Built Up Stainless Steel Letters

The Guinness Partnership

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The Guinness Partnership is a national provider of housing across England. They are one of the largest affordable housing and care providers across the country, owning and managing more than 60,000 homes and provide housing and care services for 120,000 customers. They were established over a 125 years ago by a great grandson of the founder of the Guinness brewery.

Signs Now first started supplying signs to Guinness in 2008. We won the first tender based upon our Value for Money, our Quality Systems, Health & Safety procedures, Insurances, Qualifications and our capability to undertake National Coverage all In-House.

We have supplied well over 2000 signs across the country in offices & housing sites & complexes. We have continued our relationship with them to this day currently working on a new test site in London which will then be adopted across the country.

Christ College, Brecon

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Christ College in Brecon is one of Britain’s most ancient schools; For three hundred years it was a Dominican friary before King Henry VIII established a school here in 1541 by Royal Charter. In 1855 the modern ‘public’ school was founded by Act of Parliament and they currently cater for around 350 pupils.

In 2011 Signs Now were invited to consult and quote on the supply of complete new signage for the school. Existing signs were aged (see right above) and not portraying the right image for the school.

Our first step was to visit the college and undertake a full site survey based upon their ideas and needs along with us suggesting signs looking at things from an outsiders’ point of view.

We then sat down and talked through options providing examples of previous projects along with samples. Once we had agreed on the ideal solutions we then produced a full itemised quotation along with a set of proposal drawings. The college provided us with their branding so we could do these drawings superimposed onto photos to accompany the quotation. The time and attention spent on detail during the survey, drawings and quote enabled the school to see exactly what was being proposed so they could make informed decisions on the ways forward.

As with all similar projects, all signs were then produced and fitted by qualified in house installers. We supplied a range of different Deluxe Post & Panel signs, and many wall mounted box tray signs.

All signs have been favorably received as Kieran Dempsey, Bursar of Christ College points out in the following testimonial.

Broadwalk Shopping Centre, Bristol

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Broadwalk Shopping Centre in Bristol is a long established shopping destination based on the south side of the city and is a centre for the local community also staging events. Signs Now have been supplying all types of signs to Broadwalk for the last 13 years, and during that time we have developed a close working relationship based upon trust, efficiency and the supply of good quality signs. We have undertaken signs not only for the centre itself but for several of the actual shops within.

Over the years, we have produced a whole multitude of signs including simple vinyl graphics, directional signs, health and safety signs, banners, aluminium and acrylic wall signs, large bespoke freestanding and projecting signs as well as fascia signs. Having in-house production capabilities makes the supply of large bespoke signs possible and means we can keep control of larger projects.

When working in and around a shopping centre we need to adhere to safe working practices, providing risk assessments and when required only working when there are no members of the public nearby. We sometimes need to work at height and have trained and qualified fitters capable of doing so. As Tim Maloney the Centre manager says, “I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Jerry and the crew at Signs Now for all the help and advice over the years during our refurbishments and re-branding work. We have used you for a number of years now and have always received a first class service with a prompt response and fast turnaround”.

Bower & Bailey Solicitors

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We have worked with Bower & Bailey for the last 4 years and have undertaken all their signage requirements at their 4 branches in Swindon, Banbury, Oxford & Witney. We have created bespoke signs at each adhering to branding requirements laid down but adjusted to suit local needs and requests.

“The Signs Now team were very reliable and professional throughout the whole process. I was particularly impressed by the finished design along with the quality of the construction. The signs were installed on the agreed day with zero fuss and great attention to detail. Our decision to instruct Signs Now was instantly vindicated as we have received fabulous feedback from our clients. Thank you.”
 Simon Smith, Partner, Swindon Bower & Bailey Solicitors

Tanzania House

The Tanzania High Commission had existing built up letters on the wall, however some were damaged. They were initially looking for replacements for 2 letters, which were missing, but decided to have whole sign replaced. We advised a brushed stainless steel finish as it will wear better, after agreeing on a modern styling.
A quick turnaround was very important as there was a very clear deadline of a visit from the Prime Minister of Tanzania. Access was a challenge due to outside steps going down to a basement level, so a lift was used.

Harley Street Hair Clinic

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Harley Street Hair Clinic had recently moved locations as they needed more space. The prestigious location means that advertising on the outside of the building is not allowed exterior signage. With clients including professional sports people and other celebrities, an excellent first impression was extremely important. So it was decided to make the most of the reception area and install a striking sign above the fireplace. The customer, Jennifer was looking for built up letters and an illuminated logo and the result works well.

Black Cube, Central South West

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Technology company Black Cube, based in Central South West, were looking for modern and distinctive office signage to fit their branding. The solution we offered was built up letters for their logo, as well as office prints showing the different office locations around the world.

With the location being central South West, our installers were still able to access and fit the signage despite the access challenges. The result is a smart finish and a very happy customer.

Ark Schools

Ark Priory Primary Academy in Acton is one of 4 schools across South West that we have installed signs for in Summer 2015. It was part of a re-brand for Ark who own 34 schools across the UK as well as one in India. In this case we installed built up letters and various signs including post and panel signs and various wall signs.

Islamic College

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Islamic College had completed a refurbishment to an existing building and had re-located their main entrance. Therefore a requirement for new signs was essential. We used brushed silver aluminium dibond to complete the name and emblem. We also completed a tray sign at the rear of the building. The project was a challenge for our installers due to the location of the tray sign and how busy the surrounding area is.

Heathrow Safe Deposits

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Heathrow Safe Deposits is just off the busy high street in Southall and offers a unique service with one of the best safes in Europe. As a newly formed business they needed to raise awareness and also showcase the quality service they provide. Therefore they went for our deluxe range of 3D stainless steel letters with LED illumination. They also had a stainless steel engraved plaque for the entrance to complete the fascia signs.