BAV offer a hire and installation service for Sound (Public Address), Lighting, Special Effects and Audio Visual equipment.
Established in 1990 we operate from our Brighton showrooms situated near the City centre. Nearby pay and display parking is available and a loading bay is situated at the side of our premises for customer loading of equipment.
We aim to provide a professional service supplying reliable and high quality equipment with helpful and professional advice. We always aim to supply equipment appropriate to the application. All of our electrical equipment is PAT tested (Portable Appliance Testing) and serviced regularly and we adhere to all Health & Safety and Employment Law requirements.
From small parties and weddings to corporate award ceremonies and conferences BAV can supply a professional reliable service, including operators with delivery and set up if required.
BAV have a wide experience of installing and maintaining many types of equipment for Schools, Offices, Houses of Worship, Public Houses, Nightclubs and Restaurants. BAV also offer an out of office hours emergency call out service.
We are dealers for most major brands of equipment and also supply a repair and custom cable manufacturing service.
BAV productions in the past have included Award Shows, Conferences, Theatre, Bands, DJs, Game Shows, Cookery demonstrations, Festivals to name but a few. Productions are executed in the same way all projects are handled with attention provided to detail. Many of our engineers have tour experience and an extensive knowledge of the equipment they are working with.
For peace of mind BAV carry Public Liability Insurance up to £5 million.
BAV offer a full electrical installation service. We can supply experienced and qualified electricians for the safe installation of any electrical equipment. Operatives have City & Guilds Electrical Installation certificates with knowledge of sound and lighting equipment and are fully aware of the day to day workings of leisure venues.
We have installed equipment into schools, colleges, theatres, bars, nightclubs, hotels, leisure venues, houses of worship, sports clubs, stadiums, recording studios, radio stations, nursing homes and hospitals.
BAV regularly undertake work specialising in Inductive loop and 100V line systems.
We also offer a full repair service and an equipment maintenance service.
Servicing & Maintenance
We often ask venues who trade as a business "would you still be able to trade if your sound equipment failed?". BAV cannot stress enough the importance of regular servicing of equipment, especially if you are a venue which uses their public address system as a means of voice evacuation.
We appreciate that some venues are unable to trade without their sound/lighting systems therefore we can back up your equipment usually within a few hours notice. We therefore constantly urge the importance of regular equipment servicing and equipment maintenance.
Please call us if you require help and assistance in deciding approriate equipment.
Please note that BAV electrically test all of its equipment by a PAT - Portable Appliance Test at regular intervals. You will find a green Tested sticker on every single item of our equipment showing its last PAT Tested date and its own unique serial number. Equipment is always connected and tested prior to hire and you will always hear loudspeakers working before you take them away. If you are using equipment in a venue which requires proof of electrical testing please ask for a PAT certificate in advance. In the unlikely event of equipment failure at your event please call our emergency out of office hours mobile no 07887 508157 where we will assist you with advice or come out to your venue with replacement equipment. Please note that false alarms leading to a call out will be chargeable so please check the equipment is actually faulty and not operator error. BAV will always supply equipment with spare lamps and/or fuses where applicable. With today's technology we often find most faults are either cable related or mechanical. It is very rare for electronics to fail. Therefore please treat cables with respect - do not coil them over your arm and just because an item of equipment is supplied in a flightcase it is not an excuse to throw it about! Please return all cables coiled and taped. Cables and/or equipment returned covered in glitter, confetti, mud, grass, lipstick or dog hairs will require cleaning for which there will be a cleaning charge. Please return equipment in the same manner in which you receive it.
Equipment is collected and returned by you the customer from our premises. We will gladly supply assistance in loading and unloading vehicles if personnel are not dealing with other customers. A loading bay is situated on the road outside our premises in Campbell Road for customer collections and returns.
We can deliver, set up, pack up and collect equipment if required. Please contact us with latest time of delivery, venue address with postcode, whether you require just drop off or set up for a quotation. All hire and delivery/collection fees must be paid at least 48 hours in advance of booking date.
Booking/Reserving Equipment - How does the hire service work?
To reserve equipment for a specific date please call in to our showrooms or telephone us with your card details. A minimum £100.00 holding deposit is payable at the time of booking. BAV do not accept cash as a means of payment for the holding deposit. If you do not posses a debit/credit card we cannot supply you with hire equipment. Hire fees are paid prior to or upon collection of equipment. Holding deposits will be refunded upon return of ALL equipment (including spare parts, leads, spare lamps etc).When equipment is being delivered/collected by BAV all hire and delivery/collection fees must be paid at least 48 hours in advance of booking date.
I'm getting married and can't pick up the equipment in the morning. Can you deliver and set up?
In these situations we often find that hiring the equipment for 2 days and setting up the night before can sometimes be cheaper than paying for an Engineer to set up and then collect same day. Friday to Monday rates are calculated at 1.5 times the daily rate.
When you reserve equipment by paying your holding deposit we may have to advise other customers that equipment is unavailable for hire as we have it reserved for you. If you should then cancel your reservation we may loose business. Therefore hire fees are due under the following circumstances.
Cancellation 48 Hours or less - Full Payment due
Cancellation 7-3 days notice - 50% of Hire Fee due
Cancellation 14-8 days notice - 25% of Hire Fee due
Full legal hire & sales Terms and Conditions are available upon request.
Please note hire equipment is NOT insured under any circumstances.
BAV - Sales
BAV stock a range of consumable items such as lamps, cable, connectors, gels, gaffa tape, styli, cartridges, smoke & snow fluid, Fire retardant spray plus many spare parts.
BAV are also dealers and/or service agents for many of the major brands of sound & lighting equipment.
Adastra AKG Allen & Heath Ampertronic Antari Anytronics Audio Technica Australian Monitor Baldwin Boxall Beyer Dynamic BSS CCT Celestion Citronic Cloud Countryman Crown DAS DBX Denon Drawmer Dynacord Electrovoice Eminence Fane Firecheck Formula Sound Furman JBL JEM Klark Teknik Kramer Le Maitre Lexicon Martin Pro McGregor Marantz MTR MC2 NJD Numark Optikinetics Ortofon Panasonic Pioneer Powerdrive Proel Pulsar QSC QTX Rane Sennheiser Selecon SKB Soundcraft SoundTube Tannoy TOA Trantec TurboSound VDC XTA Yamaha Zero 88 and many more.