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To upgrade your home entertainment system or install a new TV satellite dish, hire an aerial and network specialist. Find an expert local tradesperson who can help with everything relating to media and connectivity.

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Great timely work, friendly service and kept in contact until paperwork came through. Would highly recommend and hire again in future.

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Reviewed by Pamela on 31/10/2018

Clean, friendly, efficient

we are a tv aerial and satellite specialist with over 38 years experience,with over 1 million satisfied customers. All our customers receive a ten year guarantee.

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Reviewed by Keith on 4/11/2018

Tony turned up when he said he would and got straight on with the job. He sorted all my problems out and I'm very happy with the results. Would use again.

We offer complete construction and landscaping services.More of our work can be seen at:.cnconstructionscouk

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Reviewed by Anouk on 11/11/2018

Quick and effiencent. Great job. I would recommend.

Qualified and experienced electrician offering free estimates, no minimum fee and no call out charge. Based in Glasgow and delivering excellent customer service throughout central Scotland in electrical installation, repair fault finding and modernisation. Fully insured. Disclosure Scotland. All work undertaken.

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Reviewed by Jack on 30/8/2018

Great job

We are a Building and electrics firm with over 200 five star ratings. Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We cover all domestic electrical services to the public and offer innovative ways to improve the efficiency and lifespan of your electrics.

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Reviewed by Mike on 11/11/2018

next day service, everything we needed was completed the same day. friendly service and quality workmanship. would highly recommend.

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

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Reviewed by Heather on 30/9/2018

The guy turned up on time contacted me really quickly. No mess. Very professional. Would not hesitate to contact him again. Heather :

We provide a professional service designed especially for your digital TV requirements. We are located centrally to Nottingham and Derby servicing both cities. Providing installations for Freeviiew, Youview, EE TV , BT Vision, Sky and Freesat and more..

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Reviewed by Roger on 22/10/2018

Excellent service. very professional, took about an hour to replace the cable with a new cable and wired it into my kitchen. very pleased with his work would recommend him to any one requiring work on tv aerials.

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Reviewed by Anthony on 13/11/2018

Punctual, polite and very efficient

Lothian Communications offers a first class, one stop service for everything Sky, Freesat, Freeview, Aerial and Satellite. Phone, Broadband, Data and TV Wall Hanging services. Cable management solutions. Keeping you in the picture since 2005.

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Reviewed by jim on 6/11/2018

I am totally delighted with completed job. Stephen was 1st class from start to finish. 3 aerial cables and phone line at very reasonable cost and all clean and tidy finish. A pleasure to do business and easy to speak too. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. MANY THANKS.

I am a small business specialising in all aspects of televisual installations and home security within a 40 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 Matt on 17/10/2018

Once we'd sorted dates out he was on the case and very helpful.

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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.

two tradesmen installing sattelite dishPlanning 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?

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