Explore Our Updated TV Aerial Price Guide

Welcome to our website here at Quotation Check – The United Kingdom’s most popular guide to construction and home repair costs. How much does it cost to install a new TV aerial? What are the going rates being charged? We know a thing or two about prices as we carried out extensive research in Autumn 2016. Check out our guideline price on this page.

How We Got These Figures

We sent out 18 quote requests during late Autumn and early Winter 2016, the price you see on this page, just like all of our price guides, is based on our research.

The team here at Quotation Check has been sourcing and averaging prices since our launch 2014, we have now become one of the most popular home improvement cost checking sites in the UK.

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What We Learned

The cost you will pay for a newly installed aerial will depend on several factors:

  • Your location – London being the most expensive
  • If you need a longer pole
  • If you need new cables throughout the house
  • If you need a splitter
  • If you need an amplifier
  • Whether your installer is highly skilled or a “chancer” that is charging peanuts for low-quality installations

Beware of the Up-sell and Miss-selling

The TV aerial industry is well-known for miss-selling, or to be more accurate “up-selling”. The truth is – there is very little money to made from installing a new aerial onto an existing pole so it’s not uncommon for the installer to try to sell you additional “add-ons”.

If you have a poor signal in your property, then you are really at the mercy of the installer, your aerial may have come loose and just needs a minor adjustment but how would you know that? What if your installer told you that you needed a whole new aerial, pole, amplifier and cables? How would you know if he is telling you the truth or just trying to sell you additional products/services?

How to Avoid the “Up Sell”

If you have a poor signal in your property, the first thing you should do is check the aerials on your neighbours houses. Are the poles longer/higher than on a typical house? This is a sign that your area has poor signal strength and previous installers have installed a pole to gain as much height as possible to improve the reception. If all of the surrounding houses have standard length poles, then chances are you don’t need a long one, so question any installer that says you need one! Be wary of TV aerial installers that try to sell you a “digital” aerial – in fact there is no such thing! There are aerials that are compatible with digital signals and those that are not. Chances are that your existing aerial is fully compatible. If you are told you need the whole lot replacing – the pole, the aerial itself, the cabling etc then question this further and ask for an explanation. In this scenario, make sure you get a second (and third) opinion/quote.

Cost/Price Example 1 – New Pole, New Aerial, 1 x Cable to Replacement Socket

You will have to pay more for longer poles, new boosters, splitters, extra cables and sockets etc. You may pay less if you just want a replacement aerial on an existing pole with existing cables. The price assumes easy access up to the height of a typical chimney. On average the aerial installation cost is £185.00 but see the table below for specific regions:

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




Cost/Price Example 2 – New Aerial on Existing Pole to Existing Cable

This is the easiest of all installations – simply remove the existing aerial and install a new one to an existing pole. This work will not take long and little skill is involved, just check, install new aerial and check again. Simple.

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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6 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 #

      Hi,

      You can submit details of your job, read reviews from past customers and get a quote by filling out this form: quotationcheck.com/go/quote/

      Regards

  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.

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