The most frequent question I get asked is “How much does it cost to have a TV aerial installed?” Looking at the various figures quoted on the web, especially from the national companies, you would be forgiven to think it should cost no more than about fifty quid!
However, many companies often tack on the extras and surcharges that include poles, brackets and cable. This is not evident in the advertised ‘from’ price. These add-ons are then often inflated taking the total cost far in excess of what we charge.
One national company whose price list we have seen advertises aerial installations for less than £50 + VAT. In reality the price for a new installation with 6ft pole, cable and brackets, comparable to our inclusive £100 installation, is £145+VAT. Look at the leap from the low ‘hook them in’ price, to the extras required for the majority of installations that are added on when the installer arrives. We are at least 20% cheaper than their prices and in some examples theirs are over double ours; really!
So the cheapest advertised price will usually be one of the most expensive. As a guide our aerial installation prices including all brackets, masts, cables etc and fully installed range from £100 to £165 with no added VAT depending on type of aerial and fixings chosen. Recommendations on ‘best solution’ are given after a signal test is made with an approved spectrum analyser and you have been consulted. Our customers are free to accept or decline our recommendations. All installation work has a 30 day money back guarantee.
Many companies distinguish between a call out charge and a labour charge. So, the glib banner proclaiming ‘NO CALL OUT CHARGE’ often means just that, no charge for being called out. The labour charge will still apply though even if the fault is not rectified. Let me make my position very clear! If we cannot fix your problem then we make no charge whatsoever. This applies to both installations and repairs.
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