Jill, Problems with slough aerial installer

Posted on 23rd May, 2011



Jill Is having problems with a Slough aerial installer.


123 aerials response


I am sorry to hear that you have had Problems with www.sloughaerials.co.uk.


Slough aerial as far as i can see, are one of those companies i have written about in a previous thread. They are boasting that they are local aerial installer in Slough or local satellite engineers Slough but this is not true.


I think that you are right you have had a visit by the company who where on rogue traders the other night, operating as a slough aerial installer.

A sky satellite dish service call should cost on average £50 - £80 depending on who you choose. If they where to have to replace the Sky dish and, or the LNB that is on the end of the dish. This will be charged as extra parts and should have cost you between £25 - £45.

At the worst of prices i would have said £125 depending on which company you call out.

I would suggest that if they where menacing or demanding money from you, you may have a criminal court case and you should pop down to the slough police station, Next to the McDonalds on Windsor Road, Please take the receipt.


Please my i suggest you keep our details for the future, as we have a Sky TV and satellite aerial engineer that lives in langley and works around the Slough area, and we will be happy to pass on his details to you. 0800 1244192


I hope we have managed to help you today

all the best for the digital switchover

Ian 123 aerials





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I have done some research on slough aerials for you, and have found this attached to another web site.


It looks like the head guy is a Mr Barnes you could try writing to him maybe.


Paul Barnes

Saturday 14 May 2011 10:48PM

4 hours ago Aerial systems of blindley heath were on House of horrors and Rogue traders 2003.


When aerial systems closed in 2008 around 20 engineers and 6 office staff went to work for Aerial Force, Aerial force LTD went into administration last year, assets websites and staff went straight to the latest re-incarnation, The TV aerial Company LTD also of Bourne house, Whyteleafe , Surrey. Different directors.


They have many trading names and websites but are not RDI or CAI registered although some of their engineers are RDI.


Websites include.








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P.S The Barnes family have four generations of aerial installers John Barnes was behind Aerial systems, aerial force, the TV aerial company, and possibly the new company that will probably exist next Friday after rogue traders is aired.

Most families have a black sheep unfortunately we have a big one.


PPS Mark Smith is the son of John Barnes, his real name is Mark Barnes, he is not an aerial installer but an estate agent, Mark worked for his dad for a while and no longer works in the aerial industry.


Rogue traders have a page on their website for reporting rogues or surrey trading standards will add your complaint to the pile.


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posted by: jill comment Date: 23/05/11 URL: N/A


i recently had my son hit my sky satellite dish with his balll it caused slight interference on some channels ,my husband being sport crazy insisted we call some one who would come out straight away .I looked on the net and found slough aerials.co.uk.They were there the next day but insisted my dish was no use was warped and would never line up agaian and insisted it had to be replaced at a cost of £240, when i looked shocked he immediately said ok dear 220 but dont tell anyone i still refused then he said ok 180and we use youre old lnb . i have since found these dishes with no lnb are more like£45 plus fitting £100 maybe to be fair but these guys seemed to just want to get as much as possible from me


Are these the people who were on rogue traders as the invoice said the dakota group of nw11 in london and the guy who said he was local needed directions to langley from slough surely any local knows were langley is. i have never felt so bullied in my own home by a tradesman in this way its ridiculous whey to operate and when i called the {local}no. agaian a diffrent w0men answered and was not sure where i lived she thought i came fram surrey an would only say they were called tv aerials very top secret for a local aerial man and now they say he doesnt work there now and will not admit even doing the job although they took my credit card detials and i have there invioce


Can you shed any light on these strange way they operate

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Now John/James calls himself George Barnes. Does anyone want his email address so you can hassle him? He is as nice to his staff as he is his customers. Give him a message today george.barnes123@tvaerialcompany.co.uk
These Rogue Traders are operating PLUMBINGFORCE. They are ripping off lots of people from website www. plumbingforce.co.uk . Office is at 475 Godstone Road Whyteleafe Surrey England CR3 0BL. Directors Gary Charles Manning , James Barnes

John white is his latest of the Dacota group strangler registered to the same surrey address his latest campaign seems to be promoting Aerialforce though he has 411 web sites on many names beware I foolishly done some work for him and was told just take as much cash as u can that says it all
still there john albert barnes still saying your james barnes you sad person we know who you are you wont get away with it like daddy your slip up and i be watching
company still running under lots of names son still pretending to be james his name is john albert barnes born 1982 he a con man hiding from people behind daddy
there are 2 john barns one is son who was on watch dog he called his self james not true he is not the owner he is a connman who opens other bussnesses and doesnt pay tax or vat and has a lot of people after him hes hiding behind his daddy