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Stone House Signs – Introducing Granite

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Black Granite

Granite House Signs are maintenance free and durable in frost and heat. The lettering is engraved or sandblasted into the stone and then we paint the letters. You can choose your letter style from hundreds of fonts. The letter colour does not have to be white, we have a big range of colours.

Dark Grey Granite House Sign

Dark Grey Granite

Granite is a fine coarse-grained crystalline igneous rock with so many different colour formations! All our granite signs have a polished finish and are approx 10 or 15mm thick.  We do offer 20mm 30mm and 50mm thicknesses also in Kerala Green, Classic Dark Grey, Black, Celtic and Bahama Blue.

The black, Celtic grey, classic dark grey, Kerula Green and Bahama Blue granites can be cut to sizes up to 600mm x 400mm. The rest in sizes up to 295mm x 600mm.

 

 

We can include images on our House signs. Choose bold images – it is not possible to sand-blast very fine lines. People often opt for a Decorative Border or Decorative Corners

We also a range of Granite Boulders- Click Here

 

If after reading this you know the colour and decoration you want on your sign,

Click here to order!

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Cast Zinc House Signs

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These metal house signs and door nameplates are made from zinc plate, which is strong, tough and does not rust or tarnish. The background is etched away leaving the lettering, numbers, border and images raised.

The background can be painted any colour you want and we can add some extra colour to the images as well. Your image could be a military badge, football team emblem, favourite animal.

Most simple images can be used but they are best without tones or shading. Line drawings can also be used. You can use also most of the fonts – just avoid those with very fine lines.

Hanging House or Business Signs

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This Hanging House Sign is made out of painted framed Accoya and Tricoya. Both long lasting and durable.

The inner panel of the house sign is made from Tricoya board. This is a wood-based board made using a high-performance resin. The outer frame and inner panel are spray painted using is a two-component polyurethane paint which is much more durable than standard brush-on paints. It is not only much tougher and longer lasting but is also more resilient to chemicals.

Add an image or chose a unique font. The possibilities are endless!

Order yours now and don’t forget to add a bracket or post if you need one!

We offer a huge range of brackets for your hanging / freestanding sign.

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Rustic Slate

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These rustic edge slate house signs are excellent value for money.

They are made from 6-8mm slate with a rough edge finish. The letters are carved into the slate by sandblasting and then painted with a very tough and durable external paint.

 

The letters can be painted in the following colours ;

 

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As these are a lighter weight slate sign, the easiest way to fix it is with an exterior tile adhesive. However, if you prefer we will drill holes in the slate.

 

 

 

 

We can include a simple image on the Slate sign. It is essential to choose a bold image as it is impossible to sandblast very fine lines. We have a huge range of images for you to chose from.

 

Heart Shaped Memorials

Heart Shaped Granite Memorial
Heart Shaped Granite Memorial- Available in black granite or celtic grey granite. Lettering is carved into the granite.

We offer many different materials for our Heart shaped Memorials.
There are a number of standard sizes for your memorial but as always, we can make them just the way you want them. They can all be made with fixing holes and metal stakes can also be attached.

 

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Heart Shaped Corian Memorials
This memorial is Frostproof, UV resistant and maintenance free!

 

 

Heart shaped Wooden Memorials

Heart shaped Wooden Memorials

With our Heart shaped Wooden Memorials the wording and images are engraved into the wood using our latest laser technology. These are great for Woodland Burials.

 

Heart shaped Cast Bronze Memorials and Heart shaped Cast Aluminium

Heart shaped Cast Bronze Memorials

Heart shaped Cast Bronze Memorials

Heart shaped Cast Aluminium

Heart shaped Cast Aluminium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cast Bronze and Aluminium Memorials can be mounted on stakes or mounted on walls. The background can be a variety of colours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Early bird discount!

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As much as some of us might like to bury our heads, Christmas is coming!

We decided this year to try and get peoples attention before it is too late to order your House Sign or Wheel Cover or Engraved gift for Christmas.

We are offering an Early Bird Christmas discount for all orders ordered before the 17th of November. It is a massive 15% discount!

Use discount code EARLY-BIRD on the shopping cart or quote it over the phone.

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Includes our whole range- Wooden House Signs, Rustic House Signs, Stone House Signs, Wheelcovers and Engraved gifts!

Saftey Signage – Health and Safety

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We now sell a huge range of safety signs and health & safety signage. They can be made in rigid plastic or self adhesive vinyl, standard or photo-luminescent along with brass & aluminium.

All safety signs are manufactured and supplied to BS EN ISO 7010:2012 designs, wherever it is possible. Also available is an excellent range of safety posters & equipment.

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We also have an excellent catalogue of all the safety signs. If you would like a copy, just give us a call or email sales.signmaker@gmail.com

Everyone meet Austin

Everyone meet Austin, he is Poppy and Kate’s foal who was born during the summer. Bit of a different post, and not anything to do with signs but because he and his mum both live at The Sign Maker we couldn’t help but share some adorable photos of them (may be slightly bias as I am Poppy). This cheeky chap is a home breed foal out of our mare Diamond Quickstep and from a stallion situated only up the road from us at Vaulter Hill Stud, his name is Urkel. This makes him an Irish Sports Horse crossed with a Holsteiner Warmblood. Below is a few pictures from when he was very first turned out, he was so small here!

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But it has not taken long before he has shot up, here is some photos of how big he is now.


Austin is now halter trained, enjoying his grooming session and is learning to be patient with having his feet picked up. It is important for him to get this training in now while he is much smaller so that he well be well mannered when he is bigger. Austin’s mum is an Irish sports horse who we had brought over from the Goresbridge sales in Ireland. When she arrived she was extremely head shy, underdeveloped and skittish, but since being with us she has filled out beautifully and now is a much calmer horse with virtually no issue with being head shy. She was a maiden mare when she had Austin, and although a little shocked after he was first born, she has made an amazing mum.

If you want to check out Vaulter Hill Stud just follow the link: http://www.vauterhillstud.co.uk/stallions.html

Shaped Wooden Signs

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Shaped wooden house signs and business signs are unique and beautiful!

 

We can make wood any size or shape. With our dedicated Carpenter and his apprentice in tow, nothing is impossible!

The most popular shape for Wooden House Signs is Oval and Round.
Heart shaped wood is used more for memorials or personal house signs like shed signs.

 

Archtop and other shaped wooden Signs tend to be used for Entrance signs to Farms or Businesses. Some of our entrance sign customers ask for a beautiful curved wooden support. We think this looks lovely!

 

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Engraved Corian Business sign, Memorials, Commemorative plaques and House signs

Slate Corian House Sign

Slate Corian House Sign- Raised Corian letters, painted image

Weather Proof            Fade Proof          Hard Wearing          Cost Effective

 

Corian is a mixture of clear acrylic resin, natural minerals and pigments. The mineral content retains some of the properties of real stone such as the cold feel, matt finish and substantial weight. Unlike stone, Corian is totally consistent with no variation in composition, fault lines or cracks throughout its features.

 

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It also can be cut to most simple Corian shapes for house or Business Signs and can be used where small text or detailed images are required. We engrave the lettering into the Corian and then paint them for a long lasting durable House Sign.

Two-tone Corian Signs– They are made using two pieces of Corian. The wording is engraved in the 6mm Corian which is then inset into a 12mm Corian black-plate.

 

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With Corian you can make beautiful free standing Entrance signs for House or Business Signs. These superior entrance signs are beautifully crafted. The posts and the inner panel are solid oak. These can be left looking like natural oak by treating with a tough satin finish varnish. Alternatively, they can be painted.A recess can be carved into the oak so that the Corian plaque can be neatly inserted into it.
You can also Hang Corian on a Post and Arm or on a Bracket.
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