can. We are frequently involved in producing design concepts for
new or indeed, established businesses. It's a great compliment
when a client feels comfortable and confident in us that they
seek our advice in creating what in many cases will be the first
indication as to a company's professional approach to their corporate
image. A logo well designed and a premises sympathetically signed
is an ever present reminder of a company's professional approach.
can imagine, the range of materials available in today's market
place is vast and here at Hitech Signs, we are constantly updating,
re-training and keeping ahead of our competitors in selecting
the best materials available for our client's signage projects.
As with design, the correct selection of the right materials is
very important in both providing a durable long-term product and
a sleek professional image. At our showroom we have many examples
of modern, contemporary and traditional sign making solutions
and we are always delighted to discuss material choices with our
Should the sign be illuminated or not?
probably the most commonly asked question. Illumination of a sign
can be a vital aspect to its overall dynamics. There are several
key factors in deciding whether a sign should be illuminated or
not. Location, planning restrictions, business' operational requirements.
A lawyers office in a sleepy town may not require a dynamic, internally
illuminated set of letters whereby a fast food outlet, operating
on the High street looking to attract passing trade would certainly
seek to secure a design proposal encompassing the very latest
of lighting technologies. Most illumination related questions
are ironed out at the design stage and many signs benefit from
being both illuminated or non-illuminated depending on its design
has recently changed in that it is now a local authority's responsibility
to set planning regulations within its local boundaries. In my
experience, the Planning Department's modern responsible approach
to commercial signing and guiding has been positive and we welcome
the opportunity to discuss sensitive signing projects with the
local Planning Department. It is best advice, should we or our
clients be intending to place a planning control advertisement
application, to discuss the signage content with the relevant
planning officer prior to implementing an application. The Governments
White Paper Relevant to Town and Country Planning Scotland 1984,
no 467 S.47 is a clear and concise guide to the standard statutory
requirements. This can be purchased at any government stationery
office or reputable bookshop.
Power. Do we install the electrical power?
No we don't.
We are not electricians, however we are happy to discuss, liase
and advise our clients electrical contractor as to the best solution
to providing an electrical point at the sign and best switching
and time clock arrangements. Many of our clients do not have direct
access to an electrician and at this point we are happy to instruct
a sub-contractor to carry out these works on behalf of our client.
Can you maintain and look after my signs once they have been
course we can. You've laboured for months over the design, spent
weeks picking the materials and smiled broadly at the finished
article. Why wouldn't you look after it? It's good houseman-ship
to maintain and look after your corporate identity. It's your
unique identity and as such should always provide a strong ambassadorial
role to your corporate image. Please feel free to discuss, at
any point, our various maintenance packages, which are tailor
suited to our individual clients needs.
signs installed by us are guaranteed for a one year period (neon
discharge tubing installations if serviced at 6 monthly intervals).
you look after my business on a national basis?
Signs specialise in multi-site national contracts. Our network
of installation teams cover the U.K. and Ireland and we are proud
of our many multi-site client contracts.