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Buyers Guide:

Noticeboards

Noticeboards are a display essential from most business like premises. They offer maximum graphic space to showcase important information and are available in so many sizes, colours and configurations – including external noticeboards. Having such a broad range to choose from can very easily cause confusion, especially when it comes to external noticeboards.

We’ve written this buyer’s guide to help you find the best noticeboard for your needs and budget, whilst breaking down industry jargon.

What Is A Noticeboard?

Noticeboards are adaptable display tools designed specifically to showcase notices, leaflets and informational documents to the public, employee, pupils and visitors.

Noticeboards are often confused for display boards, but they’re also known as:

  • Display panels
  • Aluminium/PVC display stands
  • Pinboards
  • Presentation boards
  • Bulletin boards
  • Wall displays
  • Lockable boards
  • Pin boards
  • School displays
  • Portable noticeboards
  • Noticeboards on wheels
  • Mobile noticeboards

Noticeboards are primarily used to announce or display information to a group of people. They offer the opportunity to open up lines of communication with people who would normally not get the chance to know about certain news.

What Can Noticeboards Be Used For?

Due to their versatility, there is almost nothing a noticeboard can’t be used for. They are most commonly used for:

  • Art showcases and exhibitions
  • Training rooms
  • Community centres
  • Village halls
  • Churches and other religious buildings
  • Reception areas
  • School open days and parent’s evenings
  • NHS hospitals and practices
  • Staff rooms and office break areas
  • Public buildings and institutions
  • Colleges and universities
  • Offices and showrooms

What a noticeboard is used for really depends on where the noticeboard is being used, and the audience it is being used to target.

For example, a noticeboard in a school hall may be used to showcase pupils work either as a class project, or individual pieces of work.

A noticeboard located in a staff room may display notices such as employee of the month, important dates such as team building activities or charity events. It can also display business performance, often helping to boost team morale. It provides a completely blank canvas which is perfect for communicating all sorts of messages.

A church noticeboard may display fundraising event news, service dates, wedding & christening notices, community events and news.

Community noticeboards - whether they are inside a premises or outside - may display school fete, fair and community activities, therefore bringing the community closer together.

Why Choose A Noticeboard?

Due to their adaptability, noticeboards offer many different benefits to the end user, including:

  • Budget-friendly solutions alongside more premium displays
  • Multifunctional wall displays to display all notices
  • Internal and external notice boards available
  • Broad range of colours, sizes and styles to choose from
  • Bespoke sizes also available to suit small/large spaces
  • Suitable for use in almost any application
  • Provide easily changeable displays for growing businesses
  • Provides a blank canvas for effective communication
  • Keeps workspaces neat & tidy from clutter

What Types Of Noticeboards Are There?

Noticeboards comprise of a wide range of display products; the most popular being:

1. Aluminium Framed Noticeboards

Aluminium framed noticeboards are the most common type of indoor noticeboard. They are made from a tough board core substrate that is wrapped in a layer of luxury loop nylon fabric. The sleek aluminium trim finishes off the boards, resulting in a professional and refined display solution.

  • Landscape or portrait orientations
  • Low-cost, entry-level option
  • Choose from a wide range of sizes and colours
  • Designed for internal use
  • Fire rated versions available
  • Perfect for classrooms and offices
  • Available for fast delivery
  • Bespoke sizes available

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2. Tamperproof Noticeboards

Tamperproof noticeboards are the most secure variation of indoor noticeboards. They feature lockable front doors which are designed to keep unwanted hands away from the notices inside. They are particularly useful within schools and other unsupervised public areas such as churches, community and leisure centres.

  • Most secure noticeboard solution
  • Lockable front door
  • Prevents theft and vandalism
  • Fire rated fabric available
  • Large notice boards available
  • Lots of sizes and colours to choose from
  • Landscape and portrait options available

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3. Fire Retardant Noticeboards

Fire retardant noticeboards are recommended for use in areas with over 25 people present at any given time. They adhere to both UK and EU fire safety certifications and therefore are the safest option for schools, hospitals and other public buildings. They come in aluminium framed, unframed and tamperproof variations and are designed for indoor use only.

  • Safest option – UK and EU certified
  • Unframed, aluminium framed and tamperproof configurations available
  • Recommended for use in areas with over 25 people present
  • Perfect for schools, hospitals and public buildings
  • Fire certificates available upon request
  • Bespoke sizes available
  • Should be used in stairwells and escape routes
  • Complete with wall fixings for quick installation

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4. Wooden Framed Noticeboards

Wooden framed noticeboards come with luxury loop nylon fabric framed with an eco-friendly wooden frame. They are exclusively for use indoors and offer a professional finish to any corporate display.

  • Eco-friendly wooden frame
  • Luxury loop nylon fabric
  • Available in many different fabric felt colours
  • For indoor use only
  • Variety of sizes and styles to choose from
  • Supplied with a wall fixing kit

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5. Mobile Noticeboards

Mobile noticeboards are mounted onto lockable castor wheels and can easily be moved between locations. You can choose from landscape or portrait orientations, as well as a mobile noticeboard which is half noticeboard and half whiteboard. These are particularly useful for training rooms, staff rooms, nurseries and other locations where displays frequently move.

  • Double sided noticeboards
  • Completely moveable displays
  • Available in a variety of sizes
  • Landscape or portrait
  • Pin up writing board also available
  • Lockable castor wheels with steel frame

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6. Unframed Noticeboards

Unframed noticeboards are the simplest noticeboard we provide. They come in several different sizes and a wide range of colours. They are particularly useful for creating large, bespoke sized noticeboards because the frameless edge allows you to butt several boards together.

  • Fire rated version available
  • Can be butted up to create bespoke sized displays
  • Seamless, flush edges
  • Choice of colours and sizes
  • Low-cost, entry-level option
  • Bespoke sizes available
  • Wall fixing kits included

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7. External Noticeboards

External noticeboards are manufactured specifically for use outdoors. They come in many varieties, including wall mounted and freestanding. Complete with lockable doors, external noticeboards keep your notices safe from thieves, vandals and even the weather. We can provide attachments to mount external noticeboards onto fences, lampposts, railings and more.

  • Wall mounted or freestanding
  • Weatherproof lockable door
  • Can be mounted onto almost any surface
  • Wide range of coloured frames available
  • Bespoke sizes available upon request
  • Choice of interior finishes
  • Optional mounting onto railings or fences is available – please contact us for more information on these mounting options 01733 511030.

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Understanding Fire Regulations For Noticeboards

We manufacture a number of fire rated noticeboards within our FlameShield range which fully comply to Class 0 standards. FlameShield noticeboards are certified under both UK and European fire safety standards. This means they are safe for use in public spaces within the UK and Europe.

Fire rated noticeboards are recommended for use within public areas with more than 25 people present at any given time, making them the recommended choice for schools, hospitals, offices, care homes and more.

The British fire safety rating is called BS 476. There are four class ratings under this certification, with class 0 being the highest rated and class 4 being the lowest. FlameShield noticeboards are all rated class 0.

In order to gain a BS 476 classification, there are two tests that are run. The first test involves exposing a naked flame at the front of the noticeboard, and the second test involves igniting a flame on the lower corner of the board.

The results of the two tests are combined to determine the overall spread of a flame and whether or not the noticeboard is a contributing factor to the growth of a fire.

The European fire safety test is called BS EN 13501 and is rated from class A to class F, with class A being the highest rated. FlameShield noticeboards are rated class B.

To our knowledge, there are no UK noticeboard manufacturers who have achieved a rating higher than class B.

BS EN 13501 regulates any potential harmful fumes, smoke and energy that comes off a noticeboard when it is alight.

Why Choose XL Displays For A Noticeboard?

We have been in the events and exhibition industry for over 20 years and noticeboards have always been a core display product of ours.

We only ever supply noticeboards that have been manufactured in the UK to ensure maximum product quality.

All of our notice boards and pin boards are manufactured using high quality materials giving a longer-lasting, premium wall display that will provide years of use.

Our outstanding customer rating demonstrates the quality of our products and the 5* customer service that comes with it.