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Honours Boards

Wooden Honours Boards

Wooden honour boards are a great way to showcase the achievements of individuals or groups. We pride ourselves on our ability to design, manufacture and (if required) install high-quality wooden honours boards that are suited to a wide range of needs and settings. Whether you're looking for a board to display in your school or club, or one to be installed in a public space, we can help.

Honours Boards

From the UK’s leading honours board supplier

Are you searching for helpful information, prices and answers to your honours board questions?
As one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of honours boards, our company has been around since 1971, we’re confident we’re just what you’re looking for!
Our boards are constructed of the highest quality materials and are easily updated in the future (more on that later on). We’re confident that we can create the perfect honours board for you or even update existing honour boards. On this website page we’ll talk about the shapes, designs, finishes and provide examples of some of the wooden boards we have recently supplied.
We trust the following information is of use and would be delighted to hear from you when you’re ready to discuss your needs.

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Wooden Honours Board

What is an honours board?

An honours board is a wooden or acrylic board that is typically used in recognition of the achievements of individuals or groups. Honours boards can be found in a variety of places, such as sports clubs, schools and universities . They can be used to celebrate academic achievements, sporting successes or business milestones. The names / content of the board are applied using cut vinyl text allowing for easy future updates.

The main panel has a wooden veneer face & back (a variety of wood finishes / colours are available) with solid oak mouldings (other woods are available to suit the board) for the frame. If no frame is required then our production dept will finish the edge of the board with a quality veneered edging strip.

We have produced many shapes & sizes with a wide variety of detail / content. The majority of which are sent out for delivery within a week or two.

We can print high quality club logos / school crests and then apply them to the boards at the time of manufacture too. All part of the service!

Honours board prices

The price depends on the size and shape of the board. Larger boards are more expensive than smaller boards, and flat top boards are cheaper than gable top or curved top boards.

It doesn’t matter how many names you want on your new honours board. The ‘all in’ price for the standard sizes are shown in the pricing table below. We try to keep things simple, so whether you want to show one name or a hundred, we’re delighted to be able to say “It’s the same price”. Delivery of your honours board is also included within the price, so the price you see if the price you pay (plus VAT of course).

Example of Wooden Honours Board

Wooden Honours Board Prices

Golf Club Wooden Honours Board

Are there any hidden costs?

Not at all. Unlike some of our competitors, with additional charges for artwork amendments or extra names, the only possible extra cost on our standard sized boards are for us to print a logo for your board. We charge just £40 for printed logos.

What information do you need from me?

We only need a few pieces of information from you in order to create a quote for your new honours board. Firstly, we need to know what text you would like included on the board, it doesn’t have to be a full list of names. Just a simple explaination like “we need a column for each year and then 3 columns, with each one having a single persons name in it. We’d also like to have space for 100 entries”.

Secondly, if you have a requirement for a particular shape or wooden board finish (details below) please let us know.

Please notify us if you have any size limitations for where the board will be installed too. Otherwise, we can create a board in any shape and size you like!

Once you’re ready to go ahead with an order we will need a list of any achievement / winners to be displayed on the wooden boards and it would be appreciated if this is supplied as an excel or word file. However, this is not required in order to get a quote.

Golf Club Honours Boards

Honours Board Sizes

How do I know what size board I need?

A couple of options are available.

  1. With the information you’ve supplied (as per example above), we can calculate the size of the board for you. We’re the experts, so please make use of us to assist you. It’s all part of the services we offer.
  2. Simply tell us what size board you require. If you need the honours boards to match the size of existing boards, we just need a photograph of the existing board and the size. We can then assist you from that point onwards. Again, we’re the experts so we’re happy to assist and help you as much as we can.

Do I need to supply my own artwork?

Short answer: Definitely not.

Longer answer: When you’re ready to order we produce a design proof showing how your honours boards will look. We have a fully equiped art dept , with a great eye for detail, who will take care of drawing up the board design for you.

If you wish us to add any club crests etc onto the honour boards, then we will of course need you to send those through to us please. Again, our art dept can assist with this.

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Honours Board Wood Types

What material types do you offer for the boards?

At Signet Signs Ltd, we offer three types of wood for honours boards: light oak, sapele and walnut american. Each type of wood has its own unique appearance and characteristics, so it’s important to choose the right one for your honours board.

The light oak is a pale wood with a smooth finish, the sapele is a rich brown with red undertones, and the walnut american is a dark wood with a deep finish.

What colour text would you recommend?

The colour of the text should contrast to the background of the honours boards. Whilst there may be an automatic assumption to go for gold text, in reality gold is rarely very easy read on anything but Walnut American. The text is applied in cut vinyl rather than hand painted which allows for future updates to be easily added by yourselves.

  • Light Oak – Matt black text stands out very well against the light wood.
  • Sapele – Cream or white text is best vs the red background. Gold can be used but it’s not as visible as the other colours.
  • Walnut American – Cream and white look superb against the dark background, with gold coming in a close second.

Honours Board Colours

Honours Board Fonts

Can I have a different font?

You can have any font you like! We have just over 64,000 fonts in our library so are very likely to have something to suit. We do, however, advise that you consider how easy it will be for others to read the boards. Clean (sans-serif) typefaces, such as Arial or Open Sans, are excellent and simple to read. In contrast, for example, a script font that attempts to mimic hand writing may not be appropriate.

Most of the boards we produce use a range of easily read fonts which we’re happy to discuss. If you need ideas then please just ask. We’re here to support and help you!

How do I get the names to you?

If you have a lot of names to display on the honour boards, it would be appreciated if you can send a excel or a word document please. If it’s 20 or less names, then an email would be fine, thank you!

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Existing Honours Board

Can you make new honours boards to match our existing honours boards?

Short answer: We can get close but without the honours board being here it’s impossible to get an exact match.

Longer answer: It’s not easy to make honours boards that exactly match someone else’s work without the honour boards being here with us. Photographs are a great help, but they’re far from a reliable source for colour matching. Consider if the sun is on the board when you snap your photo, and then take a second shot without it being in the sun. The colors of the two images will be very different.

It’s also extremely time consuming to make matching honours boards, so would need to be considered carefully. However, we can certainly assist with your honours board needs and offer professional advise if you decide to go down this route.

Can I see a drawing of the board first?

We always provide a design proof with every order. The proof demonstrates how the board will look. We send you these by email so you can zoom in and check every tiny detail.
We don’t start manufacture until you’re completely happy with everything.

Honours Board Design

Honours Board Manufacture

How long do they take to make?

1 week to 4 weeks is the usual production time for honour boards after you’ve accepted the design proof. It simply depends on complexity of manufacture. If you need them produced on a quick turnaround, please let us know and we will accommodate you as best as we can. Once they’re despatched, they are delivered within 1-3 days. At which point we hope you’ll be delighted with the end result.

How do I update my honours board in the future?

We keep a record of all the honour boards we’ve produced in the past. If you need to display any new names / records of achievement then please let us know and we can manufacture the new details and get them delivered direct to you for a small cost. They’re easy to apply and many sports clubs choose this way as a cost effective means of updating the honours boards.
We also have a short instructional video to help if you’re unfamiliar with the process.

An honours board being updated

Example of an honours board

How do I get a quote?

If you’re interested in having an honours board made and would like a free quotation, please contact us at Signet Signs Ltd, we’re friendly and we’ll be more than happy to help & guide you. Our enquiry form is below, or we can be contacted on quotes@signetsigns.co.uk / 01275 463601.

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