Communal Aerial & Satellite

Communal Aerial & Satellite

Chapmans Electrical really are your local experts for communal aerial & satellite installation and maintenance across the Birmingham and West Midlands region. With 90 years of experience to back that up, our commitment to high standards and quality service place us as a leader in our field.

We understand communal aerial and satellite systems and work with customers, offering advice and guidance, to ascertain your needs before designing the perfect system tailored just for you. We don’t believe in a one size fits all approach, so please call to discuss your needs.

Established as a family business in 1925 in Cradley heath in the heart of the Black Country, our communal satellite and aerial installation and maintenance service extends to most Birmingham and West Midlands areas. Beyond neighbouring Dudley, Halesowen, Stourbridge, Wolverhampton and West Bromwich to include Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, Walsall, Worcester, Shrewsbury and further afield.

Our core values of honesty, integrity and quality still serve us well, several generations later. We are proud of our standards and workmanship and proud of our engineers who are all highly skilled, fully qualified and certified, well trained and equipped, courteous and even CRB checked for your peace of mind.

All of our work is fully guaranteed & ensured and backed by the Confederation of Aerial Installers (CAI).

We know that digital TV distribution can be intimidating and a technical minefield, with Copper IRS, Fibre IRS, SMATV, IPTV or Single Cable Solutions, it can seem like buzzword bingo. At Chapmans Electrical we have a wealth of experience to ensure the service we provide is right for you. We work with local authorities, housing associations, care homes, managing agents and landlords to provide cost effective, high quality services and systems which are both a perfect fit and within budget.

Some of the terminology briefly explained:

IRS stands for Integrated Reception System. This is a communal aerial and satellite distribution system which enables the use of a single aerial and satellite dish installation to distribute Freeview TV, Freesat and DAB and FM radio to any number of homes.

IRS systems vary in the transmission medium which can be copper coaxial cabling or fibre optic cabling. Copper IRS is largely superseded by Fibre IRS systems now due to the increased demands on the systems, complexity of signals being distributed and increased flexibility for property owners and residents which it provides.

SMATV is a system often used in hotels, hospitals, care homes or even prisons. TV and radio signals are received by a master antenna system, which can include aerial and satellite reception, and passed through a smart control unit and on into any number of rooms. The smart control unit separates the signals and gives managers complete control over which services and channels are made available to which rooms. SMATV stands for Smart Master Antenna Television.

IPTV is Internet Protocol Television and is a method of controllably streaming TV signals over a network to a TV display or a whole network of TVs and equipment.

A Single Cable Solution (SCS) enables property owners with a single cable satellite TV installation to give residents complete access to services which typically require dual cables, without needing to add any extra cabling or satellite dishes and needs no new planning permission.

Call on the professionals for all your communal aerial and satellite needs and arrange for a Chapmans engineer to come to you.

What our Customers have to say:


My washing machine broke down. I phoned on the Thursday afternoon, and arranged a service visit the next day, even the time I asked as I work. The gentleman that visited was polite and explained charges and what was wrong. he fixed it within the hour and was less than just a call out from Siemens service. Just a brill service and would highly recommend. Well done and thank you Chapman's.

Date: 2016-01-12 11:51:36

Name: Alison Hill

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