Sign Fittings FAQ

We currently provide our customers with multiple ways of fitting or mounting their sign. The different fittings provide a completely different look to each-other and can give an old sign a new lease of life.

This page is here to show you the types of fittings we can provide and how to install the fittings correctly to ensure a clean and strong mounting for your sign.

Types of Fixings We Provide

We provide 3 different types of fixings, all 3 fixings are manufactured to a high standard to ensure your sign wont move. 

Secure fittings, New method of fitting with moderately easy removal and still super sturdy fixing. Mirror plates, standard fixings super secure but harder to remove. Chrome Stand-offs provide a beautiful finish for the sign.

 

    'Secure Hidden' Fixings - Button Fix® Type 1 Clips

    Connecting parallel panels where the emphasis is on strength. Highly Versatile, Durable and Reliable.

    The Button-fix concept is simple: durable nylon buttons are attached to the back of the sign and the mating fixes are attached to the surface you want the sign fixing to. Bring the sign towards the surface and slide until the Button-fixes click. 

    'Mirror Plate' Fixings FOC - Brass D Plates

    If you're a previous customer you will be familiar with these brackets, they are provided with every sign free of charge, unless you state you would like one of the other fittings. The fittings are made from brass and screwed into the sign, so are durable and more suited for external use.

    Chrome Stand-Offs Fixing

    Our Chrome Stand-offs provide a beautiful aesthetic to the front of the sign, this is a strong chrome mount is drilled through the sign then a chrome brushed spacer is placed behind the sign, This raises the sign off the surface that it is mounted to, The screw that is drilled through the sign has a screw cap to be placed onto it to keep a clean look for the front of the sign.

    'Secure Hidden' Fixing Installation Instructions

    Kit you will need:

    • a set of Button Fix® Type 1 (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.

    You will be supplied with a pair of Hidden ButtonFix Secure Brackets, one for either side of the sign, plus associated screws for attaching the brackets to the sign.

    Offer the black brackets to the rear of the sign, lay them flat. When you're ready to screw the brackets to the sign, make sure that you are not going to pierce through the front of the sign if there are deep engravings. 

    Measure the distance between the two centre points of both brackets, this distance is the fixing dimension for the green buttons. Using the longer screws attach these to the surface you're mounting the sign to.

    Offer the sign up to the green buttons and slide down until they click and secure the sign in place.

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    Mirror Plate FOC Installation Instructions

    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.

    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.
        2. 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.
        3. OR either side of the top part of the frame. (less used technique)
        4. 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) 
        5. Place the top hole over the mark. Using the pencil mark up the place of the other hole on the frame
        6. Using two screws - and the guide marks - screw the mirror plates to the sign, do not over tighten or the timber could split.
        7. 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.
        8. 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
        9. 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.

    Chrome Stand-Offs Fixing Instructions

    Kit you will need:

    • a pair of chrome stand offs,  two chrome screw caps, two countersunk screws, two rawl plugs
    • a measuring tape or a ruler
    • a soft pencil
    • a spirit level (to check the level)
    • Please note we do supply screws for timber and masonry

    You will be provided with 2 large screws for the chrome caps and stand-offs.

    measure the distance between the centre of both screw holes, this is the fixing dimensions that you will need to mark on the surface you're mounting the sign to.

    Slide the screws through the screw holes on either side of the sign and sliding the chrome stand off up the screw on the rear of the sign, now use a drill to drive the screw into the surface you're mounting the sign on. 

    Finally install chrome screw caps onto the screw and you're done.

      1. LADDER SIGN FITTING INSTRUCTIONS

        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.