The Importance of Correct Signage Installation
The recent weather that the UK has been having of late has highlighted to us – as experienced and qualified sign makers and fitters – just how important it is not to scrimp when it comes to making sure all types of signage are fitted correctly from first installation.
We are the UK and Ireland’s leading signs and graphics company – and we didn’t get that accolade by chance. It’s come from making sure all of our centres undergo the correct training, have the right ethics and take pride in everything they do. Being the leading company in the industry doesn’t always make us the most price competitive – not because we’re in it to ‘make a quick buck’ but because we know the true cost of designing, printing and installing quality signs – and this in turn is reflected in the quotes that we provide.
In the past, our honest pricing policy has seen us lose out on business to other sign makers who perhaps don’t realise the importance on investing in the right equipment, fixtures and fittings when completing a sign project. With the weather we are having at the moment, many of these companies have now been back in touch with our centres because their original signage and fixtures, installed by one of our cheaper competitors, has since rotted and is no longer safe – in some instances the signs have indeed blown free from their fixtures and are in fact hazardous.
We’re obviously more than happy to correct these problems and we always make sure that all the signs that we produce are fitted using industry standard procedure and the correct materials for the job. What we’d really like to see, however, is a change in the mentality to all sign making companies. Yes, corners can be cut and prices driven down – but for what gain? We believe public safety to be the utmost importance and would never fit any signage without making sure it was as safe and secure as possible.
Next time you need a quote from a sign maker, take a detailed look at the costs provided – if the value for fixtures and fittings looks too low compared to the other quotes you’ve received there’s probably a reason. Make sure you investigate it thoroughly before rubbing your hands together in glee at the few pounds you may save yourself in the short run because it could end up costing you much more in the future.
For more information on the quality of service, products, materials, fixtures and fittings you can expect if you approach one of the 70 Signs Express centres across the UK and Ireland, then Managing Director, Craig Brown, would be more than happy to discuss our ethics and policies with you.
Make sure you wrap up warm in these high winds and floods, look out for one another and most importantly stay safe.