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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.

Social Distancing Signage

Social Distancing Signage

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Every business is different - if you need any special signage to keep your workforce safe - tell us what you need.

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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.

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

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.

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Free Cheese boards

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More Customer Feedback

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.



From: Suzanne
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 at 13:24
Subject: Happy Customer
To: <>

Dear Sign Maker,
Order number 31754
This is such a lovely sign. We are very happy with the quality and the typeface is perfect. Thank you very much and we would definitely recommend you.
With regards,

From: Sue
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 at 09:36
Subject: Re: Order Ref: 2003.SS.023

“ I ordered a small grey granite slab to place in front of a flowering cherry tree planted a year before to commemorate my late husband. I chose The Sign Maker at random from a Google search, mainly because there seemed to be a lot of options on my first look when I didn’t really know exactly what I wanted. I can only say I have been delighted with the company and am thrilled with the final plaque. The customer service has been excellent with very prompt exchanges and replies to emails. The website is easy to use with lots of choice. The instructions were very clear about ordering the shape, lettering, colour and so forth of the plaque I chose with checks made at every stage before payment taken and the order confirmed. Two options on style were drawn for me and advice given about size. The parcel arrived when expected, very securely wrapped. I was able to unwrap it in front of the courier as instructed and it was in perfect condition. I’m not planning any more commemorative plaques but would happily use this company again and recommend to friends. Brilliant!”


From: Lulu H
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2020 at 14:05
Subject: Re: Your Order at The Sign Maker & UK Memorials
To: <>

We have just received the two Memorials you have made for us and I wanted to say a big thank you for the wonderful job you have done. They are better than I imagined and the perfect tribute to my parents, considerately packaged and delivered.

Thank you

Amanda H

From: Bobbie Whyley
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 at 17:48
Subject: Slate Memorial.Ref 1912SS005
To: <>


I would like to thank everyone involved in the making and dispatching of my Memorial Slate which I ordered for my Dad .

I didn't know exactly what I wanted when I phoned but found the staff I spoke to very helpful,I received it Monday and would like to say that I am delighted with it.

Thank you all so much.

I would have no problem at all recommending. The Sign Maker.

Best Regards.

Roberta Whyley.

From: Cynthia Thomson
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 at 13:29
Subject: Re: 1911.SE.028
To: Louise <>

Hi all,

The beautiful plaque arrived today in perfect time. I am delighted with it and I know my husband will be really overwhelmed.

I had never ordered anything like this before so felt just a bit out of my comfort zone. The help and support I got from Ali and Louise was second to none. At no point did I feel I was ‘stupid’ not just looking at the info on your website. I am very grateful for all that help.

I know the designer must have pulled out all the stops to get this made in time but despite the speed the quality could not be faulted. It is superb.

I cannot praise or thank you all enough. I doubt if I will need any more memorial plaques but if I ever need a quality sign I know where to come and will have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone else.

So thank you all so much. Please pass that on to everyone involved.

May I wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year


From: Cliff Woolnoth
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 at 15:28
Subject: Re: The Sign Maker - 1905.SV.038
To: Debbie <>

Hi Debbie
Signs now in place and looking good. Thanks for all your help
Best Wishes

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: Terry Dunn
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

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


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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