Monthly Archives: January 2014


Flat Screen TV Wall Mounting www.andysaerials.com

Posted by in Blog | January 25, 2014

Flat Screen TV Wall Mounting www.andysaerials.com

Saturday afternoon and we are off to Ingatestone for a flat screen TV wall mounting call, when we arrived we soon discovered the property had been used as an office and the partitioning wall was not of plasterboard and not too strong to say the least.  As we embrace the challenges our varied work throws at us, we thought an Antiference UT65 Flat screen TV wall mounting bracket would provide the support required to hang the TV.  The Antiference UT65 has a large footprint and covers a large area of the wall, and has a lot of fixing points so the weight and load of the TV is spread across the wall, ensuring the TV stays where it is fitted securely.

Flat Screen TV Wall Mounting www.andysaerials.com

New TV Aerial Installation Chelmsford Essex www.andysaerials.com

Posted by in Blog | January 21, 2014

New TV Aerial Installation Chelmsford Essex www.andysaerials.com

New TV Aerial Installation Chelmsford Essex www.andysaerials.com1st call Tuesday and its for New TV Aerial Installation Chelmsford Essex, when I arrived I was incredibly please to see the 3storie house had a lovely gable end looking bare without an aerial.  I chatted to my customers and they wanted 2 tv points and possibly a 3rd in the future.  We disused fitting an aerial to the gable end of their house and pointed out the height should give a good digital signal.  With the price agreed I took my ladders off of my van and set them up at the gable end of the house.  I wanted to provide a good solid support for their TV aerial so I decided to fix T&K wall brackets on the wall giving outstanding support for the aerial installation for years and years to come.  The T&K wall brackets have 5 fixing points, I marked the top K and with my bosh 24v drill I drilled 3 10mm holes 6 brick courses down from the apex of the gable end, the 6 brick courses are needed to give support to the brackets, I often laugh when I see an aerial installation where the bracket has been fitted at the very top and having no support of the wall at all.  As I intended to use a log-periodic w/b aerial which has no deflector plates and is a light weight head I had no need to space out the brackets too much, so I marked the brickwork once more for the T bracket and again drilled 2 neat 10mm holes for the fixing of the wall bracket.

New TV Aerial Installation Chelmsford Essex www.andysaerials.com

New Aerial Installation Billericay Essex www.andysaerials.com

Posted by in Blog | January 18, 2014

New Aerial Installation Billericay Essex www.andysaerials.com

Monday morning and my 1st call of the day is a New Aerial Installation Billericay Essex.  I looked at my customer’s signal problems and they had already decided a new aerial installation was needed, the property did not have a chimney stack and other fixing options were not the best.  I decided to take a test aerial into my customer’s loft and take some test readings to see if I could receive a good signal, I must admit I was pleasantly surprized with both the signal strength and quality of the incoming digital mux’s.  I asked my customers if they were happy for me to install a new aerial in their loft and they were.  I fixed a small 1” ¼ loft pole to one of the cross beams where I had taken my signal readings, and decided best location for signal quality.  My new Dewalt impact driver made easy work of driving in the fixing screws,I secured a Fracarro Log-periodic to the loft pole and using wf100 low loss cable wired the new aerial ready for alignment.New Aerial Installation Billericay Essex www.andysaerials.com

New Aerial Installation Billericay Essex www.andysaerials.com

I was extremely happy with the signal readings and further to my delight there was a 240v socket in my customer’s loft perfect for my distribution amp.  I went back to my van and selected a 6way distribution amp and returned back to the loft to fit it.  I stapled the aerial coax cable down running it neatly to the distribution amp and fitted the F, connector to connect to the amp.  I tested all 6 outlets to check I did not have any problems and then headed back to my van for my ladders to run the new aerial cables to my customer’s points.  The back garden was absolutely sodden and I squelched across my customer’s lawn with my ladders to access the end of the house where I need to run a new cable.  I got my new cable into the loft easily and started tacking it down until I reached the drainpipe which I used to get the cable to the ground without being seen.  My new cable entered my customer’s kitchen and under their kitchen cupboards again not in sight, hidden by the cupboards.  The last leg was into my customer’s extension and into their Humax DVR.