Slate house signs by ashortwalk. Signs with a story.

Slate house signs are still amongst the most popular signs people buy for their house. But what if there was a more environmentally friendly alternative? A house sign which looks and feels like slate, but without the downsides of using natural slate. We developed it.

Slate house signs reinvented. Sturdy, stunning and sustainable.

House signs are a great way to personalise your home or office. Whether they contain just the number, a name or your full address, your sign not only tells people where they are, it also tells them something about you. Slate house signs are popular because they can be both modern or classic, playful or really clean, making it ideal to show people a bit of your personality. There is only one thing we don’t like about slate, and that’s why we set out to develop an eco-friendly alternative to it: A house sign made from recycled UK waste. It looks like slate, but we believe it’s way, way better…

The story behind our "slate" house signs

So, what makes it better? Well, like said, we also love the look of slate house signs, but we also believe slate should remain where it belongs; in our soil preserving our beautiful landscape. Being a specialist in developing pioneering eco products, we took on the challenge of designing a slate-like house signs made from recycled UK waste. Recycled plastic plant pots proved to be a perfect base to create our sturdy and durable plaques. This makes our slate house signs:

  • Slate-like in its look and feel

  • Highly durable

  • Break proof

  • UV, hot and cold resistant

  • Easy to mount

  • Simply stunning in its simplicity.


Also, with our signs we not only prevent tonnes of unwanted and unused plastic plant pots to end up as landfill, we also hope to reduce the use of slate for products like house signs because now there is an eco-friendly alternative. So you’re not only buying an ashortwalk house sign because it looks good, you’re also buying it because with that, you do good. How’s that for a story?


our slate house signs range

We have the following options (yes, we call them slate signs but of course they are slate-like):

slate house number sign, two digits

Measuring 10 x 15 cm this small two digit house number sign is perfect for anyone looking for a small plaque to show their house number. Of course made from recycled UK waste and with optional border and hidden fixings.

slate house number sign, three digits

The three digit house sign has a 10 x 16,5 cm slate like plaque. There are three colours available for the numbers. Do you want it with a border? Can be done, just like hiding the fixings.

slate address sign

The ashortwalk slate address sign features both a house number and address line. So no need for the the postman to ring twice.

Lifetime Guarantee

House sign or house number sign; they all come with an unconditional lifetime guarantee.  All signs are ink filled and finished by hand to provide a crisp quality finish and unlike slate they won’t crack in the post!  If you ever have any concerns just contact us and we will repair or replace your sign for free.

slate house name sign single line

The perfect slate-like plaque to personalise your cottage. Or anything actually. The single line house name sign comes in two sizes (10 x 33 cm and 10 x 45 cm) and will proof to be the finishing touch to your house. And also eco friendly, what more could you wish for.

slate house name sign large

With sizes of 18 x 30 cm and 20 x 32 this two line house sign is designed to make an impression. Also slate-like, this plaque so stunning and sustainable at the same time. Quite nice.

slate house name plate extra large

Now we're talking name plates! The three line "slate" house sign comes in two sizes (22 x 35 cm and 28 x 45) and is of course made from recycled UK waste. Like all our signs available with border and hidden fixings. 

How do we make our "slate" house signs?

All ashortwalk house signs are handmade. For this, we start with our slate-like basic plaque made from recycled plastic plant pots. Now, one of our specialists goes to work engraving the plaque with the house name, number and/ or address. After this is done, several layers of special paint are sprayed on the plate, giving your sign a crisp and stylish look. Fixings and borders are added to specification and the entire house sign gets a good inspection. After the OK is given we send the sign on its way. We never use printing as a technique for making our signs, we only engrave and spray paint. This way we know our signs are stunning, stylist and highly durable. They withstand sun, heat and cold and will be the mark of your home or office for many years to come.

Buying a house sign online; how does it work?

Ordering your bespoke house sign online is simple:

  1. Choose your type of slate house sign, so house number, address sign, name sign or name plaque. Select your preferred size.

  2. Select your finish. Do you want your house sign with or without border and with or without hidden fixings?

  3. Found your plate and finish? Great! Now it’s time to select your font and colour. We offer four default fonts; Time New Roman, Century Gothic, Trebuchet and Script and all in three colours; white, ivory or silver.

  4. Depending the sign of your choice, we now will ask you for the information you want on it, so the number, name or other options. You can specify per line and of course if we have any doubt or run into trouble we will contact you before making your bespoke sign!

  5. All is almost done and your just a few steps away from ordering your stunning house sign. Proceed to the payment page (we support Maestro, Mastercard, Visa, Masterpass and JCB), fill in your details and finish your order.

  6. You will get a confirmation email after your order is placed. Because all our house signs are handmade, production usually will take 7 to 8 days.

  7. When you receive your house sign, drill the required holes in your wall, attach the sign to it and enjoy! Happy ? Send us a photo, we love to see where our babies end up! Support our effort to reduce the use of slate? Spread the word!

A personalised slate house sign. 

The perfect green gift.

Buying a slate house sign for your own home of office of course is really nice, but how about giving one as a present? Friends moved into their new house, business moved to a new building or you really think your next door neighbour's cottage could do with a new sign and his or hers birthday is coming up soon? Give them a "slate" sign! Personalised, original and with a great story to it!

Who we are

At ashortwalk we design, develop and sell products made from recycled UK waste. From our base in Perranporth, Cornwall, we set out each day to create products made from seemingly useless materials. For example, we use recycled paper coffee cups for our innovative rCUP reusable coffee cup and recycled paper packaging as well as recycled plastic plant pots for our tide clocks collection . We have a line of cork clocks and place mats as well as products like bird feeders and plant holders. All made from recycled materials. Also, we help companies and brands to turn their waste into reusable products following our ‘nothing is truly recycled until it’s reused’ motto. Want to know more about who we are and what we believe in? You can read our manifesto here 

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ashortwalk is one of UK's leading companies in turning recycled waste into new products. Offering a wide range of products like tide clocks, house signs and reusable coffee cups, ashortwalk opens up the opportunity of buying stunning, durable and UK made products and by doing so, contributing to a better planet.

Ashortwalk LTD

Cligga Head Industrial Estate
St. Georges Hill


T 01872 575000


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