From single retailer outlets to out of town shopping centres, and building refurbishment to prestigious new offices or apartment blocks; strong branding of a building can make the right impression and help visitors locate it.
Huge external directional signage and building fascias often require planning permission, clever engineering and a team of talented metalworkers to get the job done right – this is where canal comes in.
In many cases, a signage design, which is sent to Canal shows a general outline of what the finished building exterior should look like.
Canal will then advise on the recommended method of manufacture, construction, fixing and installation, based on your specific requirements.
A few examples of signage include:
Mild Steel Frameworks
Powder Coated Aluminium or Stainless Steel
Store Entrance Features
Use of Glass
Signage Design Process
Structural calculations are carried out, in particular to assess the potential wind loading on the finished item.
Often this will determine the principal structural framework elements of the sign, which include the base plate, bolt cage, and the size of any concrete base if appropriate.
For most signage work, and in particular that which relates to the larger retail parks, full architectural drawings of the signage proposed are provided for use in planning applications and once approved, engineering drawings are completed prior to production.
Signage Installation Process
Prior to the completed signage being delivered to site, full information is passed to the main contractor or client regarding any power supply requirements for the finished product.
In addition, full method statements and risk assessments are drawn up and agreed with the main contractor or client to ensure the health and safety of all involved in the final installation.