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

The Sign Maker Why Bees?

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

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 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.

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.

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
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

Fun Metal Signs

Fun Metal Signs
There is something here for everyone. This light weight metal signs are the perfect inexpensive present - ideal for Mothers day, Fathers day or a birthday/ Christmas present. On the other hand perhaps you may want one for yourself - i.e. Kitchen Rules would be handy in most households.

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.

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

From: cath whapham
Date: Mon, 13 May 2019 at 11:06
Subject: Re: Order Ref: 1904.SE.030 Consignment Number 6845887789
To: <>

Dear Sign Maker Team
My order has arrived and wanted to let you know how delighted we are with the product - the quality and workmanship is excellent - and you have exceeded our expectations rations with the delivery date following our request to improve despatch

Thank you all so much, very much appreciated

Kind regards, Cathy

From: Olga Midson
Date: Mon, 6 May 2019 at 17:00
Subject: Re: Thank you for your order ref:1904.SS.024
To: The Sign Maker <>

Just a brief message to say how delighted we are with our slate house sign. The lettering is beautiful and the setting on the slate works so well.
Kindest regards,

From: Elaine
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2019 at 15:51
Subject: Ref 1903.SS.051
To: <>

I would like to say a big thank you for the plaque you recently made for me regarding my Mother Mrs Norma Margaret Scott. It arrived on Tuesday the 23rd April and was in perfect condition and myself and my siblings are so pleased with it and feel that is a lovely tribute to our Mum. I certainly would not hesitate to refer you to my friends and other family members should they have the need for a memorial to be made to their own specifications.
Please pass on our thanks to your staff for a lovely job.

Kind regards
Elaine Pulham and Family

From: Oriel Williams
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 at 11:03
Subject: In Turkey
To: Ali Signmaker <>

Many thanks, much admired by our friends here.


One of our granite signs now in place in Turkey

From: Terry Dunn
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 at 10:30
Subject: RE: Order Ref: 1902.LW.004 Consignment Number 1019
To: The Sign Maker <>

Dear SignMaker

We are very happy to say that the signs have now been installed at our Village Hall – as per the attached photos.

We are extremely pleased with the quality and finish of the signs and, we have received many positive comments from people in the village. So, all in all, this has been a very successful project for the Hall.

We still need to plug and varnish the screw holes in the wall sign and, we would be grateful if you could give us the details of the varnish that you have used on the signs, so that we can use a matching varnish.

Once again, many thanks for supplying us with some excellent signs for our Village Hall.

Kind regards


Oak sign with posts Shaped oak sign


From: Ian Martin
Date: Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 7:27 AM

Hi Danielle,

I received the sign yesterday and I am extremely pleased with what I received, please pass on my thanks to the team.

I’d also like to commend you on ensuring the delivery was in the very tight window I gave you, once again thank you.

My only regret is that I don’t have a need for more, rest assured I will return if the need arises.



Wooden House Sign

Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2019 at 09:32
Subject: Re: Ref Number:1811.LW.179
To: proofs signmaker <>

Good morning

Just wanted to say thank you for the house sign which was made by yourselves I am really pleased with it.

I have sent a photo of the sign hanging above the door :)

Thank you again

Sophie Edwards

Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 at 11:55
Subject: Op Basalt Plaque
To: <>

By the way I thought you might like to see what happened to the last plaque we purchased from you.

You can view my shared album on the web:

Op Basalt Plaque

We’re very pleased with it 😀

Kind Regards

John Hunt

Anodised plaque - customer monuted onto basalt

Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 at 16:00
Subject: Feedback

Needed a distinctive enamel sign for our cottage earlier this year and was extremely pleased with the result which attracted quite some favourable comments when up. Recently ordered a sign to indicate parking area and again the result was excellent. Web site is easy to use and Customer service above average. Would not hesitate to recommend products and service.
Rate you 10/10
Sent from my iPad

Date: 16 July 2018 at 22:45
Subject: RE: Order Ref: 1806.SV.056 Consignment Number 6805267332
To: The Sign Maker <>

Hi Debbie,

Just to say the sign was received ok – thought you might like to see it in place.. see attached

 Thanks for your assistance.

Hanging Sign

Date: 17 July 2018 at 13:13
Subject: Re: Order Ref: 1806.SS.010 Consignment Number 6803847596
To: Ali Signmaker <>

You are very welcome ,I do not do Facebook or any of the others, so will ,when have time, write a review and pass word that your company is one of the best I gave dealt with, and as a business partner in a large farming company who deals with many staff and many companies this is not a Nothing praise. I wish you and your company well for the future ,you deserve the recognition. I ,may be in touch with you in the near future, as the farmhouse sign needs replacing, and have no reason to look elsewhere.


On 2 May 2018 at 09:56, Don S


Just a one-liner to confirm the house sign arrived safely yesterday. It looks wonderful. Fully up to my hopes. Please give my thanks to your team.

Kind regards


Date: 30 April 2018 at 17:40
Subject: Re: Thank you for your order ref:1804.LW.087
To: Caroline <>

Thanks for confirming Caroline. Continue to meet my expectations of the company!

As per our phone conversation last week, I've found everyone I've spoken to at Sign Maker to be very helpful, understanding and totally professional. Normally most people would have grown impatient with the number of proofs I've requested. But at no point did anyone give me that indication. Also you've all helped with your recommendations and advice which I really appreciate.

The absolutely best feedback I can give is that I would return in future and recommend to friends and family.

Thank you and looking forward to receiving the house sign.



From: Peter & Trish
Date: Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 4:36 PM
Subject: Memorial Tree Plaque

Hi Danielle

You kindly organised the tree plaque I ordered in memory off my parents (surname de Beaufort-Suchlick). It arrived today and I am delighted with it so very , very many thanks indeed. You were exceedingly helpful and informative and I much appreciated your assistance - the plaque looks lovely and is just what I wanted.

Once again many thanks
Kind regards
Trisha de Beaufort-Suchlick

Sent from my iPad

From: Jess C
Date: 5 April 2018 at 08:16
Subject: Re: Thank you for your order ref:1801.SS.037
To: Ali Signmaker <>


I just wanted to say that the coasters I ordered for my wedding 3 weeks ago were absolutely stunning! I had so many compliments from the guests and they really did look amazing on the tables.

I have attached a photo of the decorations so you can have a look.

Thank you so much to you and the team for doing this, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your company to everyone!

Many thanks,

Wedding Signs

Subject: Refurbishment of plaque for Alex Sherlock
To: Caroline <>

Dear Caroline

We received my sons refurbished plaque today, just as you promised.

We are absolutely delighted with the results, it looks just as it did when it was brand new.

Your prompt delivery means it will now be back in its rightful place in time for our visitors this week. It is lovely to deal with a company that delivers what it promises both in terms of quality of product and the delivery process. You are offering a product in a very emotional area for many customers, and your customer care is second to none.

Please feel free to use part or all of this email in your site testimonials.

Thank you so much for all that you have done for us.

Kind regards

Neville Sherlock

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

Cast Metal Sign

Our customers erecting their finger post Finger Posts

"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

War Memorial

Subject: Lindsell War Memorial

Good evening to you all at The Sign Maker

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.

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