Our house signs are made to order from high quality oak and are built to last. Letters can be painted black, white or left natural. We finish our signs in high quality natural-based oil, which is also UV resistant. This usually needs to be done on an annual basis to keep your signs looking their best. We can supply the oil for this when the time comes if needed.
The Shetland environment is extremely harsh on any exterior woodwork and so we suggest using oak due to it’s hard wearing properties and timeless quality. We do not varnish our signs – this looks great to start with but will eventually blister and peel and is very tricky to re-finish.
Our signs can be made to a variety of sizes, designs and styles so get in touch if you want something different. If you require a different font, an image or logo, oval or round sign or a different size, please get in touch and we will send you a quote. There are just too many options to list them all so here we have the most popular sizes of simple text signs. Text on the signs are carved out by our CNC router. We V-carve all text for outdoor signs in Shetland as it sheds water better than straight-edge carving.
If you are not sure what size you need for your house, then just email us with the text and we can advise what size will look best.
Please enter the text to go on the sign in the order notes at the checkout. Once you have placed your order, we will send you a 3D preview of your house sign. Only when you are entirely happy and approve the design do we make it. The process normally takes 3-4 weeks but please do ask beforehand if you need your sign by a certain date as it depends on our workload.
Delivery for signs is £5 to Shetland mainland only. For those living on outer isles we can arrange to meet at a convenient time and place on the mainland. For delivery to the rest of the UK, please email for a quote. If you would prefer to pick up from our Eshaness workshop we will refund the delivery charge.