House plaque – naming your sign

Classic house plaque names

Over the last 20 years we have sold a lot of different house plaques through our website, and also at various garden shows and flower exhibitions around the country. There have been many weird and wonderful house names amongst them, as well as the old classics like Primrose Cottage, Rose Cottage, Wisteria House, Lavender Cottage…. the list goes on, with all of these classic names we have many raised designs in our range, to complement the name on your house plaque.

Lavender Cottage sign

Lavender cottage house plaque

Wisteria house

Raised painted wisteria design – wisteria house

Lovely Cottage house plaque

The most recent show that we exhibited at was the Harrogate flower show in April this year. Hundreds of lovely customers made orders at the stand, but one in particular had a wonderful tale to tell about how his cottage had been named.

House plaque display stand

Show display stand at Harrogate flowers show

After helping a couple on our show stand, to decide which shape of sign to have for their house name, I turned to find a little old man, all dressed for the weather in a warm coat & a wooly hat. It does get cold up north at this time of year. He asked me if we had any horse designs, as he had not seen one yet on our display stand. I immediately showed him a couple of different examples that we had on some of the display plaques. We also keep a gallery of examples in our show books which i also displayed to him. These are pictures of other house signs we had produced for previous customers over the years.

When he saw what we could do his eyes lit up and he proceeded to tell me the name of his house, which was “Lovely Cottage”. It was named after the 1945 or 1946 Grand National winning horse. His Father had placed a substantial bet at the time and the horse had won, and on the back of the winnings he was able to purchase his dream cottage. On hearing this story I said I would be able research the horse details, and when we produced the sign we could ask the artist to hand paint the raised horse design in the exact colours of Lovely Cottage, along with the jockey in the racing silks that he would of worn on the winning day.

Lovely Cottage original picture

Original artists painting of 1946 winner

The Finished house plaque

Lovely Cottage house plaque

Lovely Cottage sign displaying the 1946 Grand National winner

The old gentleman was overjoyed with this and proceeded to order his sign. After researching the details it appears that it was indeed the Grand National winner of 1946, which was the first true Aintree Grand National in 6 years, due to the war and also the last to take place on a Friday, the traditional race day since 1876. Lovely Cottage won the race as a 25/1 shot ridden by jockey Captain Robert Petre.

How our house signs are produced

As this was such an enchanting tale we have taken pictures of the production process, from the initial setting out of the sign to the finished hand painted plaque, where it is clear to be seen the attention to detail that our artist Janet, has taken with this lovely sign for a Lovely cottage.

Setting out the house plaque

Initial layout of the sign using raised letters and Race Horse design on the master plate

Mould for lovely Cottage House sign

The mould produced for the lovely cottage sign to be created from.


casting house plaque moulds

Moulds being cast with polyurethane resin


January Sale – Up to 20% Off

House signs reduced in January sale – Up to 20% Off
Order on line by 31st January

Limited time house plaques sale

Up to 20% off resin house plaques

After the fantastic Christmas festivities we are all left a little short in the pocket, and would prefer to hold on to our hard earned cash. At Village Green Signs we understand this, and that is why we are offering our up to 20% off January sale on personalised house signs, from our unique resin range of plaques.

Up to 20% Off resin house signs

Wisteria design with silver letters

Wisteria house name plaque

Obviously this type of saving can only be offered for a short period of time, so in order to take advantage of our January sale, make sure to order your personalised door sign, on line by Tuesday 31st January.

Select from our range of over 500 raised designs, to create the perfect house sign for your home.


Door number signs and Nameplates

House name signs

A selection of plain house signs without artwork

If it a simple door number or name plaque you require, a wide range of shapes can be seen on our Plain numbers and house signs page, all available in various sizes to suit your individual requirements.

Our raised edge 8″ x 5½” oval sign with 3″ numbers is one of our best sellers, and is also reduced by 20% off the normal price.

A variety of shapes and sizes can be used to suit the name, or number you wish to display on your address plaque. Larger or smaller lettering can be used determined on the size of sign which is selected.

Aspects to consider when selecting your house sign

Every house sign produced is unique in its own way, so there will be a few factors to consider when deciding which house plaque to choose.

  • How far will the sign need to be seen from – If possible stand back from where your sign will be sighted, to see the size of sign, and lettering you will require to be read easily from that distance.
  • What shape of plaque –  Oval, round, arch or rectangle?
  • Do you want a hand painted design on the plaque, or just the house number/name?
  • What lettering colour – Classic gold, or white letters to stand out. Maybe silver letters to match the door furniture?
  • If you want to display a long house name, a larger sign will be required, or maybe a sign that will enable 3 lines of text?

What ever your house sign needs are, we are here to offer our professional assistance, and with over 25 years of experience, producing bespoke house signs, and door numbers. We are sure that we can help you create the perfect house sign solution for your home in our January Sale.

Early Easter Treat

Easter Treat – 10% Off Selected House Signs

For a limited time we are offering a 10% saving on selected resin house signs. Why not treat yourself to a hand painted house plaque this Easter, with lots of delightful designs to choose from to brighten up your home.

Humpty Dumpty Raised 12 x 8

Humpty Dumpty Raised motif








We have beautiful hand painted flower designs, ranging from the traditional English rose to the exotic orchid, the country garden daisy or bright yellow buttercups, the choice is yours. We guarantee if we haven’t got a raised motif of your favourite flower our artist will be more than happy to flat paint your design onto a house sign so your plaque will be truly unique.

Garden Rose 14x10

Raised Garden rose design shown on a cast resin sign.

We also have lots of Animal motifs to choose from ranging from Alpacas to Zebras! If this is a bit too daring we also have lots of badger,squirrel,hedgehog and fox motifs which are very popular and painted beautifully.

Fox and Cub shown on a 14" x 10" Oval sign

Fox and Cub shown on a 14″ x 10″ Oval sign

Easter Treat for pet lovers

Another option is to send us a photo of your beloved pet, who we all agree are part of the family, we can paint cats,dogs,rabbits,horses to name but a few. This is sure to bring a smile when you arrive home or receive visitors and your sign is displayed proudly in place by your front door.

Dogs - Flat painted from a photo

Add your own pets

Angler W9 8x 5½ e.mail

Angler sign – fishing in a river.

If you live in the Country why not choose one of our Tree motifs? We can even ask our artist to add a stream or fields and wild flowers into the background scenery.


Finally for all of the Seafarers out there we have a magnificent Galleon motif or a simple fishing boat and lots of fish motifs ranging from Koi Carp to trout. We also have a full range of mallards,swans,frogs on lily pads plus many more.

There’s simply a name plate for everyone so please take advantage of our 10% Early Easter Treat Offer and receive a great discount on a unique house sign designed by you made by us .

This 10% discount promotional offer is valid until Tuesday 15th March .

10% discount off selected house signs for a limited time only

10% discount off selected house signs for a limited time only

Extended January House sign Sale

Free UK Delivery on resin House Signs

Due to the high demand and great feedback from our customers, Village Green Signs is pleased to announce that we are extending our Free UK delivery offer, on all resin house signs. To take advantage of this offer order one of our resin house signs on-line by 1st February 2015.

To see our full range please visit our website .

Post box house sign

Post box house sign design

The designs on our signs are all inter changeable so you can switch them on to a size and shape of plaque that will suite your needs.

Raised letters and design on arch type house sign

Raised design and lettering on arch house plaque

Choosing the right sign for your home

To view our range of signs and house plaques, simply visit our website and have a browse through our 12 different categories of hand painted designs including Animals, Dogs, Cats, Horses, Trees, Flowers and many more. So whether you love Elephants or roses we are sure you will find the perfect fit for your home.

Willow Tree house plaque

Willow tree house plaque

Fir Tree oval sign

Fir Tree and flat painted scene

Above are a few of our tree motifs, but we do have a further 40+ designs on our Tree house sign designs page.

Special Commission house signs

Although we do offer a vast range of designs, we are always asked for special commissions from our customers, and these are also included in the Free UK delivery offer.

Flat painted Spaniel Dog design

Spaniel Dog flat painted

Tornado Jet fighter

Tornado Jet fighter

Classic style house plaques

If you are looking for more of a classic plaque, we can also offer our plain house signs range, in ovals, arches or rectangular shapes. The majority of the sign examples are shown with gold text, but we can paint the letters in either gold, white or silver for no additional charge.


House name signs

Gate strip signs


Arch door number

Arch door number

All of our resin house sign range are completely weatherproof, produced with pre-drilled holes and supplied with non rust screws and raw-plugs for fixing. You will also notice that the signs are cast as one piece using raised letters and text so that nothing is liable to fall, or peel off  in the frost.

Classic Oval name plaque

Classic oval name plate sign

Oval door number sign

Oval door number plaque

We hope to see you taking advantage of our January special offer and look forward to dealing with your house sign requirements so that you can become another of our satisfied customers.

New Year, New Sign, New You !

Happy Shopping


Free House Number Offer

Free House number offer with selected signs

As the summer starts we are offering a Free House number, when you choose one of our selected sizes for your main sign, from our hand painted house sign range. Even if you do not have a house number you can use the free sign to give as a present !

Clematis house sign

Hand painted resin house sign -16″ x 12″ Oval

Free Number Signs available

We have selected a couple of small number signs which will match your main house plaque selection.These can be added on for free when placing your order on-line at Village Green Signs.

Free number offer

free oval sign 6″ x 4″ – Normally £16.95

This 6″ x 4″ Oval number is offered free, when selecting your main house sign form any of our promotional Oval motif sizes (see selected sizes).


Free House Number

Free Arch sign – 4″ x 3½” – Normally £14.95

If you choose an arch style for your main sign, you will be offered the above 4″ x 3½” arch number free of charge, at the end of the ordering page.


Ordering page

Ordering page

When you order your main sign you will find the free number sign, at the bottom of the ordering page, simply add the number you would like in the box next to the image. The free number will be finished in the same colouring as you have specified for your main sign.

With our latest offer it will allow you to choose a sign with just your house name on it, and then receive a separate house number free of charge. Weather the free house number is for your home or to use as a gift, is entirely up to you. We can just assure you that you will have a house sign to be proud of.

Have a great Summer – from the Team at Village Green Signs

Special Offer extended for Resin House Signs

During these hard times we have extended our Special offer of Free UK Post & Packing for our resin house signs. We have an extensive range offering a variety of different raised motifs including, animals, birds, cats, dogs, trees, waterscenes and miscellaneous designs. Any of these hand painted designs can be used to personalise your door numbers or house plaques. With all of our resin house signs they have the added advantage of being produced in a one piece weatherproof resin which has a traditional cast appearance, and then hand painted to your personalised requirements.

View all of our flower designs @

Daffodil House signs

Free UK Post & Packing

Free UK Postage & Packing on all Resin house signs ordered by Sunday 10th February. We are currently running this promotion for our resin house signs and door numbers. Post & Packing charges are normally between £2.95 – £9.95 on UK delivered house plaques. To take advantage of this offer visit Village Green Signs for your door number or Personalised House Signs.

We are also running a Free UK P&P on our Solar house signs which are ideal for this time of year as they illuminate at night enabling deliver drivers to easily locate your house.