Since TV went digital many people have had to get new aerials installed so that they can enjoy everything that digital TV has to offer such as additional channels, great picture and sound quality etc. If you need a new satellite aerial installing there are a few things that you need to be aware of before you go ahead. For example, if you live in a registered or listing building or even a conservation area there may well be special restrictions that apply before you can get an aerial or satellite dish erected.

If you are unsure then the best thing to do is check with your local planning authority to see if there are any restrictions. In the vast majority of cases a satellite dish can be installed without the need for planning permission but if you live in a listed or registered building you will need building consent so make sure that you check before you do anything.

Even if you don’t need permission you should take care that the aerial or satellite dish that you are erecting doesn’t significantly affect the appearance of your building. If it does then you run the risk of the planning authority asking you to move it at your own expense.

Another thing to remember is if you live in a flat or rent your property then you may well have to get permission from your landlord or property manager before going ahead. For blocks of flats it usually makes sense to have a communal or shared aerial so that everybody can get access to digital TV.

Satellite Aerials Advice

The maximum number of aerials or satellite dishes that a building can have is 4. If your building is less than 15 metres high then this is reduced to 2. Anything over and above this will require planning permission.

Something that you may not be aware of is that your satellite dish doesn’t actually have to be attached to your house. As long as it is concealed in your garden or attached to a tree or garden shed then that’s fine.

If you are unsure about your situation and need some advice about satellite aerial and dish installation then please give us a call. We will be glad to help.