Listed Building Signage Teashop By The Canal
Preserving History Through Signage
At Butler, we understand the unique challenges and importance of creating signage for listed buildings. As an award-winning signage company that specialises in designing, manufacturing, and installing signage for these historic structures, we know that the right signage can enhance a building’s character, while the wrong signage can detract from its historic value.
“...there are a number of hurdles to overcome in order to ensure that the signage is both appropriate and in keeping with the building's historic character.”
Design & Consultation
Listed buildings are a unique and valuable part of our cultural heritage, and their preservation and maintenance is of utmost importance. However, when it comes to adding signage to a listed building, there are a number of hurdles to overcome in order to ensure that the signage is both appropriate and in keeping with the building’s historic character.
Here are some of the key considerations, and challenges Butler faced when tasked with producing signage for the Teashop By The Canal.
The first hurdle is gaining approval for the signage from the local planning authority. This is because listed buildings are protected by law and any changes made to their appearance, including the addition of signage, must be approved by the relevant authorities.
The planning authority will assess the proposed signage to ensure that it is appropriate for the building and in keeping with its historic character.
After surveying the Teashop, Butler’s design team provided full drawings and photographic mockups, clearly illustrating the dimensions and finish of the proposed signage. These visualisations are invaluable when obtaining planning permission.
Materials & Specification
The next challenge is to choose the right materials and design for the signage. Listed buildings often have specific requirements when it comes to materials, such as using traditional methods and materials to create signs that blend in with the building’s existing features. It is also important to choose a design that is in keeping with the building’s architectural style, avoiding modern designs that would look out of place.
For the Teashop, we chose a glass panel with white vinyl graphics applied to the reverse. The clear panel gives the illusion of the logo being applied directly to the brickwork – clearly presenting the brand without detracting from the look of the building.
The importance of getting the signage right cannot be overstated. The right signage can enhance the building’s appearance, making it easier for visitors to find their way and adding to the building’s overall aesthetic appeal. However, if the signage is inappropriate, it can detract from the building’s historic character.
The installation of signage for a listed building requires careful planning and execution to ensure that it is done correctly and does not damage the building.
At Butler, we understand the importance of this step and take great care in our installation process. Our team of experienced installers take into account the building’s unique features and ensure that the final result is in keeping with the building’s historic character. We use only the best materials and techniques to ensure that the signs are durable and will stand the test of time.
Don’t let outdated or inadequate signage hold back the potential of your listed building. Contact Butler today and see how our expertise in listed building signage can bring your vision to life.