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

UK Memorials made by The Sign Maker

War Memorials and War Memorial Plaques

  • We make war memorials im a whole range of different materials.
  • There are Standard Sizes, but  we can make war memorial plaques and other war memorials to any size.
  • Our designers will aim to make your war memorial completely unique by using interesting fonts and adding  images or artwork
  • Easy Pay – Tell us what you want – we will send you the price with an Easy Pay link
Corian War Memorial
Bronze War Memorial on a Backing Board
Zululand War Memorial
Village War Memorial

Engraved Wood War Memorial

Wooden War Memorials

Maybe not the first material you think of for a war memorial, but it is surprising how many we do make. Our carpenters can make them exactly the way you want. We make them large or small in a range of timbers. Iroko is very useful in that it is full of oil and needs little maintenance. Oak is incredibly beautiful, and we usually treat with a commercial satin varnish. Sapele is a dark red wood, the only suitable if you want gold lettering.

For a superior war memorial, we can inlay an engraved Corian plaque into a  wooden tablet – unique and very attractive.

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Wooden War Memorial.

Wooden War Memorials

Wooden War Memorial.

Maybe not the first material you think of for a war memorial, but it is surprising how many we do make. Our carpenters can make them exactly the way you want. We make them large or small in a range of timbers. Iroko is very useful in that it is full of oil and needs little maintenance. Oak is incredibly beautiful, and we usually treat with a commercial satin varnish. Sapele is a dark red wood, the only suitable if you want gold lettering.

For a superior war memorial, we can inlay an engraved Corian plaque into a  wooden tablet – unique and very attractive.

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Cast Bronze War Memorials

Bronze War Memorials

Cast bronze is the tradition material used for war memorials. Unfortunately, it is the most expensive too. However, if you do have the funds available it is beautiful, very tactile and will last a very long time with virtually no maintenance.

Our cast bronze plaques are cast in the traditional sand casting method, but using computer technology to create the patterns. The best of both worlds. To finish the technicians can paint the background and polish the letters or patinate the whole plaque.

Cast bronze plaque on a tall granite wedge.

Bronze War Memorials

Cast bronze plaque on a tall granite wedge.

Cast bronze is the tradition material used for war memorials. Unfortunately, it is the most expensive too. However, if you do have the funds available it is beautiful, very tactile and will last a very long time with virtually no maintenance.

Our cast bronze plaques are cast in the traditional sand casting method, but using computer technology to create the patterns. The best of both worlds. To finish the technicians can paint the background and polish the letters or patinate the whole plaque.

Full Colour War Memorials

Full Colour War Memorials

Digitally printed full colour war memorials may be considered are little too modern for some. They do have some advantages, though. Firstly they can contain a lot of text so the onlooker can see the story behind the memorial. Secondly, we live in an age of images, and by adding full-colour images, the memorials are more engaging.

There are two options – both are weatherproof and resistant to fading. The anodised aluminium plaques have the text and images locked into the tough anodised layer. The TOUGH PRINT memorial plaque are completely encapsulated and heat treated to create a plaque comparable to stove enamelling.
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Full Colour War Memorial

Full Colour War Memorials

Full Colour War Memorial

Digitally printed full colour war memorials may be considered are little too modern for some. They do have some advantages, though. Firstly they can contain a lot of text so the onlooker can see the story behind the memorial. Secondly, we live in an age of images, and by adding full-colour images, the memorials are more engaging.

There are two options – both are weatherproof and resistant to fading. The anodised aluminium plaques have the text and images locked into the tough anodised layer. The TOUGH PRINT memorial plaque are completely encapsulated and heat treated to create a plaque comparable to stove enamelling.
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Engraved War Memorial Plaques in Brass, Corian, Aluminium & Stainless Steel

Engraved War Memorial Plaques

For a simple war memorial an engraved plaque is ideal. We can cut and engrave them to any size. They can be mounted on wooden or Corian backing boards, and tree stakes or posts are available in wood or metal.

We have a massive range of fonts to choose from, and most images or crests are usable, even if we have to send to a graphic designer to redraw first.

Materials for the plaques include coloured anodised aluminium, acrylic laminate, stainless steel and top quality engravers brass in thicknesses of 1.5, 2mm and 3mm. Beware many online companies use cheaper brass which tarnishes faster.
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Engraved War Memorial Plaques

Engraved War Memorial Plaques

Engraved War Memorial Plaques

For a simple war memorial an engraved plaque is ideal. We can cut and engrave them to any size. They can be mounted on wooden or Corian backing boards, and tree stakes or posts are available in wood or metal.

We have a massive range of fonts to choose from, and most images or crests are usable, even if we have to send to a graphic designer to redraw first.

Materials for the plaques include coloured anodised aluminium, acrylic laminate, stainless steel and top quality engravers brass in thicknesses of 1.5, 2mm and 3mm. Beware many online companies use cheaper brass which tarnishes faster.
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Zinc Plate War Memorial with Raised Wording

Zinc Plate with Raised Wording

These plaques are perfect for use as a war memorial working so well with the detailed crests which are often required. The lettering is raised but it can be small so plenty of wording can be included. The backgrounds can be painted, usually in black or blue but other colours can be used. The images, crests and military badges are hand-painted.

Zinc is tough and durable and it does not rust or tarnish making it ideal for memorials. The plaque is created using solid zinc plate and etching away the background to leave the letters raised.

Zinc plate war memorial plaque with raised lettering.

Zinc Plate with Raised Wording

Zinc plate war memorial plaque with raised lettering.

These plaques are perfect for use as a war memorial working so well with the detailed crests which are often required. The lettering is raised but it can be small so plenty of wording can be included. The backgrounds can be painted, usually in black or blue but other colours can be used. The images, crests and military badges are hand-painted.

Zinc is tough and durable and it does not rust or tarnish making it ideal for memorials. The plaque is created using solid zinc plate and etching away the background to leave the letters raised.

Engraved Corian War Memorials

Engraved Corian War Memorials

We make more engraved Corian war memorials than any other type of war memorial. The reason for this is because they look like stone, but the lettering can be much smaller than we could engrave into slate or granite.

The other advantage with Corian is that it is thinner and lighter weight than slate or granite. This means that plaques can easily be fixed to a wall or a tree stake.

If a colour image is required we can inset an anodised aluminium plaque into the corian which will be flush with the surface.

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Engraved Corian War Memorials

Engraved Corian War Memorials

Engraved Corian War Memorials

We make more engraved Corian war memorials than any other type of war memorial. The reason for this is because they look like stone, but the lettering can be much smaller than we could engrave into slate or granite.

The other advantage with Corian is that it is thinner and lighter weight than slate or granite. This means that plaques can easily be fixed to a wall or a tree stake.

If a colour image is required we can inset an anodised aluminium plaque into the corian which will be flush with the surface.

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War Memorials made in Stone, Granite and Slate

Granite and Slate War Memorials

Most of the granite and slate used for war memorials is for plinths and wedges which have a corian plaque attached.

However, we have recently developed a new method of engraving detailed crests badges and images into stone. The colour panel is first inlaid, and the detail is then laser etched into the panel. See the crest on the round slate memorial to the right.

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Stone War Memorials.

Granite and Slate War Memorials

Stone War Memorials.

Most of the granite and slate used for war memorials is for plinths and wedges which have a corian plaque attached.

However, we have recently developed a new method of engraving detailed crests badges and images into stone. The colour panel is first inlaid, and the detail is then laser etched into the panel. See the crest on the round slate memorial to the right.

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Engraved corian war memorial on a granite plinth.
Anodised aluminium war memorial
Nurses war memorial engraved on corian on a granite plinth.
War Memorial on Granite Wedge