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    About Trade Signs

    Bringing Service Excellence to Signage


    Trade Signs are the UK's best manufacturer for flat cut letters, 3D built up letters, bespoke fabricated signage, letters and logos. Our mission is to create and produce the highest level of bespoke signage using the latest technologies and fusing them with traditional skills. Maintaining a robust process to ensure strong customer satisfaction and give our customers the flexibility to work to tight deadlines.


    Here at Trade Signs we realise the importance of a brand. Every sign we manufacture is built to be creative, eye-catching, meaningful and an accurate representation of your brand.  We strive to be the best by offering you a proactive service to get the job done.


    Some of our services include: Architectural Signs, Built up letters, Flat cut letters, Fabricated signs, LPFlex, LED Illumination, Monoliths, Projection Signs, Retail Signage. All our signs are manufacture to the highest quality using only first class materials and all come with a 12month manufacturer’s warranty and all at competitive prices


    We are also ISO 9001 certified, giving you assurance that we have a quality management systems in place to ensure that you have the smoothest ordering experience possible.




    Your feedback is important to us, as the user your comments about our service are our tool for improvement. Please take a minute to complete our feedback survey.

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    Showcase: ITV


    The Specification

    Trade Signs were awarded the contract to manufacture and install 2 large ITV signs for the new ITV building in Manchester.  The specification from our client was to fabricate a large version of the ITV logo, approximately 5 metres wide and 2.4m high. The logo was to fully illuminate using LEDs, and hang over the side of the building, to appear as though it is floating.


    The Challenge

    Due to the sheer size of the signs, we had to design and fabricate a support frame to bolt down to the roof of the building to allow the sign to hang over the face of the glass fronted building. This had to be structurally sound, spread the weight evenly, whilst still being aesthetically pleasing - as the framework would be seen from above. Trade Signs were given free-reign to design the framework, but had to ensure it was made in a practical and efficient manner, whilst maintaining structural integrity.



    Once all the signage and metalwork was complete, our Project Manager liaised with the client, ITV, and other contractors on site to arrange installation of both signs. The installation posed a number of issues, as each sign and frame weighed approximately 900kg and were to be fitted 23 metres up on the building with very limited access on site. A large crane and cherry picker was required for this. Our installation team had to work closely with the contractors on site to ensure our work was not going to have any adverse effect on other works being carried out. Both teams worked in partnership to ensure the installation was complete on time.



    We paid a huge amount of attention to detail to everything involved on the project. We ensured all of the metalwork and signage was of the highest quality, something we pride ourselves on. Our attention to detail does not stop in the manufacturing but also during the installation; Our Project Manager worked closely with the client at all times to ensure everything ran smoothly throughout the whole process. This meant liaising closely, regular onsite meetings with them and ITV, to ensure a first class service from start to finish


    Showcase: Coronation Street

    Coronation Street

    In September 2013, Trade Signs were awarded the contract to manufacture and install 4 large signs for the brand new Coronation Street studio and building in Manchester.

    The initial specification from our client (a design and projects company working for ITV),  was to fabricate a large version of the Coronation Street road sign, recreating the pitted look of the cast iron but with a brushed stainless steel finish.

    You can read the full case study by clicking here

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    Trade Signs boast an impressive 33,200 sq/ft of floor space. This state of the art factory has been designed and developed to continue our commitment to deliver first class service. To arrange a visit use this link visit us or call us using our free phone number 0800 328 3050.



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