Our stunning range of engraved slate house signs.
Our high quality charcoal grey slate house signs are perfect for anyone wanting simplicity, elegance and sophistication. These clear cut, rectangular shape signs are pleasing to the eye and allows you to display your house name clearly. Handmade from natural slate, our freestanding engraved slate house sign are unique and will keep its stunning look for years to come.
Each sign is handmade from polished welsh slate and mounted to silky smooth English oak posts – the perfect combination. Slate signs look great but if you are not planning to mount them to a wall, gate or fence then you need posts in order to display your house or business sign. Oak is a hardwearing material and sets off the slate nicely. It really is a beautiful way to show the name of your house or business.
We supply these handcrafted slate signs in two standard sizes. 15cm high slate sign plaque for engraved lettering on 1 line, or a 25cm high slate sign for lettering over 2 lines. We can also make bespoke engraved slate signs in the uk so please feel free to ask if you want something a little different than standard.
When ordering your personalised engraved slate sign you have the option of having the slate sign plaque mounted between 2 oak posts at either end, or with an oak frame set at the top and bottom of the slate sign plaque. The frame provides extra stability whilst enhancing the look of the sign.
Like with our engraved oak signs we offer the lettering with a choice of hand painted colours. Choose from white or gold paint infill. For the most eye-catching colour, we would recommend the white paint infill.
All our slate signs on posts come with your own engraving included in the price. Every letter is sandblasted creating a deep profile letter that is clear to read and perfectly finished. You have the option of having the first lettering larger than the rest of the lettering.
You can also request carved motifs if you want to make your sign that little bit more special and unique to you. please contact us to discuss your requirements.
As with everything we do here at Make Me Something Special, we have spent the time researching and sourcing the perfect materials available. Each oak sign is handmade from one piece of Air Dried Superior Grade English Oak. This Timber is perfectly seasoned and adjusted for outdoor conditions. You can choose to leave your sign untreated, finished in Superior Danish Oil or our low maintenance Diamond Coating finish. If you choose untreated your product will weather to a pale silver more quickly.
Danish Oil will not only treat the timber but also bring out the timber’s natural colour. This has a UV filter to protect the timber but it does require regular upkeep. 2 – 4 times a year to keep it looking its best. Diamond Coating is more glossy but a lot more harder wearing and only requires a top-up once a year, however this depends on the weather and where the product is placed.
We would recommend twice a year if you want full protection. Top-up kits can be ordered over the phone or on our website – see here.
All our slate signs are finished with a protective layer of iron wax for a hard wearing, long lasting, quality finish.
When it comes to placing your sign, we recommend you place 30 – 50cm into the ground and fill with concrete for stability and security reasons.
Small – Text on 1 line – 15cm x 45cm ~ up to 20 characters
Small – Text over 2 lines – 25cm x 45cm ~ up to 30 characters per line
Large – Text over 1 line – 15cm x 95cm ~ up to 30 characters
Large – Text over 2 lines – 2.5cm x 95cm ~ up to 40 characters per line
Oak Posts – 5cm square x 1.2 metres long
10 – 14 working days. Please be aware this can change daily. If you require an item to be made by a specific date please contact us.
We can always make bespoke house signs to suit your specific needs if you are wanting something a little different. We can make these in any size from a single number to a house name or even a commemorative plaque.
All our oak signs on posts are made to order. All engravings are in capitals. For lower case lettering, this can be requested at the time of order. Please add this to the note section at checkout or you can contact us via email or phone. All sizes are approximate.
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