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High quality signs and memorials to suit all budgets. Huge choice in materials, fonts and images.

We make so many different signs, plaques and memorials 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, memorials 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.

  Sign Makers working at The Sign Maker!

Home & House Signs, Name Plates, Memorials, Wheel Covers, Business Signage

Huge range of signs for home & business, memorials & engraved plaques plus wheel covers.

See the Full Range of Signs & Memorials
At The Sign Maker, our range of signs and memorials is extensive (and it keeps growing)! Utilising a broad range of materials, including wood, stone, vinyl and metal, we can design and craft a sign with a finish to suit you. With signage suitable for indoor and outdoor settings, in addition to a range of sustainable signs and value-for-money alternatives, there is something for everybody! So, whether you're looking for house sign, business sign, signage for a commerical property, or a thoughtful memorial - The Sign Maker will endeavour to work alongside you. Can't see what you're looking for? Get in touch anyway as our award-winning team would love to see if we can help you.

Gallery of House Signs, Business Signs, Memorial Plaques  and Memorials

Gallery of House Signs, Commercial & Memorials
If you are not quite sure how you would like you house sign, business sign, memorial plaque or memorial to look, have a look at our gallery pages. They give lots of examples of the materials, sizes, fonts, layouts, letter colours and images which we have used for other customers. This should help you with your choice. If you still need help - call us - 01769 561355

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

Slate signs in all shapes and sizes.

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 limestone. 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.

Metal Signs

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.

Funny Wooden Sign

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 Douglas Fir, Cherry, Sapele, Iroko and Cedar. Rustic slices are also produced.

Painted framed sign - gold lettering.

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

Granite name plate

House Name Plates
Every house name plate is unique. We make them just the way you want them. You choose the size, the font, the shape, the layout along with images and a border if you want one. We make house name plates in many different materials - engraved brass, cast brass, a range of timbers, slate, granite, aluminium, corian, bronze and others. The choice is yours.

Oval cast brass sign.

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 house number.

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.

Aluminium ladder sign with bullnose edge.

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 ladder 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.

Painted entrance sign with engraved corian panel

Full colour ToughPrint signage

Full Colour ToughPrint Signs and Plaques
A range of printed signs and plaques which are superior to most other full colour signs. They are comparable to vitrous enamel at considerably less cost. The colour quality is superb with a long term resistance to fading. They are encapsulated with a heat treated coating which is very robust, easy to clean and has anti-vandal and graffiti resistant properties. They can be used for house signs,business signage and memorials. Memorial plaques are usually made in a satin finish.

Wooden notice board.

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.

Wooden A-Board

Stable name plates and stable door signs.

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.

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.

Home bars and garden pubs.

Home Bars and Garden Pubs
2020 was certainly the year that far more private pubs and bars appeared in peoples gardens. We know this at The Sign Maker because of the number of home bar signs we have been making. In addition to pub signs we can also make to order other garden pub products such slate bar tops, outdoor blackboards, window vinyl or a range of other products.

slate bar tops

A-Boards, Sandwich Boards and Pavement Signs

A-Boards, Sandwich Boards & Pavement Signs
A range of quality A-Boards, Pavement Signs and Sandwich Boards. These include a painted wooden pavement sign, a simple budget A-Board, pavement signs with headers and blackboard inserts or poster displays with a plexiglas cover. The metal A-boards are available in black or white plus nine other colours. The wood and fibreglass pavement signs have a larger range of colours

Marble corian house sign

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 inviable fixings.

Engraved corian plaque.

Rustic Slate coasters

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.

Wedding Signs

Directional Arrow Signs.

Directional Arrow Signs
A very good range of directional arrow signs to suit all budgets. There are painted rustic arrow signs for events, good value t-channel signs which are smart and long lasting as well as oak or aluminium finger posts with one to seven fingers.

Rustic directional arrow signs.

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.

Posts to use with your sign

Posts for Signs
On this page you will find an excellent selection of posts which can be used with your sign. These are made from wood, steel or aluminium. Wooden posts can be oiled, varnished or painted. Also posts with arms for hanging signs. Wrought iron brackets also available

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.

Craftsmen sand blasting

Sand Blasting
Our craftsmen who sand blast the stone signs can also sand blast other items.  They can sand blast anything, from bike parts to garden chairs and bread oven doors to old tractors. Builders often bring in new oak beams to sand blast them adding a bit of age.  We also sand blast timber to create for a driftwood effect.

Spray painting in the spray shop.

Spray Painting
We can paint other things apart from signs in our spray room. We have a large range of colours - see stock colours but we can get in any RAL, Dulux or Farrow and Ball colours. We use tough two pack paints and can paint most things. We can also buy in kitchen cupboard doors from Howdens and spray paint them. If you need something sprayed - just ask us for a quote.

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Free Cheese boards
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Customer Feedback

Customers wheel cover on her Defender. From: Val Mackey <val
Date: Wed, 20 Sept 2023 at 18:51
Subject: Thrilled!!
To: Hannah Signmaker <>

I just had to email to tell you how absolutely thrilled I am with my wheel cover which arrived yesterday. It is truly fabulous!
I was very frustrated as it was pouring with rain when it arrived and I didn’t think it was a good idea to put it on a wet wheel. You’d have laughed if you saw me actually towel drying the spare this morning so I could put the cover on!

Many thanks

I totally love it!
Best wishes

From: Sinclair Property <>
Date: Mon, 18 Sept 2023 at 12:56
Subject: RE: 2307.LW.040
To: Sales <>

Hi Kate,

Further to the below, Please find attached picture of the sign.

Looks lovely. Thank you very much!

Kind Regards,


Frame edged oak sign

From: Sonia Kotarski <sonia.kotarski
Date: Mon, 11 Sept 2023 at 13:06
Subject: Re: Dispatch note for Orders:
To: Sales <>

Dear Jackie

"The Sign Maker has an excellent website but I needed some advice. I had a very quick response to my on-line enquiry. The Sign-Maker is a lovely company to work with and I appreciated all the help that was provided. The finished product, a small wooden memorial cross, is very well made. The whole process was very efficient, the memorial cross was completed within the specified time frame and I was advised once it had been sent by courier. Perfect service."

Sonia Kotarski

From: Linda Holmes <linda.holmes@
Date: Wed, 13 Sept 2023 at 10:53
Subject: FW: The Sign Maker - Invoice Item: 2308.ANG.001 80365
To: Signmaker DS <>

HI Danielle

I just wanted to say the Plaque has arrived and I am over the moon.

I have passed your details onto all administrators in our Company as I was very happy with how you dealt with my order throughout very quick and super efficient.

From: Ken Windsor <kenwindsor
Date: Mon, 4 Sept 2023 at 10:27
Subject: Re: Your order from The Sign Maker - 2307.SE.121
To: <>

Good Morning Dear Debbie, Danielle, Jackie and Ali.
I am confirming that I received the Corian White Marble Effect Plaque for the Loving Memory of My Dear Mother, Marjorie Beatrice Windsor, Safely From the Post Man around 9.15am this morning Monday 4th September 2023.
I am very happy with everything regarding the very beautiful Plaque also Thank You Very Much For How Much Care and Thoughtfulness Was Made By The Staff Of The Sign Maker Shop in the Packaging and Safe Delivery Of My Dear Mother's Memorial Plaque.
I am very pleased with all of your lovely wonderful and excellent customer service I have been very pleased to receive and will be very happy to recommend your wonderful company to family and friends also Should I need your services in the future again.
Many Thanks.
Kind Regards.
Best Wishes.
Mr Kenneth George Windsor.

From: <grahame@
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2023 at 14:51
Subject: Refurbished Cross Installation

Dear Kate and Lee

I am attaching the pictures as promised.  I gave it the third coat.

The Lisieux Way Methodist Church congregation were delighted with the refurbished cross and pass their thanks on to you both.

You certainly did a splendid job; it was a pleasure to meet you and experience the high standards you set.

Please also pass my thanks on to the helpful lady who answers the phone.

Best wishes Grahame

Wooden cross before refubishment. Wooden cross after refurbishment.


On Mon, 21 Aug 2023 at 10:18, Diane Pelham <diane wrote:

Good Morning Jackie
Thank you for trying anyway we can change the laying of the slate to another day.

That said after being told it was arriving Tuesday it has just arrived this morning !!

I have to say it is really a beautiful memorial slate and I am proud that others will see it almost everyday.
Thank you for my experience of purchasing this slate from start to finish it has been a pleasure to work with you all.

Many Thanks Again
Very Best Regards Diane Pelham 

On Fri, 18 Aug 2023 at 18:25, Jenny Harwood <jenny wrote:

Thank you very much. I’m so pleased with what you have provided and your professional and prompt service.
Such a relief to receive it and see it was just what I wanted.
All best,
Jenny Harwood


On Thu, 20 Jul 2023 at 14:51, cherylandgeoff@

Dear Team,

Our memorial plaque arrived today.  It is perfect and exactly what we wanted.  My family and I are very pleased with it.  Thank you so much.

The parcel was also extremely well packaged and delivered with care by DX courier.

It was a pleasure doing business with you and we would highly recommend your services.

Kind regards

Cheryl and Geoff Stannard

On Wed, 19 Jul 2023 at 16:55, Jennifer Smith <jenn


Thank you very much for sending the sign - it has just arrived this afternoon, and it looks wonderful!  The granite and the lettering are very attractive, and it is totally in keeping with the Scottish, Victorian style of our new house.  (The old copper nameplate had become so worn, it was difficult to see it, let alone read it!)  We are really pleased with our new one, and very admiring of the cutting, design and engraving skills involved in making it :) 

Thank you very much again and kind regards,   

Jennifer Smith

On Wed, 19 Jul 2023 at 13:40, John Alistair Guthrie <john

Many thanks for the prompt delivery which arrived shortly after I p.m.

I opened the package immediately and am delighted  with what you have produced for me - very tasteful, as I had hoped it would be.

Yours sincerely,

John A. Guthrie.

On Wed, 19 Jul 2023 at 10:41,

Dear Jackie and the Sign Maker team,

Thank you very much for your help and advice in choosing and ordering two memorial tree plaques we ordered with you a few weeks ago.

They have arrived safely and in plenty of time and look very much the part next to the trees.

We are all very happy with our choice and satisfied with the service you have provided.

We will definitely be using your company again next time.

Kind regards,


Annie Johnston

Finance Assistant 

St John Payne Catholic School


From: nikki hackett reed
Date: Fri, 19 May 2023 at 16:50
Subject: Order Ref - 2305.SS.028

Dear Sign Maker Team, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all so much for the amazing job you did, in such a short space of time, in creating and sending my mothers memorial.
It’s perfect.
It’s going to be a tough scattering her ashes but knowing we have this beautiful plaque to remember her by is going to make it much easier.
Again, thank you so much for making the magic happen.

Kind regards
Nicola Hackett Reed

From: David Gibson <
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2023 at 09:41
Subject: Re: - The Sign Maker
To: Signmaker DS <>

Hi Danielle,

Thanks for all your help and the help of your colleagues in supplying the slate memorial wedge to commemorate our Dad. Yesterday was the day when our Dad's ashes were interrred in a churchyard in Blackburn. The wedge that you supplied sits at the base of a lovely tree that we planted on the perimeter of the churchyard with a nice view over surrounding fields. We were all happy with the finished product which is a fitting memorial. I found it easy to deal with your company and would happily recommend you to others.

Kind regards,


From: Lynne Parham <
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2023 at 14:58
Subject: Re: The Sign Maker - Receipt - Purchase Number: 23-0215
To: Sales <>

Hi Jackie,
We’ve just received our wooden plaque and spike and would like to pass on our grateful thanks to everyone involved.
We are very, very pleased with it and it will look very special next to our wonderful son’s tree as a special memorial.
Thank you again,
Lynne and Phil

From: Patrick Foley <patrick
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2023 at 22:47
Subject: Re: Quote reference: 23SS02.004
To: Louise at The Sign Maker - Quotes <>

Hi Louise , just wanted to say thank you for your help, my mums memorial stone is beautiful and arrived Friday, so perfect timing. No damage and I’m so happy with the quality of it. Thanks to everyone involved,

Sent from my iPhone

From: clare guille <clare
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2023 at 13:42
Subject: Re: thank you :) Order Ref: 2303.SE.011
To: The Sign Maker <>

Hi, we received our small marble plate sign today, and I wanted to say it’s beautiful. The marble is a wonderful colour and the etching is deep. We can’t wait to put it next to our memorial blossom tree for our father in his memory. I know it withstand the outside elements and we can enjoy for years to come. Great craftsmanship, thank you.


Sent from my iPhone

From: Rosalind Porter <rosalind
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2023 at 10:06
Subject: AW: 2301.LW.092

Dear Signmakers,

our Beautiful house sign arrived yesterday safely and undamaged, thanks to your very good packing.

We are absolutely thrilled with it and cannot thank you enough for all your advice, patience and expertise. It is already mounted, s. photo attatched.

We are so glad we found your firm and were able to order a proper, high quality English house sign.

Many thanks!

Best wishes - Rosalind Porter

Sapele House Sign

From: Jim Bates <Jim.Bate
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2023 at 15:05
Subject: Re: Order Ref: 2302.SV.012 Consignment Number 2269
To: The Sign Maker <>


Just to let you know I’m very happy with the wheel cover it’s fantastic and really stands out.

Photo below and my dirty motor doesn’t do it justice 👌🏻


Jim Bates

Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2022 at 15:09
Subject: RE: Order Ref: 2211.LW.113 Consignment Number DHL - 60120136733078
To: The Sign Maker <>

A big thank you for getting the memorial plaque to me in double quick time. It arrived safely this morning, beautifully wrapped and is now assembled awaiting final positioning tomorrow.

Thank you again.

Best wishes,


Cllr Christine Hamilton
Chair - Weeley Parish Council

From: Grant Mathews <grantmathews1
Date: Thu, 1 Sept 2022 at 09:43
Subject: Re: Re ref:2208.SE.035
To: Sales <>

Hi Emma,
I was delighted to receive my sign just now.
Thanks so much for securing the delivery and hastening its dispatch to me. It will form a magnificent centre piece to our family celebrations tomorrow.
I am very grateful to your team and would ask that you pass on my best wishes.
Thanks again
Grant Mathews

From: joanwalker21 <joanwalker
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2022 at 13:36
Subject: Ref Number 2207.SE.070
To: <>

Good day,

Just a short email to say a very big "Thank You".

The plaque you made for me was ideal, exactly as I had dreamed it would be, in time for the scattering of my husband's ashes.

It now sits proudly on the Harbour wall at Maidens in South Ayrshire.

Please pass my grateful thanks on to all involved.

Once again thank you

Joan Walker

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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