Archive for November, 2010

Signworld Proudly Present… The Wombats

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

2010 has been a fantastic year for Signworld! It’s also been an amazing year for Liverpool based trio, The Wombats.

Earlier this year Signworld where involved in the production of the single cover-art for The Wombat’s 2010 single, ‘Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)‘. The Wombats were looking to show a series of bright colours in an arrangement of a howling wolf set on a self-illuminated light-box. Liverpool based design agency Mercy put out a cry for help on Twitter for anyone who could help. Signworld responded and got right to work right away building a light-box that would allow light to shine through an opal-white face, to help the brightly coloured vinyls glow. The deadline was as tight as they come and Signworld delivered! Mercy were extremely impressed with Signworld’s results. As you can see from the photograph below, the finished article looks fantastic!

Due to the great success of the artwork for the first single, Signworld were approached for their next single ‘Techno Fan‘. Works Director at Signworld, John Biggins explains “Mercy called me with a brief on the new single. The Wombats wanted to portray the lights often seen in urban techno nightclubs. So with a few meetings and some team creative input I suggested that if we fabricated various colours of exposed Neon and placed them inside an aluminium box to keep consistency with the previous single we could really get the desired effect”. What do you guys think, look at the preview below, we think it looks breath-taking!

The new album entitled ‘The Wombat’s Proudly Present…This Modern Glitch‘, to be released early February 2011 will also feature a Signworld masterpiece (watch this space guys). Signworld have thoroughly enjoyed working with the local band and are big fans, wishing them luck with the new releases!

Be sure to check out The Wombats website for more details and for details on how to buy the single.

Signworld Awarded with Membership to Constructionline Certification!!

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Signworld Group are extremely proud to announce that it has now gained its third safety accreditation by being awarded with the prestigious Constructionline safety award, the highly regarded register of pre-qualified suppliers. This means that Signworld are now approved by Constructionline for works in major categories, such as Electronic Information Display systems, Car Park Marking & Signage, Graphics on Glass, Roads & Bridges, Road Signs, Traffic Control Signs, Moving Message Signs and more.

Allan Stephenson Group Managing Director of the Signworld Group explains; we are the only Sign contractor within the North West to have gained membership of all three safety organisations (Contractor Plus, Safe Contractor and now Constructionline) this is a truly remarkable achievement and demonstrates our commitment towards health & safety in the workplace and our onsite operations throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, it has established Signworld as being one of the leading companies within the industry who poses a high knowledge of safe working practices with an unblemished record in safety management. These accreditations provide our clients with total piece of mind and demonstrates that we work to a consistently strict and high standard, we’re more than capable of managing large projects safely whilst delivering the best results in quality to our clients. We’re very happy and most privileged to have received this award and to be a part of a part of Constructionline.

You can read more information about Constructionline at the official website here.

Signworld Group Awarded another Safe Contractor Accreditation!

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Signworld Group were recently awarded The Safe Contractor Accreditation by the Safe Contractor Health and Safety Assessment Scheme.

In an ever increasingly health and safety aware society, businesses are taking safety more seriously. By entering into the Safe Contractor scheme The Signworld Group have demonstrated how important it is to be compliant with all current health & safety laws and current obligations. Being up-to-date with all the latest regulations means we’re ahead of the competition whilst operating within a safe environment. Signworld Group are also approved members of LSH Contractor Plus database, both are online databases of vetted and approved contractors of which clients can search and select suitable approved contractors who have demonstrated that they possess the necessary  high level of safety compliance and who have gained this high level of accreditation.
Allan Stephenson Group Managing Director of Signworld explains; The scheme saves you valuable time by reducing the need to submit multiple health and safety pre-qualification questionnaires to our many clients. We endeavour to show our customers that our company policies and procedures are the best in the industry and accreditation to The SAFE Contractor and Contractor Plus Online Schemes provides independent verification of this. The criteria for accreditation is stringent as well as labour intensive, as our customers would expect, but our clients can now be assured that all of our works are completed to the very highest of standards and in accordance with strict health and safety guidelines.

You can read more about the Safe Contractor Scheme here and Contractor Plus here.

Charlie’s Stores opens its Flagship 40,000 sq ft Store with a little help from Signworld

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Charlie’s Stores has recently opened its sixth Store, located on Chester Road West Queensferry. After a massive investment, the store opened its doors in March of 2010 bringing back into use an empty 40,000 square foot facility previously belonging to B&Q.

Signworld have a long relationship with the Charlie’s team and were recently contracted to erect the external & internal signage within the store which had to reinforce the company’s strong and well recognised signature brand. Charlie’s brief was to manufacture and install a massive array of 3D built up letters and flat cut letters for their building exterior. With a brief so big, Signworld relished the challenge. artwork was created in record time by Signworlds team of designers and approved by Charlies Stores quickly, impressed with the boldness of the designs. With a very tight deadline, we were instructed to proceed with the works which had to be in place for the stores opening just two weeks later.

Signworld manufactured all of the stores 3D and flat cut letters using our in-house 3 Metre x 2 Metre CNC Machine. The Letters were machined using specialist tooling operating at over  19000 RPM which ensured that we had a perfect machined edge to all of the material components. The huge 3D Built up letters and logo were fabricated using an innovative method. The faces and letters and returns were also accurately CNC machined, all returns were then hot wire formed around the face of the letter using our templates and then bonded. The finished result was a selection of perfectly machined and formed 3D Letters and logos. We’ve put a collection of  these images below of the finished works, so please take a look.