Local installers offer high quality services for TV, aerial and satellite products including digital aerials, Freeview aerials, or multi-point TV for communal areas. Qualified and skilled engineers are available to provide advice with regards to satellite dish and general satellite installation. Using a professional aerial installer means work is fully guaranteed and product training is provided along with excellent after sales care. In addition to installing new systems, aerial installers can repair any damage caused by storms or vandalism. Another area in which they can be helpful, is if you are receiving poor reception from your aerial, just give a local installer a call to see how they can help you get a better signal and picture on your TV.
If you are experiencing picture break-up, pixelation, frame freezing or no reception at all, then the first thing to do is check with neighbours that it is only your TV that is affected. If neighbours are experiencing no problems with their TV channels, then the fault will most likely be your TV, digital box or aerial. If only your TV is affected, first try restarting your digital box or TV, if problem is still present you should also check all the leads from the aerial socket to your digibox and TV. If all leads are properly connected and the plugs are secure, the problems could be caused by a weak signal coming to your TV via the aerial, so your aerial may need repairing or upgrading, it may need re-aligned, or the aerial lead itself may be faulty. At this point it makes sense to get expert assistance from a reputable aerial installer. You can use this site to find a reliable tradesman and get a number of quotes, making sure you pay a fair price to get decent TV reception!
If you need a new aerial installed, typical costs are around £100, but can be as much as £200 depending on the height and accessibility. Additional aerial sockets in your home start from around £45. In addition your TV reception may be improved by fitting a new aerial cable as these cables can degrade over time. Aerial installers will normally offer a survey from around £30 and will often deduct the survey cost from any work required.
Confederation of Aerial Industries Ltd (CAI) The CAI was formed in 1978 and are the UK trade association for businesses for the whole spectrum of aerial installation and delivering video, audio and data in both home and commercial properties. The CAI represents installers, manufacturers, distributors & broadcast operators and applicants for membership have to undergo a rigorous assessment to check they comply with their codes of practice & conduct. Choosing a CAI member for an aerial installation means you are assured of competence & compliance. You will find that many of the aerial and satellite dish installers on this site are members of the Confederation of Aerial Industries, plus in addition you can contact several installers in your local area completely free of charge and have them contact you with no obligation quotes and advice.
Ensure the TV aerial installer agrees to come and check your property before agreeing to any work or offering a quotation, as each property is different and you need a survey to get an accurate price. Try getting a few quotes from local installers, but don't choose on price alone, remember that A TV aerial installation should last from between 20 to 30 years, so it makes sense to make sure the initial installation is done properly.