Signwriting on Heritage Buildings

Signwriting Heritage Buildings

Signwriting on Heritage Buildings

Hand painted Signwriting on buildings

Hand painted signwriting is a specialised field. There are only a few businesses in Sydney able to offer a proper signwriting service. These days sign writers are needed for remedial work and sign painting on older buildings. Do you need to restore old fashioned sign writing? Maybe you have a heritage listed building and are required to retain the original look of the hand painted 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. This makes it challenging when restoring or making additions to buildings. One example of a governing body is the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority. This entity governs areas around Sydney harbour 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.

Old Heritage Buildings

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 original 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.

Using experienced signwriters

Absolute Sign Solutions was engaged to re sign write three sides of the building whilst maintaining the original look and character of the signwriting.

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Our team of highly skilled sign writers painted three areas of the hotels exterior walls with the words ORIENT HOTEL.

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Meeting deadlines for the client

The sign writing job was marked as urgent. The Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority needed the hotel looking good for its 175th birthday celebrations.

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Qualified sign experts

An expert sign writer that’s traditionally trained can duplicate or create any type of sign with paint and brush.

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