23 Nov Signwriting on Heritage Buildings
Hand painted signwriting is a specialised field with only a few businesses being able to offer a proper signwriting service. These days sign writers are often needed for remedial work on older buildings as well as all types of new signwriting. Do you need to restore old fashion signwriting? Maybe you have a heritage listed building and are required to retain the original look of the handpainted signs. There are many areas in Australia that have been either heritage listed or have a local authority policing what can and cannot be done when restoring or making additions to buildings. One example is the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority which governs areas such as ‘The Rocks’. The Rocks is Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood region dating back to the first settlers from England. Any work on buildings in this area is closely monitored by the Foreshore authority. The Orient Hotel is a fine example with an historical date of one hundred and seventy five years old.
The old buildings in this area need constant maintenance and upgrades. Any remedial work needs to follow strict guidelines so that the ‘old character’ of these heritage listed structures is not lost or compromised. Vinyl stickers or any type of SAV (self adhesive vinyl) are prohibited. Printed signs and stickers are also disallowed. Therefore to keep the orginal look, all names and advertising must be handpainted by brush with enamel paint. The signwriter will often finish the letters with a pure gold sheet. This is know as guilding which gives a long lasting decorative finish to hand painted signs.
Absolute Sign Solutions was engaged to re signwrite 3 sides of the building whilst maintaining the original look and character of the signwriting.
Our team of highly skilled sign writers sign wrote 3 areas of the hotels exterior walls with ORIENT HOTEL.
The signwriting job was marked as urgent as the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority needed the hotel looking good for its 175th birthday.
An expert sign writer that’s traditionally trained can duplicate or create any type of sign with paint and brush.
If you need a specialised type of sign contact us today