Explore Our Updated TV Aerial Price Guide

Do you want to install a new TV aerial and would like to know how much it typically costs?

If so, you’ve come to the right place.

In 2016 and again in 2018, we contacted dozens of aerial installers and asked them how much they charge to fit an aerial.

Below you’ll find the results of our research, we can also help you source a competitive quote.

We last updated our aerial cost guide on the

How We Got These Prices

We sent out 18 quote requests in 2016 and 9 in early 2018.

The prices displayed on this page are average of those figures.

You can compare our prices to any you gather to make sure you’re not being overcharged.

What Factors Affect The Price?

The cost you will pay for a newly installed aerial will depend on several things;

  • Your location – London being the most expensive place to have an aerial installed.
  • If you need a high reach pole because you live in an area with a poor signal.
  • If you need new cables throughout the house or if the original ones can be re-used.
  • If you need a splitter to send the signal to more than one TV set.
  • If you need an amplifier to boost the signal quality.

Beware of Mis-selling Within the TV Aerial Industry

The TV aerial industry has an unfortunate reputation in the UK.

Many installers sell unneeded extras to boost their profits.

While we don’t want to tar every business with the same brush, we do recommend receiving advice from more than one firm.

There’s very little profit in swapping an old aerial for a new one, but new poles, splitters and boosters can really push up the profit margins.

Our Price Guide

The prices below are based on the figures given to us by aerial installers, we last updated the prices below in 2018:

Project 1 – A new pole, aerial, 1 x cable and 1 x socket

The aerial is located on a chimney to the side of the property and is fairly easy to access via a ladder.

Based on the information given to use, we feel the average cost to install a new aerial system is £185.00.

As you can see from the table below though, the price varies and depends on where you live:

LocationSmall Business /TraderLarge Business
London Area£195.00£275.00
South, SW and Midlands£175.00£260.00
Outer Region and North£150.00£200.00

Project 2 – New Aerial on Existing Pole to Existing Cable

Replacing an aerial like-for-like is an easy task that can be completed in less than 15 minutes if the aerial can be accessed easily.

LocationSmall Business /TraderLarge Business
London Area£95.00£135.00
South, SW and Midlands£85.00£125.00
Outer Region and North£100.00£125.00

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7 Responses to “Explore Our Updated TV Aerial Price Guide”

  1. GreenJanuary 8, 2016 at 4:15 pm #

    Very interesting information. I am about to obtain a quote for an external aerial after installing a TV in a bedroom and the aerial does not seem strong enough to to sustain TV in the lounge as well . Hoping person coming out (Worcestershire area) is genuine and prices are realistic.

  2. E WARRENApril 7, 2016 at 1:39 pm #

    a quote needed to fix extenal aeriel for tv in bedroom have sky disc connected can I add a cable to estiting disc or do I need a outside aerial I live in area B24 0ag

    yours e warren

    • QuotationCheck AdminApril 7, 2016 at 1:46 pm #


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  3. DornJune 3, 2016 at 9:50 am #

    I live in Nottinghamshire I had no TV signal and a friend recommended Ai installation the man came out to cut a long story short he came out replaced my aerial and was very polite and did the job very good
    Yes I highly recommend the company

    • TaishiNovember 19, 2016 at 9:12 pm #

      Can’t seem to find the company you speak of and since you wrote this a while ago I doubt you’re going to give me a link?

  4. Paul TennantMarch 6, 2017 at 9:55 am #

    Is it a simple job to just replace an old aerial pole? Mine has snapped and has come away from the chimney section.
    I had one engineer up-sell me a quote for £202 to replace what was previously a perfectly working aerial prior to the storm damage. I live in Rugby, Warwickshire.

  5. Gerada MoullAugust 5, 2017 at 3:01 pm #

    Hi. We are on a static caravan park near Dorchester and require an aerial to be fitted to our caravan, outside and a socket inside. would appreciate a price for parts and labour.

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