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OUR SERVICES

A full service approach

We take a full-service approach to sign making, which means we care about every little detail. Our signs not only look stunning, but are also cost-effective, safe and installed when you need them.

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SIGN DESIGN

Our creative team isn't just committed to sign design excellence – we're also interested in fulfilling your vision. We listen carefully as you explain the corporate image you want to project, then use our extensive experience in conceptualisation and fabrication to generate results with a positive, long-lasting impact. Our studios work in 2D and 3D, plus detailed construction drawings in CAD software. We also offer a presentation preparation service for signage schemes, when required. 

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SIGN MANUFACTURING

Astra's skilled engineers can produce any signage to suit your specification, using only the most durable, flexible and resilient materials to guarantee finished products of the very best quality. Our decades-long experience is evident in our workmanship and technical expertise, which we apply to every tailored project we undertake.

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SIGNAGE SITE AUDIT

Astra's reliable surveying method ensures that your locations are carefully assessed, laying strong foundations for an impressive final result. We always use the latest site surveying techniques and our services extend to arranging city planning permission, risk assessment and method statements. Having assessed your property, we'll consider all risks to health and safety - with added consideration of any foreseeable failure once the installation is complete. 

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SIGN INSTALLATION

We value health and safety very highly – meaning that all site works are carried out in accordance with appropriate risk assessments and method statements – but we apply it with a minimum of hassle, to avoid disrupting your working day. We operate a fleet of vehicles, including a 27m truck mounted platform – and our installation crews are properly equipped and well-trained. Compliance is monitored ensuring regulations are always reviewed and updated. All our engineers have IPAF, CSCS and PASMA certificates.

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SIGN MAINTENANCE

Once your sign is installed, we’ll certify that the sign has been designed and constructed in compliance with BS559 standards, including the design life and a structural inspection regime, which will include the competency requirements to maintain the sign. If you have any concerns or queries, you can contact Astra Signs at any time to request maintenance support, either planned maintenance or reactive responsive where we will respond to any fault within a preagreed time.  Our call-out service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week – and we have resources on hand to tackle an extensive range of issues.

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ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Astra Signs is a responsible supplier. Our integral environmental management system operates to ISO 14001 standards and we constantly aim for improvements, including reducing waste to landfill; increasing waste segregation, energy efficiency and vehicle fuel efficiency; and assessing the environmental credentials of all our products and processes. Our teams undergo frequent training, both in-house and externally.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Our business model is flexible and responsive to your needs. Our experienced project managers plan and implement all tasks, ensuring your objectives and schedules are upheld and that lines of communication are wide open. We track and monitor your project from start to finish and take full responsibility for any challenges that may arise. Our project managers work especially closely with the planning department, ensuring that purchases are placed on time and within budget - and therefore ready for fabrication and installation when required. 

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ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

Astra Signs will provide you with a single, named point of contact throughout our relationship with you. As well as giving you bespoke, transparent advice about our product options and costs, your account manager will always be available to answer any questions you may have.

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EVENT BRANDING

Our branding expertise has been showcased by many major international events; such as the FINA World Swimming Championships in Manchester, for which we provided all event dressing and branding materials. Our service includes all aspects of planning, manufacturing and installation for banners, fascias, spectaculars and city pageantry displays.

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WAYFINDING SIGNAGE

Astra Signs can also assist with navigation and crowd-handling, helping people move around unfamiliar environments and between locations without confusion. This is particularly important at major events. Our expert service includes monitoring traffic patterns, providing bespoke guidance and designing signage system solutions.

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PLANNING CONSENT APPLICATIONS

Our services extend to obtaining planning permission where required. As a member of the British Sign & Graphics Association (BSGA) we are constantly kept up to date with any developments, changes or alerts across all councils and local authorities. This helps us to make sure that our information is managed efficiently from the outset. Full details of the planning application process can be found on the UK central government website.

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STRUCTURAL & WINDLOADING REPORTS

The review of wind loading, structural and footing calculations is integral to our technical construction file for a bespoke signage structure. This information is used to gather requirements for structural inspection and maintenance in accordance with EN 13269-2006 standards, which are submitted at the time of handover to the client.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

At Astra we are committed to ensuring the our services and installations meet rigorous standards of professional practice and customer satisfaction. We have a comprenhensive Terms & Conditions document available for download here.

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