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, 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

Wedding Signs

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.

Rustic Slate coasters
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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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

Date: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Hello Anne

I have recieved my sign and I am so happy with the outcome
Your service is brilliant, fast and super efficient!!

The sign looks beautiful and my family are truly pleased with it

Just like to thank you for everyone that put in the hard work in your team

Have a wonderful Christmas

Many thanks

Imrana Monaf

Sent from Imrana's iPhone

Date: Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Dear Sign Maker,
I received the sign as per order no' below.
Thank you for your prompt service and attention to detail, the sign is exactly as per order and beautifully made.
Many thanks.

Date: Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Thank you so much for my sign. I am very pleased with the quality and finished product.


Sent from my iPad

Date: Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 1:52 PM


Thankyou so much for the sign you have just made for me in memory of my husband it is fantastic. Thankyou so much. Xx


Sent from my iPad

Date: 2 December 2014 at 15:32

Thank you Anne,

I look forward to the proof. First time I've obviously used your service And thus far you've been brilliant! 

Really easy process and personable.

Glad you like the idea, jut hope my wife does too.

Thanks again


Sent from my iPhone

Date: Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Dear all at Sign-maker

I want you to know how thrilled I was with the house sign you made for me ... it arrived safely, and I couldn't be more thrilled!  Thank you very much

Kind regards

Jennie Boonham

Date: 18 November 2014 14:50

Dear Felicity

I wanted to let you know that the acrylic plaques for our paintings arrived yesterday and we are delighted with them!

Thank you very much for your help with this order, we are pleased with the finished result.

With best wishes


Penny Tutty
PA to Andy Chapman, Chief Executive Officer

Date: Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Good morning Laura,

I just wanted to say a very big thank you for all of your help regarding the plaque I have just received it is just perfect.

Kind Regards
Mrs Dunn

Date: Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Hi Tina

I have received my Iroko oval plaque from you Ref. 1409.LW.097.DP.

It is just as I wanted, so thank you very much and for all the care that was taken to get it right for me, I really appreciate that.

Can I just ask if you have any advice on how I best care for the plaque to make sure it lasts well both inside and out. Do I use any polish or any varnish or is there other advice you would give?

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you again.

Best wishes

Date: Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 3:13 PM


Today I received the sign that I ordered from you and I would like to say a real big thank you, the only thing wrong with it is, the fact that my husband is no longer with us to see the wonderful job you have done.
Once again many thanks
Gwen Bowles

Date: Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 5:23 PM


I would just like to say thank you very much for our lovely sign. We are extremely pleased with the look and quality of it. Thanks for all your help.


Sarah Davis
Breeze Marketing Services Ltd

Date: 25 October 2014 18:45

Hello Anne
We unveiled the plaque today and it was appreciated – it is exactly what was required. More importantly I keep telling people that your company is an excellent organisation with which to work and I don’t mind being quoted.
Many thanks
Angus Robinson

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 10:17 AM

The sign has arrived safely. Thank you so much it is absolutely lovely and just what we had hoped for.
So grateful for your help.
With best wishes
Jill Soundy

Date: 17 October 2014 15:52

Thank you so much for a beautiful plaque, couldn't be happier and arrived in good time. Again, a big thank you to you all.

Joan lovell-knight

May the road rise up to meet you and the sun be always at your back

Date: 10 October 2014 15:14

Dear Signmaker

Thank you for your email. My order has just been delivered within the one hour time slot advised and I could not be more delighted with the finished product it is everything I had hoped for and more. I am glad to be able to say I would highly recommend your company. Thank you again to all of those who contributed.


Eleanor Cole (Very satisfied customer)

Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Good morning

 Re:  Order Ref:  1409.SS.035

 I have this morning received my order and I had to let you know that I am over the moon with it.

 The whole process was easy and sympathetic, so thank you very much for that.

 It may sound a little odd, considering my order, but I will be more than happy to recommend your company for anyone looking for a sign.

 Thank you once again.

 Kind regards

 Tracy Sims 


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


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