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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.

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

A huge range of Safety Signs and Safety Signage.

Safety Signage
At The Sign Maker we have a huge range of safety signs and health & safety signage. They can be made in rigid plastic or self adhesive vinyl, standard or photo-luminescent along with brass & aluminium. All safety signs are manufactured and supplied to BS EN ISO 7010 wherever it is possible. Also available are safety posters & some equipment.

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

Rustic 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.

Cast aluminium finger post systems.

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!

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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Customer Feedback

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

From: Denis Gunn <deni
Date: Mon, Jul 26, 2021 at 12:55 PM
Subject: Re: The sign maker - 21ANG06.025 - RICHARD PATRICK GUNN
To: Signmaker DS <>

Hello Danielle,

I just wanted to let you know that the two plaques I ordered from you arrived safely about an hour ago and they are FANTASTIC !

They are everything I had hoped for and more !

The way in which the stake is formed as part of one of the signs, rather than as a separate item to be assembled, is BRILLIANT and the extremely thoughtful gesture of supply four green coloured screws (to match the colour of the plaque) to affix the other sign is just so PROFESSIONAL !

Even the packaging to ensure the plaques arrived safely was TOP QUALITY !

You will realise from the wording on the signs why they are so important to me so I cannot thank you enough for your help and I hope you can pass on my appreciation to everybody involved with my order.

If I ever need another sign I shall certainly use 'The Sign Maker' again and I shall not hesitate to recommend you as highly as possible.

Thank you once again.

Kindest regards,

A very happy Denis Gunn;

From: John Brewer <john@
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2021 at 15:20
Subject: RE: Order Ref: 2106.G.023 Consignment Number nl616094687gb
To: Louise <>

Hello Louise,

Unsuccessful search of local stores for a conventional gardener’s line, then went ‘on-line’. Discovered ‘The Sign Maker’ offering the exact item. With a birthday deadline looming, their telephoned help could not have been bettered. The order was fast-tracked with immediate delivery. Arrived wonderfully packed and on the day required. Great item; fantastic customer service – thanks a million!

John, the New Forest.

On Mon, Jul 5, 2021 at 4:53 PM joseph jaskolka <joe.jas.... wrote:

Good afternoon Danielle,

Just a quick note to say that the house number plate has arrived (at last!).

It’s looking very nice, perfect for the job!

Thank you.

Best wishes, Joe

House number sign

From: lavend
Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2021 at 11:21
Subject: Re: Thank you for your order ref:2105.LW.023
To: Louise <>

Dear Team at the Sign Maker! I would like to say how beautiful the sign you made for me came out. It has exceeded my expectations and I just love it.

Your service and craftsmanship is outstanding. I am so proud to have this sign and bracket be the first welcome all friends and family see when they come to visit. Thank you All.


From: <cjbristow
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2021 at 02:46
Subject: Re: Your Order at The Sign Maker & UK Memorials
To: <>

Thank you for a beautiful sign which is now on our 1840 convict brick home.

On Fri, 18 Jun 2021 at 14:47, sue warner <sue.warner..
Many thanks to Louise, Jackie and whoever inscribed the box for me, for pulling out the stops to get the casket box to me quickly. It arrived this afternoon and it is just right.
Kind regards
Sue Warner

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rom: Dr Sam Newton <sam
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2021 at 11:01
Subject: RE: The Sign Maker - 2103.SV.021
To: Debbie <>

Dear Debbie,

Thanks – the wheel cover with the image of the white hub and matt-black surround now looks exactly right.

Unless you are looking at it closely, it appears to be the whole wheel itself rather than the cover.

That was precisely the effect I was hoping for – good job!



Date: Wed, 12 May 2021
Received sign this A.M. Very High Quality. would recommend your service to anyone looking for a really good House sign. Many Thanks ! Mick Vernon, Leics

From: Sarah Hubbard <sarah
Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 at 16:38
Subject: Re: 2104.LW.121
To: Sales <>

Dear Ali.

Today we received our memorial tablet.
I would just like to say how pleased we are with it, it really is a wonderful piece of craftmanship.
Please pass on my thanks to your team for how well we have been communicated with and treated from start to finish.
We will definitely recommend you.

Many thanks
Sarah <>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 at 15:37
Subject: Wheel covers
To: The Sign Maker <>

Thanks they are fantastic!
Kind regards
Pete and Jane.

From: Karen Walsh <Karen
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2021 at 13:20
Subject: Thank You
To: <>

Dear Debbie

I would just like to say a big thank you to you and the rest of the team.

I received the memorial plaque this morning and it is truly beautiful. It looks even better then I could of imagined.

Thank you for all your help, I will definitely be recommending you to everyone I know.

Kind Regards


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From: <lyn
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2021 at 09:55
Subject: RE: The Sign Maker - Quote reference: 21E03.005
To: <>

Just received above-mentioned plaque and I am extremely happy with the results. It looks beautiful and more importantly my neighbour, who it was for, was very happy too. The service that has been given to me with regards to this emotional item was second to none. Thank you again. Regards Lyn.

From: andy Richens <a
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2021 at 16:46
Subject: Thankyou
To: The Maker <>

Hi Debbie and all the staff
Just wanted to let you know how pleased my daughter was with her surprise sign for her 21st birthday.
You all did a great job at getting it just right - so Thankyou for your time, skills and effort in doing a fantastic job.
Best wishes


Sent from my iPhone

Business sign for Willoway Horsemanship

From: evelyn weldon <evelyn.weldon
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 at 22:01
Subject: Thank you
To: <>

My mother just received her memorial plaque for my grandma and she is delighted.

Thank you so much.

It’s such great quality, I’m so so happy. You’re service has been fantastic through out the entire process.

I will be leaving you a review:)

Thanks again

Evelyn weldon

From: geoff cooper <geoff
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 at 20:10
Subject: Re: The Sign Maker - Order Ref: 2012.SV.055
To: Debbie <>

Hiya, received my wheel cover, thank you for excellent service and customer support m, it fits lovely thanks and highly recommend your company and will spread the word.

Thanks Geoff Cooper

Sent from my iPhone

From: Sarah DG <lo
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2021 at 08:26
Subject: Rivermead sign
To: The Sign Maker <>

We were delighted with the care and consideration that you gave our sign.
I thought that you would like a photo of it.

Our thanks goes to all the staff that helped me design it, and of course to the person who made it.

Kind regards Sarah Galloway

Customer photo of slate sign - 2012.SS.025

From: michelle james
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2020 at 15:53
Subject: Re: The Sign Maker - Ref:2011.SE.004
To: Louise <>

Hi Louise,
I received my Dad’s memorial sign this afternoon.
Can I just say how thrilled I am with the quality of their sign, it’s just beautiful! It’s a perfect tribute to my Dad and will look wonderful under the memorial cherry tree we’ve had planted on the golf course he loved so much.

Many, many thanks.
Kindest regards

Sent from my iPad

From: Nichola Thompson
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 at 10:41
Subject: Re: Order Ref: 2011.SE.018 Consignment Number NL616091473GB
To: The Sign Maker <>

Good morning

I would just like to say a massive thank you.
I have received my sign this morning and I have got to say it exceeds my expectations.
It has turned out exactly how I wanted it.

Thanks again for all your help and I will definitely be recommending you to anybody I know that wishes to purchase any kind of sign.

Kind regards

Nicky Thompson
One very happy customer 😌

On Fri, 20 Nov 2020 at 11:02,

Dear Debbie

The cover arrived just now

Jean (my wife) has just taken a photo of it and posted it to our Facebook Page

We are delighted with it and have already installed it ,a perfect fit!

Thanks very much indeed

Bob Ayers

Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 at 12:15
Subject: RE: The Sign Maker - Order Ref: 2010.SV.005
To: Debbie <>

Hello Debbie

See what you think of our scruffy old Landy, now much embellished!


Wheelcover on Landrover

From: toni taylor-munn
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 at 11:42
Subject: Re: Order Ref: 2010.LW.003 Consignment Number IT6187992
To: The Sign Maker <>


Sorry. I have been unable to update your site with feedback but wanted to say...

Thank you so much for the amazing wooden sign created in memory of my Dad, The design was perfect and the quality and execution was superb... a real fitting and natural tribute to a fine man.

Thank you again for making it special.

Kind regards, Toni


From: suzanne Gannon <
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 at 14:41
Subject: Re: Quote reference: 20LW09.044
To: The Sign Maker <>

Hi Sign Maker & team

I just wanted to say a big thank you for the wonderful sign, it is now in its position and looks great.

Many Thanks

suzanne Gannon

Customers painted ladder sign

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

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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