Choosing the correct house sign.

Which House sign ?

When you have decided to purchase a new house sign, there are a few factors to take into consideration. The main factor is the size, you will need to choose a sign that will accommodate all of the details you require, and if you see an example of a painted design, make sure to check the size it is shown on, and if you think there will be room enough to fit on what you need. If not you will need to choose a larger sign, or leave out some detail.

Having produced house signs now for over 20 years, we have a wealth of experience designing plaques for our customers, and we are always happy to offer our assistance.

Border Collie painted house sign

Border Collie painted house sign – shown on a 12″ x 8″ Oval with 1″ letters around the bottom curve

Factors to consider when choosing a sign

1. How far will the sign need to be seen from.
2. What do you need to display on the sign. Just a number – House name and a number – House number and street name. (Please bear in mind the more letters you that you display -the smaller the letter size will need to be, to fit on the sign). In other words do you really need to have your road name, or will you be better off having a larger number with a design?
3. Do you want just a plain house sign, or would you like a raised hand painted motif to attract attention to your sign.
4.What shape will suite your details. As all address’s and names are different lengths, we have a variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate your text.

Plain house sign shapes

Oval house number sign

Starting Plain Oval – Sign size 6″ x 4″ – can take up to 3 numbers

P12a_Arch_Gold_Rim_9x8

Arch style house sign – 9″ x 8″ size – ideal for number and house name signs.
2″number and 1″ letters.

Rectangle Name plates

Section of plain rectangle signs.

Artwork House plaques

When choosing a design from our artwork section always check the size that the example is shown on, if it is on an 8″ x 5½” oval with just a number, you will need a larger size if you are going to include a name as well, in order for the name to fit on the sign.

Raised poppy design - oval house plaque example

Raised artwork design shown on a resin oval signDSCF4524