Extending your displays and signage outside poses its own problem. You want to be able to engage, captivate and amaze your audience with a quality informative display. But when designing and installing external signage, you need to find a solution that’s robust. Something that isn’t going to fall apart at the first sign of bad weather or attempt at vandalism.
If you’re here, then that means you’re exploring the idea of commissioning the design, production or installation of external signage. You couldn’t have come anywhere better. At Leach, we’ve been a leading UK choice for external signage for years. Our solutions are versatile, durable and attractive. Better yet? All of our external signage comes with a 10-year warranty that won’t be matched. If you need external signage that stands the test of time, with a creative design that stops visitors in their tracks, then Leach is here to help.
When you choose Leach for your external signage, you’ll discover our unique Vault solution. Vault is our own method for creating signs that bring excellent, photographic quality displays to the outdoors. Leach has years of experience in the industry and has worked on a number of very large projects, both in the UK and abroad. Our Vault signage has been designed, produced and installed as part of a number of bespoke, challenging and extensive projects, particularly throughout the museum and heritage sector.
Vault – Unique Outdoor Signage
We have a long history of product innovation here at Leach. We’re always looking forward to the future and striving to discover new ways that we can improve. Leach has dedicated teams looking at new technologies and designing ground-breaking ways of achieving the best results for our clients.
Vault is one of our unique solutions. Designed to bring exceptional signage to the outdoors, Vault is robust, reliable, versatile and creative. Vault has become known throughout the industry for its gorgeous photographic quality and long-lasting durability. It’s helped to give a number of large projects a unique touch and has begun to transform external tourism and the museum and heritage sector.
Vault is hard-wearing and stands up to harsh weather, making it a great option for projects in any climate. It’s tough and durable, making it resistant to vandalism attempts – always a threat to external signage. It’s a long-lasting solution that resists general wear and tear over time, staying clear and attractive for longer.
We have designed Vault to be creative, versatile and flexible. You can design your own custom shapes and fittings when you choose Vault exterior signage. We’re here to provide consultation and have our own design team, so you can get creative when it comes to making your displays stand out and attract visitors. Vault is also compliant with accessibility standards, and we’ve kept it cost-effective and eco-friendly. When you’re extending your project to the outdoors, we know how important environmental concerns are. That’s why we make Vault with no harmful VOCs, PVC or solvent-based print methods.
– The Strength Of Steel And Timber
Perhaps the biggest challenge that your external signage faces compared to indoor displays is the need to resist wear and tear, harsh weather and rough treatment. One of the ways in which we achieve this with our Vault signs is by using posts made from materials like steel and timber. The last thing you want is to install exterior signage only to need it replacing or repairing before long – that’s why choosing the right materials is so important.
Steel is a strong and durable choice, while also remaining flexible at the same time. There are many options and features to choose from when you decide on steel posts. We’ll be able to help you customise your design to include any features you need. There’s also the option of fixing a plate to the base of the post, improving security and structure. A great example of steel posts can be seen in the work we did for Nomadic Belfast.
Timber posts are great for outdoor use – particularly in rural or wooded settings where the aesthetic blends naturally with the surrounding natural beauty. We recommend ‘green oak’ as standard, but there are a range of timbers available, including softwoods and Iroko. Timber posts are a strong and attractive addition to your external signage.
Speaking about the external signage we produced for Culzean Castle, which included timber posts, Andy Gray, Managing Director of StudioLR said: ‘The end result looks fantastic and your professionalism, attention to detail and quality product has been noted and already complimented on.’
– Bespoke, Versatile And Custom
All of our external sign options are customisable. When you’re planning and designing a large project that requires external signs, you’re going to want a bespoke and unique solution. That’s why we work hard to make sure that every client can benefit from entirely different signage that stands out, captures the personality of the project and adds character to the visitor experience.
Want to showcase a landscape while informing and entertaining your audience? Vault can be fixed to walls to highlight landmarks without getting in the way of visitors or their view. Take a look at the work we did on Walmer Castle for an excellent example of this. Wall mounted Vault signage is a great way to make to make the most of your space.
Similar to mounting Vault external signage on walls, we can also fix Vault to railings. Our rail-fix system allows you to attach signage to any metalwork or infrastructure – allowing you to enhance your space with a flexible design without any invasive fixing.
You may also want to consider enhancing your external displays with audio and tactile features. It’s a great chance to implement audio-posts to increase engagement with your display. We can use wind or solar powered units to apply these features. We also use tactile inserts with Vault – great for engaging children and a younger audience.
Our experience and creative spirit means that we’ve developed ways to make external signage in any free-form shape. This gives you the room and breadth to let your imagination and creativity be the limit. We open you up to be able to create unique, impactful and intriguing signs.