Thomas Dean Design completes new sign installation for Rock Stall

Thomas Dean Design have recently completed work for leading local rock and candy stall Eddies Rock owned by Eddie & Tim clients of Thomas Dean Design.

The project started mid July 2016 when Eddie contacted the team at TDD and booked a free design consultation with the Thomas Dean Design team. In the meeting Eddie and Tim both confirmed they wanted a brand new shop front design and installation which included both sign panels and LED lighting. Thomas Dean Design were tasked to come up with a bright and bold design customers good see and identify from a distance.

The rock stall will be open for operation from early morning through to the late evening so the sign design and colours must work effectively with the bright sunlight in the day and the LED lighting in the evening.

 

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Define a Budget and On-site Sign Inspection

An important part of the process before we start designing a sign is defining a budget. The sign making options are almost limitless so a budget helps to define what is and what’s not possible from the outstart. Because there are so many options no matter what size of budget is available there is always a viable sign design waiting to be discovered.

An onsite inspection will be required by our experienced sign fitting team. The objective of this inspection is to confirm that the original structure is solid. Removing part of the old sign may be required to ensure there are no hidden defects, if rot or any structural issues are found these issues will need to be fixed before the sign fitting can start.

Eddies rock required a new linear batten installation in order fore the new sign panels to fit and light up correctly.

“Defining a budget early on allows our design team to work up ideas that will be viable. An onsite inspection of the designated sign location will be carried out before any design work can start. By completing the inspection early on this also allows for any hidden cost to be identified before any part of the sign process takes place which again helps to identify the total budget required”
Dean Thomas

Thomas Dean Design

Eddies Rock Design and Installation

Once the inspection had been completed we set about forming a design plan, project timeline and final costing.  The design team decided to go with a bright candy colour pallet and looked at several candy striped patterns before the clients confirmed their final choice. The TD Design team then super impose the design over a photo of the shop front to allow the clients to see what the design will look like before any fabrication takes place. This is an important part of the design process. Any changes that are required can now be made as once fabrication start any extra changes can be very costly.

Sign Design Features
  • Sign Material – Aluminium Composite
  • Printing Method – Direct to Substrate UV high Definition
  • Construction Material – Pre Tanalised Timber

A hidden feature of the design is a hidden rear drain. At point of site inspection is was noted that the roof rain water would have no run off due to the height of the sign being increased. The timber batten construction allowed us to off set the main sign panels allowing for a hollow compartment behind the sign which allows the water to run into a drain pipe thats takes the water away to the side of the building instead of the water dripping down onto any shoppers who may be using the roof over hang as shelter.

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