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Freestanding and portable by design; pavement signs are effective advertising signs for shops, restaurants and business premises. Buy Pavement Signs from £29 to promote and communicate your business.

Pavement Signs and A Boards

Advertising Signs

Select your signboard from a wide range of sizes and styles, available with or without printed posters. Double-sided pavement signs can be used to highlight in-store shop promotions, menu boards, business opening hours, social distancing requirements or a special offer.

Pavement advertising boards are ideal for shop sign advertising, curbside and sidewalk promotions as well as in car parks, forecourts and front of business. Buy Pavement Signs online with confidence and get fast shipping, printed posters and a minimum 1-Year Warranty on XL Displays freestanding signage, all at trade prices.

Our in-house graphic design team can assist with the design of your pavement sign printed panel if required and will pre-flight your artwork and send you a proof before printing your sign design.

Types of Outdoor Pavement Sign

Choose from a wide range of pavement signage, either with printed posters or vinyl sign printing. Changeable and replaceable sign systems are available if you want to change your promotional message regularly.

A-Board pavement signs, also known as sandwich boards, offer economical advertising to suit all budgets. These signs are mainly made from aluminium or metal, have a folding design and have replaceable poster holders with either a magnetic or snap frame design.

Wooden Chalkboards are popular in hospitality with restaurants, cafés, clubs, pubs and bars. A traditional wooden frame and chalkboard surface allows you to change your marketing message or menu frequently. Chalkboard advertising signs are available in a choice of real wood frames or wood-effect frames.

We have a large range of swing pavement signs, which are signs with a flexi panel board display that gently swings in the wind when used outdoors. Swinger signs are available in sizes ranging from small to large, dependent on your signage requirements. Swinging signs and flex signage offer a low-cost alternative to traditional signboards. Freestanding poster displays are weatherproof and durable and able to withstand strong winds and rain conditions.

XL Displays range of heavy duty Forecourt Pavement Signs have been designed to be extra sturdy, with additional weight and wind resistance to give presence at a garage or vehicle forecourt.

Water base pavement signs are the most popular forms of signage. Buy in various sizes up to extra large 2 metres plus in height. Water base signs are double-sided and suitable for outside use in strong winds and bad weather.

Pavement, sidewalk and street signs are a cost-effective way of getting your business noticed and promoting your brand at the point of sale or used as directional signage. Available in a variety of styles and sizes, XL Displays has the right promotional sign solution for you. Here are some things to consider:


You get what you pay for as with everything else. Depending on your requirements and budget you should always buy the best you can afford. Consider the position and usage of your pavement sign as this will determine the type you will need.


Wind and weather will affect what advertising sign you need. For strong winds look for a design with a weighted base or water base and a panel board that can move in the wind with coiled springs or swinging panel design.

High Traffic Areas

Consider placement of your pavement or street sign so there is plenty of space available around the sign and you’re not obstructing pedestrians. Choose a size and style that is appropriate for your location but remember the bigger the sign the more likely it is to get noticed.


Style is important and pavement advertising has the potential to be the first thing people will notice. A well made sign that is kept clean and utilises attractive and salient artwork design can reinforce your brand image.


You want your advertising sign to last and look good for months or years to come. By choosing a more sturdy or heavy-duty sign will give you many years of service and you will not need to replace it as often.


Bright, vibrant and well-designed artwork communicates a clear visual message that will get noticed. Keep your message or promotional advert simple, concise and easy to read from a distance.

If you need more information or advice, check out our free Pavement Sign Buyers Guide

For more information, advice on the right sign for you and how to get your business noticed, please contact us or call us on 01733 511030

Frequently Asked Questions

A pavement sign is an outdoor poster display sign used to promote your business, products, and services. Pavement signs are used a multitude of locations including front of business, entrances, and exits of buildings, car parks, garage forecourts, roadside, sidewalk, and paths or on the high street. In addition, they can be used indoors to direct foot traffic and advise customers where they need to go.

Most pavement signs enable you to frequently change your promotions and advertising posters to keep in line with your in-store offers.

There are many different styles of pavement signs including Water-Based signs, A-Frame signs, Swing Signs, A-Board Signs, Flexi Signs, Forecourt Signs, and Wooden A Board Signs.

You can upload your artwork via XL Displays WeTransfer account: If you need assistance, please contact us. Your artwork needs to be sized to the exact size of the size of your posters i.e. A1, A2.

We can help design your poster if you require assistance.

There is no straight forward answer to this question as it relies on the guidelines set out by your council which can differ from one to another.

There are many factors to consider with pavement signs with the main one being the location in which you intend to place it. Some councils may require you to have a license to display a pavement sign outside your business. You can apply for these online, but it is best practice to check with your council.

Most councils are happy for pavement signs to be displayed out the front of business if you follow some simple steps to make sure they are safe.

  • Display a sensible size – don’t overdo it for the space that you have available
  • Keep the display in good, clean condition
  • Keep the display maintained to avoid sharp edges & risk to health and safety
  • Do not cause obstructions with the pavement sign. You must leave enough space for foot traffic, wheelchairs, and pushchairs to get by safely.
  • Remove the pavement sign in high winds to avoid damage or injury
  • Ensure it is stable on a level surface, so it does not fall over causing injury

Yes, for the most part pavement signs come pre-assembled and ready to use upon delivery. Sign boards that require minimal self-assembly are supplied with the tools require to complete the install and clear instructions.

A Sandwich Board sign is one of the most popular types of pavement signs and are also known as A Boards and A-Frame signs. These signs are weatherproof so can be used outside shops and businesses to attract passing trade.  Signs can also be used indoors, generally to designate areas, advertising signs for promotions or as directional signage.

Sandwich boards have double-sided poster display holders so you can display marketing messages on both sides. The posters will be in A1, A2, A0 sizes but larger B sizes are available, up to 60" x 40". Posters are retained by a snap frame holder system with a clear acetate cover for protection of the posters. Chalkboard writing surface also available.

Sandwich A Boards are manufactured from either aluminium or wood and sometimes steel. Colour is generally silver or black but are available in multiple colours.

Sandwich Boards are constructed from two boards hinged together at the top that can fold flat. When unfolded the top remains hinged and the base feet spread out in a triangular shape to aid stability. From the sided, sandwich boards look like a large 'A' shape, hence the names A-Boards and A-Frames.

View: Sandwich Board Signs

Trade pavement signs are outdoor board displays used to promote businesses, products and services. Trade pavement signs can be used in a variety of different locations, whether front-of-house, in entrances and exits, car parks, forecourts, roadsides, pavements and pathways. Trade display boards can also be used indoors to direct customer footfall and for information purposes.

There are many different styles of trade pavement signs including Water-Based signs, A-Frame signs, Swing Signs, A-Board Signs, Flexi Signs, Forecourt Signs, and Wooden A Board Signs. Many trade pavement signs have poster pockets, to enable you to frequently change your promotions and advertising displays. Others have graphic printed panels for a more permanent display.

A1 Size pavement signs feature an A1 paper/poster displayed within the frame. The dimensions of the sign itself will vary depending on its style and features, but the visible graphic area for an A1 poster display will always be 820mm (h) x 574mm (w).

A0 Size pavement sign refers to the paper/poster size displayed within the frame. The exterior dimensions of an A0 pavement sign will vary depending on the style of the display board, but the visible graphic area for an A0 poster display will always be 1168mm (h) x 820mm (w).

Whilst pavement signs are designed specifically for outdoor use using weatherproof materials, the posters themselves are not fully weatherproof. Each pavement sign is supplied with weather-resistant poster covers that protect the printed display from rain and sun, however we recommend storing your promotional sign inside if the adverse weather to ensure your sign is not damaged.

Due to the design of the A-Frame signs they do not require any additional support for stability when is use. Signboards with a hollow base should be filled with either water or sand. This provides enough weight and support to hold down the pavement sign securely when is use.

We offer optional printed posters with all our pavement signboards so that you receive a display that is ready for immediate use. Alternatively, you can purchase a plain pavement sign and supply your own printed posters if required.

Our posters are digitally printed in-house using environmentally friendly, water-based ink on 180-micron-thick vinyl. Each poster print is laminated for extra durability and to protect from tears, scratches, and creases. 

The lamination provides additional protection making them more suitable for outdoor use, however, they are not fully waterproof.

You can upload your artwork via XL Displays WeTransfer account: If you need assistance, please contact us. Your artwork needs to be sized to the exact size of the size of your posters i.e. A1, A2.

We can help design your poster if you require assistance.

We recommend storing all pavement signs inside your business premises, or in a secure location overnight to avoid damage or theft.

Most A-Board signs fold flat for easy storage and are easy to pick up and take inside. The water-filled advertising signs usually have a wheeled base making moving them easy and hassle-free, they can simply be wheeled inside at the end of each day.

We recommend taking all pavement signs inside or under shelter when the weather turns, and the wind becomes strong.

Our most sturdy and wind-resistant pavement signs are the sand and water-filled signs as well as the flexible signs with a solid rubber base.

However, if gale-force winds are forecasted, we recommend storing every poster display sign inside.

Poster changes are incredibly simple and completely hassle-free on most pavement signs. Most feature a simple snap open poster board that allows you to change your promotions in less than a minute.

Some of our pavement signs feature poster pockets that enable you to slide your poster inside the pocket and is secured magnetically along the top.

Some advertising boards such as the flex and swing signs do require self-adhesive vinyl print which is a more permanent display. This can not be changed as easily and does require a new aluminium panel with print direct from your supplier.

Yes, for the most part pavement signs come pre-assembled and ready to use upon delivery. Sign boards that require minimal self-assembly are supplied with the instructions and tools needed to complete the installation.

All XL Displays Pavement signs and A-Frames are supplied with a 1, 2, or 5-year warranty against manufacturing defect, dependent on the model chosen. We offer a 100% customer satisfaction warranty - if you are not happy, we will fix it. It is that simple.

XL Displays are proud of our products, quality, and service and we would love to prove it. If you need any information regarding our range of outdoor signs, please contact us or call: 01733 511030.