A busy site, the monastery suffered from a lack of directional or welcoming signage. Visitors constantly asked how to get to different areas of the site and the tatty paper signs put up to relieve the problem did little to help. Keen to both improve visitor orientation and to smarten up the site to attract a more corporate audience, it seemed investing in high quality signage would be key.
Having worked for the National Trust in a previous role, Fitzpatrick Woolmer were known to the site manager by reputation. This combined with the fact we offered a high quality recycled plastic product, that with its timber effect would complement the style of the site perfectly, and Fitzpatrick Woolmer were appointed.
Our solution included a range of timber effect recycled plastic ladder signs, fingerposts and wall-mounted nameplates. Together the signs dramatically improved visitor navigation and with their high quality, grained cedar effect finish, offered a maintenance free set of beautiful looking signs, that not only fitted in with the period and style of the Monastery but that also helped to reduce landfill.
For Valence House and Eastbury Manor, although durability and vandal resistance would still be essential, the key objective was to produce a suite of signs sympathetic to the heritage of the properties. Bearing this in mind a family of signs were developed using rustic oak posts and stainless steel display frames. Green Oak was chosen to complement the natural timber in the properties and surrounding grounds. Additional wall and rail-mounted information panels were produced to support the primary displays.