A modern satellite dish installation (used for Sky and BBC Freesat) doesn’t need to be visible to work effectively. It can be placed in a range of positions on your house or in your garden that makes it discreet. The small size of today’s dishes and flexible options for fixing means that when positioned with care, it can seemingly vanish into its surroundings.
The dish must point in the right direction (it must have clear line of sight to the satellite being used) and so the orientation of your house affects where it can be fixed discreetly.
As your local satellite installers we will take time to look around the house with you for suitable positions for where the dish will not stand out or show up. We will advise you on which positions are best for reliable reception and also suitable for fixing the dish into place. We have fitted ‘hidden’ dishes behind a chimney stack, at the back of a roof, at low level on the side of a house and even at the bottom of the garden. If the dish must go in a prominent position, your dish can be painted or camouflaged. All these options should be considered before installation begins.
Sometimes planning regulations require a discreet installation for your dish, particularly on listed buildings. But planning permission is not usually needed for a mini dish installation. In some cases a discreet dish installation needs extra time and/or materials, and can therefore cost a little more than a standard installation.