Construction and Fixings introduction

In this paragraph I will explain our signs which have Construction and Fixings that are manufactured from a range of materials selected to suit the application and the budget. Below are a selection of the construction and fixings that we use with all of our signs.

Sign Making Materials

Correx Boards:

Firstly (Fluted Plastic) is a lightweight, low cost material that provides a very cost-effective solution. For example if you require temporary signage or have a limited budget. Available in various thicknesses. 4mm is standard but 6mm provides a very rigid sign. In other words Correx can be drilled to enable the signs to be attached to posts/fences with cable ties (zip ties).

Foamex Signs:

Secondly (Foamed PVC) is widely used for Neighbourhood Watch signs and many other signs. As a result these need to be durable yet still provide a cost-effective solution. to clarify holes can be drilled for cable-ties or brackets can be riveted to the back of the signs for a concealed fixing. Channel can also certainly be bonded onto the Foamex if you require a more robust fixing.


Thirdly (Aluminium Composite) is now widely used instead of solid aluminium. As a result it has no scrap value and hence not of interest to metal thieves!. For instance it has a ‘skin’ of aluminium on either side that is bonded onto a dense plastic core making it very durable. Therefore it is suited to long term outdoor exposure. Channel can be riveted to the back of the signs. Alternatively the cable-tie brackets can be riveted on. In addition Dibond signs come with radiused corners as standard.

Aluminium or Steel signs can also be supplied, as well as PVC, Polycarbonate, Polypropylene or Acrylic.

Sign Fixings:

Cable Ties:

(Zip Ties) are available in a range of sizes to suit the size of the post that the signs are being attached to. Likewise they are easy to use and ideal for any short term application, black and natural are the standard colours but other colours are available on request.

Channel Fixings:

However there are a range of fixings that can be used with sign channel:

Firstly One-Piece Clips (Twist-in Clips) are a simple clip which go around the post and are clamped by a bolt at one end and security bolts can be supplied to prevent the signs being removed. These clips are available in a range of sizes to suit the diameter of the posts. The most common sizes are 60mm/76mm/89mm/102mm. Other sizes and types can also be supplied including clips for railings and back-to back clips.

Secondly Channel Clamps are needed if you are using metal banding or screwbanding. They slide into the sign channel and the banding then goes through the clamp and tightens the sign against the post. Metal Banding and Buckles can be supplied in either rolls or cut lengths. This goes through the channel clamp and requires a tensioning tool to tighten it around the post and then crimp the buckle to secure it.


For example is an alternative to the metal banding and is easier to apply as it does not require the buckles or the tensioning tool to secure it. They can be tightened with either a screwdriver or socket set.

2 Hole Clips:

Similarly can be used as sign fixings instead of sign channel and are attached to the sign with 2 rivets. The metal banding or screwbanding goes through the 2 slots in the bracket to tighten the sign against the post. These brackets are often used on smaller signs where channel is not required to give extra rigidity to the sign.

In conclusion if you would like to ask us a question about construction and fixings please call and speak to Kevin or a member of our team on 0115 973 3323 or email us your enquiry at 

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illustration showing how post mounted signs are secured