FREESTANDING OAK SIGN. Handcrafted in solid oak, designed for ground fixing. Spruce up the entrance to your home with one of our Ground Fixed Oak House Signs.
- Overall dimensions H1.1m x W570mm
- Sign dimensions W450mm x H200mm x T20mm
- Prime European Oak
- Deep carved inscription
- Resin filled (with marine grade resin)
We understand that choosing a House Sign is a very personal process and it’s sometimes not an easy decision to make. Quite often this is why signs that have passed their best tend to be left in situ. If you have considered a House Sign but need some assistance or guidance with choosing the right solution, or would like this style sign made in a different size, then please get in touch and we can help with your decision making.
To make these House Signs we use PRIME EUROPEAN OAK. In other words, the best quality timber for external use. Once the inscription has been carved into the oak, it is filled with resin. To ensure the sign is suitable for outdoor purposes we use marine grade epoxy. Each sign is treated with 2 coats of OSMO WR Base Coat followed by 3 coats of OSMO UV Protection Oil. This means it’s good to fix in situ when received. If, however, you prefer your Oak to be left untreated please let us know by adding a NOTE at checkout stage
Due to the size of this house sign shipping is via Parcelforce.
INSTALLING YOUR FREESTANDING OAK SIGN
When installing your House Sign it is important to ensure the ground is suitable to hold and maintain the sign. Given the height of these signs we recommend you consider setting the posts with concrete to ensure stability. Some clients choose to cover the below ground section of the posts with a membrane, however this is not imperative. If you are unsure about the installation it may be wise to seek professional advice.
CARING FOR YOUR FREESTANDING OAK SIGN
Being a natural material and exposed to the elements, you should expect that the OAK will silver down (weather) over time. Exposure to water reacts with the natural tannins which causes blackening and exposure to UV rays turns the oak a silvery hue. The two elements combined effect what is referred to as silvering down. Weathering of the OAK is a natural process and whilst it cannot be prevented, it is possible to slow the weathering process by retreating your sign.
We recommend that you retreat the OAK twice yearly, preferably before the start of the winter and summer seasons. There is no harm in retreating it more than twice yearly, if for example it is sited in a prevailing position and subject to high levels of wind, rain or sun.
Please be sure when ordering this sign that you are aware of how time will affect the OAK.
Wherever possible we use paper or cardboard packaging. Of course we have a duty to do our bit for the environment, whilst at the same time ensuring our products arrive undamaged. Where we find it necessary to use alternative packaging, all of it can be recycled so please do your bit too.
All measurements are approximate. Even though we take every care to make each item to the dimensions specified, slight variations are possible and should be anticipated.
BESPOKE FREESTANDING OAK SIGN
If you would like a freestanding oak sign making in a different size please get in touch
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