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What price for an aerial installation? | Rigger's zone
Wednesday 14 September 2011 10:32PM

Hi, our aerial is currently dangling from its cable due to high winds. It's a forty year old aerial put up when the house was first built, and I think is a basic Yagi type on a horizontal axis facing Emley Moor; we live in Eccleshill, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD2. Someone recommended to us a particular firm from Horsforth a few miles away, and when rung they quoted £50 to just remove the old aerial and tidy up, or £150 to install a new aerial.

This is from a firm that have been going for 30 years or so and sound quite 'old school' according to my mother who spoke to them. So does this sound about right? Also I thought the price of £50 for simply cutting the old aerial free and tidying up the cable etc seemed a bit much. I would have thought £30 to be more like it. As a quick fix, we had Virgin Cable switch back on our TV service in July (not been with them for TV since 1994), but would actually prefer to use Freeview with our PVR box.

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Thank you for the replies and hopefully I did not sound ignorant or like I wanted something for nothing. The firm is only 3 to 4 miles away, so approx 7 miles round trip. Our house and roof is easy to deal with, and the aerial is in an easily accessible spot etc. I doubt the whole job would take more than an hour, possibly less.

I appreciate your assessment and opinions, and therefore have decided to accept the £50 price.

Thank you for your time gentlemen!

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