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    Question Recommended Companies? (Hampshire Border)

    Hi folks,

    We're on the Hampshire border, and struggling to find an AV company that will even produce quotes.

    We have a few requirements for semi-complex AV installs, but I get the feeling that most companies out there are picking the easy projects/low hanging fruit.

    I'm also way of picking companies without recommendations as we don't want these projects to go wrong.

    In short: any recommendations for companies that cover this area?

    TIA

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    Hampshire border with what?
    We used a really good company not long ago via our normal supplier - they got them in a hurry when their normal company couldnt do it. They were telling me that they normally do big AV stuff. They were very good, and left everything beautifully labelled.
    My contact is off sick today but I will email him for the name of the company

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    For AV in the Dorset/Hampshire area give CPS a ring. Very highly recommended.

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    Hi Gongalong,

    We can cover Hampshire, no problem. We've done quite a lot of install work for people on here so if you let me know the details, i'll be happy to quote

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millgate View Post
    Hi Gongalong,

    We can cover Hampshire, no problem. We've done quite a lot of install work for people on here so if you let me know the details, i'll be happy to quote

    Thanks
    We've used Millgate for a variety of installs (projectors, Clever LCD's, cabling) and have been more than happy with their work

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    We also have used Millgate and are happy to recommend them.

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    another for cps, i used to work for them. Home - Welcome to CPS Group

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    I've used Advanced Connections before based from brighton. Engineers are brilliant!

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    I use Hugh Symons Audio & Visual Products & Services in Dorset - can recommend them, professional and good pricing as they are one of the biggest educational suppliers in the area...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netman View Post
    I use Hugh Symons Audio & Visual Products & Services in Dorset - can recommend them, professional and good pricing as they are one of the biggest educational suppliers in the area...
    I've found the quality of Hugh Symons installs to be pretty variable. If their own engineers do the install then it is usally pretty good, but they sometimes subcontract and then the problems start.

    Don't get me wrong, the installs are always safe, but they are often not very tidy - for example: poor quality soldering, poor trunking, things not straight, projectors not aligned properly, inputs not labelled etc.

    It depends how picky you are, but as someone who did it (and still does it, in a limited way) for a living, the corner-cutting of some installers really galls me.

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    Thanks all for the comments so far, much appreciated!

    And yes Witch, well spotted! The Hampshire border with... Surrey

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    High quality, and no problems with complex - Whitwam in Winchester. I know them well, hey I even did some work for them a few years ago!

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    Smarter Solutions, Interactive White Boards, SMART Netbook, SMARTER Touch

    These guys have an office near Reading and work nation wide. They've done all sorts for us, including stuff that isn't run of the mill.

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    Paragon are who I used to use, although out of your 'range' a bit, they'll still come and give quotes.

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