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Bespoke House Signs, Memorial Plaques, Wheel Covers & more

UK Sign Maker

We make many different signs - 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 or gifts do call us 01769 561186 / 561355 between 9.30 am and 4pm

Our main workshops are based in North Devon, but we send our signs all over the world.  Have a look through the links below - we do offer a huge variety of signage! You can place orders by phone, email or via our online shopping cart. You can pay by online banking, sending a cheque or card (online or by phone) Also order online via Klarna and pay after delivery

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  Engraved Brass Sign

House Signs, Home Signs and Name Plates

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.

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.

Painted framed sign

Traditional Framed Signs
These are top quality wooden framed signs designed to last. They feel really solid and have a substancial weight to them. The style is  very traditional but we do use the latest panel material and paint system, along with a beautiful oak frame.The inner panel is made from Tricoya board. This is a wood based board made using a high performance resin. It is very stable, strong, durable and weatherproof. Tricoya itself comes with a 50 year guarantee. The frame & panel are sprayed with a two component polyurethane paint which is far more durable than standard brush-on paints.

printed magnetic signs

Vinyl Signs, Lettering, Stickers & Wall Quotes
We can print photographs, graphics and lettering using our solvent ink printer onto eight different types of self adhesive vinyl. The inks penetrate right into the vinyl, they are UV stable and are suitable for outdoor use. There are also printed vinyl stickers and signs for difficult-to-stick places.

As well printed vinyl signage we can cut vinyl letters and lettering in a large range of colours and send them out on application tape ready for you to apply.

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.

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
Safety Signage

Safety Signage
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 catalogue for the safety signage. Also CCTV

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

Printed Banners

Printed Banners
Quality banners printed with waterproof UV stable inks on tough 530gsm PVC. Can be made to any size. Brass eyelets placed to your requirements within the hem. Ideal for advertising your business or local event. The dates can be added afterwards in a removable vinyl so your full colour banner can be used again and again.

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.

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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: Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 11:32 AM
Subject: - Ref:1507.SS.048

Hi, thankyou so much,received our sign yesterday and we love it, brilliant service, brilliant team. Dawn

Date: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 10:21 AM
Subject: Thank you.

Good morning,

Thank you very much for the memorial post. The helpfulness of the telephone receptionists, the attention to detail by the designer, including the provision of 4 proof designs to ensure what ended up on the post was what we had in our heads, plus the quality of workmanship of the finished work impressed us both.


Liz and Bob Ledwidge

Date: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 9:32 AM

Hello Anne,
We received the sign yesterday and are delighted with it – looks amazing so thank you.
Karen Kuderovitch

Kindest regards.


Date: 31 July 2015 at 19:24
Subject: Signs for Holly Lodge

Dear Claire, This is just to let you know the signs have arrived and many residents have already complimented Sign-Maker on the quality. Thank you for doing a superb job. Your Company deserves all the success it has achieved. Please thank all the staff.

Best Regards


Date: Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 9:53 AM

I have just got the sign, opened the parcel and........


Please thank everyone involved, especially the guys in the foundry! Craftsmanship is alive and well in there! BRAVO ! Sorry about the paw, we have a pair of BIG Maine Coones, we call them the " Gray Twins", all 18 lbs of them, at 17months. All new things must be investigated immediately!


Cast Brass Sign - with paw!!

Date: 17 July 2015 at 10:57

Just a quick note to say how delighted we are with the sign you
created for us. It is now hanging beautifully outside our front driveway.
Many thanks it arrived in perfect condition.

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

Date: 16 July 2015 at 14:10
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

Date: 6 July 2015 at 20:24

Hi Anne

Our sign arrived on Friday and I just wanted to say a HUGE Thank You for getting it to us in good time for our Royal Visit tomorrow.

It looks great and we are really pleased with it. I think we have even managed to sort out suitable screws – I didn’t realise that they would be such a problem!

Thank you for all your help.

Kindest regards.


Date: 26 June 2015 at 12:42

I just wanted to say how delighted we are with the slate memorial for our parents that you have produced. It is perfect, and the lettering is extremely clear to read. We can now look forward to the interment service on Monday and will lay the memorial with pride.

Many thanks,

Elisabeth Slater

Date: Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 9:37 PM

Hi Caroline
Just to inform you I have received my plaque. I am so happy with it, it's perfect.
My daughter passed away very suddenly in January she was only 34 and had
just recently got married and was very happy. She had a child at a very
young age which sadly died - I don't have anything but my grandsons grave to
which I can place a memorial, I wanted something different and you have helped
accomplish this. I thank you and your family team members very much.

Best wishes to you all.


Date: Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 2:05 PM

The design is as requested and I hereby re-confirm the order.  I look forward to delivery in the near future.  Many thanks for the simplicity of the ordering process and also for the helpful telephone conversation I had.

Yours sincerely,

Tony Hhaywood

Date: Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 2:51 PM
Subject: Andrew's sign

Hi Laura

Thank you for the sign which arrived yesterday. I am really pleased with it and am glad we had all the discussions about what looks best. So please thank all those involved - I am sure it is going to look great fixed to the bench in the park.


Dorothy Free

Date: Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 8:29 AM

Dear Caroline, Laura and team,

Just to say many thanks for arranging the remake so swiftly, I'm really delighted with my house number. I'll e-mail a photo when it's on the wall!

Kind regards,

Michelle (Dodd)

Date: 4 February 2015 at 11:35

Hi at Sign Maker
I have received my order today, check it and all seems good. I like it and hope it serves my purpose for many years.

Can I thank all involved with the process, as I found you all very 'Business Like' in your approach etc. The process through was aided by the contact with you for advice that I needed.

Thank You all.

Sent from:
And with, Kind Regards.
Chris Gleed

Date: 11 February 2015 at 13:30

I have just received my sign and just wanted to say I am very pleased with it.
Also the packing was excellent.
Thank you
Margaret Terry

Sent from my iPad

Date: 20 February 2015 at 13:22
Subject: Christmas Gift


I just wanted to say a big thank you for helping me find the perfect gift for my parents!  Your customer service was excellent and you were very helpful at all stages.  Even though I had left the ordering a little late for Christmas, you did everything you could to ensure the present got to me in time, actually being delivered at 1pm on Christmas Eve!!!! 

I have attached a couple of pictures of my parent's new shed and their new sign that they are very proud owners of!!!

Thank you again and I would definitely recommend you to family/friends and anyone needing a bespoke designed sign.

Kind regards,

Sylvia Mills    

Date: 23 February 2015 at 15:10
Subject: A big THANK YOU

Hello Tina and all of the Sign Maker Team,

I would just like to thank you for the superb Edelweiss house sign you made for us. It was a Christmas present for my eldest son who has a sort of Alpine themed house. He was really pleased with the house sign; it really was beautifully made. You also dealt with all the requests and modifications we made very patiently and I am so glad we listened to your advice; it is a wonderful addition to my son's home.

It was very impressive, and no doubt a tremendous relief to you, that you got all of those signs out just before Christmas!

Many thanks to all all the team.

Kind regards,
Tara (Lifton)

Date: Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 10:57 AM
Subject: Rose Cottage




Kindest regards,

Date: 6 March 2015 at 13:52

Hi Anne

The sign arrived this morning!
It is really lovely - my family are extremely pleased with it
Thank you so very much

With regards
Felicity Siviter

Sent from my iPad

Date: 15 March 2015 at 23:29

Many thanks again for our plaque. Our tree planting went very well on Friday and the family were all impressed with the plaque. I appreciate you rushing it through so it could make it in time.

Best wishes, Davina Hanley

Sent from my iPad

Date: 16 March 2015 at 14:03

Hi Anne,

My friend received it this morning. Thank you very much for all your work to make it happen quickly!

Kind Regards,



Date: 17 March 2015 at 18:26

Dear Felicity et al,

I would like to confirm receipt of the completed custom wheel cover today; it arrived in perfect condition and within one day of shipping.

On behalf of my wife (the vehicle owner) and I, we would like to say a big “thank you” for an excellent product. The quality of the picture could not be better and my wife is very pleased indeed.

Your customer support during the design and proofing process was first class. Please ensure that our appreciation goes to the whole team.

Chris Hamer.

Date: Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 12:44 PM

I have received the goods referred to below today and feel that I must congratulate you on the the quality of the cross that you have provided.
You have captured exactly what I wanted. No small task given that everything was done through your website. Please pass on my thanks and
appreciation to all the people who may have been involved.

Mel Parker

Date: Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 10:29 AM

Good morning Caroline

This is Ron Boyd here I would just like to thank you for such a quick response for my plaque I am really pleased with it is a brilliant job I would recommend you to anybody in the future.

Kind regards

Sent from my iPad

Date: Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Hi Caroline,

Just to say the sign arrived today, and it's lovely. Thank you.

Phil & Judith Ward


I just received my sign. I can't tell you how impressed and altogether pleased I am about it. When ordering I wasn't at all sure if it would be of a quality I expected but I was positively surprised. Thank you so much for this piece of art. If ever I should need another sign I will get back to you.

Yours sincerely

Tiku Astin

Date: 30 March 2015 at 11:42

Thank you so much, it arrived today and is brilliant.

Linda Dean

Date: Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 6:46 PM

Very happy to confirm that the new sign arrived yesterday and would thank you for your
excellent service of dealing with this problem..

Yours sincerely

M Greening

Date: Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 9:05 AM

Dear Laura

Thank you for your e-mail - yes the parcel finally arrived late yesterday afternoon, probably because my husband (P Collier) made yet another call to make the point a bit more forceful than I did!

The sign is absolutely fantastic - excellent quality wood - so looking forward to it being put up today!

I would definitely have no hesitation in recommending your company.

With many thanks & regards,


Date: 29 March 2015 at 10:49

Thank you very much for doing the wheel cover for my car it looks
fantastic and very professional for my business


Date: Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 3:35 PM

Hi Team

I have just taken delivery of the above order and want to thank you for providing such a high quality product.
Ordering anything online without really being able to see it is a little worrying but your web site is excellent and the plaques are even better than I expected.

You also got the order done very quickly when you knew I had a deadline.

I will certainly recommend you

Thanks again

Kind Regards

Ros Anson

Date: Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 5:55 AM

Hi Guys
Sign arrived safe.
Beautifully made, well done, we love it,

Date: Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Thank you Laura and Danielle,

I received the completed address sign in the mail on Saturday.
It is perfect; just what I was looking for when I placed the order.
I think it is the only UK manufactured sign on our street.

Thanks for the good work!

Peter Johnson
Florida, USA

Date: 21 April 2015 at 11:23
Subject: Plaque

Just to let you know that the plaque arrived safely today and it is perfect.
Many thanks to Caroline & Anne for their patience whilst trying to meet my requirements.
Kindest regards
Avril Daniels


Sent from Samsung Mobile

Date: Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 7:46 PM

Hi Caroline - our 'Keystone' sign arrived today ... and is perfect! Many thanks to you all for such a great job :-)

Kind regards

On 4 May 2015 at 09:04, Joint Manager wrote:

Hello Anna, Danielle and the sign maker team,

Just a quick e-mail to thank you all for the casket and plaque you made for my late father. The circumstances were made so much more straightforward with your help and assistance, including the shipping to Ireland. Great web site and service.

thank again.


Date: Sat, May 2, 2015 at 7:43 AM

Many thanks ..sign already on the wall.. Thanks for efficient service
Malcolm Greenaway

Date: 13 May 2015 at 12:09

My order arrived today in perfect condition and on the day I needed it. I would like to thank you for the care and attention you have shown in dealing with this. Gwen

Sent from my ASUS

Date: 15 May 2015 at 12:51

I am just writing to inform you that I have just received the most splendid piece that was ordered.
My family and myself are absolutely delighted with the final result and would like to thank you so much for your warm manner and an absolutely outstanding piece xxx

Thank you very much

Kind Regards

Heather Taylor

Sent from my Sony Xperia™ smartphone

Date: 18 May 2015 at 15:26

Dear Sign Maker Team

I realise that it is a long time ago that you dispatched the XI Squadron commemoration plaque.

However, I just wanted to let you know that it was presented to the Squadron at RAF Coningsby last week as part of the Squadron's 100th Anniversary celebrations. All agreed that the plaque was FANTASTIC and it will serve as a longtime reminder of a memorable occasion.

Many thanks to you all.

With best regards

Doug Aylward

Date: 20 May 2015 at 14:12

Just to say that the signs arrived today. They are brilliant- we are so pleased, thank you.

Regards David Quarmby

Sent from my iPhone

Date: Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 12:16 AM

Dear Signmaker Team,

The sign for our house arrived today and looks great - thank you so much

Best wishes,

Prudence Hobbs

Date: 8 June 2015 at 11:21

HI Anne

Just a quick email to say thank you for the quick turnaround, I have received the plaque this morning and I am really happy with it, so thank you.

Kind regards

Jill Edge
Franchise Sales Manager

Date: 10 June 2015 at 10:18

I received the new “GWENHALDEN” signboard this morning at 9.00 a.m. and I am delighted with the product. The service you have provided from first enquiry to completion has been highly efficient and remarkable and I will be very happy to tell any enquirers who they should contact to upgrade their own outworn signboards.

David Dabbs

Date: Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 5:17 PM

Our sign arrived on the 10th, we would just like you to know that we are very pleased with it
Doreen Hester

Date: Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 7:36 PM

Hi Laura
We are so pleased with our house name plate, which is now in place, so we have attached a photo of it for your records

Kind Regards

Brian and Wendy Thorn


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