How often do you clean your signs?

Imagine if your company never washed the windows. Leave signs untended and you risk creating a similar impression.

We go the extra mile to give your signs the best start in life. We specify materials of a higher grade: specially treated, more resistant, fade-proof. We handle them with kid gloves all the way to your door. We even give lifetime guarantees for some types. Then we fit them, give them one last polish and they’re yours.

From here, two paths face you. You can look at a sign as a once-off investment and leave it to gather dust, or to fend for itself against weather and pollution. In the short term, this policy might work for you. But even the best signs lose their lustre.

Or, you can take a long term view. See signage as an important part of your brand identity. An asset with a lifetime value. The better you preserve it, the more it will work to show your business in a good light.

The good news is, it’s quite easy to look after signage. And the higher the spec, the lower the maintenance. Offices are cleaned weekly or even daily – your signs need only a fraction of that kind of attention. We’re talking times per year rather than times per month. All you need are some strong arms and specialist detergents.

Follow the instructions on our maintenance plan and your sign will look as good as new for years to come.





Why site surveys are so important

You’ve sent us plans from the architect. Why can’t we take dimensions from their drawings and jump ahead to production?

Whether your sign is a deluxe bronze logo or a simple wall decal we want it to create a premium impression. It should be a perfect fit for the place which you have chosen for it. Not too big, not too small. Just right.

There is one proven way to make sure of this, and that is for our fitters to walk your site in advance, photograph sign locations and measure everything to within the millimetre.

More often than not, we quote for signs and design them before they have a place to go. The architect’s plans might be all we have to work with. This is plenty to get started. But, when it comes to perfecting sign designs ahead of production, Benjamin Franklin’s maxim still holds true today: if you fail to prepare, prepare to fail.

By allocating a fraction of your signage budget to a site survey you give your project the best start. Our installers get to assess the location, flag possible complications and confirm exact dimensions. Safe in the knowledge that you have left nothing to chance, we can proceed with producing and installing your signs. Precisely.


Do I need a Traffic Permit to install this type of sign?

You’ve approved designs and budgets and your sign project is go. Have you factored in the cost of Permits?

We can design signage for you, get it made on time and within budget and have our fitters booked to fit it. But there is one thing we need you to do for us – if you need to block footpaths or road lanes to install your signage then we need you to clear it with local authorities.

Council Permits

If you want to install signs in locations that are safely out of the way of drivers and pedestrians – such as within a building site, or on a stepped-in facade – you are less likely to need permission. If the install requires the fitters to work from the pavement or road, or on a hoist close to railway tracks or overhead lines, you need an official permit.

A regular council permit generally costs between €100 and €250 and takes about 7 days to be granted.

Traffic Management

If your site is on a route with high footfall or major traffic, be prepared to hire a professional traffic management company to oversee a safe install with a crew of people to alternate STOP/GO signs and keep the city flowing. To work near rail lines you need to apply for special contractor permits. Expect to pay upwards of €1500 to get the go ahead for both types of install.

Check the small print

Plan for permits in advance and you avoid budget overruns in future. To help, we always add notes to our quotations if we think that you are likely to need a council permit or traffic management expertise. We’ve had lots of experience with these kinds of projects so are happy to share know-how we’ve gained over the years.