How to Install Your New Sign Using Screws & Wall Plugs

You've just received your beautiful slate house sign from us and now you're wondering: "how do I put this up?" Well don't fret, we've got you covered with this simple, quick-read guide to help you install your sign correctly. If you have hidden fixings, then head over to our hidden fixing sign installation guide for more info.

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What You'll Need

SCREWS: These can be found in your package in a brown paper bag.

WALL PLUGS: These can also be found in your package in a brown paper bag.

PEN OR PENCIL: Anything that'll help you dot the marks where you'll want to drill the holes.

DRILL: We recommend a 8mm drill bit, so the wall plug can fit in nicely.

SCREWDRIVER (OR THE DRILL): It'll need to be a cross head or Philips one (looks like a + shape).


Decide on a location

You can place your new slate name plaque just about anywhere such as on a house brick wall, wooden gate, garden shed door, or even from a tree branch using string. It's important to think about different factors before you drill any unnecessary hole, such as the visibility of your sign in a certain location, the secureness of where you put your sign (does your door swing outwards, consider keeping the sign away from the door handle) and the placement between prominent features like windows and doors. It's always best to ensure the surface on which you fixate your sign is as even as possible too, it definitely makes this process much simpler!

Install your new slate house sign


Mark out the holes

You've now found the best place to install your sign, great! It's now time to mark out the area with your drill points. Grab a pen and line your sign up into the position you want to hang it. Keeping still, place the tip of the pen into all of the pre-drilled holes in your sign to pinpoint the drill locations. 

Level installation of house sign on brick wall


Drill the holes

Once the hole positions have been marked, double-check that all the pen dots line up with the signs pre-drilled holes. If they do, grab your electric drill and drill into all of the marks. After you're finished, slot all the wall plugs into the holes. If they don't fit all the way, simply drill a little further and re-slot.

Drill holes for your house sign

Place your fixings for your house sign


Screw your sign into place

We're almost done! Pick up your sign, the screws, and a screwdriver, and line up your sign with the holes/wall plugs once again. Then, one by one, place the screws in and tighten them up by twisting the screwdriver in a clockwise direction. Do this for all the remaining holes and then you're done.

Screwing in your house sign


Admire your work!

That's it, woo! Now the sign is up, it can sit in place safely for many years to come.

How to install your house sign

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