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Frequently Asked Questions about Audio Visual services and equipment

We've tried to answer a few questions that we're frequently asked about our Audio Visual services in London.

Is it possible to mount a flat screen television onto a plaster board wall?

The simple answer is - yes. However, it can be a tricky job. You will need the correct type of bracket and fixings. We have experience of mounting many flat screen televisions to plasterboard. And of course we are fully insured - so why take the risk yourself?

Do I need to have an electrical socket behind the TV screen?

Not usually. But we can install one if you need to. It can be helpful as there are no trailing wires to the plug socket. But we can connect a cable through the wall to another socket or hide the cable with a covering.

Is it possible to mount a flat screen TV above a working fireplace?

Mostly yes. If your fireplace has a mantle piece it will deflect the heat away from the screen. If you have a gas effect fire, most of the heat goes up the chimney, so this is not a problem. Sometimes, if you have a very hot, real fire (unusual in London) it may warm the chimney to the extent that it is not advisable to mount a television there.

I want to mount the TV on a brick wall. Can you hide the wires?

Yes. And this is where it depends on your budget.

  1. On a chimney breast we can drill through the side and feed the cables through the holes. (Medium pricing)
  2. On a solid brick wall we can cut a grove into it, run the cable, then plaster, paint and decorate. (Expensive option)
  3. The cheapest method is to run surface cable and cover it with trunking or conduit. (Cheapest option)

How can you hide wires in a plasterboard wall?

This is much easier than a brick wall. Basically, we punch a hole into the plasterboard to pull the cables through and fill the hole afterwards.

Do you offer a guarantee?

Quite simply - yes. We guarantee our installation work for 2 years. In the unlikely event of a catastrophic failure - such as your TV falling off the wall - we will replace the equipment and repair any damage caused. We do not include any parts you have supplied yourself as part of the installation guarantee.

Are you fully insured?

Yes. We have public liability insurance and are fully insured up to £2,000,000.

Do you carry leads and wall brackets?

Yes. We carry a wide range of brackets and leads to enable us to install pretty much any standard installation.


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Open and honest pricing

We pride ourselves on our open and honest pricing - our audio visual services can be provided to you by way of a fully specified quotation which gives you a full breakdown of the costs involved, including materials and labour. The daily rate is usually cheaper if we undertake the work on a project over several days. If your job is smaller we can usually supply a professional tradesperson on an hourly rate basis as shown below:

Hourly rate pricing

Border Service Price Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
Plasma mountingPlasma mounting £80.00 per hour £100.00 per hour
Home Cinema SetupHome Cinema set up £80.00 per hour £100.00 per hour
Cable re-routingCable re-routing or tidying £80.00 per hour £100.00 per hour
Satellite installationSatellite system installation £80.00 per hour £100.00 per hour
QuotationQuotation FREE N/A

Points to note:

  • All prices exclude VAT
  • Hourly rate charges are billed in 15 minute intervals with a minimum charge of one hour
  • All prices exclude congestion & parking charges (unless a parking permit for the duration of the visit is provided)
  • All prices exclude costs for materials which will be charged at list price + 30%
  • The final charge will include reasonable time to obtain parts although our engineers carry most spares with them.
  • Quotations are free of charge as long as you let us know of your decision within 14 days of issue. If you do not inform us of your decision, an administration charge of £25.00 will be levied. You can inform us of your decision using the link in the quotation e-mail or Call us on 020 8798 9250 quoting your reference number
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Testimonials

TestimonialI have 5 bar restaurants and I use Multi-trade to look after the plumbing, electrics, computers and even the lighting and sound systems. They literally look after everything. It's a fantastic service. (Now, do I get a discount off my next bill!?)

Fiaz Ahmed, London


TestimonialSince we moved our office I have used Multi-trade for hundreds of jobs. From small handyman jobs to a complete video conferencing system. I have always found them keenly priced, professional and easy to do business with.

Frank Reeves, London


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The Multi-trade difference

There are plenty of companies out there competing for your business - and you need to make sure you're armed with all the facts before you make a decision about which one to choose. Here are a few things to check before you decide - we're confident that if you're looking for great service you'll choose Multi-Trade!

  • Does the company or tradesperson you're considering offer free quotations?
  • Do they offer an open and honest pricing structure with no hidden costs?
  • Do they have a contactable office, not just a mobile in case of any queries?
  • Does anyone answer the phone in the day?
  • Are their tradespeople honest, reliable, polite and vetted?

If the answer to any of these questions is 'no' then give us a call - we can confidently answer 'yes' to all of these questions. Not sure? Check out our testimonials page to see what some of our previous customers think of our customer service!

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