient. He was polite, friendly, gave helpful advice and left the kitchen very clean and tidy. I would be happy to recommend him to anyone needing building work.

An established and friendly business offering a fully comprehensive service to customers old and new. GHS offers customers a complete suite of services to improve and maintain their properties. GHS offers a full range of services including but not limited to the following. Electrical Installations and Maintanence. CCTV and security system design and installation. Home network Installations. Sound and Audio visual equipment installations. Home automation. External security lighting. Fire and Intruder alarm installation and servicing. Here at GHS we are proud of our past, as reflected in our perfect five rating here on Rated People, but at the same time we like to innovate and would be delighted to discuss your plans with you regardless of what they entail, as we are confident that we can assist in making your projects a reality. We pride ourselves on ensuring that our customers are happy with the delivery and finish of any project that we undertake, and we are fully insured to undertake all work that we accept a commission for. Here at GHS we ensure that all of our technicians are suitably qualified and experienced in any work that we undertake, and we undertake all of our work with a eye on customer satisfaction and value for money. So whatever you have in mind call us for an informal chat, and we will arrange a visit to discuss your requirements, in detail. Call or message us today.

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Reviewed by Richard on 13/8/2020

Lovely work

Plum Property Services is a building company based in London. We work for both landlords and private home owners on new builds, extensions, refurbishments, repair and maintenance. No job is too big or too small. Quality is our guarantee.

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Reviewed by Peter on 7/7/2020

If you want a job done properly and you want the person to treat it as if it was his home, look no further.

Welaway Systems

Aerial & Satellite Dish Installation

Welaways Builders a former sister company of Welaway Systems was established in 1977 Free Quotations and Advice Choose us and you will be Welaway - We can Provide gas safe engineers and NIC Electricians.

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Reviewed by Andrew on 8/10/2020

Great service and very professional.

With many years of experience in UK and abroad we provide vast variety of services from design, build, architectural drawings, domestic or commercial refurbishments, conversions, extensions, internal decorations, external decorations and roof repairs.

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Reviewed by Doug on 12/10/2017

Filipe and Christian have been absolutely brilliant. Very professional, polite and cheerful throughout. I have them multiple tasks and they did as requested and more. I definitely recommend them and if I move house/require work I will go back to them. Thank you!

sole trader electrician. Happy to take on all aspects of electrical installation and maintenance work.

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Reviewed by Kevin on 6/5/2019

Will use this electrician in the future good job and reasonable price

We are a Cornish Company based centrally near the A30. We can provide electrical installation, maintenance, testing and fault finding covering the whole of Cornwall with competitive rates and call out charges. Our engineers are all Fully Qualified Time Served Electricians who are CRB checked, carry ID cards and smartly dressed in the company uniform.

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Reviewed by Rachael on 18/9/2020

I was called within a few days of posting my request, provided a quote and the work completed a few days later. A great service!

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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 aerial installers and satellite dish specialists.

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 tv 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, before you get an aerial engineer to take a look.

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 satellite dish or tv aerial 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 tv aerial installation and satellite solutions 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 tv aerial or satellite dish replacing. Sometimes issues can be fixed by moving something in the home to reduce interference, looking at your aerial alignment, adding a signal booster/amplifier or replacing damaged cabling.

 

However, your tv 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.

Tv aerial fitters and satellite installation specialists will be able to check that you have the correct equipment for your requirements.

TV aerial installation cost

The cost of a satellite dish installation or tv aerial repair 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 tv aerial 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 satellite 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 tv aerial fitter 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 your tv aerial 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 tv aerials on your property.
  • The size of the aerial being fitted.

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

Insurance for local aerial 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 solutions specialist

  • Do they have public liability insurance?
  • What brand of tv 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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