Installer Wanted In The North East. Still looking as of 19/7/14

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by Mensy, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Mensy

    Mensy
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Messages:
    15,795
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    North East
    Ratings:
    +4,102
    Hi All i Asked about this about 9 month ago and emailed a few people but im not getting much response.
    I have now kinda modified it abit so its more different to a screen up and pj up.

    Im wanting to integrate it, neatly and discreetly into my living room.

    Im looking to get the screen installed into my ceiling with future access to it so i could easily change my screen on my own if i ever want to upgrade. Would like the screen to come down in front of my TV which is on a TV stand.

    I also would like all my wires that go to the Projector Hidden.

    Its a new build home and i dont wanna run the risk of doing it myself, would like someone who has done it before to do it, Im busy going through google and emailing people but as of yet had no reply ??

    Ive been told my requirements are below the Scope CI's are willing to do but just thought il ask again just incase someone has had something similar done.
    Thanx
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2014
  2. Joe Fernand

    Joe Fernand
    Distinguished Member AVForums Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2002
    Messages:
    28,740
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    The Borders
    Ratings:
    +3,516
    Possibly below the radar for a full service CI but well within the scope of many independent 'freelance' installers (who many CI's employ on a job by job basis).

    Drop me a PM (now called conversation!!!!) with your address and we can likely put you in touch with someone.

    One issue may be your expectation on budget - what are you assuming?

    Joe
     
  3. Mensy

    Mensy
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Messages:
    15,795
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    North East
    Ratings:
    +4,102
    I have no idea on how much it would cost, If you could give me a rough idea then that would be great. il drop you a pm now
     
  4. Mensy

    Mensy
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Messages:
    15,795
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    North East
    Ratings:
    +4,102
    Can someone In the know give me a rough idea of how much this would cost me, just a it could cost up to would be fine lol

    I've just been given a quote by one company which I think the price was absurd, surely it wouldn't cost what I got quoted!!

    Just for the record this isn't the person Joe was getting me in touch with.
     
  5. andybluemini

    andybluemini
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    Messages:
    149
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Ratings:
    +11
    Something like this is almost impossible to quote without seeing the job, any installer who quotes without seeing it is going to overquote.

    Hiding a projector isn't cheap either!
     
  6. Mensy

    Mensy
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Messages:
    15,795
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    North East
    Ratings:
    +4,102
    Only want the screen hiding not the projector.
     
  7. andybluemini

    andybluemini
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    Messages:
    149
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Ratings:
    +11
    It's still not easy to hide a screen, plenty of issues to over come with joists and services in the way. That's assuming the joists are running the right way!
     
  8. Mensy

    Mensy
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Messages:
    15,795
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    North East
    Ratings:
    +4,102
    Oh yea I'm fully aware of that mate, I just wanted to know how much to expect so I know whether I'm paying the right price lol
     
  9. Member 581642

    Member 581642
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2012
    Messages:
    11,106
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +2,501
    Where in the North East ?
     
  10. Mensy

    Mensy
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Messages:
    15,795
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    North East
    Ratings:
    +4,102
    Sunderland
     
  11. Mensy

    Mensy
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Messages:
    15,795
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    North East
    Ratings:
    +4,102
    Can anyone recommend me anyone else ?
     
  12. Member 581642

    Member 581642
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2012
    Messages:
    11,106
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +2,501
    Sorry I never came back to you did I. Can you message me the full address and the scope of works
     
  13. Mensy

    Mensy
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Messages:
    15,795
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    North East
    Ratings:
    +4,102
    Im bumping this up as i still havent managed to get someone to do it for me which is starting to be a pain, if i wasnt scared to cut a hole in my ceiling without it falling down then i would do it myself ha but im not diy minded so i want to pay someone to do it.

    Has anyone had something done in the north east that they can recommend to me ?
     
  14. Paul burks

    Paul burks
    Novice Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2014
    Messages:
    11
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    4
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Ratings:
    +0
    Sorry to say but without seeing the job no one could give u a true price, putting the screen away isn't easy on a building site let alone a house would u consider boxing the screen in? It could be made to look real nice?

    But price is a piece of string. message me job spec and I'll do my best for you but need to be open minded
     
  15. Mensy

    Mensy
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Messages:
    15,795
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    North East
    Ratings:
    +4,102
    Hi, yea i would have it boxed in as long as it looked nice and not just a box on my ceiling haha i am open minded but im not looking to get my eyes ripped out. If i can get my screen up so i can use it and it looks neat il settle for that as its now been 6 month and my PJ is in a box.
     
  16. Paul burks

    Paul burks
    Novice Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2014
    Messages:
    11
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    4
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Ratings:
    +0
    Depending on room ect I'd need to see picture of where u want the screen but I'd say boxing the screen in making it look nice would be easy plus if u move ect of screen fails it would be easy to fit or remove
     
  17. Mensy

    Mensy
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Messages:
    15,795
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    North East
    Ratings:
    +4,102
    heres the jist

    Firstly i wanted to pop my screen in my ceiling to come down out from the ceiling but ive now been advised not to do that as my plaster will just keep cracking ??

    So now my only option is to hang my screen on my wood joist, infront of my TV.
    I want to send the leads over my ceiling to the PJ but it looks like my joist go left to right across my ceiling so i assume it would be too much hassle right ?
    If the above isnt possible then il be looking to take my wires around the ceiling and boxing them in.
    Would my PJ be better on a bracket or a shelf ? my missus wants it on a shelf and she will probably win the battle ha,

    I have pictures of Before i moved in so i know where all joist etc are, it is all now fully plastered and decorated. The builders wouldn't let me in before hand to do anything so i need to do it all now with house complete :(

    So this is what i have to work with ha

    This is above my tv, I have a fire detector on the joist (which i hope doesn't get in the way) that i think i will need to put my screen on. My tv is too far out to put my screen on any other joist :(

    [​IMG]

    To
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    This is my sitting room post plasterboard

    [​IMG]

    This is other end of room where either pj will be mounted or attached to a shelf on the back wall.

    [​IMG]

    To

    [​IMG]
     
  18. SeanT

    SeanT
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Messages:
    6,156
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Coventry
    Ratings:
    +368
    How wide is that wall and what size is that TV? Prices coming down all the time, have you considered getting a newer and bigger TV and wall mounting it instead?

    You're right there's no way you're recessing a screen in that ceiling easily. Are the screen enclosures really that ugly? The best place for the projector is on a bracket on the ceiling in most installations, unless it doesn't have lens shift as keystone sucks. You should be able to cable it from the floor above.
     
  19. Mensy

    Mensy
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Messages:
    15,795
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    North East
    Ratings:
    +4,102
    Im in the process of already buying a bigger tv (already sent 3 back because of faults) but im not getting rid of my PJ thats not an option. Ive already had an electrical point put in the for the projector so i only need a hdmi to get to the projector but for cost savings im just gonna take that around the room instead of from the ceiling.
     
  20. johnnyboy32

    johnnyboy32
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2006
    Messages:
    12
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +1
    Have you tried Mark at Cloud6 consulting?
     

Share This Page

Loading...