TV Wall Mounting

Wall mounting TVs brings a great deal of convenience to your use of the room.

Cables can be kept tidier and you don’t need bulky media furniture.

Fitted properly by MKH, wall mounting your TV is arguably safer than having your TV standing on a cabinet.

MKH Aerials offer a high-quality TV Wall Mounting service across Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield & Solihull

Contact us first if you are near one of these areas,  you won’t be disappointed with our work.

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Planning TV Wall Mounting

If you are considering wall mounting your TV, there are many things you should think about in advance.

There are many different types of brackets available for TV wall mounting, though most of the cheaper ones are wholly inadequate for the purpose they are intended for.

We offer advice where needed and a full installation service using the safest and most reliable brackets at sensible prices.

Two of the most important things about installing a TV on a wall are: The TV bracket and the type of wall.

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TV Brackets

The TV bracket, a TV bracket should have a wall fixing plate that is equal if not wider than the fixing plate at the rear of the TV that is to be fitted. The reason for this is to give the bracket greater span across the wall allowing for more fixings to be used across a wider area of the wall.

This allows the weight of the TV to be spread over a greater area which helps to provide a sturdier and more durable wall-mounting.

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The Type Of Wall

The wall that the TV is to be fitted to will either be a soft wall, a plasterboard/stud wall or hard wall, plaster on brick. Plasterboard/stud walls require a lot more thought when installing a TV and bracket, extra thought should be given to the types of fixings to be used as standard wall plugs have no effect when used in plasterboard as they have nothing to expand against. Dry wall fixings as they are known are best for this type of installation.

Brick walls require less thought regarding the type of fixing to be used, standard wall plugs and screws will be adequate here.

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TV Wall Mounting FAQ

A. This depends on many factors, such as: The size of TV, the size and type of bracket to be used, any connecting cables that may need extending, how to conceal the cables and the structure of the wall.

A. Firstly, is the wall suitable for fitting a TV to, is there a power point where the TV is to be sighted, do any other cables that will connect to the TV fit from their existing position and can the cables be buried in the wall or in decorative trunking?

A. Full motion brackets will move at all angles and are best suited to a TV that will be fitted in a corner of a room generally. Full motion brackets are much heavier than flat to wall brackets!

A. Flat to wall brackets are ideal in the centre of a wall, do not turn side to side and have a forward tilt if required. They are also much sturdier if the wall is plasterboard than a full motion bracket would be.

A. Using the correct brackets, knowing what the wall structure is, using correct wall fixings and having the right tools it is possible.

A. As most TV’s now are thin and flat, it is strongly recommended that two people hold either end from the bottom and sides to lift and position the TV, the TV may have to be removed a few times during installation.

A. Though this is possible, for many reasons it can be troublesome… for instance if a cable fails you can’t change it, burying cables requires a lot of remedial work such as plastering and redecoration. However if it’s a stud wall or plasterboard has been spotted and dabbed into place it can be possible to fish cables between the plasterboard and brickwork.

A. Yes these types of installations are great for concealing cables, all cabling is fitted outside with external heavy weight conduit.

A. All wall structures are suitable if the correct type of bracket, fixings and techniques are used, though larger TV’s on heavy full motion brackets are not suitable for mounting on plasterboard or studded walls.

A. As a general the answer would be No as plasterboard is not strong enough to hold the weight of a large TV and full motion bracket.

A. If you are changing to a similar sized TV then you shouldn’t encounter any problems and the bracket should fit.

A. Burying cables in walls comes with a few problems as explained earlier, therefore cables being concealed in ‘D’ line decorative conduit is much more practical and much less expensive.

A. Yes this is the perfect situation to Wall mount a TV without any cables being visible.

A. Yes if there is a heat deflecting source such as a shelf or fire surround that will stop heat rising directly under the TV.

A. Yes, but a slight gap should always be left between the two to avoid sound vibration.

A. The internet is full of TV wall brackets ranging from cheap to very expensive, some of the cheaper ones are of very poor quality such as the gauge of the steel being very thin and weak making them liable to twist. Most installers will carry their own trade rated brackets, though slightly more expensive than cheap online types they will serve the project much better in the long run.

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