Home Page
   Articles
       links
About Us    
Traders        
Recipes            
Latest Articles
Label for Oak Timber Buildings
Page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice
Author 
 Message
Wombat



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 396
Location: SW Cheshire
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 07 7:35 am    Post subject: Label for Oak Timber Buildings  Reply with quote    

Our new business appears to be working www.cheshireoakstructures.co.uk

We are looking for a type of metalic label, embossed, to attach to our buildings, once erected. You know the sort of thing you see on fence panels. However we were thinking of a larger type of label and one that looks a bit more upmarket.
Finding it difficult to source, anyone any ideas please?
Also anyone got any other ideas that might suit the structures?

The label would carry our name & logo, plus contact details, as a reminder to owners and anyone visiting that may be interested.

Thanks in advance,
Wombat

Last edited by Wombat on Wed Mar 14, 07 9:12 am; edited 1 time in total

sean
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 41977
Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 07 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Could you brand the details/logo onto a wooden plaque? Or even one of the beams so that it was permanent.

Wombat



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 396
Location: SW Cheshire
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 07 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nice idea, we did think of that, but the logistics seem tricky, also size. Dont think we could go beyond 100mms sq, as may upset customer.
Thanks anyway.

Wombat

sean
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 41977
Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 07 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Or engraved on slate?
http://www.snowdonianaturalslateproducts.co.uk/craft.php

Wombat



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 396
Location: SW Cheshire
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 07 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Now that's a tasteful idea. Will check it out.
Thanks
Wombat

boisdevie1



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
Posts: 3897
Location: Lancaster
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 07 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How about getting it pyrographed onto a small oak plaque - you know burnt in with a thingy a bit like a soldering iron.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44282
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 07 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I like the slate idea, copper would be nice too. I'll have a hunt when I get the time.

Stacey



Joined: 18 Jul 2005
Posts: 8380
Location: Kernow
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 07 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Another vote for slate

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 35863
Location: yes
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 07 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

would a small brass plaque be too expensive
those structures will last ages and it would be rather in keeping with the quality of the buildings
some sort shouldnt be too costly i recon for a name and contact details

Green Man



Joined: 23 Jul 2006
Posts: 5272
Location: Rural Scotland.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 07 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cast metal or enamaled tin would be nice.

Jonnyboy



Joined: 29 Oct 2004
Posts: 23924
Location: under some rain.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 07 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What about something like copper, easy to stamp/engrave and will age nicely with the structure?

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44282
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 07 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jonnyboy wrote:
What about something like copper, easy to stamp/engrave and will age nicely with the structure?


That's why I like the idea of copper. Deffo slate or coper.

Where's Blacksmith, he could knock up some copper ones couldn't he? Be nice to have an individual oone for each project with the date of completion embossed on it too.

Green Man



Joined: 23 Jul 2006
Posts: 5272
Location: Rural Scotland.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 07 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Copper may leave a green streak down the wall.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44282
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 07 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cho-ku-ri wrote:
Copper may leave a green streak down the wall.


Not if it's under the dripline, i.e. doesn't get wet.

Wombat



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 396
Location: SW Cheshire
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 07 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Guys & Gals.

Love the idea of individual labels, will have to chase Blacksmith!

Copper is OK on Oak, its the other metals that leave nasty black marks.

Wombat

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice All times are GMT
Page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2
View Latest Posts View Latest Posts

 

Archive
Powered by php-BB © 2001, 2005 php-BB Group
Style by marsjupiter.com, released under GNU (GNU/GPL) license.
Copyright 2004 marsjupiter.com