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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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11 Jul Popular House Names in the UK are changing

11 Jul Popular House Names in the UK are changing

We receive thousands of orders for house name signs each year. Since being established in 1995 we have noticed a change in the popularity of house names being ordered. Back in the late 90's the most popular house name was ROSE COTTAGE. Second was CONIFERS and third was THE COTTAGE. Twelve…

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13 Jun Butterflies and flowers house plaque

13 Jun Butterflies and flowers house plaque

Here is an example of a hand painted house plaque created by one of our sign artists. The customer asked for a sign depicting three different species of butterflies fluttering among bluebells and primroses. We have created many signs with butterflies and flowers - a very popular subject. These signs…

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12 Jun Slate house sign with a period font

12 Jun Slate house sign with a period font

Here is an example of a house sign with a period font. The font is called Willow and is dated around the 1930s. Inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh this font gives a look of the Arts and Crafts movement to the sign . This plaque is deeply engraved and has been…

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