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The Sign Maker - House Signs,
Memorial Plaques, Business Signage

The Sign Maker
We are still making Signs and Memorials as we are a family business and we live and work on site.
The office staff are working from home, but they will still be answering phone calls and emails.

Lots More Signs and Memorials

High quality signs and memorials to suit all budgets. Huge 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, 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.

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  Sign Makers working at The Sign Maker!

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

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

Gallery of House Signs, Business Signs & 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

Made to measure slate Signs

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

House name plates

House Name Plates
Every house name plate is unique. We make them just the way tou 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.

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 Brass Name Plate

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.

Entrance Signs

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

Outdoor 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.

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.

Photo Memorial Plaques.

Photo Memorial Plaques
Memorial plaques with photos have cecome increasingly popular over the last few years. We have a whole range of options for full colour and black and white options to suit most price budgets. It may be you required a memorial plaque with the wording and a photo or perhaps a small outdoor photo to insert into a slate, corian or wooden memorial. We can also make large photographs in vibrant colours which are even suitable for harsh coastal environments.

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 Name Plates

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.

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

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.

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 invisable fixings.

Two tone engraved corian memorial plaques

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

Personalised pewter glassware.

Personalised Pewter
We have an amazing range of pewter gifts and presents for all occasions. Many of them can be personalised with your own message or appropriate quite. There are tankards, glassware, bar gifts, goblets, hip flaks and much more.

Personalised pewter tankards

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

Superior printed signs in full colour

Full Colour TOUGH PRINT 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 the brushed aluminium finish. Reflective and photoluminescent signs 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.

We are giving away Personalised Cheese Boards!

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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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Customer Feedback

From: Robert Clarke
Date: Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: Many Thanks 2009.ANG.011 Clarke
To: Signmaker DS <>

Hi - Tried to leave a review but do not want to link any profiles when posting so here is what I was going to say

Just had the Brass Cremation Plaque I ordered with my Mum & Dad on that is replacing an old one of just my Dad - The order process was great with me asking for several designs before I decided on the final draft - I also requested the mounting holes to be in a certain position as to match the old mounting holes on the old plaque/wall - When asked all was no trouble or hassle all communications spot on.

"BIG THANK YOU" to all involved @The Sign Maker in the making of the requested Brass Cremation Plaque "IT HAS EXCEEDED ANY EXPECTATIONS I HAD" relating to build/design/manufacture/casting

A1 Service - 5Stars*****

Would Recommend "THE SIGN MAKER" 100%

Rob (Isle of Man)

Beautiful Slate Memorial.

From: Ian Helmore
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 at 08:55

It was Louise I dealt with in ordering my late young wife's grave marker.

I just wanted to say what a fantastic and efficient service you have provided, turned round really quickly in time for her birthday when we are laying the stone.

The quality is superb and as discussed from the very first helpful telephone conversation I had with Louise.

Thank you so much and I just wanted to let you know how much it means to me.

Attached is a picture of the marker placed on the backing stone we are using to put it on.

Yours sincerely
Ian Helmore.

9th Oct

The Sign Maker – Devon – EX37 9BX – Well Done Top Marks! 

Ordered three items from this company; one large House Name and two  House Number signs. Impressed how quickly signs arrived, very pleased with  excellent standard of craftsmanship. Would not hesitate to recommend this  company to anyone. Everyone involved with assisting and advising were so  helpful from my first enquiry up to arrival of my order. Quality of service,  technical help and workmanship has been first rate. A great customer experience and a great product. Thank you to all those with whom I dealt, you  are to be congratulated. 

Happy Customer, Chris V, from Essex


From: Aj Briant
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2020 at 20:09
Subject: Re: honed granite
To: Ali Signmaker <>

Caroline and Clare

I would like to say a huge Thank You for all your help. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble from my initial enquiry to my confirmation of the design and payment. Everyone I spoke to was extremely helpful.

I was so pleased with the actual tablet and most importantly so was Mom. We cannot believe that within the space of a week, I had made an enquiry and the tablet was dispatched and delivered.

Dads ashes were laid to rest on Saturday 3rd October as planned and the tablet is in place. I have attached a photograph.

I would recommend The Sign Maker without hesitation. Once again, many thanks.

Alison Briant

Reach for the stars granite tablet.

From: David Hodgson
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 at 10:24
Subject: Recent purchase
To: The Sign Maker <>



Thought you might like to see the link below.....

Many thanks for the plaque

Dave Hodgson


From: John Lewis
Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2020 at 19:24
Subject: Re: Order Ref: 2008.LW.107 Consignment Number 6833482654
To: The Sign Maker <>

Dear Louise, Caroline, Clare and the Sign Maker team, we were delighted to receive our wood slice number order this morning, a full two days earlier than expected - it adorns our entrance drive as we write. We are absolutely delighted with the result and offer a special thank you to Shaun for his perfect interpretation of our wishes and to everyone concerned, from our initial enquiry, your help with identifying our intentions and keeping us informed with the progress of our order,.

Thank you, everyone,

best wishes Linda and John

From: Jo Everett
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2020 at 15:29
Subject: Re: Thank you for your order ref:2007.LW.056
To: Louise <>

Hi Louise,
I’ve just received the 6 coloured house shields and taken them into school. We are all so impressed with your handiwork. Thank so very much to all the team, who were involved in creating them for us. They are even better than we could have imagined.

Many thanks,

Kind regards,
Jo (and the rest of St Benedict’s school).

Sent from my iPad

From: margaret aspinall
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 at 11:42
Subject: New sign in situ. 2007 SV 009
To: The Sign Maker <>

Dear Debbie

Thankyou so much to you and your colleagues for your care and attention to detail and help in deciding the sign I wanted

My new sign is now on the wall and I am absolutely delighted with it. Words cannot really express how pleased I am. A very modern design of which I am very proud
Thankyou all again and I won’t hesitate to recommend your company

From Margaret Aspinall

From: Richard W
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 at 11:25
Subject: Ref:2007.SS.076 - Thank You
To: <>

Hello Team.

Just a simple message to say Thank You for both the great product and service.

Please find attached a picture of our new house sign that is displayed proudly on the house.

I will need more signs made in the near future, so I will be in touch.

Yours gratefully,


Customer photo of his round slate sign.

From: John Lewis
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 at 16:33
Subject: Re: Ref Number:2008.LW.107
To: The Sign Maker <>

Dear Clare,
thanks for getting back to us so quickly with the initial proof of our requested house sign number as referenced. Shaun has produced a totally suitable representation of our expectations. We are happy with the result and thank Shaun and the rest of the Sign Maker team for your attention and effort in giving total customer satisfaction. We look forward to putting the house number sign in place for the undoubted pleasure it will bring.
On a necessary practical note, we have posted our confirmation of order with remuneration, earlier today.
with our thanks and best wishes,
Linda & John

From: michael heydon
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2020 at 08:21
Subject: Consignment No: IP9375080.
To: <>

Dear Caroline,

I would like to say a very big thank you to you and your team for a piece of brilliance in making the plaque for my late father. I can not say more than thank you as myself and my mother were lost for words in a flood of tears from my mother.

It is an amazing job you have done, everything about it is so perfect.


Kind regards
Michael Heydon

From: Kelly Dongworth
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2020 at 10:03
Subject: Re: Ref Number:2006.SE.040
To: Louise <>

Just to say thank you so much for our sign - we are thrilled to bits with

From: Paul Knight
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 at 14:40
Subject: Re: Second Stone
To: Ali Signmaker <>

Dear All at Sign Maker, I received my third wedge from you this morning and I would like to say a Big Thank You for such a Professional job and a First Class Service, I cant praise your workmanship and service enough and if you would like to use my name for a 5 Star Review you are more than welcome.

Thank You All Again Paul

Mr P.S. Knight

From: Mike & Judy Phelps
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2020 at 20:30
Subject: RE: Order Ref: 2006.SS.011 Consignment Number 6820143528
To: The Sign Maker <>

Dear Sign Maker,

I am pleased to say our “Makalu” sign arrived safely this afternoon.

We are absolutely thrilled and delighted with the design and the finished product.

We have been extremely impressed by your helpful approach and the very prompt response.

Many, many thanks for a superb job.

With sincere thanks

Michael & Judy Phelps

From: lisa-wilson@
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2020 at 11:44
Subject: Re: The Sign Maker - order ref:2005.SV.029
To: Debbie <>

Hi Debbie

Just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you for all of your assistance with our sign.

It’s now in situ and I think it looks fab!!

Thanks again

Kind Regards

From: Adrian de V
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 at 13:16
Subject: New Sign has arrived
To: Louise <>

Hello Louise

Very many thanks for the new and beautiful sign for The Old Forge which arrived
recently. The quality of the oak used is perfect and will last for many years to come.

My thanks for dealing with this in such a professional way. I am very impressed
by your attitude and approach.
I look forward to putting up the new sign in the next week or so, as we will then be allowed
to travel to our holiday homes.

Once again my genuine thanks.


From: John C
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 at 11:33

Subject: RE: Order Ref: 2006.SV.014 Consignment Number IN2985237
To: The Sign Maker <>

Hi, my wheel cover arrived yesterday and I am most impressed with the quality and the size, which is over 3 inches greater in diameter than the same image it replaced.

It is four years since Mrs Brown first appeared on the back of my Jeep, prompting many comments and photos, your version will no doubt prompt many more. Many thanks for such an excellent job.

Best wishes


Director at That’s Nice Limited T/A FlavourArt UK
UK Distributor for FlavourArt srl Italy

That's Nice Wheelcover.

Date: Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 1:33 PM
To: Signmaker DS <>

Danielle, you darling!!! Thank you.....please thank the crew too. See below the house sign UKUTHULA, peace n Zulu. Just above Marie's big knocker !!! 😂👍�

From: Luane
Date: Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 3:11 PM
Subject: Re: Quote reference: 20ANG05.009
To: Signmaker DS <>

Hi Danielle,

I have just received the sign I ordered from you. Thank you so much, it is so much more than I had expected it to be! Please would you tell the people that made it they have done a fantastic job, I absolutely love it. I can’t wait for my partner to get home from work so I can see his face when he opens it.
Thank you again. I really can’t be thankful enough!

Yours sincerely,

From: Carole
Date: Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 6:04 PM
Subject: Re: Thank you for your order ref:2005.ANG.015
To: The Sign Maker <>

Hi, I have just received my plaque.

I would like to thank you so much for such a beautiful tribute for my mum.

It's so much nicer than I could have hoped for.

Thanks again.


From: Brenda
Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2020 at 17:25
Subject: Re: Proof from The Sign Maker - Ref:2004.SS.032
To: proofs signmaker <>

Hi - I just wanted to say thank you very much for the granite memorial you made for us which I received last week. You kindly inverted the granite wedge and it looks really smart where we have placed it. I'm really pleased with it.

Many thanks again.

Kind regards


From: Richard
Date: Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: The sign maker - 2005.DS.009
To: Sign Maker

Hi again Danielle

Sign arrived this afternoon. Looks brilliant 👍

Best regards


From: Chris emails <christine
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 at 15:42
Subject: RE: Order Ref: 2003.LW.034 - Order Dispatched - Consignment Number 1331
To: Louise <>

Hello Louise

The house signs order arrived safely last Friday and we’re very pleased with them. Love the finished results and it was so much better than us trying to make our own driveway signs! Thank you to everyone who managed to get the painting etc., done in good time. The pole arrived separately this morning.

Will definitely recommend you if someone asks where we got our lovely signage from.



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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