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How much do TV Aerial Installer services cost?

Are you planning to have an aerial or satellite dish installed in your home or property? If yes, then you’d probably want to know just how much it’ll cost to get this project over the line. In this post, we’re going to provide you with a good insight into the installation cost of aerial and satellite dishes so as to help you make the best possible informed decisions moving forward. Let’s take a look!

Just like any other home improvement project, there are a number of factors that can affect the cost of installing a new TV aerial and satellite dish. These factors include the type of aerial or satellite dish being installed, the location of your property, the ease of access and lots more. For instance, different types of aerial require different configurations as well as adjustment which can add to the time frame and overall cost of labour. Also, if you happen to reside in big cities such as London and Manchester where there’s a higher cost of labour, you should be prepared to receive quotes that’ll exceed the usual.

On the average, the price charged by aerial and satellite installers is within the range of £150 to about £250 and takes about 3 to 6 hours to complete by a specialist. Also, if your home possesses tricky access points which prevents the installer from reaching the parts of your home to wire or install the aerial, additional costs would have to be paid for extra resources.  In other words, to get the most accurate estimate, you may have to reach out to a professional to obtain a quote after a visit to your premises.

The table reveals the kinds of service that Aerial & Satellite Installers usually do and also the average price variety of these tasks. Some projects take longer to finish than others so costs do differ by project.

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The average price
of a TV Aerial Installer is:

£149

TV Aerial Installer job TV Aerial Installer cost in 2022
Aerial installation £96-£214
Aerial Repair £79-£193
Satellite Dish Installation £89-£211

TV Aerial Installer service qualifications and accreditations

Aerial & Satellite Installers credentials as well as certification's: Getting the appropriate training as well as understanding exactly how to do your profession is crucial for any trade including Aerial & Satellite Installer s. Review the profile page of each Aerial & Satellite Installer you are looking at to see what qualification they hold as well as what trade associations they belong to. Some trade associations that Aerial & Satellite Installers may well be a member of include: The Registered Digital Installer Licencing Body, Buy With Confidence - Trading Standards Approved, Confederation of Aerial Industries (CAI). Equally Aerial & Satellite Installers may even have the following accreditations: Insurance for Aerial & Satellite Installers: Any person who works on your property, including Aerial & Satellite Installers, really should have valid public liability insurance, which protects you the house owner and likewise the Aerial & Satellite Installer should unfortunately anything happen while they are doing the job. Planning permission for Aerial & Satellite Installers A lot of the jobs that a Aerial & Satellite Installer will certainly provide for you won't call for planning permission unless its a listed property. Definitely discuss with the Aerial & Satellite Installer if planning permission would certainly be needed for the job you are doing, they can suggest the steps that require to be taken.

Services offered by TV Aerial Installer

In the simplest terms, aerial and satellite installers are responsible for fitting and repairing television aerials, radio aerials as well as satellite dishes and linking them to the receiving equipment in both residential and commercial establishments. They’re also able to set up a full range of digital home technology which includes broadband services. If you’re interested in knowing the duties and responsibilities of aerial and satellite installers, then you’ve come to the right place! In this post, we’re going to put you through the work of these specialists. Let’s take a look!

As an aerial and satellite installer, you could be tasked with the following:

  • Determine the most ideal aerial or satellite dish and discuss the best position to fit it with the client
  • Using ladders and rood ladders to work at heights
  • Test the strength of the broadcast using a signal metre
  • Fix equipment securely and run a connecting cable to the receiving system
  • Repair the damage caused by bad weather
  • Add new signal reception points in residential or commercial establishments
  • Fit set top boxes for TV services and set up the system
  • Connect or upgrade digital receiver equipment.

It should, however, be noted that some aerial and satellite installers just work with external aerials. Some work with complete range of digital home technology which includes satellite or cable TV receivers as well as broadband routers. There are also aerial and satellite installers that work for specialist electronic installation firms. However, to become a professional, you’ll need to have an understanding of electronic equipment, a good practical skill using tools as well as a pleasant manner dealing with the public.

These are some of the task you may want to hire a Aerial & Satellite Installer for:

TV Aerial Installer FAQs

What receiver do I need?

If you are planning to invest in a new satellite dish, then you’d probably want to know the most suitable receiver to incorporate. If you have this same concern, then you’ve come to the right place! In this post, we’re going to give you a good insight into the world of satellite dish receivers in order to help you make the best-informed decision possible moving forward. Let’s take a look!

 

Firstly, it must be stated that there happens to be a plethora of LNB types, makes and models available in the market today and picking the right one for your satellite is crucial as the wrong one may imply your satellite will not work. The most common LNB types are single LNBs and Quad LNBs.

 

The major difference between all types is the amount of output possessed by each LNB. This is what allows extra satellite receivers to be added for additional TV points as well as the inclusion of satellite PVRs which features recordable, play, pause and rewind TV services. For example, a single LNB possesses just one LNB connection for a coaxial cable to be attached. This allows you to connect a standard satellite receiver such as Freesat box or Sky. There are also dual or twin LNB, quad LNB and octo LNB which allows for two (or one satellite PVR), four (two PVRs or one PVR and two standard satellite receivers) and eight separate satellite receivers (four PVRs or combination of both) respectively. There are many other LNB types you can choose from with varying features, so it all depends on your requirements.

Does a smart TV need an aerial?

Generally speaking, you do need an aerial if you have a smart TV. This what will enable you to watch live TV. However, if you’re not bothered about live TV, and just want to use services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Youtube, you don’t normally need a TV aerial. This is because these services use the internet instead.

Can you install Satellite Dish on a chimney?

If you’re looking at the possibility of installing a satellite dish on your chimney, then you’ve come to the right place! First and foremost, it should be noted that chimney mounts are mostly incorporated for individuals who desires the installation of an antenna at the highest point of their roofs without having to drill holes in the roof. This is quite popular as they’re able to ensure an easy installation and also works incredibly well for several antennas. What about satellite dish? Can it also be mounted on a chimney? Let’s take a look!

The short and simple answer to this question is yes, a satellite dish can be installed on a chimney. However, it must be said that this installation is not advisable. Unlike antennas, satellite dishes are aimed much more precisely. While antennas can be positioned as far as 15 degrees off the main aim before the reception is affected, satellite dishes, on the other hand, need to be positioned about one half of one degree in order to allow for a good operation. This is mainly because the broadcast tower you’re aiming your antenna at is, at most, 75 miles away compared to satellite dishes which are aimed at broadcast towers which are at least 22,000 miles away and that’s even if you happen to be directly under one.

Installing a satellite dish on a chimney will make it difficult for you to get it secure enough to have it properly aimed. This isn’t to say it won’t work at first, but most times, winds will probably drive the satellite dish off the target in little time.

How to install a TV aerial?

The process you need to go through to install a TV aerial depends on the type of aerial you have. If you have an indoor aerial, it’s simple. Just plug the aerial into your TV and stand it up next to it. If the signal isn’t right, then try moving your aerial closer to a window or higher up. Make sure you rescan for channels every time you move it so you know if you’ve made an improvement. It’s also fairly easy to install a loft TV aerial – just take it up into your loft and position it in a convenient place. Again, experiment with angles and positions to ensure you get the best signal. Installing an outdoor TV aerial is a little trickier. Ideally, try to fix your aerial to a wall or chimney at a gable end – this will be much easier to access than a chimney in the middle of the roof. Follow the instructions that come with your aerial for mounting it – it’s usually best to lash your aerial on rather than use screws. If you’re not used to working at height or aren’t confident doing your own aerial installation work, it’s best to get in touch with a professional.

Do I need a TV Aerial

If you just bought a Smart TV and you’re not certain whether or not you’ll need to purchase an aerial to be able to access your favorite TV channels, then you’ve come to the right place! So many Smart TV owners also face the same issue and seek an effective solution to it. In this post, we aim to provide you with an insight on this topic to help you make the best-informed decision possible moving forward. Let’s take a look!

 

The short and simple answer to this question is no, you don’t have to buy a TV aerial to watch your smart TV. However, it should also be noted that you won’t be able to access Freeview or any other terrestrial broadcasts for that matter without a TV aerial. What’s more? You’ll also be restricted to the content offered by your television’s internet streaming app. To unlock Freeview channels, you can consider purchasing an affordable and portable indoor aerial for that purpose. So, what can you watch on your Smart TV without an aerial? Well, without a TV aerial, you’ll only be able to access mod boxes or media from other sources like Blu Ray players, gaming consoles, computers and more. In the event whereby your Smart TV is connected to the internet as it’s designed to be, you can also make use of a plethora of streaming apps to access plenty of media online.

 

If you don’t want to watch you TV with an aerial, the best option would definitely be to connect your router or broadband through an ethernet cable and make use of the featured streaming apps.

What is a TV Aerial

Basically, what a tv aerial does is simply to receive broadcasted tv signals from the television station, then transmit those vibrations directly to your screen. Just like any other antenna, the tv aerial is made of metal. How exactly does it work?

 

The small electrical currents present in the antenna is induced by the electromagnetic waves transmitting tv signals. The tv set then acts as an amplifier to the signal and chooses the information which carries the sound as well as vision. The tv aerials are also commonly referred to as “yagi arrays by engineers. The metal plates present at the far end of the array directs the signal back down its length. Meanwhile, the parallel rod-like structures which run along the aerial’s length are designed and spaced to improve the strength of the signal.

 

Generally, aerials are divided into two categories – indoor and outdoor. Indoor antennas are the types located on top of your tv set or next to it, while outdoor antennas are installed on top of your building and exposed to the elements. Most times, the type of aerial you’ll require will be determined by the location of your house. For fringe or rural areas which are far from the transmission stations and likely to be blocked by natural obstructions like trees and hills, outdoor antennas are more suitable.

 

The performance or effectiveness of your TV aerial can be affected by a couple of things. Firstly, it can be unaligned by poor weather which will affect the signal received and interfere with the picture quality of the TV. Secondly, the TV aerial cable can also become faulty or disconnected. This is mostly the case when you get a “no signal message on your TV screen.

What should I do if I’m experiencing poor TV signal quality?

If your TV picture is pixelated, poor quality, or cutting out, there may be a fault with your aerial or the cables connecting it to your TV. Also your aerial may not be located in the correct place. An experienced aerial company can carry out a survey to discover the fault.

What is satellite TV?

Satellite TV is a service that provides its customers with a wide range of TV channels by transmitting signals from a communications satellite. Users around the world can pick it up using a satellite dish mounted on their property and connected to their TV. Satellite TV is particularly useful for viewers who live out of aerial and cable TV range in remote areas.

TV Aerial Installer help and advice

3 TV Aerial Myths Well and Truly Busted Published: 18/08/2016 The chances are that you’ve heard at least one of the most popular TV aerial myths. Some of these myths have become common knowledge, so we want to reveal the truth so you don’t spend your money on things you don’t need. Here are 3 of the most believed TV aerial myths busted. 1. You […] Read this article
Do you Really Need a New Aerial? Published: 23/06/2016 Before you go ahead and get a new aerial, it’s worth doing some research to help you make the decision about which TV aerial to choose. And it’s possible that you might not even need a new aerial. Take a look at these points and see whether any of them apply to you before you […] Read this article
How to Install an Aerial on a Flat Roof Published: 28/04/2016 Sometimes TV aerials or satellite dishes have to be installed on a flat roof if the reception equipment has to be fitted onto the roof of office or flats where wall mounting an aerial would cost too much and make repairs and servicing difficult. Installing the aerial on the roof is a great way to […] Read this article

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