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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


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

From: John White <Jwhite>
Date: Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 5:03 PM
Subject: RE: Order Number 2203.ANG.014 - WRLS commemorative plaques
To: Signmaker DS <>

Hi Danielle

Just a brief note to say “thank you” for the two plaques which arrived safely yesterday morning.

I am really pleased with the quality of the workmanship and the speed with which you completed our order.

Delighted to say that the plaques are now in position and we had a brief ceremony last Sunday to officially open the new tunnel. Everyone was very pleased with them, especially the chap who did the bulk of the work for us!

Kind regards


From: Anne <welfords>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2022 at 13:06
Subject: Re: Plaque for John Welford
To: Louise at The Sign Maker - Quotes <>

Hello, Louise,

We had a plaque made by The Sign Writer for my husband's grave in a woodland burial site. Everyone involved in the production was extremely hepful, providing revised proofs as necessary so that the finished work is exactly what we wanted. The quality is excellent and I am sure it will remain for many years to come a fitting memorial to a much loved husband and father.

I can wholeheartedly recommend the services of the company.

Anne Welford,

From: Tamzin <tamzin>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2022 at 17:09
Subject: Re: Order Ref: 2202.LW.115 Consignment Number 6870240378
To: The Sign Maker <>

I just wanted to thank you, the sign is beautiful.

Kind regards


From: David Mann <DMann>
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2022 at 14:13
Subject: RE: Quote reference: 22LW01.024
To: Louise at The Sign Maker - Quotes <>

Hi Louise

The signs look great! Thank you to you and the team.

Have a lovely weekend


From: Anne <welfordst>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2022 at 13:06
Subject: Re: Plaque
To: Louise at The Sign Maker - Quotes <>

Hello, Louise,
We had a plaque made by The Sign Writer for my husband's grave in a woodland burial site. Everyone involved in the production was extremely helpful, providing revised proofs as necessary so that the finished work is exactly what we wanted.

The quality is excellent and I am sure it will remain for many years to come a fitting memorial to a much-loved husband and father.

I can wholeheartedly recommend the services of the company.
Anne Welford

From: Tara Smith <taraspark>
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2022 at 14:42 PM
Subject: Re: The Sign Maker 2202.SV.008
To: The Sign Maker <>

Thank you Debbie
I received the sign and it’s beautiful

Thank you and the team for all your help
We got there in the end :) x


From: Ann Telford <ann.telford>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2022 at 15:06 PM
Subject: Delivered sign
To: The Sign Maker <>

Dear Signmakers,

My house sign ‘Juglans’ was delivered today, Changed date as arranged with the carrier – they got it here on time in spite of the gale!

I would like to say:-

The sign is beautifully made.

Lives up to my expectations and more.

Was incredibly well packed.

Thank you so much. I will happily use your company again.

Kind regards,
Ann Telford

From: Andy Steward <AADSteward>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 at 11:12
Subject: Un-solicited testimonial
To: <>

Hi,It has been nearly five years since you made my late father's plaque and
I just wanted to drop you a line. You worked with me on a succession of
proofs until we had /exactly/ what I, my mother, and my sisters wanted.
The plaque is on the wall in the garden of remembrance in our local CofE

I'm not looking for any sort of kick-back but I think you and all who
work with you should know that your work is top-notch; it stands out
among its competitors and from a personal note, as one who knows about
fonts and images, it was a joy to work with your design staff.

More power to you,


From: Marc Selby <marcselby
Date: Fri, Jan 7, 2022 at 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: Your order ref: 2111.LW.129
To: Customer Service <>

Hi Jackie

Just to say a massive thanks for the sign, it went down a treat and was beautifully made. Already had various people asking where I got it.

Thanks for getting it out before Xmas


From: Phillip Mortimer <nutt
Date: Wed, Dec 8, 2021 at 11:36 AM
Subject: RE: Order Ref: 2111.SS.051 Consignment Number 6844035282
To: The Sign Maker <>

Hi Louise

Thank you very much for the prompt delivery of the plaque I ordered.

It arrived safe and sound and it looks wonderful. I would recommend your company anytime.

Take care

Phil Mortimer

From: TOM CONROY <conroyjt
Date: Sat, Dec 4, 2021 at 8:58 AM
Subject: Re: Thank you for your order ref:2108.LW.045
To: The Sign Maker <>

The sign is wonderful. We are very happy with it. Thank you for the excellent work.

From: Alison Hedges
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2021 at 11:43
Subject: RE: Order Ref: 2111.SE.056 Consignment Number 6842213787
To: The Sign Maker <>

Good morning!

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for expediting our order. The sign arrived safely yesterday in perfect condition and looks absolutely fantastic – just what we wanted.

I really am very grateful to you for all your assistance.

Kindest regards,


Cromwell Holdings Ltd group of companies

Park Place House, 24 Church Street, Epsom KT17 4QB

Registered in England, Co.No: 1708086

From: Caroline Steinsberg <
Date: Sat, Oct 2, 2021 at 1:57 PM
Subject: Re: Thank you for your order ref:2109.SE.056
To: The Sign Maker <>

Dear. Louise and all the team,

A huge thank you for all the advice you gave me over the plaque I ordered for my parents.I am absolutely thrilled with the finished product and so grateful that you rushed it through so I could have it to take north with me next week.

With best wishes,

On Sat, Oct 2, 2021 at 10:38 AM david culross <tawnyhill
Dear all,
I just want to say a very big thank you for my order.
It was a custom design with an unusual font from a house sign that has very strong family memories for me; you were able to replicate the sign from the picture I supplied with great care and detail.
Thank you to everyone concerned.
David Culross


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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