Architectural Sign of the Year 2017

Dakota by Signbox

Sponsored By

Signbox won for its elegant and eco-friendly signage for the new Dakota office building at Brooklands, Weybridge.  Signbox designed and installed the stainless steel, LED illuminated skyline sign, together with glazed entrance foyer signage, an external, ground level sign and wayfinding monoliths.

Highly Commended

World Rugby Hall of Fame by Grantham Signs

New Scotland Yard by Signbox

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About Blackburns Metals & Plastics

Blackburns Metals now supplies one of the largest range of semi-finished raw materials in the country to every market segment including the signs , print and visual displays sector.


Blackburns continue to lead the market for the supply of raw materials into the commercial and traffic sign markets. Through the introduction of a comprehensive range of Cast Acrylic, PVC Foam and Fluted Polypropylene sheet products for the digital print and display markets Blackburns have a comprehensive range of sign substrates and components together with ‘kit’ and ‘semi fabrication’ options.


Sign makers are able to choose between buying individual components such as aluminium composite sheet, sign channels,  posts and a range of plastic substrates as separate items, or in kit form with bespoke fabrication to the customers finished requirements.

OFFSITE MANUFACTURING SERVICE…We offer our customers a semi-manufacturing service to allow them to concentrate on the added value of sign design and installation. This wide range of equipment, such as  CNC Routers, Riveting Machines and  Saws, gives Blackburns  the ability to produce bespoke sign trays or cassettes and intricate shaped signs for external and internal purposes.

INCREASED CAPACITY AND QUICKER LEAD TIMES…Blackburns has invested heavily in developing the sign manufacturing element of its business, and this has enabled the company to increase its capacity, offering quicker lead times with the facility to cut specific and bespoke sizes, fret work lettering and shapes to our customers immediate requirements.

Manufactured from the full range of sign making materials, such as BCP composite sheet, Acrylic, PVC Foam, Polycarbonate and our new substrate Sealwise WCB.

With 10 strategically located distribution and stocking centres in the UK, Blackburns  provides a next day service across the whole range of our signage, plastic, composite, aluminium and stainless steel materials.

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