About Architectural Signage

Architectural Signs can really help to enhance the appeal and design of the external and internal architecture of a building. They are a beacon of branding, and help make that first impression of professionalism and quality.

Many companies use architectural signage to bring an environment to life, adding huge visual appeal. Externally, architectural signs are used to highlight their premises, and internally to reinforce their branding or provide vital information to visitor or employees.

When looking for Architectural Signage, you need a company that understands your needs and can help turn your concepts, design form and structure into dramatic architectural signage.

What Are Architectural Signs Made From?

Architectural signs and signage are made using raw materials including metals, glass, hardwoods, softwoods and plastics, combining them with various finishes, A1deSIGNS can design and create dramatic architectural signage that meets all of your business requirements.

What Is Architectural Signage?

Architectural signage is high quality hand and machine crafted signage, generally made from metal, and often includes the use of glass, hardwoods, various special finishes and usually has a single overall design form and structure, to bring the signage to life.

One of the more common designs and structures of architectural signage is to use built up lettering made from various metals including gold stainless steel, metal plates, flat metal lettering and way-finding signage. These letters can be made through various processes including CNC routing, laser cutting, water jet cutting, engraving and hand crafting, to help create the perfect finish for your architectural signs.

Illuminated Architectural Signs

Illumination for architectural signage can be either LED’s or Neon, the best choice for a higher quality, brighter, more efficient end product is neon, however due to its size limitations, in very shallow, small letters LED’s make a great alternative.

Architectural Signage Possibilities

Architectural signs can cover a wide variety of different elements of signage, some of these include: metal letters, etched glass, illumination, Perspex letters, hardwoods and softwoods, plaques and engraving and lighting.

Any of these elements can be combined to create architectural signage that creates impact or blends subtly with its surroundings. Colour examples can be found on our Colour Selector Page.

Costs & Benefits of Architectural Signage

With a low cost of ownership over the lifetime of the Architectural signage, it provides great value for money whilst creating a lasting impression. Typically, owners of architectural signage only have to replace them when their branding changes or any vital information changes. Thanks to the robust materials used to created architectural signs, they are built to last. Here at A1deSigns, we pride ourselves on the quality of finish we produce when it comes to architectural signs to ensure they last even longer.

Architectural Signs can play a significant role in determining whether or not potential customers enter your workplace, and with that thought in mind, wouldn’t it be great to know that yours was produced to the high standard your business undoubtedly deserves.

Other benefits of architectural signs include:

  • brand awareness
  • highlighting where your premises is
  • informing your customers and stakeholder of vital information like directions
  • quality first impressions to customers, stakeholders and potential employees

These signs are vital for any company that wants to grow and attract new people from all angles to their business.

Architectural Signage Design

Architectural Signs are a representation of your business, and should reflect your brand. Using the same or a similar colour theme to your brand will help people to remember you moving forward.

It’s important to consider the design of Architectural Signs, and the information that should be included on them. Empty signs aren’t eye catching, but at the same time, overloaded Architectural Signs can be off putting to the eye.

Thanks to our extensive experience, in designing and the production of Architectural Signs, A1deSIGNS can help you from start to finish. We will work with you to recreate your branding in the perfect sign, advising on size, materials, colours, information, space available, location and more. For example, an architectural sign in London may need different consideration to those installed in Woking as its a different type of location.

Choose A1deSIGNS for your Architectural Signs

A1deSIGNS has the experience and attention to detail that can bring any architectural signage project the finesse required to achieve its potential. Whilst keeping to project time schedules.

Our sign makers have the know-how to produce architectural signage to meet your requirements, we can advise on the materials to use and where best to use them, contact us now for a free quotation or to discuss your requirements.

Architectural Signs FAQs

Working with architects, designs, contractors, construction engineers and so on, we know how important materials can be in the functionality, design and appeal of an architectural sign, which is why we can use a range of materials to help you create your perfect signage. We use wood, glass, acrylics, metal and lights to create the majority of our bespoke architectural signage. Depending on the design you want to create, we may be able to change these to suit your requirements.

Architectural signage, when designed, created and made correctly, can last for years without showing major signs of wear and tear. The life span of an architectural sign can also depend on the materials used, whether the signage is installed internally or externally and so on. When we create your architectural sign, we will also be able to advise on the best ways to maintain the look and appeal of your signage to extend the lifespan of the design for as long as possible.

The cost of architectural signs for your business can vary and depend on a number of factors including; the type of signage you choose, whether your signs light up, the materials of your signs and the overall design of your signs. The more complicated the sign, the more time and resources are needed, which could also affect the overall price of your architectural signs.

The length of time it takes to create a custom architectural sign varies due to a number of factors such as the complexity of the design, the materials used, whether the sign lights up, whether the sign in for internal or external use and more. All of these factors come with various production methods and materials that each ave there own associated time frame. Our team will be able o estimate a length of time, once you have set out your requirements. We will then rock with you to try and complete your signage as soon as possible.

In short yes. With the array of options we have available for your architectural signage, you can create a range of signs for both internal and external use. Depending upon the materials used, functionality, and design created, we may be able to create a sign that can be used in both scenarios. If you would like more information, please contact our team who are more than happy to answer your questions.

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