Coats of Arms at Ward Signs

We specialise in manufacturing, restoration and reproduction of historic and new coats of arms. We are also able to manufacture from originals, from heraldic associations, or even from a photo.

Discover plaques, heraldry and more

Modern techniques and materials are used for a coat of arms, such as machine engraving onto mirror stainless steel. However, traditional methods of making heraldry signs and coats of arms are still prevalent for this historical art form.

As well as heraldry, we also make many other types of signs, including;

  • Educational Signs: ensure that new students and visitors find their way easily;
  • Lettering: Did you know that Ward Signs patented the process for resin cast moulding?
  • Plaques: order bespoke plaques made to your exact specifications;
  • Internal signage: accentuate company branding with high-quality internal signs;
  • Monolith signage: long-lasting and eye-catching.

Heraldry dates back to medieval times when knights were recognised by the crests they bore on their suits of armour. They are still used to identify and associate with a certain family, profession or denomination or profession. We have created a coat of arms for many organisations, including county councils, embassies and universities, who use crests, logos and emblems as part of their corporate branding.

What Size is a Coat of Arms?

A 3D crest or coat of arms may be as tiny as 18cm (7 inches). If they are foundry cast in bronze or aluminium, the size can be as much as 1.5 meters (5 feet) in height. Still, it is also possible to manufacture bigger crests from fibreglass aluminium is the most suitable material for a coat of arms as it enables them to be decorated with the most durable type of enamel paint.

So a crest or coat of arms may be made from:

  • Bronze;
  • Fibreglass.
  • Aluminium;

Regardless of your choice of medium, it is essential that your 3D crest is painted by a skilled heraldic artist who has a thorough understanding of the complex blazon and rules for historical coats of arms. This includes knowledge of history, flags and all the associated nomenclature.

Why Ward Signs are the best choice for all types of signage, including a coat of arms

Having made multiple coats of arms for Royal Warrant holders and similar work on behalf of the Royal Family, you can be sure that we will give your coat of arms all the care, expertise and love that any such work of art deserves.

Ward Signs of Bristol are the leading manufacturers of signage across Bristol and the West Country. Ward Signs offer:

  • Attention to detail;
  • Unrivalled expertise;
  • An extensive product range;
  • High-quality signage;
  • Products to suit all budgets;
  • Bespoke signs made to your exact requirements.

Over 10,000 organisations in the UK have used Ward Signs

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Case Studies

Royal Albert Hall – 1851 Place

Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall based in the northern edge of South Kensington London. They recently required us to produce a cast bronze plaque for a crest and lettering reading ‘1851 Place’ to be installed at the bottom of a staircase, positioned in front of the accessible

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