GROUND FIXED OAK HOUSE SIGN. Handcrafted in solid oak. Spruce up the entrance to your home with one of our Ground Fixed Oak House Signs.
- Overall dimensions H300mm x W460mm
- Sign dimensions W460mm x H150mm x T20mm
- Prime European Oak
- Deep carved inscription
- Font choices
- Paint colours (for slate sign): WHITE, OFF WHITE or CREAM
- Other sizes available by request
- Symbols or Images
- Despatched fully assembled for installation
Please note this is a natural product and the precise thickness and appearance of the slate cannot be specified when ordering.
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. Stainless steel screws join the posts to the sign, because these are less reactive with the tannic acid content of oak. This therefore means they are less likely to cause blackening.
MAKING A GROUND FIXED OAK HOUSE SIGN
Initially we cut each piece of solid oak to size. The next step is to chamfer the edges and give the timber an initial sanding. After that we prepare the pocket holes that join the posts to the sign. The next stage is the engraving process, followed by a final sand before the pieces are glued and screwed together. The final stage in the making process is to treat the oak. We apply 2 coats of OSMO WR Base Coat followed by 3 coats of OSMO UV Protection Oil. If you prefer your Oak to be left untreated please let us know by adding a NOTE at checkout stage
The OAK SIGN is fully assembled prior to despatch so it is ready for installation upon receipt.
We send all items via Royal Mail or Parcelforce using a Signed For service. Shipping costs are determined by the size and weight of the item ordered, however you can choose whether the item is shipped first or second class. Shipping costs for multiple items on the same order will therefore be determined by the total weight and size of the packaging required to ship
INSTALLING YOUR HOUSE SIGN
When installing your House Sign it is important to ensure the ground is suitable to hold and maintain the sign. If installing it into sandy soil you may wish to consider using a form of concrete to set the posts. Some clients choose to cover the below ground section of the posts with a membrane. If you are unsure about the installation it may be wise to seek professional advice.
CARING FOR YOUR GROUND FIXED OAK HOUSE 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.
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