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Paul Barnes, thanks for that list, it answers some of my search queries.

The registrant seems to be 'The Dakota Group' anybody know anything about them?

Companies House doesn't throw much light.

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Paul, so why would 'Bourne House' be the registrant for all those domain names if they only supplied 'virtual offices'?

You couldn't afford a bust up' between the two parties just in case Bourne House kept the domain name.

I just think that there must be a link between Bourne House and Aerial Force and their web domains to keep the domain ownership safe.

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Paul, are you one of the 'Barnes Brothers'?

Do/didn't the Barnes brothers each have a helicopter?

Years ago didn't the Barnes Brother trade as Chelsea Aerials?

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I heard yesterday that there are several 'Barnes brothers' and at least one runs, or tries to run, a respectable company, the only thing is, his relations are screwing it up for him by their antics.

He could be out New Addington way; he is annoyed because he actually has the name 'Barnes' on the side of his van.

I heard that he thinks after Rogue Traders tonight his demand will plummet because people will wrongly be linking him with the others for the wrong reasons.

I have also heard that the program is based partly around Aerial Force's overcharging'.

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Ian, being as you would be purchasing the kit I guess that you will be marking it up and taking the profit. So I guess that if a customer was to buy everything required for a re-wire you'd be happy just to charge a daily or hourly rate and in the meantime
loose other jobs where you could be making a profit. Yes of course you would....not. Can't blame any good rigger for wanting top money for fitting somebody else's kit, but if you were to come to me I'd send you on your way. You keep to sparking and I'll keep to aerials and satellite.

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I was reading your post Craig and then you wrote 'Digital Aerial', it was at this point I realised that you don't know what you are talking about and are therefore are talking out of your backside!

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Nick Waring, all you are doing is creating Another 'Middle' Man', why would successful aerial installers want a middle man when all you probably want is a cut of their installer takings.

I look on people like you as leaches.

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Commonly used'.....mostly by people outside the trade with little or no technical knowledge. You claim to be CAI Approved (and we all know approval is not difficult to obtain, you don't even need the correct tools anymore), you should then know that there is no such thing as a digital aerial'. Even the CAI don't call them such, they are referred to as Benchmarked Aerials which are Digital Compatible'. If you were to advertise that you fit digital aerials' or you were to tell a customer that you have fitted them a digital aerial' you could find yourself in hot water with Trading Standards being as you would have committed an offence under the Trade Descriptions Act 1968'. As far as your CAI Approval' goes, I understand that in order to squeeze more money from their members the CAI is rebranding their training / certificate schemes and are looking at creating a CAI Diploma', of course in a few years' time when this has also become worthless they might then think about creating a CAI Degree', to squeeze the members for some more of their hard earned income.

If you are a proper engineer then use the correct terms to educate the other users and not layman's terms which only confuses the issue.

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Brianist doesn't pick the adverts; I assume that he has signed up to Google so they can display the adverts for which he will receive an income, maybe just to support this site.

However it is a shame that a site which appears to condone 'bad practices' allows advertising from one of the most talked about and for not all the best reasons, company in the business.

Hypercritical comes to mind.

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Clare, it depends on where you live. If you can buy a 3 bedroom house for £90k then I guess about £85, but if the cost of a 3 bedroom house is £260k, then about £165

The cost of living based on your area would normally dictate the price.

Best thing to do is call 3 'local' installers for an estimate.

When I say 'local' I mean 'local', and not a national company with a local or 0800 telephone number.

Be wary of the ones which advertise claiming to live in 'High Street, Anywhere' without putting the actual number of the property, because chances are, they are not there anyway.

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