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Electrician with 15 years experience in all types of electrical work. Three key words - Affordable - Reliable and Professional.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation, Digital Home Network

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Reviewed by Caroline on 22/2/2018

Very pleased! Will definitely use again.

Your local electrician for Slough, Windsor, Reading and west London area. If you are in need of an electrician for breakdown and electrical emergency services with no call out fee, you needn't look further than me...Jas Dhillon

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

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Reviewed by George on 22/2/2018

Jas and his team did an excellent job in what turned out to be an electrical wiring nightmare. They maintained their professionalism throughout, and were cordial and hardworking. Highly recommended, and will use again.

North West Gas and Electrical engineers have been working in the electrical repairs and installation sector for over 20 years. Based in the North West we provide a professional, reliable and friendly service throughout Merseyside and the Cheshire regions.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing

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Reviewed by Jackie on 22/2/2018

Very punctual & fixed problem with no hassle. Would recommend.

We are two fully qualified Carpenters with advanced craft qualifications. We specialise in high quality workmanship in the carpentry and building sectors.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Annie on 22/2/2018

Unprofessional and unreliable. Didn't show up for the job I booked with them. No apology or phone call.

Cornwall based electrician, networking, CCTV and freeview engineer with 8 years experience in all aspects of installations no job too small!

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, CCTV installation, Digital Home Network, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing

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Reviewed by Mark on 22/2/2018

After missing the original appointment Mark turned up on time for the second. He was very friendly and has hopefully fixed our RCD tripping issue. He is also returning to fix a part we need as he didn't have one on his van. Thank you Mark.

I AM A LOCKSMITH OFFERING EMERGENCY LOCK OPANING AND LOCK FITTING / REPLACE IN THE NORTH WEST I AIM TO BE PRICED COMPETITIVELY AND HONIST WITH SECURITY NEEDS I OFFER A RANGE OF SKILLS WITCH I CAN HELP WITH AND HONERD TO HAVE YOUR BUSINESSES NCFE 4

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Burglar Repairs, CCTV installation, Door Opening, Door Replacement

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Reviewed by David on 22/2/2018

Was 3 hours late, before the lock was working, albeit not working perfectly, after he left, the lock wouldn't work at all, this meant I could not leave my flat as it wouldn't lock. Said he would come again to fix the lock that he broke, never turned up, contacted him again twice, said he was coming, but never turned up. Took full payment but never came to fix the lock that he broke. So I actually up paid him to make things worse. Ended up having to pay another real locksmith to come and fix his mess.

We Are A Friendly, Reliable & Local Electrical Business Who Takes Pride In The Work We Do. All Electrical Work Undertaken No Matter The Size.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Burglar Repairs, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

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Reviewed by Jeannie on 22/2/2018

Yes he did a great!job at a reasonable price

Professional reliable building and repairs.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Burglar Repairs

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Reviewed by Robert on 22/2/2018

Very good quality finish on my small plastering job. Clean and tidy, I would be happy to use again or to recommend.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation

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Reviewed by Simon on 22/2/2018

Excellent

BEST Electrical is a company where all the work will be done to a very high standard from the off by myself. Customer driven and always happy to help. Fully qualified and insured including the testing and inspection qualifications.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing

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Reviewed by Tony on 21/2/2018

Skilled and friendly and on time

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CCTV / Satellites / Alarms - what you need to know

Aerial and network specialists’ work is all about making sure your home is set up with the right connections to receive digital signals. They can make sure your home network is set up so you can access the internet and have a home telephone line. A lot of the work they do involves fitting aerial or satellite dishes, and resolving problems with existing ones, so you can watch your favourite TV shows of an evening. Often, a reception issue isn’t caused by an aerial but by cabling which will show up when they perform a signal test. A network specialist can also install new TV points in different rooms so that the whole household doesn’t have to watch the same TV channel.

As well as making sure you have access to all the home entertainment you need, a network specialist can also help you protect your home by installing a variety of burglar and fire alarms

What an aerial installer and network specialist can help with

  • Fitting an aerial or satellite dish.
  • Solving signal problems.
  • Adding extra TV points in different rooms.
  • Installing alarms – burglar alarms and fire alarm systems.
  • Installing CCTV.
  • Installing data and telephone points.
  • Setting up internet access.
  • Repairing or installing data cabling.
  • Setting up or resolving issues with your home network.

The qualifications your aerial installer and network specialist needs

In general, an aerial installer and network specialist won’t need a particular qualification but they may need a Part P qualification if any of their work requires them to touch the wiring in your house. To fit data and telephone cabling, a network specialist would also need to have an affiliation with a service provider.

Why do I have no satellite signal?

If you have no satellite signal and you see an error message on your TV screen from your service provider, the problem’s usually down to your satellite dish, cables outside your home or the connections to a TV box (for instance a Sky box). If you have a TV box switched on and you see “no signal” or “no input” on the screen, this is normally down to the connection between the box and the TV. If the picture on the screen looks distorted, the main cause is usually bad weather conditions or a loose connection. In each case, you’ll want to head to your service provider’s website as a first port of call to troubleshoot the problem. If you can’t fix the issue, it’s worth calling out an aerial and network specialist to take a look.

Planning permission for aerial installation and network specialist jobs

Planning permission may be required for fitting satellite, TV and radio antennae. It’s your responsibility to fit an antenna in the correct position and there are different rules according to the height of your house and whether it’s in a designated area. Check out the Planning Portal for more information. There may also be specific rules in a rental or leaseholder agreement and you should check your property’s details before having anything installed.

Building regulations for aerial installation and network specialist jobs

Building regulations don’t normally apply for installing an antenna but you need to make sure that it’s fixed securely.

Insurance for aerial installation and network specialist work

There’s no legal requirement for network specialists to have insurance but it’s a good idea for them to buy public liability insurance to cover themselves against any property damage and personal injury claims.

Questions you should ask an aerial installer and network specialist

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • How long have they been trading?
  • Will any of their work require them to touch the electrics and if so, do they have a Part P qualification?
  • Will it be themselves that carry out the work? If not, what experience does the person have and are they covered by insurance?
  • Will they give a guarantee for the work and how long does that last?
  • Do they offer phone support for the alarm?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking network specialists.  

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