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Production Times for
Signs, Plaques & Wheel Covers

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Sign Production Times

All signs are individually designed.
Production times varies on the production processes for each type of sign.

If a proof is sent, production can not start until the proof has been approved. 

NB. Times are approximate and can vary a day or two either way. 

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        (The Sign Maker is closed from 22nd December for 2 weeks)

Type of Sign Priority Normal
Wooden Signage Working Days
Rustic Slice  (deduct two days if using vinyl lettering) 5 10
200mm high or less 6 11
225mm high or more 10 15
Wooden Crosses SM, Med, Lg 6 11
Wooden Crosses XL, XXL & Mega 10 15
Painted Oak Signs 10 15
Painted Signs with Frames 11 16
Signs with Posts 11 16
Signs with Painted Posts 12 17
Production times for the natural wood signs above, are assuming they are treated with the vapour permeable, flexable satin varnish . If they are treated osmo oil (£2.50) or with  gloss yacht varnish (£5) add 3 extra days drying time. More Details
Engraved Signs
Unpainted Engraved Signs 3 8
Laser engraved stainless steel & brass 3 8
Painted Engraved Signs 5 10
Engraved Signs with Backing Boards / Caskets 6 11
Stone Signs 11 - 20mm  
All stone signs - Add extra 2 days for hidden fixings    
Basic V-Cut Slate 3 8
Slate unpainted 4 9
Stone or slate - Painted letters 6 11
Stone Signs 30-50mm
Slate unpainted 8 13
Stone or slate - painted letters 11 16
Granite Wedges, Granite Slabs (if in stock) 6 11
Vinyl Signage
Aluminium composite, clear acrylic, semi rigid wheel covers, banners, stickers 4 9
Full Wrap Wheel Covers 8 13
Stainless Steel Wheel Covers, 3mm Flat Plate Aluminium, A Boards, non standard clear acrylic 8 13
Vinyl Signage with Wooden Frames or Posts 11 16
Powder coated aluminium eg finger posts, Fibreglass Signs 11 16
Other
Silver Plated Engraved Gifts   3
Standard Safety Signs   1-2
CCTV & Non Standard safety Signage 8 13
Personalised Gifts 6 10
Standard Cast Brass, Cast Aluminium House Signs   21
Hand Painted Cast Metal (add extra 10 days if backing bar required)   60
Standard Cast Bronze   12
Porcelain   15
Zinc Plate   21
Painted Outdoor Noticed Boards - No Header    (With Header add 6 days)   18 - 23

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Priority Orders 
The priority order charge is £11.95 to your order to cover the extra production costs involved. Write priority order on subject heading of the email or on the envelope if posted.  It is sometimes possible to make even more quickly than the dates above. eg on wooden signs we can send the sign out untreated, along with a can of Danish oil, thus saving 2 days of production. If you need something really urgently - ask us and we will help if we can.

NB Small parcels are normally sent by first class post. You can however request an upgrade to a next day courier delivery.

If the sign or plaque is for an event - please tell us the date

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Christmas Orders

To cope with increased demand the workshop will be working weekends. However to ensure a dispatch date of 23rd December or before - please order and pay by the dates listed below.

If you have left it too late, but would still like to order a sign for a Christmas Present, we can send you an attractive self adhesive voucher. This will have a description of the sign along with the ref number and you can attach this to any card to give as a present.  If you would like a voucher sent please let us know in the notes box on the shopping cart.

NB if you required a proof - please allow 2 extra days

30th November- 11am (4th December with priority)
Signs with posts with mortice joints

4th December - 11am(7th December with priority)
Signs with posts without mortice joints

Wooden Framed Signs

9th December- 11am (11th December with priority)
Large Oak Signs - over 12" in Height
Large Stone Signs - over 12" in Height
French Style

10th December- 11am (12th December with priority)
Wooden Signs over 600mm long

Vinyl Work - eg magnetic's, A boards with graphics, Stickers,
Engraved Brass & Aluminium
Corian Signs
Cast Bronze Plaques
Painted Signs
Zinc Plate
Full wrap wheelcovers

Photo Frames

12th December - 11am (14th December with priority)
Marble & Granite Signs
Acrylic Glass House Signs
Cast Brass & Aluminium

14th December - 11am (16th December with priority)
Engraved Laminate without backing boards
Wooden signs with painted letters under 600mm long

Reflective house signs
Wheel covers

16th December - 11am (no proofs available)
Elegant range wooden signs
Gifts,
Lasered Stable Nameplates
Other Lasered Plaques eg Aluminium, wood, acrylic
Slate Signs
Rustic Timber Signs with vinyl lettering

All proofs must be approved by 11am on the 16th December if the order is to be delivered for Christmas.

19th December - 11am
Vouchers
If you have left it too late, but would still like to order a sign for a Christmas Present, we can send you an attractive self adhesive voucher. This will have a description of the sign along with the ref number and you can attach this to any card to give as a present.
If you would like a voucher sent out before the sign, please let us know in the notes box on the shopping cart.

No Christmas orders for any sign or engraved gift will be processed after 4pm on 16th December.

Everything finished will leave the workshop on 22nd December for delivery on 23rd December
Office will close midday on 19th December although the workshops will still be making signs. Most will be sent out by 21st with the last few being sent out by next day courier on 22nd December.
Office Opens 4th Jan. Workshop will start work on 5th Jan.


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