Fascia Signs

Since 2015, Lavastar has become one of the premier signage providers in the UK, blending the personalised approach and values of a family-operated business with the comprehensive offering of larger competitors. Specialising in delivering precise, high-quality realisations of your designs, or crafting bespoke packages inclusive of graphic design, Lavastar delivers excellence as standard..

Your brand deserves attention to detail from top to bottom, and fascia signage should be no exception. Your fascia sign is often the first thing a customer will see – before your products, even before your shop window, and it’s vital you’re communicating the right things from that first glance.

Reach out to one of our custom fascia signage specialists today, and let us help you explore your options; making sure that the finished product is exactly what you need.

What are fascia signs?

Fascia signs are one of the most prominent external displays of branding any bricks-and-mortar business can hope for – it’s the literal sign above the door. Featured prominently on all shop fronts (or ‘facias’), a fascia sign is there not just to tell customers they’re in the right place, they’re also able to make a statement about the kind of business you are, and the kind of customers you want.

Because every business is different, the industry has developed a wide variety of solutions that can be used to craft the perfect fascia sign for your brand.

The different types of fascia signage

It will come as no surprise to anyone that commerce dates back to prehistory, but it might shock you that shop signage goes back almost as far, with some exceptionally preserved examples of shop fascia signage still visible in Pompeii. While no modern provider can promise 3000 year lifespans, the modern day has come a long way in the choices of signage on offer – meaning that there is a perfect option for you no matter your requirements.

  • Vinyl graphics: – great for high colour lettering and for application on curved fascias or corners, vinyl signs can be flat or layered to give a three dimensional effect.
  • Aluminium tray signs: – folded aluminium (Dibond) trays are available in a range of finishes, while the folded edges make for easily concealed installation – they are also among the most durable shop front fascia signs.
  • Individual fascia lettering: – this facia type has a traditional, high end feel, but can be modernised using branded colourways and illumination, giving you the best of all worlds, making it one of the most highly customisable fascia signage types, and is available in a range of materials..
  • Flat lettering: – as you’d expect, flat lettering is the 2D cousin of individual fascia lettering, allowing you to achieve a similar high-end look for your shop-front. Flat lettering tends to be made from either acrylic or aluminium, which also makes them a durable option.
  • Awning signs: – Commonly aluminium, with digitally printed graphics, awning signs are great for making a statement and standing out on a busy highstreet – and, for south facing shop fronts, can also help reduce glare and prevent sun damage to window displays.

Illuminated fascia sign:

There are several varieties of illuminated sign, in combination with each of the above types. One of the most popular choices features embedded lighting in an enclosed tray sign, but there are options available for separate lighting units (for top and bottom lighting) as well as 3D effects and a variety of other ways to bring lettering or logos to life – making sure your business stands out both day and night.

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Where can fascia signs be used?

While we’ve focused on shop-front fascias so far, it should be stated that fascia signs are predominantly a form of marketing signage, meaning that they can be used in a variety of situations (provided proper planning permission is sought). The purpose of custom fascia signage is to make a memorable impact on your customers – and that’s a purpose it can serve for most business types. However, there are – in addition to shop front fascias – a few other common uses:

  • Marketing suite fascias: – this is for premises such as show homes, for example, or other settings your salespeople operate out of.
  • Gym fascias: – used for much the same reason as shop front fascia signs, gym fascias serve to welcome visitors to your premises and act as marketing and brand awareness collateral for passers-by.
  • Office fascias: – many offices on the high-street, such as banks, estate agents, solicitors firms, travel agents etc. will occupy units initially designed for retail, meaning they’ll have space for fascia signage and, while design requirements may change, they can be used to great effect for businesses of this type.
  • General welcome fascias: – whether it’s a tourist attraction, a hotel, a camp-site or a range of other businesses, welcome fascia signs are exactly what they sound like – they’re a branded sign that tells visitors they’ve reached their destination.

What are fascia signs made from?

Typically, fascia signs are made from hard wearing materials such as acrylic and Dibond, but we’ve produced fascia signs in a broad variety of materials – and across the full spectrum of varieties listed above. We know how important this kind of sign is to both businesses and their customers, so we’re committed to making sure we deliver the ideal product for you.

What are fascia signs?

Fascia signs are one of the most prominent displays any bricks-and-mortar business can hope for - it’s the literal sign above the door.

What are fascia signs for?

Fascia signs are there to tell customers they’re in the right place, but they also make a statement about the kind of business you are, and the kind of customers you want.

What are the benefits of fascia signs?

Fascia signs are one of the elements of bricks-and-mortar retail so important that it carried over into the digital world. A well executed fascia sign says who you are, what you do and how you do it - all in a few elements of design and typography (think about what the illuminated Apple logo says about an Apple Store, or the wood effect signage above an organic coffee shop.

Do I need planning permission for my fascia sign?

Unfortunately, the general answer to this question is yes - it’s a legal requirement to obtain planning permission when installing fascia signage. However, we always recommend contacting your local planning office prior to beginning your project as they will be able to guide you through their specific requirements.

How do I enquire about bespoke fascia sign designs?

To find out more about our custom fascia signs, you can get in touch with our team on 020 3281 7395 or info@lavastar.co.uk. We look forward to answering your questions, and will always provide a free survey ahead of a project.

What are the benefits of fascia signs?

Fascia signs are one of the elements of bricks-and-mortar retail so important that it carried over into the digital world. A well executed fascia sign says who you are, what you do and how you do it - all in a few elements of design and typography (think about what the illuminated Apple logo says about an Apple Store, or the wood effect signage above an organic coffee shop.

Where can fascia signs be used?

Fascia signs can be installed to benefit a wide variety of businesses - essentially any premises that welcomes customers and which wants to command the attention of passers-by, for example:
Offices
Gyms
Shops
Hotels
Tourist attractions

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