Does anyone know where sells tiles for making a house name or sign -
lettter by letter ? They are normally about 3 x 2 ins and have a
decorative border. Many houses seem to have them , but not know the
origin. All my enquiries in West Dorset fail.
On enquiring on another group I was told B&Q stocked them - not round
here at least! Any other ideas please.
Many thanks in advance,
They might be, but making a house number visible seems to be a dying art.
At one time it would be large characters as part of a window above the
door. As would a house name, if it had one. Now most seem to be ashamed of
others being able to find their house easily. Especially postmen.
*Windows will never cease *
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
What's the matter with this group ATM, it seems to be turning into
In an attempt to be helpful (and with a possibly more tasteful
solution) have you considered transfers?
Talking of bad taste, have a look at this Xmas decoration, isn't it
the worst thing you have ever seen?
On Mon, 23 Jan 2006 18:35:27 -0000, Rob Morley wrote:
I have no problem with *number* tiles, but letter tiles are naff.
Apart from being tacky, they are not PS and they don't kern; you may
as well type the house name on an old typewriter and enlarge it with a
photocopier. Tell you what, why not go to the local garage and see if
they can make up the name on a number plate.
I must admit I've never seen any, or at least not noticed them.
I don't see why they can't be proportional, although obviously kerning
would be a problem. I did rather wonder why the OP doesn't just have a
ceramic plaque made up, although there's great scope for nastiness in
No need - you can spot my house from the scrap cars in the front garden
On Tue, 24 Jan 2006 10:38:39 -0000, Rob Morley wrote:
A much better idea.
OK, it's horses for courses, it depends on your locality and
surrounding area, I would suggest the following <grin>:
Rural area with houses more than 50m apart (where I live). Something
very distinctive with the house name painted on, this helps delivery
drivers to find you. For example cider barrel, millstone, cart wheel,
bee hive (what I have)
Less rural area. A slice of oak from the tree that fell down in the
hurricane painted with the house name.
Urban area that wants to be rural. A ceramic plate with the house
name, even though the house has a number.
Urban area, middle class. Wrought-iron gates with the house number
integrated into the design.
Urban area, ex-council houses. Stick on metal plates with italic
numbers, plastic screw on numbers or letters. "Got any 'ose"
Urban area, council houses. Whatever the council put up.
Housing estate in Liverpool. Don't put your number on the door or the
narcs will know where you live. Meet all your customers in the alley.
Ah, one I forgot.
The town or mews house. Depends if you are running a "business" from
home. For residential property, a neatly printed insert in the panel
is ideal. For others, a hastily scribbled bit of paper stuck on the
door frame saying "For French Massage, ring top bell - if no reply
phone 09087 123 666 and leave a message"
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