Kit you will need:

  • a pair of mirror plates (supplied) - one for either side - plus associated screws for attaching to the sign (supplied)
  • a measuring tape or a ruler
  • a soft pencil
  • A screwdriver
  • A bradawl or a sharp nail and a small hammer (for making sharp indentations in the wood)
  • a spirit level (to check the level )
  • Please note we do not supply the screws for attaching the sign to the wall or fence, please use appropriate screws and/or plugs for the size of sign and the material attaching to.

Fitting the brackets:

This mirror plate secures a lightweight sign to the plasterboard partition wall using a hardened steel pin
  1. Using a soft pencil and a measure, turn the sign over so you can see the reverse. Leaving the one protruding hole overhanging the sign, mark a point to indicate where the mirror plates should be fixed
  • EITHER half way up rear of the sign verticals (or slightly higher). Make sure the measurements on left and right are both the same distance from the top edge of the frame.
  • OR either side of the top part of the frame. (less used technique)
  • Now place the mirror plates over the mark. Make sure the part with just one hole is not too close to the frame (ie allow space for the screw driver to work
  • Place the top hole over the mark. Using the pencil mark up the place of the other hole on the frame
  • Using two screws - and the guide marks - screw the mirror plates to the sign, do not over tighten or the timber could split.
  • Offer the sign up to the wall and fix with appropriate screw (into timber) or using the protruding hole as a guide, take a pencil with a long point and mark out where to drill.
  • Use a third screw (NOT SUPPLIED) through one of the remaining screw holes to screw the frame flush to the wall. A steel pin can be used on plasterboard walls if the sign is extra small and light.  You will need to use rawl plugs and longer screws if the sign is heavy
  • Before you drill the second hole check that the frame is level using the spirit level and make any necessary adjustments to level it up.
    Don't forget to check your sign for signs of drying out and retreat with a good quality wood oil at the first signs of ageing. A quick brush or rub over with oil will keep your sign looking as new for many many years to come.

    If you would prefer pre-drilled holes into your sign please let us know when placing your order.


    Apart from the Extra Small Ladder signs our Ladder Signs are supplied fully assembled and ready to go into the ground.


    The Extra Small Ladders are supplied with two small posts with two pre-drilled holes in each leg. Placing the sign face down on a firm surface offer up each leg to the pre-marked points. Using the screws provided screw each leg onto the back of the sign. Depending on were your sign is being positioned it may simply push into the soil. Alternative dig two small holes and make sure the soil is compacted well around each leg.

    All other Ladder Signs
    The posts are to thick to drive/push into the ground and please don't use a hammer to tap the posts in as you will definitely damage them and, we may see grown men in the workshop cry. 

    •    Firstly remove the brace from the bottom, this is only attached for postage purposes to stop the legs from straining from mishandling.
    •    If possible dig a hole at least 1ft -1½ ft deep for each leg. Insert the legs and firmly compact the soil around each leg.
    •    Depending on how deep the hole is and how firm your ground is, it may be wise to add concrete or post mix to stabilize the posts (available from DIY stores) and then top up with soil.

    To keep your Bramble Signs looking good we recommend a coat of oil at the first sign of any drying or weathering. Please click here for more information.