They say an Englishman's home is his castle and as a nation of homeowners this sentiment certainly rings true. With the considerable growth in housebuilding predicted over the next few years the number of homeowners who want to add that personal touch to their home will also increase.
It may not seem evident at first, but new housing is causing a growth in the sale of sign fixing standoff's, as housebuilders and homeowners looking to add some bespoke detail and kerb appeal to their property.
At one time only cottages, bungalows and villas had sign plaques at the entrance announcing the name of the property, such as rose cottage, or the gatehouse or our personal favourite ‘dunroamin.’ These were usually attached with rusty screws, and a half was hanging off on one side.
This has undoubtedly changed over recent years, as one of our regular customers, The House Nameplate Company can attest. They have seen a considerable increase in orders, unprecedented in their 30-year history.
The House Nameplate Company, based in North Wales offer a wide range of door furniture and front door numbers. They also have a variety of personalised letterboxes and other products. Visit their website www.housenameplate.co.uk to discover more.
"We want our customers to have the most individual house sign, number, or letterbox possible... Most of the products you see on our website can be personalised to suit you. Having fantastic machinery and skilled craftsmen means we can customise any of our products." Hayley Roberts, The House Nameplate Company.
Sign fixings play a significant part in the products they sell. These include solid brass sign fixings which are available in chrome, satin chrome and gold. These standoff's come in a wide range of size and is very hard-wearing, especially given our often-inclement weather.
When it comes to adding a splash of colour, The House Nameplate Company turn to our aluminium sign fixings. These offer versatility not only in size, but the current range of seven colours and finishes give flexibility and increased personalisation options.
As the UK's premier sign trade supply company, iSpi Trade understand pricing is always fundamental to any business. Our low cost, high-quality products allow our clients like The House Nameplate Company to remain competitive. Our bulk buy boxes offer the best value for money for trade customers and ensure they have a supply to hand when required.
The majority of the customers who visit www.housenameplate.co.uk are homeowners who are looking to add some individuality to their home. Hayley went on to say, "The signs we produce for homes are usually house numbers, house names and everyone's favourite 'Beware of the dog'. But by adding imagery and double panels, you can create some fantastic designs for customers."
"Totally satisfied with the house sign. Made to a very high standard. Very reasonable price. Quick turnaround time from ordering to dispatch was just over a week. Installation instructions easy to follow and understand. All fixings included even the wall plugs. No reason for delivery drivers to get the wrong address again. One happy customer." Review from The House Nameplate Company Satisfied Customer.
The business signage market is also an essential part of their turnover, this ranges from external building signage for offices and doctors surgeries to an internal meeting room or shared office space signs. "Although we have a wide assortment of signage products, using a variety of mounting methods, standoff sign fixings are one of our key components," Hayley added.
As was alluded to previously, housebuilding is on the rise. It is predicted that over half a million new houses will be built over the next 5 years in the UK. Housebuilders are always looking for new ways to showcase their homes to prospective buyers, gone are the days of screwing numbers on to the door or wall. Homeowners want their house to stand out and look attractive, not only inside, but outside as well.
One of The House Nameplate Company's key commercial customers is housebuilder, Taylor Wimpey who have commissioned a large number of signs for apartments and houses which use a variety of sign fixings. One issue visitors have to new housing estates is finding the right address. A prominent, well-designed house sign or number not only makes this task more straightforward but is a nice addition to the house frontage.
"iSpi Trade has always been an excellent company to deal with. Their knowledge of sign trade supplies makes ordering easy, and they are always at the end of the phone if we need any assistance. I would have no issue recommending iSpi Trade." Hayley Roberts, The House Nameplate Company.