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Pavement Signs

Freestanding and portable by design; Pavement Signs are tactical advertising signs for shops, acting as a signpost communication board for your business. Pavement Signs, A-Frame Signs, Sandwich Boards and Swing Signs are ideal for attracting customers to your business premises.

We offer a wide range of sizes and styles, available with or without printed posters. Double-sided advertising signs can be used to highlight in-store promotions, menu boards and social distancing requirements.

Pavement advertising boards can be used for shop sign advertising, curbside and sidewalk promotions as well as in car parks, forecourts and front of business. Buy Pavement Signs online and get 24 hour dispatch on selected models, printed posters and a minimum 1-Year Warranty on all XL Displays signage.

A Frame Boards

A-Frame signs are effective marketing tools for outdoor advertising and portable shop signs.

All of our pavement signs and boards are high quality and create a professional display area directly in the street, on the pavement and in forecourts.

Signage is ideal for promoting special offers and in-store promotions, menu choices and food options of the day for restaurants and cafes. A-Frame Boards offer a good value pavement display and are popular with high street shops and outdoor cafés and caterers. A frame boards are double sided to catch passing traffic in both directions.

We offer the option of full colour poster printing, or you can insert your own graphics.

A-Boards can be folded flat for ease of storage. Posters are displayed via snap open poster board holders that allow you to change posters and promotion hassle-free. 

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.

Pavement Sign Boards

Swinging signs and flex signage offer a low-cost alternative to traditional pavement signboards. Freestanding poster displays are weatherproof and durable and able to withstand strong winds and rain conditions.

We offer all of our Pavement Boards and street signs with the option of printed panels or printed graphics for maximum impact. You can provide your own artwork and upload it online. If you don't have artwork, we offer a graphic design service and one of our designers can create your pavement sign graphic for you to your custom designs.

For more information about our Pavement Signs and A-Frame Board range, please contact us or call us on 01733 511030.

Benefits of Pavement Signs:

  • Attracts Passing Customers
  • Easy to Self Assemble
  • Ideal For Promotion Changes
  • Durable & Stable Designs
  • Double-Sided Advertising
  • Printed Posters Available
  • Designed For Outdoor Use
  • Range Of Sizes & Styles

Ideal For:

  • Outside Cafes & Restaurants
  • Roadside Advertising
  • Pubs & Take-Aways
  • Petrol Station Forecourts
  • Retail Environments
  • Corner Shops
  • Museums & Leisure Centres
  • Beauty Salons & Hairdressers

Buy Pavement Signs For:

  • Portable Signage
  • Windy Conditions
  • Pub Menu Signs
  • Shop Sign Boards
  • Advertising Boards
  • Poster Holders
  • Directional Signs
  • Social Distancing Signs

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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. 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.

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

The main difference between pavement signs and forecourt signs is the size of the signboards. Forecourt signs typically come in larger sizes usually from A1 and up. Pavement signs are available in many different sizes but the smaller sizes such as A2 and 20 x 30 are more popular as they do not require as much space. Footpaths are not always suitable for larger poster display signs and therefore smaller sizes are preferred.

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

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. You can purchase a plain signboard and supply your own printed posters if required.

Our posters are digitally printed in-house using environmentally friendly, water-based ink on to 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 is 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 easy 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 tools require to complete the install and clear instructions.

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