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How many £££'s to fit a new aerial?

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by RichA, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. RichA

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    My chimney mounted aerial pole is loose-ish and is rubbinmg / eating into the chimney brickwork. The aerial is old and probably could do with something more modern. The wire from the aerial is brittle and shot.

    So... How much should I pay for...

    1. New Aerial (freeview capable)
    2. New lashings for current pole
    3. Cable replaced to rear bedroom
    4. Cable replaced to front room
    5. Fitting of above

    Currently been quoted £120-£150. Is this reasonable?

    Many thanks for your advice.

    Rich
    SW London
     
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    Yeah i say thats very reasonable,

    I was quoted on the aerial and the fitting and the bloke quoted me £120 so ifyou are getting the stuff included then ts a steal.

    I just need to find that bloke again to qoute me :(
     
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    Rich,

    Sounds pretty fair to me.

    Ask for a decent guarantee. :)

    A. Dork
     
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    Hard to say, because each job is different, but if it includes the bits, then it doesn't sound unreasonable. Personally, I would avoid chimney mountings unless it's unavoidable, because chimneys are incredibly weak structures. I prefer a good solid wall mount with Rawlbolts.
     
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    Hi.

    Just had a new aerial fitted myself.
    Wideband DAT45,
    extra Masthead Amp,PSU (very awkward signal area)

    New pole, and chimney lashing kit.
    New downleads etc, etc

    £180 Inc

    Good dependable local firm, very pleased.

    Pete
     
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    Sound very reasonable to me 2.

    Oooooo 100 posts!
     
  7. richardys

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    Yes thats a good price, is the quote from CAI approved company?

    Have you thought about doing it yourself?
     
  8. RichA

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    Many thks for you comments.

    Doing it myself ? - Afraid I don't have the wife's approval to go up on the roof on my own! Or the experience/knowledge to fit the pole.
     
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    I was £95 to have mine fitted yesterday a wideband aerial.
     

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