Post mounted signs allow you to situate your school sign wherever you like. You aren’t restricted to an existing wall, fence or similar structure. Perfect for creating impact with your welcome signs at the entrance of your school premises. The posts hold the sign aloft and away from existing structures, so they appear proud and prominent.
Our post mounted signs are printed onto dibond (an aluminium composite board). These boards are extremely robust and will give you a sign that will survive in all weather for a number of years.
To make the sign post-mountable, we attach aluminium channel to the back. We provide you with the necessary clamps to fit the number and shape of your posts. These clamps wrap around the posts and slide into the channel on the back of the sign. The nut and bolt that comes with each clamp is then used to tighten everything in place. We also supply the posts themselves (including post caps) if required.
I need to replace a sign on existing posts
If you already have posts in situ, and just want to replace the sign, we can still help. Our flexible order form lets you order a custom size to fit your posts perfectly… and it will come with aluminium sign channel fixed to the back and all the necessary clamps to install to your existing posts.
How do I install my sign posts?
If we are supplying posts for you to use in a new sign installation you will need to prepare the ground to receive them. Your caretaker or facilities team will need to dig a post hole and concrete the post in place. There are a number of ready-mix, rapid setting “post fix” concretes on the market that are perfect for installing sign posts. Just add water!
How many sign posts do I need?
For signs with a width of 750mm or less you can get away with a single post, but we would recommend a 76mm diameter post in that case.
Smaller signs above 500mm wide can be mounted on two 50mm diameter posts.
Signs wider than 1,200mm and up to 2,400mm should be mounted on two 76mm diameter posts.
|Sign width||Number of posts|
|Less than 500mm||1 x 76mm dia.|
|500mm to 750mm||1 x 76mm dia. or
2 x 50mm dia.
|750mm to 1,200mm||2 x 50mm dia. or
2 x 76mm dia.
|1,200mm to 2,400mm||2 x 76mm dia.|
Signs wider than 2,400mm can’t be made from a single sheet of dibond so multiple pieces have to be produced to span multiple pairs of posts. Contact us or call us on 01579 340985 and we will work something out for you.
How deep should I bury my sign posts?
Ideally, you should aim for 2 to 3 feet of post buried in the ground, but realistically, aim for a minimum depth based on the following table:
|Total length of post||Amount of post to bury|
Note: 50mm diameter posts are 2m long, 76mm diameter posts are 3m long.
How do I attach my sign to my posts?
We supply everything you need to fix your sign to your posts. The only thing you’ll need to provide is a spanner to tighten up the nuts! It’s also helpful to have someone assist by holding the sign roughly in place.
- Once the sign is being held in position with the horizontal sign channel against the posts, pop the end of a sign clamp into the sign channel and rotate it so you can wrap it around the post. Make sure the end with the hole in it is towards the outside if you have more than one post.
- Now slide one of the provided bolts into the sign channel with the square head inside the channel and the threaded shaft poking out. Slide it all the way to the clamp and then pop the threaded shaft through the hole in the clamp.
- Place a washer and bolt onto the shaft and tighten it up just enough to hold the sign in place but also give yourself a bit of play.
- Repeat steps 1 to 4 for each point at which sign channel intersects with a post (if you have two pieces of sign channel and two posts there will be four clamps).
- Ensure the sign is square and level and fully tighten all the clamps.