Frequently Asked Questions


Below you will find answers to the most commonly received questions. If you have a question that is not listed here, please use the form on our contact us page to submit it and we will get back to you with an answer as soon as possible.

1. Why should I choose Slate House Sign to make my sign?
Slate House Sign is part of Martin and Sons and Plymouth Stone established since 1909.  Having been engraving stone for 100 years we have a great deal experience in the process ensuing that you get the highest quality of workmanship.

2. Should I choose a standard or large size sign?
Standard size is perfect for almost all cases. Large size is perfect if visibility is important

3. Do you deliver outside the U.K.?
At present, due to the high cost of carriage, we only deliver to mainland UK addresses and payment should be in Pounds sterling.  Delivery with the UK mainland is included in the total cost of your sign.

4. How do I pay for my sign?
Payments can be made through our website which utilises Paypal where you can pay by most major cedit cards quickly and securely.  Should you wish to pay by cheque please contact us with your order details.

5. How do I fix my sign to the wall?
Our signs come complete with screws and wall plugs. If no holes are required please indicate this on the order form.  Our signs can also come with 'hidden fixings' - this is where we drill two or four holes in the back of the sign but not all the way through.  In order to fix your sign to a wall, you would need to drill holes into the wall then insert rawl plugs and screws, leaving about 1/4" of screw head protruding, fill your slate holes with silicone or a proprietary gripfill then 'marry' them to the screw heads (obviously ensure you have aligned everything!).  Your sign will then sit flush to the wall,  please be advised that it is not recommended to move the sign once you have attached it in this way as there is a strong likelihood it will break.

6. Can I order a special sized sign?
We are able to produce signs in all shapes and sizes.  If you need a sign that is a little unusual in terms of shape or size please contact us directly with your requirements.

7. How long will it take to make my sign?
All signs are normally delivered within 30 days of receipt of order

8. What guarantee do you give with the slate signs?
We guarantee the materials for 5 years, excluding damage caused by incorrect fixing or accidental damage other than during delivery.

9. What if my sign is damaged during delivery?
Please inform us immediately if the sign arrives damaged. Please keep the damaged sign and packaging for at least 30 days. If you can send or e-mail a photograph of the damage we will replace it free of charge.

10. What are your refund and replacement terms?
In the unlikely event of you being dissatisfied with the finished sign please contact us immediately giving the reasons for dissatisfaction. If you return it to us we will either replace the sign, refunding the carriage costs, or give you a full refund.

11. What if I wish to amend or cancel my order?
Once the order is received we usually start the work very quickly. If the lettering has not been started you can cancel the order and receive a refund or you can make amendments to your order.