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What to Expect From a Full-Service Sign Company

Ordering the right signage for your business can turn into quite the time-consuming process. Your signage needs to be designed, the location surveyed, the actual sign installed. And often different contractors need to be hired for every step in the signage process. 

That’s a lot of points of contact to separately brief and manage. That is, unless you work with a full-service sign company!

A full-service sign company offers every part of the signage process from concept to completion. This means you have one company that oversees and executes the entire process, instead of having to pull together multiple contractors yourself.

Whereas a limited sign company tends to offer only parts of the process (e.g. manufacturing and installation, but not surveying or design), a full-service signage company offers the complete package. This means projects will be easy, seamless, and hands-off. 

But what does that full package actually include?

Project Management

One of the key features – and benefits – of a full-service sign company is that it tends to be highly project-management driven. Your project will be overseen by a dedicated project manager who is your one point of contact from start to finish.

The project manager ensures different departments are aligned and work together seamlessly to finish your signage project within the required timeline. Not only does this mean fewer contact points for you as the client, but also a better chance of your project being delivered within the required timeframe. 

The project manager will often remain available as your direct point of contact even after your signs have been installed on your site. This is part of the product lifetime guarantee and after care service provided by most full-service sign companies (more about this further below).

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Surveying & Consultancy

Surveying the location and ensuring your sign meets local government guidelines and building codes is essential. A full-service sign company will have an experienced surveying team that can arrange all that’s necessary for you. 

Alongside surveying the location, the company’s team will also provide consultancy services. They have the technical knowledge to turn ideas, or aspects of the brand that you are trying to showcase, into effective signage solutions.

From the best finish to use for your sign to staying in line with the latest trends within the signage industry. Professional signage consultants will know from experience what works and what doesn’t and they will provide you with valuable insights on any best practices.

Design & Specification

Design is an integral part of any signage project. But finding the right designer to create the concept for your sign can be challenging. And successfully aligning the designer and manufacturer to ensure effective execution even more so.

That’s why full-service sign companies have an in-house signage design team that can supply detailed drawings and concepts. Common offers included in this service are:

  • Photographic mockups to visualise the end product before the creation of your signs
  • Overview of the technical specifications of materials and fixings used
  • Detailed quotations, project costings, and delivery frameworks that outline the scope of the project

By choosing a full-service sign company with an in-house design department you don’t have to worry about any potential discrepancies between cost projections and the actual cost of your signage. This allows you to budget for the project more effectively and ensures you don’t run into unexpected costs at the end.

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Manufacture

Once the plan has been laid out it’s time for the actual creation of your sign. Most full-service signage companies are equipped with an in-house manufacturing facility where your signs will be created. 

The manufacturing team consists of licensed sign manufacturers who are skilled at working with a large variety of materials and hold all the required accreditations. 

They are experienced in creating signs that meet the highest quality standards whilst simultaneously meeting agreed-upon project deadlines. Your dedicated project manager will oversee the entire manufacturing process to ensure the deliverables are met.

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Install

Depending on your business, installation can be a difficult, time-consuming, and potentially disruptive task. With a team of professional installers, you can rest assured that the work will be done as quickly and with as little disruption to your site as possible, while never compromising on the quality and safety of your product.

Full-service sign companies are equipped with their own professional install teams. From installing at height using cranes or mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) to unique locations such as highways. Install professionals are certified to install signs no matter where you need them.

Full-service companies with an in-house install team will often have their own fleet of vehicles and workstations, such as cherry pickers, scissor lifts, cranes, and lorries.

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After Care

When you hire several different contractors to work on your project, aftercare once the sign has been installed will often not be included. With a full-service sign company, you will generally receive a warranty and check-ins and check-ups if required.

Your project manager will remain your direct point of contact long after the installation of the sign. This ensures snagging or other issues are dealt with effectively and the team will remain at hand if need be.

Full-service companies often offer a product lifetime guarantee and, more importantly, will honour this agreement.

The Benefits of a Full-Service Sign Company

With a full-service sign company, you save a lot of time and hassle having to find, align, and manage different contractors yourself. Instead of working with several people and contracts, you have one contract and one point of contact to guide you from concept to completion. Making the process as easy as can be. 

Butler Signs is an award-winning full-service sign company providing signage solutions to businesses across the UK. Operating from our state-of-the-art facility, our team of skilled experts has over 15 years of experience delivering creative, innovative, and effective signage solutions.

Our team consists of consultants, project managers, designers, manufacturers, and installers. We all work together seamlessly to deliver your project with the highest attention to detail and within the agreed-upon time frame.

Call us now to arrange a free consultation or fill out the contact form below and one of our friendly experts will get back to you soon.

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