Welcome to The Sign Maker:- Beautiful signs, plaques and business signage made by craftsmen

Bespoke House Signs, Memorial Plaques, Wheel Covers & more

UK Sign Maker

We make many different signs - house signs, home sign and name plates, door numbers, memorial plaques, business signs and wheel covers.  We also print photo canvas and laser engrave personalised gifts. If you need advice with any of the signs, plaques, business signage or gifts do call us 01769 561186 / 561355 between 9.30 am and 4pm

Our main workshops are based in North Devon, but we send our signs all over the world.  Have a look through the links below - we do offer a huge variety of signage! You can place orders by phone, email or via our online shopping cart. You can pay by online banking, sending a cheque or card (online or by phone)

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  Engraved Brass Sign

House Signs, Home Signs and Name Plates

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, ceramic, granite and clear acrylic. Choosing a House Sign

Made to measure slate

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.

Cast Brass Plaque

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.

Painted framed sign

Traditional Framed Signs
These are top quality wooden framed signs designed to last. They feel really solid and have a substancial weight to them. The style is  very traditional but we do use the latest panel material and paint system, along with a beautiful oak frame.The inner panel is made from Tricoya board. This is a wood based board made using a high performance resin. It is very stable, strong, durable and weatherproof. Tricoya itself comes with a 50 year guarantee. The frame & panel are sprayed with a two component polyurethane paint which is far more durable than standard brush-on paints.

printed magnetic signs

Vinyl Signs, Lettering, Stickers & Wall Quotes
We can print photographs, graphics and lettering using our solvent ink printer onto eight different types of self adhesive vinyl. The inks penetrate right into the vinyl, they are UV stable and are suitable for outdoor use. There are also printed vinyl stickers and signs for difficult-to-stick places.

As well printed vinyl signage we can cut vinyl letters and lettering in a large range of colours and send them out on application tape ready for you to apply.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

Memorial plaques

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 plaque
Safety Signage

Safety Signage
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 catalogue for the safety signage. Also CCTV

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

Printed Banners

Printed Banners
Quality banners printed with waterproof UV stable inks on tough 530gsm PVC. Can be made to any size. Brass eyelets placed to your requirements within the hem. Ideal for advertising your business or local event. The dates can be added afterwards in a removable vinyl so your full colour banner can be used again and again.

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.

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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

Date: 6 October 2014 18:23

Many thanks,
The cover arrived today and I am delighted with it. Well done.
Best regards
David A

Date: 6 October 2014 13:26

We have received the delivery as specified, on time and very efficient, please take this as a complement because I have found that you are an excellent company with which to work.
I have unwrapped the parcel and it is exactly what we ordered, there is however one small query.
The plaque will be attached to the stake, but the parcel did not contain the screws. This is not a problem because I can buy some, provided you give me the precise specification, or you could post separately to the Town Council offices. Please advise your preference.
Many thanks
Angus Robinson

Date: 3 October 2014 15:03

To all at "the Sign Maker"
Many thanks for all your help provided in creating the remembrance plaque for my father.
We could not have been more pleased with the finished result and I have attached
A photo of the plaque in place when we were able to visit Ireland at the beginning of September
Thankyou again
With Kind regards

Mike Cahill

Customer photo engraved plaque

Date: 2 October 2014 10:58

Many thanks for making the sign so quickly. I received it today and it is perfect.
Best wishes

Date: 30 September 2014 20:39

Received goods today very pleased with plaque and impressed with all round service.

Thank you very much.

Mr G Stagg

22 Sep

Hi Laura,

We got back from holiday yesterday & have just seen the plaque.

We are absolutely thrilled to bits with it. Thank you so much, the whole
family are really impressed.

Thanks again,


Date: 12 September 2014 11:39


I just wanted to thank you for the excellent service you provided in getting the caskets to me. I received them both this morning and they are exactly what I ordered.

I really appreciate how quickly you turned my order round and can't tell you what a relief it is that I have them in time.

Kind Regards

Janet Copeland

Date: 10 September 2014 01:52

Hi Felicity,

The plaque has arrived and lovely it’s is too. I should have let you know before but have been rather busy. I am really please with it. It is to be hung in Christchurch Cathedral here in Stanley. Thank you so much for resolving the issues that were experienced along the way, the end result is all I could have wished for. If I remember I will send a photo of it once it’s in place to put in your rogues gallery. Once again thank you.

Kind Regards


Date: Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Dear Laura and team,
I am just writing to thank you very much for the plaque you created for me in memory of my mother. I was very, very pleased with it and just wanted to thank you so much for your prompt and professional service. Once again, many thanks to you and your team and I would recommend your company to anybody.

Kind regards,

Date: 8 September 2014 19:05

Dear The Sign Maker

I want to send a big thank you for processing my order below quickly, I'm grateful for you getting it sent out in time before my brother left for America. I loved it and he did too, thank you again

Date: Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Fantastic - I think that's a "print". I think that will look lovely.

I will, however, check with my father and come back to you, probably after my hols now.

Please thank your design chap/chapess as well for superb design skills, and excellent listening-to-the-customer skills!

Will be in touch soon to get a final bill from you and a hopefully the final go-ahead.

Have a good weekend

Kind regards


Date: Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Good afternoon Caroline,

We have now taken delivery of our house sign and wanted to let you know that we are absolutely thrilled and delighted with it.

Thank you All for your help, creativity and workmanship in making such a unique and beautiful house sign.
We will be sure to recommend Signmaker to all our friends and family.

With our thanks and very best wishes
Jacqui and Andrew

Date: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Dear Tina,

Thank you so much for the plaque. It arrived in time and is absolutely perfect. Thank you also for your help with the design process. We are very pleased with the results and would certainly recommend you to others.

Best wishes,


Date: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Dear Danielle

The plaques arrived last week and are wonderful, they will look so smart on the garden wall. Many, many thanks to everyone who had a hand in their making, and to you for being so helpful.

Kind regards

Susan Griffith

Date: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 4:26 PM


Sign received today. It is exactly right for the house. Thank you for excellent service. Shall be happy to recommend you. Please email brief maintenance instructions. Many thanks.
Michael Blackstaff

Date: 23 August 2014 10:35


I just wanted to thank you all for your work on the plaque we ordered. It arrived much sooner than expected and was absolutely perfect. A beautiful plaque and great customer service...thank you!

Best wishes,

Date: 23 August 2014 12:33

Received our new house sign to day, it is just what we wanted, perfect.

Thank you very much


John Grenfell

Date: 23 August 2014 10:35


I just wanted to thank you all for your work on the plaque we ordered. It arrived much sooner than expected and was absolutely perfect. A beautiful plaque and great customer service...thank you!

Best wishes,

Date: Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 11:19 AM


Date: 5 August 2014 12:14

Dear Danielle,

Just now, we received the plaque in good order. it's really beautiful.

Many thanks to you and your team for all assistance and good job!!

Best regards,


Fri Aug 1st 2014 at 11:32 AM

Dear Caroline

Sorry for not emailing you sooner.

The sign is now up. It looks stunning and has had much admiration from visitors.

Thank you for a wonderful item and a wonderful service.

I will definitely recommend the sign maker to all my friends.

kind regards


Date: Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 7:57 AM

I have now received my small cross as per my order & I must say how delighted I am with the product.
This is a special memorial cross for my Grandmother which I will be placing on her grave next week. You have given me what I asked for, in fact more than what I had expected so thank you so much.
Many thanks.
Derick Hannant.

Sent from my iPhone

Date: 29 July 2014 11:12

Hi Anne,
The sign arrived last Friday and I am delighted with it! I think my parents will be too. Thank you so very much for all your help, and thank you to your company for doing such a great job on my sign. It will look great outside their cottage.
With best wishes,


28th July

Hi Laura,  just sending back the signed proof for you, I did ring and spoke to Alice to confirm the proof but she said to email back the signed proof, its been a pleasure conducting business with you all at sign makers thank you so much.


Mark Allen

Date: 18 July 2014 02:53


Received item on 17.7.14. as agreed

It is beautiful. Perfect in every way. Thank you all so much. Each team member involved did a good job.

Many, many thanks to you all. This item will stand to keep my mum's memory alive for many years to come.

Kind regards & God bless

Deniece Brooks

Date: Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Hi all,

I wanted to let you know that the parcel arrived safely today, we are both so very grateful that you did this so quickly and extremely pleased with not only the quality but it will make our home now stand out.

The Chalfonts comes from an RAF base that the couple who lived in our house when it was first built, in the 40 ' s, met. They are both deceased now and wanted to bring back alive the name.

We won't be able to fit them before our holiday but am looking forward to doing this when we come back. If you like I can send photos when done.

Again thank very much.

Kind regards

Karen and Neil Tonks

Date: Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Hi Danielle
I just wanted to say how pleased I was with the sign when it came and how great it looks. It won’t be hung for another month, when we next visit the house but I’m sure it will look great. I may well come back for a smaller version to put on the gate. Please pass on my thanks to anyone else who was involved. You guys were so efficient and lovely to deal with, fantastic service. Thank you.

One small question – can you remind me what the typeface was as I may use it on some written material also.


Michele Marcus

Date: 20 June 2014 16:19

I have just taken delivery of the sign ordered and want to say how delighted I am with it.

Great customer service and a beautiful product.


Peter Combellack


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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:-
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