Construction & Fixings

 

Our signs are manufactured from a range of materials selected to suit the application and the budget.

Correx (Fluted Plastic) is a lightweight, low cost material that provides a very cost-effective solution if you require temporary signage or have a limited budget. Available in various thicknesses – 4mm is standard but 6mm provides a very rigid sign. Correx can be drilled to enable the signs to be attached to posts/fences with cable ties (zip ties).

Foamex (Foam PVC) is widely used for Neighbourhood Watch signs and many other signs that need to be durable yet still provide a cost-effective solution. Holes can be drilled for cable-ties or brackets can be riveted to the back of the signs for a concealed fixing. Channel can also be bonded onto the Foamex if you require a more robust fixing.

Dibond (Aluminium Composite) is now widely used instead of solid aluminium as it has no scrap value and hence not of interest to metal thieves! It has a ‘skin’ of aluminium on either side that is bonded onto a dense plastic core making it very durable and suited to long term outdoor exposure. Channel can be riveted to the back of the signs or alternatively the cable-tie brackets can be riveted on. Dibond signs come with radiused corners as standard.

Aluminium or Steel signs can also be supplied as well as PVC, Polycarbonate or Acrylic.

Cable Ties (Zip Ties) are available in a range of sizes to suit the size of the post that the signs are being attached to. Easy to use and ideal for any short term application. Black and Natural are the standard colours but other colours are available on request.

Channel Fixings
There are a range of fixings that can be used with sign channel:One-Piece Clips (Twist-in Clips) are a simple clip which go around the post and are clamped by a bolt at one end. Security bolts can be supplied to prevent the signs being removed. These clips are available in a range of sizes to suit the diameter of the posts. The most common sizes are 60mm/76mm/89mm/102mm. Other sizes and types can also be supplied including clips for railings and back-to back clips.Channel Clamps are needed if you are using metal banding or screwbanding. They slide into the sign channel and the banding then goes through the clamp and tightens the sign against the post.Metal Banding & Buckles can be supplied in either rolls or cut lengths. This goes through the channel clamp and requires a tensioning tool to tighten it around the post and then crimp the buckle to secure it.

Screwbanding is an alternative to the metal banding and is easier to apply as it does not require the buckles or the tensioning tool to secure it. They can be tightened with either a screwdriver or socket set.

2 Hole Clips can be used instead of sign channel and are attached to the sign with 2 rivets. The metal banding or screwbanding goes through the 2 slots in the bracket to tighten the sign against the post. These brackets are often used on smaller signs where channel is not required to give extra rigidity to the sign.