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Cast Bronze House Signs

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Traditional Cast Bronze is a timeless material for House Signs, Classic Information Plaques and Grave Markers.

 

The background of the bronze sign can be left natural or painted black, blue, green or brown. Other colours are available @ £60. The plaques can be fixed with screw holes, rear studs or ground stakes.

Each casting is a unique piece in its own right. Craftsmen use traditional methods for casting the bronze plaques and ensure that every handmade sign or plaque leaving the foundry is perfect.

 

If you need any more information on Cast Bronze House Signs either contact us or go to our information page

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Wooden Framed Hanging Sign

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Need a new eye catching business sign? Or even a nice colourful House Sign?

 

Aluminium composite is a good quality board, strong and durable, yet alone it looks rather uninteresting. It is however completely transformed when you surround it with a beautiful wooden frame and print your logo onto it!

Where a natural wood finish is required we use oak and for painted frames Accoya is a better choice.

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Order yours either online or contact us.

Large Wooden Signs

At our workshops in Devon, we have a barn full of racks of timber in varying thickness and types. Here we create the wooden sign blanks and anything from small wooden house signs to massive wood business signage.

The most popular timber for wooden signs is Oak and in our opinion, it is the most beautiful timber. The timbers normally used for large signs are; Oak, Red Cedar, Iroko, Sapele or Douglas Fir.

Buy your Large wooden sign here.

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Painted Entrance Signs

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Wooden entrance signs are ideal for the end of your drive. As always we have lots of choices.

Firstly you can choose between a natural wood with painted carved letters. The Oak will be treated with a satin varnish and you just need to keep an eye on it. Once it looks like it is discolouring you need to sand it down and retreat (normally in a couple of years)!

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Or you can choose a painted entrance sign in a lovely range of colours. We use 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.

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There are also four types of post top to choose from.

Most of our painted signs are made of oak but there are different post options. Oak is the heaviest and longest lasting but you can see the grain under the paint if you have it painted, Idigbo is a lighter weight moderately durable hardwood. Softwood is considerably cheaper.

Standard sizes are list below but we can quote for other sizes.

prices for wooden single sided entrance signs

Prices for wooden single sided entrance signs

Contact us if you would like a quote or order online.

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!

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.

 

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!