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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.

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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!

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!

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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Rustic Slate House Names

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Slate is a fantastic material for a house sign. Rustic Slate is a thinner Slate at 6-8mm thick so easier to mount.

These rustic edge slate house signs are excellent value for money. They are made with a rough edge finish. The letters are carved into the slate by sand blasting and then painted with a very tough and durable external paint.

 

The softer colours such as Farrow & Ball Purbeck Stone or Lichen look very effective on this type of slate house sign.

 

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Cast hand painted House Signs

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Hand Painted Cast Metal House Sign

Traditional Cast House Signs Polyurethane (Cast Signs) are also ideal for street signs and entrance signs. Being one of the toughest and most abrasion resistant materials around.

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The raised cast images can be created from customer artwork and include complex designs such as crests and coats of arm. These are then all painted by hand.

Cast Sign Shapes we can offer;

Oval     Rectangular and Square     Arch Top      Domed      Numbers

Polyurethane is practically inert towards the environment and contains no atmosphere damaging chlorofluorocarbons.

Order your Cast hand painted Sign today!

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