Slate Signs

Collage of slate signs

Our ever popular engraved slate house signs have deep V-grooved numbers and lettering giving a smart classic appearance. This range of house number signs and house name plates are made from solid natural slate. Engraved slate has been used over many centuries for memorials and outdoor signs and is an ideal stone to use for outdoor signage. 

Available in many popular rectangular sizes to fit most fixing locations - gate posts, on a wall, on stakes by the road, by the front door, on the house wall and even hanging from chains. If the standard sizes don't quite fit your required dimensions we can make them to your exact size up to 500mm in width and 300mm in height - just contact us by phone or email us for the price. Apart from the smallest 100mm x 100mm size, all slate house plaques can be engraved with arrows making them a perfect choice for directional signs.

Inlay colours for slate house signs
 
Close up view of engraving
V-cut lettering is also known as V-carved or V-grooved engraving and is cut by a CNC Machine.
V-cut Lettering is considered the ultimate in slate sign engraving techniques - it takes much longer
than shallow laser engraving or deeper sandblasting methods but we think it's worth the extra time!

 
All our engraved slate signs are cut to size by a diamond saw from a solid slab of dark dark grey slate and then engraved by a V shaped routing bit in a choice of 20 different fonts.
 
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The lettering is inlaid with a choice of white, gold or silver paints giving a  good contrast for easy reading . The outside edges are chamfered to give a neat appearance to the finished sign.

These slate house signs have an average thickness of 10mm plus or minus 1mm. Most are offered with a choice of fixing hole positions for easy mounting. We provide correct size screws, rawlplugs and black domed screw covers to hide the screws and keep the from weathering.
Please note: We do not offer 'Hidden Fixings' but you can order our signs without fixing holes and use a builders glue like Gripfill/no more nails to permanently fix to a wall. 
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Slate is a natural stone formed millions of years ago and has a traditional reputation of being quarried and split by hand for centuries. Engineering methods may have changed over time but the reputation of slate has not. This popular material has been used for a wide variety of uses in buildings due to its natural beauty which enhances both period and contemporary homes. In the 18th and 19th century, schools used slate and chalk for both blackboards and also for individual writing slate. In a similar manor Innkeepers and grocers used slates to keep a record of how much each of their customers owed them come pay day. This is the origin of the phrase ‘wiping the slate clean’ as the slates were indeed wiped clean when customers were able to pay their bills. Slate was also used for commemorative plaques. It was also during this period that slate became desirable and sought after for slate roofing.

In the early 20th century slate was used for electrical switchboards and for the controls of large electric motors due to its insulating and fireproof properties. Other valuable properties of slate such as its stability and its resistance to chemicals have resulted in its use as billiard tables and for laboratory benches. In contemporary times, the elegant beauty and durability of slate makes it a desirable natural material to adorn the home. The inclusion of other minerals within slate such as pyrite (fool’s gold) makes each piece entirely unique. A solid slate house sign will personalise your home even before the sign maker begins working on the piece.



Mock up proof and finished product comparison
Once you have placed your order we email you  a proof of your house sign for approval. You can then a OK the proof or ask for any alterations to your original order and we send an amended proof. (not available for any hand painted signs)

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Engraved slate house number sign  100mm x 100mm
(3 Reviews)
Slate house number sign suitable for a single digit number. Available in 19 fonts and 3 inlay colours.
£20.95
Slate house number sign  140mm x 100mm
(15 Reviews)
House number plaque in solid slate suitable for a two digit house number. White, silver or gold paint inlays.
£22.95
Three digit house number sign  160mm x 100mm
(9 Reviews)
Slate house number plaque suitable for a 3 digit number. House numbers with white, silver or gold inlays.
£24.95
Slate house sign with a four digit number  240mm x 100mm
(1 Reviews)
House number plate for a 4 digit number or up to 5 letters. Available in 3 inlay colours and 19 fonts.
£30.95
Engraved slate house name sign / address plaque  250 x 60
(4 Reviews)
House sign suitable for up to 12 characters (including spaces). 19 fonts and 3 inlay colours to choose from.
£32.95
Slate house name sign / address plate  300 x 75
(10 Reviews)
House sign for up to 14 characters (with spaces). Available in 19 fonts and white, gold or silver inlay colours.
£34.95
Slate five bar gate signs  450mm x 85mm
(1 Reviews)
Solid slate sign suitable for a house name, an address or instructions. Three inlay colours and 19 fonts.
£39.95
Slate home address sign  300mm x 100mm
(8 Reviews)
House name sign / address plate for 2 lines of text and a number if required. Choice of 19 fonts and 3 inlay colours.
£44.95
Slate house name sign / address sign - 450mm x 100mm
(3 Reviews)
House sign for house names or home address. Deep v-carve engraving in 19 fonts and 3 colour inlays.
£48.95
Engraved slate house sign  300mm x 150mm
(7 Reviews)
Engraved slate house sign suitable for 2 lines of text. Available in white gold or silver inlay colours and 19 fonts.
£52.95
Solid slate house sign  500mm x 125mm
(4 Reviews)
House name sign / address plaque for a single line of text. This house sign is available with a choice of 19 fonts and in white, gold or silver inlay colours.
£57.95
Slate house name sign / address plaque  400mm x 150mm
(3 Reviews)
Solid slate house sign featuring deep v-groove engraving. Choice of 19 fonts and white, gold or silver inlay colours.
£59.95
Solid slate house name sign / address plate  300mm x 200mm
(5 Reviews)
Engraved solid slate house sign suitable for up to 3 lines of text in a choice of 3 inlay colours and 19 fonts.
£64.95
House name sign / address plaque  450mm x 200mm
(2 Reviews)
House sign in solid honed slate for up to 2 lines of text. Deep v-carve engraving in 19 fonts 3 colour inlays.
£76.95
House sign in solid honed slate  450mm x 300mm
(1 Reviews)
Large house sign for 2, 3 or 4 lines of text with directional arrow(s) option. Choice of 3 inlay colours and 19 fonts
£89.95
Large slate house sign  500mm x 300mm
(1 Reviews)
Large house sign for up to 4 lines of text. Three inlay colours, 19 fonts and with directional arrows if required.
£99.95
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