At our workshops, we are able to cut slate to any size to create your slate sign just the way you want it. We have a good stock of slate in various thicknesses but can obtain extra large pieces of slate quite quickly.
Large Slate Signs are made with natural slate with smooth, but not highly polished surface. This shows the markings and grain of this lovely material – each piece is different.
The letter colours for slate signs are normally white. Black is also used as are silver and gold. For a more natural gentle colour, we use the Farrow & Ball colour Lichen. Another natural look is F&B Purbeck Stone which is a very light grey. We can match other F&B colours @ a cost of £55. We can also blast the background away leaving the letters raised and unpainted. When leaving letters raised we must use bold fonts without any fine line.
It is difficult to drill holes into slate as it requires plenty of water to keep the slate cool so we can drill the holes for you. Posts can be supplied if required. The slate sign below has been bolted to 4″x4″ oak posts. Extra support has been provided by the oak support rail. This is a very heavy sign which needed three men to move it! We can also include simple pictures. We have a selection or you can send in artwork – It must be a silhouette style image without any very fine lines or shades.