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 We make memorials and engraved plaques just the way you want them.

UK Memorials made by The Sign Maker
Bespoke memorials made on site.

About Us

We are a family business that makes House Signs, Business Signs, Engraved Plaques and Memorials. It is because we make so many different memorials that we have created this website to show them all.  We will make them just the way you want them. Each and every memorial is as important to us as it is special to you.
As well as making quality signs and memorials it is the ethos of the company to look after our countryside and the environment. We have our own wildlife meadows, wildlife ponds and bees – hence the bees in our logo.

Looking after our countryside.

Memorial Plaques, Engraved Plaques and other Memorials.

  • Large selection of memorials, memorial plaques,ash caskets and crosses crafted in lots of materials.
  • Designed to your specifications using hundred of fonts.
  • Images can also be included – thousands to choose from or use one of your own.
  • Easy Pay –  Tell us what you want – we will send you the price with an Easy Pay link
Heart shaped granite wedge
Laser engraved oak casket
Engraved corian memorial plaque
Oval wooden memorial

Engraved Plaques in a Wide Range of Materials

Engraved Memorial Plaques

We can make your engraved plaque just the way you want it. You tell us the size you want and the material you want us to make it in. We have brass, black and dark bronze faced aluminium, acrylic laminate, stone-like Corian and stainless steel.

The brass is and is available in three thicknesses: 1.5mm, 2mm and 3mm. It can be deep engraved and paint filled, scratch engraved, laser engraved or chemically etched. We will advise the best process for your plaque. Backing boards and tree stakes are also available.

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Engraved Memorial Plaques

Engraved Memorial Plaques

Engraved Memorial Plaques

We can make your engraved plaque just the way you want it. You tell us the size you want and the material you want us to make it in. We have brass, black and dark bronze faced aluminium, acrylic laminate, stone-like Corian and stainless steel.

The brass is and is available in three thicknesses: 1.5mm, 2mm and 3mm. It can be deep engraved and paint filled, scratch engraved, laser engraved or chemically etched. We will advise the best process for your plaque. Backing boards and tree stakes are also available.

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Cast Bronze and Aluminium Memorial Plaques

Cast Metal Commemorative Plaques

The crème de la crème of memorial plaques must be the premier range of cast bronze plaques. We do also have a value range of cast bronze memorials.

Other cast metals include cast aluminium and antique cast brass. All of the cast metal plaques are individually cast in the traditional way and really do look superb.

Although not cast we also have zinc signs with raised letters. These can be smaller than cast metal plaques and can also have full colour images.
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Cast Metal Commemorative Plaques

The crème de la crème of memorial plaques must be the premier range of cast bronze plaques. We do also have a value range of cast bronze memorials.

Other cast metals include cast aluminium and antique cast brass. All of the cast metal plaques are individually cast in the traditional way and really do look superb.

Although not cast we also have zinc signs with raised letters. These can be smaller than cast metal plaques and can also have full colour images.
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Full Colour Memorial Plaques - Porcelain, Tough Print and Anodised Aluminium

Full Colour Memorials

Full colour memorials have become very popular in recent years. With the latest technology, we can lock the image in a layer of anodised aluminium. This process makes it tough and waterproof with a long life span.

Another product which also uses digital printing is TOUGH PRINT. With these plaques, the printed aluminium is completely encapsulated and finally heated to form a durable waterproof plaque resistant to scratches, fading, graffiti and chemicals. Can even be used by the sea.

Plaques can also be made from frost proof, fade resistant Italian porcelain. Although not as tough as the aluminium it is a good value option. All options can be used alone or inset into wooden, stone or corian plaques.
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Full colour memorial plaques.

Full Colour Memorials

Full colour memorial plaques.

Full colour memorials have become very popular in recent years. With the latest technology, we can lock the image in a layer of anodised aluminium. This process makes it tough and waterproof with a long life span.

Another product which also uses digital printing is TOUGH PRINT. With these plaques, the printed aluminium is completely encapsulated and finally heated to form a durable waterproof plaque resistant to scratches, fading, graffiti and chemicals. Can even be used by the sea.

Plaques can also be made from frost proof, fade resistant Italian porcelain. Although not as tough as the aluminium it is a good value option. All options can be used alone or inset into wooden, stone or corian plaques.
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Wooden Caskets for Ashes - Plain, Engraved or with an Engraved Plaque

Wooden Ash Caskets

These wooden ash caskets are very well made and can be supplied in various sizes using oak,mahogany or painted hardwood. They are available as they are, with lasered engraved top / side with anengraved plaque. There are also choices for the plaques as well.

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Wooden Ash Caskets

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These wooden ash caskets are very well made and can be supplied in various sizes using oak,mahogany or painted hardwood. They are available as they are, with lasered engraved top / side with anengraved plaque. There are also choices for the plaques as well.

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Engraved Wooden Memorial Crosses and Corian Grave Crosses

Memorial Crosses - Wood and Corian

Our carpenters make the wooden memorial crosses on site, and although we have six standard sizes we can make them to your specifications using oak, sapele, iroko or balau.They usually have the text and images laser engraved into the timber but can be left plain for a plaque.

As well as natural wood we also have painted wooden crosses with laser engraved lettering. Finally, there are our maintenance-free stone-like Corian grave crosses with wording engraved and painted. Four stone colours available.

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Memorial Crosses and Grave Crosses

Memorial Crosses - Wood and Corian

Memorial Crosses and Grave Crosses

Our carpenters make the wooden memorial crosses on site, and although we have six standard sizes we can make them to your specifications using oak, sapele, iroko or balau.They usually have the text and images laser engraved into the timber but can be left plain for a plaque.

As well as natural wood we also have painted wooden crosses with laser engraved lettering. Finally, there are our maintenance-free stone-like Corian grave crosses with wording engraved and painted. Four stone colours available.

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Wooden Memorial Plaques and Wooden Memorial Tablets

Wooden Memorial Plaques

We make beautiful wooden memorial plaques just the way you want them. They can be made to any size, almost any shape and in several different timbers. The timbers include oak, iroko, sapele, red cedar, balau, chestnut and cherry. Each timber has its own unique properties. Iroko is particularly suitable for memorial plaques in that it needs very little care, yet oak is very beautiful.

The lettering and images can be burnt into the wood with a laser or deep engraved with a CNC router on the larger wooden memorials. Posts and tree stakes are available.
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Wooden memorial plaques in all shapes, sizes and timbers.

Wooden Memorial Plaques

Wooden memorial plaques in all shapes, sizes and timbers.

We make beautiful wooden memorial plaques just the way you want them. They can be made to any size, almost any shape and in several different timbers. The timbers include oak, iroko, sapele, red cedar, balau, chestnut and cherry. Each timber has its own unique properties. Iroko is particularly suitable for memorial plaques in that it needs very little care, yet oak is very beautiful.

The lettering and images can be burnt into the wood with a laser or deep engraved with a CNC router on the larger wooden memorials. Posts and tree stakes are available.
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Slate and Granite Memorial Plaques, Tablets and Wedges

Stone Memorials

Slate and granite are the tradition types of stone used for memorials. The slate is available in 12mm, 20mm, 30mm and 50mm thick and is cut to the size you require.

The granite can be 12mm, 20mm or 30mm thick. The lettering can be just engraved or engraved and then painted.

Stone wedges are available in slate and granite and we also have full colour inserts which can be fixed into the stone. Posts are available if require – just tell us what you are looking for.
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Stone memorials in granite and slate.

Stone Memorials

Stone memorials in granite and slate.

Slate and granite are the tradition types of stone used for memorials. The slate is available in 12mm, 20mm, 30mm and 50mm thick and is cut to the size you require.

The granite can be 12mm, 20mm or 30mm thick. The lettering can be just engraved or engraved and then painted.

Stone wedges are available in slate and granite and we also have full colour inserts which can be fixed into the stone. Posts are available if require – just tell us what you are looking for.
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Corian - Fantastic for Stone-Like Memorials

Stone Like Corian

Corian looks and feels like stone but is surprisingly a synthetic material using resin and stone dust. It is the perfect material for smaller memorials requiring small text or detailed images.

It is available in a variety of stone colours and is very durable even in harsh coastal conditions. We often fix a Corian plaque to a granite wedge where a lot of text is required.

If a full-colour image is required, we can inlay an anodised aluminium plaque into the Corian.
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Stone-like Corian - Perfect Material for Memorial Plaques.

Stone Like Corian

Stone-like Corian - Perfect Material for Memorial Plaques.

Corian looks and feels like stone but is surprisingly a synthetic material using resin and stone dust. It is the perfect material for smaller memorials requiring small text or detailed images.

It is available in a variety of stone colours and is very durable even in harsh coastal conditions. We often fix a Corian plaque to a granite wedge where a lot of text is required.

If a full-colour image is required, we can inlay an anodised aluminium plaque into the Corian.
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Memorials for Woodland Burial Sites and Natural Burial Grounds.

Woodland and Natural Burial Memorials

Woodland burial sites and natural burial grounds often insist that the memorials are made completely from wood. We can even mount small plaques on posts using dowels instead of screws.

A number of different timbers can be used and for the lawn memorial we suggest balau which is very heavy, full of its own oil and lasts a very long time. More Information

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Woodland and Natural Burial Memorials

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Woodland burial sites and natural burial grounds often insist that the memorials are made completely from wood. We can even mount small plaques on posts using dowels instead of screws.

A number of different timbers can be used and for the lawn memorial we suggest balau which is very heavy, full of its own oil and lasts a very long time. More Information

List of Natural Burial Grounds and Woodland Burial Sites in the UK

Beautiful House Signs and Quality Business Signage

House Signs and Business Signs

This is a website dedicated to our memorials and memorial plaques, but we also make all kinds of other signs including a vast range of beautiful house signs and all types of business signage.

We can make signs to almost any size using lots of different materials. As with our memorials, we can use hundreds of fonts and thousands of images. If you have something in mind contact us, and one of the designers can create a visual for you.

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House signs and Business Signs

House Signs and Business Signs

House signs and Business Signs

This is a website dedicated to our memorials and memorial plaques, but we also make all kinds of other signs including a vast range of beautiful house signs and all types of business signage.

We can make signs to almost any size using lots of different materials. As with our memorials, we can use hundreds of fonts and thousands of images. If you have something in mind contact us, and one of the designers can create a visual for you.

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For more ideas on fonts, layout, wording and materials  – Visit the Gallery of Memorials and Memorial Plaques