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High quality signs and memorials to suit all budgets. Huge amount of choice in materials, fonts and images.
Also a massive range of standard safety signs, posters and equipment.

We make so many different signs just the way you want them - house signs, home sign and name plates, door numbers, memorial plaques, business signs and wheel covers. If you need advice with any of the signs, plaques, business signage, safety signs or gifts do call us 01769 561355

Our main workshops are based in North Devon, but we send our signs all over the world.  We know we are lucky to be situated in the country. Have a look at how we Care for our Countryside

Do have a look through the links below - we offer a huge variety of signage! You can place orders by phone, email or via our online shop.

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Home & House Signs, Name Plates, Memorials, Business Signage, Safety Signs

House signs made in all kinds of materials

Home & House Signs    Door Numbers
There are house signs and house numbers to suit all types of homes and tastes.  It is important to choose the right one - you are going to see it every day for many years. Have a look at this page - choosing your house sign for some pointers. As well as choosing the right size, lettering style, image, you must choose the material you want to have your house sign made in. There is plenty of choice, the most popular being wooden, slate, cast brass, granite and clear acrylic. Choosing a House Sign

Made to measure slate

Stone and Slate Signs
Our Slate Signs House Signs can be cut to any size including some rounds and ovals. For house name plates we also have granite and marble. They can be painted in a variety of colours or the background can be blasted away leaving the letters raised. Depending on font and design, slate can look traditional or modern.

Wooden Signs

Wooden House Signs
Each wooden house sign or large wooden commercial sign is made to order with a huge variety of fonts and sizes. We can also include borders and pictures. Lettering is also painted in a choice of colours. Oak is the most popular wood for a sign . However we do use Cherry, Sapele, Iroko and Cedar. Rustic slices are also produced.

Traditional painted framed sign

Painted Signs
After years of signs with vinyl lettering the painted sign is making a come back. We can use solid oak or we can paint a board known as Tricoya - this a wood based board made using a high performance resin. It is very stable, durable and weatherproof. Tricoya itself comes with a 50 year guarantee. We also frame the Tricoya with oak for a traditional painted framed sign.

Painted oak sign

Huge range of safety signs

Safety Signs
These are made in self adhesive vinyl and rigid PVC in both white and photo luminescent. There is a huge range of standard safety signage including fire, warning, hazard, safety posters, food safety, water safety etc. They are all on the web site and we do have a fantasic catalogue for the safety signs. Give us a call and we will send you one ASAP.

Cast Brass Plaque

Cast Metal Name Plates
The cast metal signs are all made in a foundry using traditional methods. They are all long lasting and hard wearing. House signs are available in Cast Brass, Cast Bronze and Cast Aluminium. Memorial plaques are available in Cast Bronze and Cast Aluminium.

Fibreglass boards

Sign Boards
A range of boards are available for all purposes. Ideal for information boards, business name plates and house signs. Can be made with singe colour cut vinyl or printed full colour or a mixture of both! Supplied with or without frames and/or posts as required. Reflective nameplates along with good range of fibreglass sign boards.

Oak framed entrance sign

Entrance Signs
It is really important that your Entrance Sign looks the part. It is not there just to identify your property, although it does of course need to do that. As people drive past they see your entrance sign and will unknowingly judge you or your business. We have put together a selection of links to various pages of the website, which should enable you to find the right entrance sign to suit your property or business and your budget.

Slate entrance sign

Notice Boards & Poster Cases

Notices Boards, Poster Cases, A-Boards, Blackboards
We have a superb range of outdoor notice boards  and poster cases which are all secure and waterproof. Included in this range are shaped notice boards and menu cases. Also indoor notice boards, A-BoardsBlackboards and White Boards.

Horse Name Plate

Stable Door Name Plates
We make the horse name plates for stable doors in several materials - three different timbers, engraved brass, acrylic laminate & aluminium, stone-like corian and a cast metal alloy.

engraved plaques

Engraved Plaques
There are 3 thickness of good quality engravers brass available along with faced aluminium for tarnish free plaques.  Maintenance free engraved laminates are also available along with corian and stainless steel. Materials can be cut to any size- a wide range of engraving fonts and graphics can be used. There are three methods of engraving - traditional, laser and chemically etched.   Also see Memorial Plaques

Cast Bronze Memorial Plaques

 Bronze Memorial Plaques      Cast Bronze Signs
Each casting creates a unique piece in it's own right. Craftsmen use traditional methods for casting the bronze plaques and ensure that every handmade bronze sign or plaque that leaves the foundry is absolutely perfect. Background colour include black, brown, blue and green.

Black and white signs

Black and White Signs
Over the last couple of years simple black and white signs have become very popular. We have therefore created a page to show the various alternatives available to you for a black and white sign.

Acrylic Glass

Clear Acrylic Name Plates
High quality contemporary acrylic name plate suitable for internal or external use. They look crystal clean like glass and are ideal for a modern look. Also available in larger sizes for business. Full Colour designs also available.

Embossed & Enamelled Vintage Plates
These vintage style signs and name plates are gorgeous. They are made using traditional methods developed originally for car number plates. Some of the dies for the embossing process are 80 years old! Each plate is hand made and then hand sprayed using stoving enamel.

Printed Metal Signage

Metal Signage
A varied range of metal signage suitable for house signs, memorial plaques and commercial signage. Metals range from enamel plates to full colour printing into anodised aluminium, vinyl lettering and full colour vinyl on aluminium plate, hand painted metal, engraved metal and cast metal.

Memorial plaques

Stone-Like Corian
A modern material with a cold stone like finish. It is perfect for signs in that it is very durable, fade proof and virtually maintenance free. Can be supplied as it is, on backing board or with oak frame. Also available as a two tone plaque with invisable fixings.

two tone plaque
Wedding Signs

Wedding Signs

We can make all kinds of wedding signs along other wedding paraphernalia. The rustic slate place name settings are very popular indeed. We also have directional signage, banners, sand blasted jars, picnic benches, magnetic signs and more.

Rustic Slate coasters
Printed Wheel Cover

4x4 Wheel Covers
Custom made wheel covers in both semi rigid vinyl and stainless steel wheel covers. Single colour designs can use reflective vinyl.
Full colour wheel covers are available with or without text. Blank stainless steel and vinyl wheel covers can be purchased. New Full Wrap Wheel Covers now available

Taxidermy Shields

Taxidermy Shields & Award Plaques
At The Sign Maker workshop our carpenters can make virtually any taxidermy shields or trophy plaques in any of our timbers and to almost any shape and size. We do not use veneer! All the plaques, shields and bases are solid timber, with oak being the most popular.

Personalised Oak Photo Frames

Personalised Gifts
All our personalised gifts are well made and we know you will be very happy with them. They include a large range of chopping boards, bread boards and cheese boards  all engrave with your special message  The oak photo frames are made to order in our workshops and can be laser engraved with your words.

We are giving away Personalised Cheese Boards!

One for every new 100 likes on Facebook.

To be in with a chance, just click the Facebook Like link below.

If you win one we will contact you on Facebook - Good Luck

Free Cheese boards
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From our Customers
We receive lots of lovely thank you emails from our customers - here are some of the latest.
To see more go to our Blog or see Customer Photos on Pinterest

Date: 14 February 2018 at 16:54

Hello Debbie

Just a quick message to say thank you SO much for the hearts they are marvellous.

You were all so helpful and efficient.

Whenever I have the opportunity I shall recommend you - I promise!

I’ve just got to attach 100 ribbons now!

Best wishes

Roma Monk

Date: 31 January 2018 at 10:48

My parcel arrived this morning,"Perfect".Thank you very much for your time and attention.A pity all firms are not as efficient as you.


Ian W Wood

Date: 10 January 2018 at 10:43

Hi Debbie

Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for all you help with the supply of the spare wheel cover for my husband’s Christmas present. The honey bee picture is amazing and he was thrilled with it. Your efficiency all round was first class and I would recommend you and your company to anyone requiring any of your products.

Hope you had a good Christmas and New Year.

Best Wishes


Date: 27 December 2017 at 09:59

Dear Sir,

I just wanted to contact you to say thank you.

My plaque arrived safe and sound and is excellent.

My wife would be so pleased with it as am I.

Please pass on my thanks to all at "The Sign Maker".

Kind regards and many thanks.

Allan M Dennison.

Date: 22 December 2017 at 22:35

Dear team
Would just like to say thank you for a very professional service and product received from your company. From the prompt returned telephone call to the craftsmanship and dedicated staff to get my order out. It was very “refreshing” to speak to a company that was very willing to help. We seem to live in a nation of complaints so feel it only right that you should be complemented for doing a “good job” when truly due.
Claire Gray
Fauld mill farm

Date: 22 December 2017 at 16:02

Dear Caroline / Clare and all the team at Signmaker's,

I would like to thank you all for my amazing sign.

It's just perfect,

Thank you so much and please all have a great Xmas

Kind regards

Mr & Mrs Boyer,

Date: 21 December 2017 at 13:38

Thank you! My sign has arrived and it is perfect. My granddaughter will be delighted. Such a great service from you. I will definitely recommend you and look forward to ordering from you in the near future.

Kind regards.

Patricia Freestone

Date: 30 November 2017 at 18:45

Hi Debbie.
As i promised a few pictures of our new sign.We are very pleased with it.You have our permission to use these pictures,Facebook,Advertising ect.Once again,many thanks again to all staff at The Sign Maker for the fantastic sign and lighting.

Best Regards.
Bowes and Social Club.

Date: Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 6:49 PM


I would wish to thank you for the plaque provided. It looked terrific and is obviously well made. I have mounted the item on a gate post and it really looks the part.
Also I would thank you for the mounting screws with head covered as per the plaque background so that they matched. A very nice bonus which is appreciated.

All in all, well done, a smashing job and a fitting memorial to me Aunt.

Thank you again.

Best wishes

Brian Morrison

Date: 14 November 2017 at 18:32

Just a note to say many thanks for the beautiful sign, my husband was totally wowed by it and it totally looks perfect, the craftsmanship is amazing.

Kind Regards

One of our signs now in Barbados. It is made from tricoya painted in F&B Carriage Green

Date: 3 November 2017 at 08:22
Subject: St Peter’s Rectory Barbados

Hi Team
Thanks for getting there on the delivery of the sign. It added a genuine touch to our Georgian property.
All the best.
Elaine & Robert

Date: 18 October 2017 at 04:42

We are very delighted with the cross for my dear Mother which will be dedicated on her grave on All Saints Day . An excellent piece of work which she would have loved . Thankyou so much

Sent from my iPad

Date: 21 September 2017 at 12:52
Re: Order Ref: 1709.SS.028 Consignment Number IA9732440

Thank you for the two house signs which arrived safely today. 
The stone is beautiful and so in keeping with the limestone of our village.  We can't wait to put them up. 
Many thanks for your care throughout the process. 

Date: 22 June 2017 at 20:43


I just wanted to say thank you for our new sign - it's exactly what we wanted and is absolutely perfect. We've just been out to put it up on the handy telegraph pole at the end of our drive - and I've attached a photo so you can see how brilliant it looks in its new home.

Many thanks!


Date: 28 April 2017 at 09:44

Hi Debbie,

Great news! The plaque has arrived safely and in perfect condition. I’m very pleased with its appearance and like very much the oak backing board.

So grateful thanks to you and all the team for getting it to me in time for my trip to Bournemouth.

Wishing you all continuing success with your business,

Kind regards,


Date: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 9:47 AM

Thank you very much for the lovely slate block/plaque which was safely received yesterday. I am very pleased with it and it is as clear and concise as we wanted.


Thank you also for good service.

With regards
Susan Brazier

Date: 4 April 2017 at 18:28

I have just received my sign. I would like to say how much I like it and to say Thank you very much for a product well made. It will make a beautiful addition to our home.

Thank you again.

Kind Regards

Ciara Mulhern

Date: 1 April 2017 at 02:58

Dear Sign Maker Team,


Slate sign 'The Cottage' is absolutely beautiful. I’m more than thrilled with it. A huge thank you..

Best wishes,

Lorna Prestwich

Date: 26 March 2017 at 20:09

Hello,we received our house name plate on Friday ,just wanted to say a big thank you for a quality piece of work ,it makes a refreshing change to get something made so old school and solid.

Best regards Stewart.

Sent from my iPad

"Please do send my thanks on to everyone involved, and a big thank you to you for persevering with this as I know there was lots of faffing in the beginning!   Thank you to you and all of your team for all your work on this project, the signs really do look AMAZING.   

And from a logistical point of view, THANK YOU SO MUCH for packing them with the relevant labels and location numbers. That was a god send today when we were driving around and installing them from the back of my car!

Your team really have done a great job and please pass on our thanks.  Hopefully we will get Phase 2 authorised later in the year, I will definitely be back in touch.  The quality of the signs and the service was fantastic. Best wishes. Vicki"

Hi Debbie,

Just to let you know our sign arrived safely and is on the gate. Many thanks for all your help, please pass our thanks to all the team.

Best wishes
Carol Stark

Date: Sun, Jan 1, 2017 at 4:04 PM

Dear Clare

I just wanted to write and say a big thank you for sorting out the sign- it looks brilliant. Sorry it has been delayed but we have been in Melbourne visiting both our sons that live there - so it has been full on with Xmas etc! Luckily they are coming back next year after 3 years so we won’t have to move!

Best wishes to you all for a Happy New Year


Dr Charles Walker


Date: 15 November 2016 at 18:19
Subject: Lindsell War Memorial

Good evening to you all.

I wanted to send a photo of your finished sign in place.
We had the unveiling on Sunday at a special service in our little church. Many of the relatives of the fallen attended as well as many parishioners.
We really are very grateful for all your hard work and patience to make such a wonderful memorial, I’m happy to say everyone was delighted with the quality of your work. In the end we mounted in such a way that you can not see the fixings.

Thank you all so much.
Best regards Jonathan Curtis

Chairman Lindsell Parish Meeting.

Date: Sun, Oct 30, 2016 at 3:59 PM

Hi Laura

I can't recommend The Sign Maker highly enough. Right from the initial enquiry they were fast, efficient and responsive. They answered all questions quickly and made the whole process very easy.

I'm really pleased with my wheel cover, it arrived on the date specified and it should really help my business, marketing and advertising.

Thank you for your prompt and professional service.

Paul Newey
New YOU Personal Training

Thanks again guys

Kindest regards

Paul :-)

Paul Newey
New YOU Personal Training

Date: 20 October 2016 at 17:20

Hello sign maker

Just a quick note to say I have just received the engraved sign and I’m absolutely delighted with it. Thank you so much its perfect

Best Regards

Phil Wootton

Date: 15 October 2016 at 18:24

Hi Debbie

Thank you for our sign we think it looks perfect. It is now enjoying the view!!


11 October 2016 at 11:09

Dear Caroline

Our sign arrived this morning. It is exactly what we asked for and we are thrilled with it.
Thank you so much.


Sent from my iPad

Date: 7 October 2016 at 14:28

Dear Debbie

Thank you for your email and I confirm safe receipt of our order today.

I would like to say how pleased we are with the product and the service. The signs are gorgeous and I am sure they will look very smart on the bedroom doors at our chateau. They will be fitted this weekend and have arrived just in time!

Thank you very much for your close attention throughout and for prioritising our order – it is much appreciated.



Kind regards

Victoria Dwyer-Davies
Company Secretary
Graig Shipping plc

Date: 6 October 2016 at 16:17

Hi Debbie

Attached is a photo of your excellent sign in situ in the SW of France

As you can see it looks very good and we are very pleased with it. Thought you would like some feedback from some very satisfied customers, do tell the rest of the team how pleased we are! Warm regards, David

David Cottrell

Date: 13 September 2016 at 14:19

Hi Caroline,

Just wanted to let you know the sign has arrived and is absolutely perfect. So a huge, huge thank you to the whole team.

Is there somewhere on your site or another site I can leave some positive feedback?



Sent from my Windows 10 phone

Date: Sun, Sep 4, 2016 at 12:36 PM

Dear Signmakers,

It’s a bit late for me to thank you (sorry) but I spoke to a lady that hurried the sign for me as it was naming my outhouse after my little cat who was dying.

Just wanted you to know the sign was beautiful and made it in time. He christened the house and passed away 2 days later.

The sign is a beautiful landmark/ memory to his name (see attached).

Thank you so very much.

Tessa Shreeve

Date: 1 September 2016 at 20:23

Just a note to please pass on to your team. I am delighted with the oak memorial cross! Everything was excellent - not just the cross; the price, your efficiency with dealing with the order, the way it was packed and the delivery. What great service... your company deserves the credit.
kind regards
T Halstead

Date: 31 August 2016 at 17:56

Hi Caroline, thought you might like to see our new sign in situ. We have had many wonderful comments about it from our friends and guests at our B&B (
Thanks again Alison.

Date: Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 8:02 AM

Dear "Sign Maker Team",

Thanks for the proofs. Could we proceed with Option "B", the second one on the proof, as this is our preferred option? Thanks
again for such helpful service. Really impressed, again!

Kind regards,

Paul Johnson.

Date: 16 March 2016 at 12:06

Hi Caroline

We received the replacement sign today and are delighted with it. We look forward to putting in place and enjoying it for years to come.

We appreciate all of your help and your fantastic customer service.

Kind regards


Date: 9 March 2016 at 09:47


I have just received my dads plaque and just wanted to say it is lovely, we are so pleased with it.

Thank you for your excellent customer service and beautiful products :)

Best wishes,

Date: 25 February 2016 at 18:42

A brief note to say how delighted we were with the granite wedge plaque that you recently designed & made for me.
It was just perfect for the tree planting in Bittadon churchyard, and you produced it well in time for the occasion. When anyone asked, I mentioned who had made it. I am glad to hear of a local firm producing good quality work.


Angela McGarry

Date: 25 February 2016 at 18:55

To Everyone at Signmaker,

May I put on record my sincere thanks to everyone for your excellent service and communication. It has been an absolute joy to work with you all.

Not that it matters to you much but I have been restoring a 60 yr old butchers bike to feature in our garden which we will be opening for charity in June. The attached photo’s hopefully will indicate how pleased I am with the final outcome.....beautifully finished off by Signmaker!!

Thanks again,

Jim Elkins.

Date: Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 1:08 PM

Hi Anne
Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the team.
Our order was delivered today,and we are really pleased with the

Kind Regards

Date: 30 January 2016 at 14:26

Good Afternoon

We have received the plaque you kindly produced and sent to us, and we very happy with it.

Your prompt and professional service is appreciated

Thank you very much

Linda and Alan Rogers

Date: 30 January 2016 at 19:03

Just wanted to say thank you very much for our new signage, lovely work!!

Many thanks
Tracy and the team at Taylorhobbs…

Date: 29 January 2016 at 19:20


I just wanted to let you know that I've received my order the other day. It came out absolutely beautiful!!! My husband and I cannot thank you enough. The marker is going to be used as a memorial for our daughter. I've spent several months searching for the perfect marker and am so happy I found your website, we could not be happier.

Thank you again for your beautiful craftsmanship.


Theresa & John O'Reilly

Here is the message sent from the visitor:

Thank you for the wonderful house name sign . The artist did a fantastic job on the personalised image , it was not an easy image to paint . Again thank you very much.

Thank you for using Banckle.Chat.

Best Regards,
The Banckle Team


Dear The Sign Maker Team,

My name is Sophie Pendry, myself and my friends ordered a plaque from you a couple of weeks ago in memory of our friend Dan Hougham who was tragically lost in a car accident 7 weeks ago.

I wanted to take the time out to personally write you a letter of thanks, We were absolutely over whelmed by the finished result as it's exactly what we were after. I can assure you so many tears were shed upon only showing Dan's Friends before our event on the 31st July to unveil it's new home to the family and the rest of Dan's Friends. I physically can't thank you enough for getting every detail spot on with this and it's meant the world to all of us.

The process from start to finish was as simple as anything due to your wonderful team. Your service is impeccable and i didn't have any doubts when ordering this. It's been extremely hard for all of us losing Dan as he was essentially a brother to us all. Thank you for every phone call, every email and every proof it's all perfection.

I know it's not much but from the bottom of all of our hearts we thank you all for making our dreams come true and giving us something Dan deserves more than anything through his honour that we can visit forever more.

We can never be more grateful.

All our love
The Guildford Lot


Click here to see lots more reviews on our Blog   or see Customer Photos on Pinterest

The Sign Maker would like to thank the support from the EU / Defra / HotSW LEP and DCC in our recent expansion which included
the new vinyl workshop and the purchase of CNC router. For more information please visit:-
The EU Commission's Rural Development Page