The Construction Award 2017

Astana Airport by John Anthony Signs

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John Anthony Signs won for its project at Astana International Airport – 4,000 miles away in Kazakhstan.  A total of 586 signs were produced for the airport, including eight 10 metre high, glass clad illuminated towers. External signage offered an additional challenge – temperatures in Kazakhstan can range from minus 40 C to plus 50 C and JAS had to establish which products had been successfully tested at extreme temperatures and were fit for purpose and able to survive these extremes of climate.

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About SignFab

SignFab (UK) Ltd is the UK’s leading Trade Only Supplier for built up letters, fascia signs, totems, flex face light boxes and folded trays and panels. Providing both illuminated and non-illuminated options for all signs, using our own branded Lumaire LEDs and Light Panel we offer consistently high quality, fast turnaround and low cost overflow and manufacture expansion options to all of our clients.

Celebrating our 15th Anniversary this year we have successfully been awarded CE marking, giving added peace of mind to our clients and we have recently become an official Partner for GE modules offering onsite parts and labour warranty if needed for large tenders across the UK.

Lumaire is our lighting range offering an industry leading light panel, super slim trough light system, innovative and contemporary magnetic poster display frame, traditional snap frame and modules that we sell directly to our clients if needed, for fitting into their own signs.

Our built up letters are produced to very high standards and offer a very short lead time as we have the UK’s largest letter making department. 15 work stations in total offering both metal and acrylic built up letter choices or combinations of both.

In offering installation for all of our signs we provide a complete service to our clients who only need to manage large projects such as totem installation; where we handle the groundworks, cages and onsite fitting. We have two fully qualified staff crews that are anonymous.

Our metal fabrication area is second to none. With ten CE qualified metal welders, 3m wide roller for creating smooth curves on panels, two folding machines and two guillotines we have the investment and skilled workforce to make signs to whatever requirements or make recommendations if needed. Coupled with our almost fully automated, custom built, in-house powder coating paint system with a separate large booth for wet spraying, we can literally cover almost anything.

Research and Development play a large part in providing new products and peace of mind for our clients. We carry out thorough tests and manufacture prototypes and samples when needed. Fixings, fittings, processes, adhesives, illumination and installation method are all investigated.

If you’ve never enquired about any of our services above, please get in touch or if you want to find out more, contact us to arrange a Factory Tour or in the meantime you can view our video online through our website. We invest so you don’t have to.



Telephone: 0116 261 0104