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15 Feb Whats the difference between our Hand Painted House Signs and our range of Picture Art House Signs?

15 Feb Whats the difference between our Hand Painted House Signs and our range of Picture Art House Signs?

We have been making hand painted house signs for well over 2 decades now. They are a very popular way of personalising a house name plaque to our customers requirements. Our talented artists hand paint the subject the customer asks for directly on the base plaque and the house name…

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11 Feb What size house sign do I need, small, medium or large?

11 Feb What size house sign do I need, small, medium or large?

Tips on choosing the right size of house plaque for your propertyWe get asked a lot by customers which size house sign they should choose in order for their house name or number to be easily seen and read from the road. We usually recommend that you choose the largest…

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23 Jan Cultured marble house signs - what are they?

23 Jan Cultured marble house signs - what are they?

House Name Plaques & Number Signs made from Cultured MarbleWe are happy to announce a new range of cultured marble signs and plaques. They are made entirely by us at our house sign studio in Sandown, Isle of Wight. Custom made Oval House Plaque with cute Stick Character People - create…

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8 Oct Comparing engarving methods for slate house signs

8 Oct Comparing engarving methods for slate house signs

What's is the difference in engraving methods available to produce an engraved slate house signWhen we originally looked into the 3 methods for engraving slate signs to determine which method we would use to engrave our range of quality slate house signs we compared the different  engravings closely and then…

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2 Oct House numbers with dirction arrows

2 Oct House numbers with dirction arrows

Here is just one example of how a slate directional house sign can be designed by us.On this sign the customer wanted to indicate to visitors that they should walk left to get to the properties with house numbers 3A and 3B. We make lots of house signs with directional…

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26 Sep Grey, Green, Black slate signs - Whats the difference?

26 Sep Grey, Green, Black slate signs - Whats the difference?

Customer frequently ask - What colour are the slate signs we  make, grey, green, blue or blackHere is a comprehensive answerWe only offer our slate plaques made out of 'black slate' - this type of slate is actually a predominantly dark charcoal grey and has natural random grains and striations of…

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18 Sep House Number 13 - unlucky or lucky for some?

18 Sep House Number 13 - unlucky or lucky for some?

Homes with the house number 13 can be luckyAccording to Zoopla House sale statistics show that a home with a house number 13 is worth less that an identical neighbouring house in the same road by an average of £4000.  So you can save around £4000 on the property when…

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12 Sep A sign I found in Herculaneum

12 Sep A sign I found in Herculaneum

My wife and I decided to tour parts of Italy for our main summer holidays this year. One part of the of the voyage was a drive along the Amalfi coast then a stop at Herculaneum, the small Roman town that got covered with by the same volcanic pyroclastic flow…

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30 Jul House Sign, House Plaque or House Plate - what's the difference?

30 Jul House Sign, House Plaque or House Plate - what's the difference?

Good question. As specialist house sign makers we usually call our products house signs regardless of what materials they are made from. According to oxforddictionaries.com 'sign' is defined as ' A notice on public display that gives information or instructions in a written or symbolic form'. A 'plaque' is defined…

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27 Jul House name signs with decorative scrolls

27 Jul House name signs with decorative scrolls

House Signs with Decorative ScrollsSometime we get asked if we can make an oval sign with the house name and street name arching along the top and bottom border of the sign but the property in question has no house number. This layout  would then result in a large blank…

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