Author Archive Kate Siegert

SIGNS – DIRECTIONS – MARKERS

Outdoor signage needs to be robust and endure all sorts of wet & dry weather conditions,  which is what makes our bronze plaques the perfect option, they withstands the weathering of time and bring elegance and professionalism to your environment, see our metal casted plaque examples.

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BOSS & STUD

Mounting-stud_iconBoss & Stud is used for a concealed mount where drilled and tapped bosses are added on the back of the plaque. Threaded studs for concealed mounting to brick, stone or cement are used or round machine screws.

Flat backed plaques do not have bosses – they have drilled and tapped holes.

HOW-TO-DO-IT

  1. Screw studs into threaded bosses (threaded holes) in back of the plaque.
  2. Using studs to locate points on mounting surface, drill holes in mounting surface slightly larger than threaded stud.
  3. If wall is solid such as cement or brick;
    i)  Discard washers and nuts. Fill holes using ‘Liquid Nails’, ‘Epoxy’ or other permanent mastic.
    ii)  Push studs into the holes and anchor plaque until mastic hardens.
  4. If you can get to the back of the wall;
    i)  Insert studs through holes and have it held in place.
    ii)  From the rear, place washers on studs and secure with nut
  5. Use liquid epoxy i ribbons across the back of the plaque to assist gluing to the rock or wall surface.

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COUNTERSINK SCREWS

Mounting-countersink_screwCountersink screws are the smallest plaque mounting option.

This method of mounting is typical for mounting on a park bench or memorial wall. Plaque is mounted to surface using construction adhesive or by bolting from the rear. This option can be used on almost any surface. Wood screws can be used to fasten directly into timber or machine screws selected for mounting when fastening to a solid wall such as concrete.

HOW-TO-DO-IT

  1. Using holes in plaque to locate points on mounting surface, drill holes in mounting surface to accommodate expansion sleeve.
  2. Insert expansion sleeves into all holes.
  3. Insert screws through plaque and fasten into expansion sleeves.
  4. You can use liquid epoxy in ribbons across the back of the plaque to assist gluing to the timber or concrete surface.

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HIGHLIGHTING FINISHES

Polishing & Finishing PalletteOnce the background of the bronze plaque has been painted, the surface areas (these are the raised letters of lines of artwork) are highlighted by sanding (flat areas) or buffing (sculpted areas). To inhibit natural oxidization, a clear, protective coating is then applied.

Satin Bronze — The Natural metal colour with subtle horizontal grain lines.

Polished Bronze — The natural metal color buffed to a high gloss, obtained by polishing with successively finer abrasives, then buffing with fine buffing compound.

Chrome Plated Bronze — The raised surface of the bronze plaque is polished to meet the polished bronze specifications. The background of the plaque remains in its “natural sandblast” state, providing contrast with the polished raised surface. The entire plaque is then electro-plated using a standard commercial copper/nickel/chrome plating process.

Protective Finish — In order to protect the natural, highlighted finish of a cast bronze plaque a Clear Protective Lacquer is added providing a low gloss appearance, this clear coating was developed to help ensure many years of carefree maintenance.

  • Clear lacquer is our standard clear, protective coating. Unless otherwise specified, all plaques will receive clear lacquer protective coating.

 

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MEMORIAL & HEADSTONE TRIBUTES – For the People you love

We recognise the heartache that comes with the loss of a love one,  and acknowledge the importance of creating a lasting tribute to their memories and love . This gallery will provide you with some examples of the elegant & timeless headstones and memorials we have created.

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BRANDING & DECOR

Whether it be designs for your home or business branding, our plaques are customised to achieve a professional and elegant appearance.

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MEMORIAL TRIBUTES for PETS & GARDEN Markers

It is without a doubt that our pets become an integral part of a family & your life.

Our creative bronze memorial plaques provide a tribute of timeless elegance to keep the memories of beloved pets alive.

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COMMEMORATING SIGNIFICANT OCCASIONS

Commemorate significant events with style and elegance of timeless distinction by designing a creative bronze memorial plaque to represent your business or personal milestones and achievements.

Review our galleries for ideas to get you started on your own ceremonial and commemorating bronze plaques.

Use the arrows at the lower area of image to navigate the bronze plaques commemorating significant business & personal events & milestones.

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IDENTIFY & ADD PRESTIGE

Be inspired with innovative ideas for your own plaque design by taking a look at some of our previously created bronze monuments, sculptures, commemorative tributes and Letterbox and property signage including numbered plaques.

Use to create a sense of location distinction and prestige for your home and business.

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 Standard Flat Plaques

The Standard flat plaque is suitable for any occasion or purpose. Most commonly used for memorials, headstones and commemorative tribute purposes to:

Design a Standard Flat single bordered rectangular plaque with Text and Size requirements and submit for quote or Design a Custom flat memorial plaque for alternative shapes, backgrounds and colours.

 

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