A preferred trade-only supplier, William Smith has for over 85 years provided sign and display systems that are manufactured in-house and which can be supplied either as finished products or in component form for on-site assembly.
A key product in the range, and one that is used extensively in town and city centre directional and information signage projects is the Stylos fingerpost system. It has been widely adopted by local authorities requiring architecturally sensitive, anti-vandal and durable signs for main locations.
Stylos is a highly adaptable and multi-directional fingerpost sign system. Each unit has ‘fingers’ that can point in up to eight different directions and at varying heights. The system can be supplied in any BS/RAL or Pantone-matched colour and with a choice of bases, caps and collars and with different text styles and symbols.
One of its unique features is the concealed anti-vandal component that comprises an inner post to which the pre-drilled aluminium arms are slotted and bolted into position. Precise fillets are then placed over the area to conceal the fixings and to make the system less likely to require replacement or repair due to acts of vandalism.
Stylos fingerposts are available in a standard format, either as a finished product complete with graphics, or in component form for on-site assembly. For areas of reduced or poor lighting, they can also be supplied with integral illumination and, in addition be adapted to create boundary and town/city centre information and route planning signs.
Complementing the Stylos fingerpost system are the new Tourist Gateway Signs manufactured and supplied by William Smith. Following a government initiative, these town and city boundary signs now incorporate full-colour graphics depicting a place of historic or similar public interest aimed at promoting tourism in the UK, a typical example being the signs manufactured and installed by William Smith on behalf of South Tyneside Council.
As a fully CE-accredited manufacturer and supplier of these signs, William Smith can provide all of the necessary UK government approvals, as well as guidance on the accreditation process.
Significantly, the company can also act on a sub-contractual basis for other sign manufacturers wishing to engage with the Tourist Gateway Signs initiative, but who lack the necessary accreditation.