RIBA Site Signboards and manufacturers

The RIBA site signboards have been designed to provide effective and professional promotion of both individual practices and practitioners and the architectural profession as a whole.

Siteboards provide one of the easiest and cheapest methods of promoting your firm's work. All approved manufacturers have details of approved sign layout and styles. For quotations and orders please contact manufacturers direct.

A list of approved manufacturers can be found at the bottom of this page.

Guidance notes

Adding a QR code to RIBA site signboards

Before placing an order with a licensed manufacturer you should be aware of the approved layout and text. The board is available in two sizes (4’x1’ and 8’x2’) (121.92cm x 30.48cm and 243.84cm x 60.96cm). A horizontal line appears beneath the top line of text. The RIBA badge and all lettering (which must be in upper and lower case) are printed in white. A QR code can be added to any of the following designs, but only in the position shown in the example.

Adding a QR code to RIBA site signboards



RIBA site signboards examples

RIBA Architect Boards

RIBA Chartered Practice examples

RIBA Chartered Boards

RIBA Client Adviser examples


The words appearing above the top horizontal line should be:

  • RIBA Chartered Practice (only available to registered RIBA Chartered Practices).

  • RIBA Chartered Architect(s) or…
  • RIBA Architect(s) or…

  • RIBA Client Adviser

The practice or office name should appear in the board's central section, to the right of the RIBA badge. No more than three lines are allowed.

  • Line 1 (practice business name)

  • Line 2 (practice business name cont. - if needed)
  • Line 3 (descriptive words on services provided - if wished) 

For guidance on the use of business names, please refer to the relevant section within Guidance note 3 - advertising.

If wished, and subject to fitting in line 3, additional descriptive words describing the services provided could be added, for instance - 'Architecture Surveying Planning Engineering'. Sole practitioners may use professional affixes (in addition to RIBA) such as RICS, MICE, RTPI, etc (but not educational or degree qualifications).

A single line of brief contact details should appear at the foot of the board - subject to available space, one or more postal/telephone/fax/email/website details may appear.

Use of RIBA boards is restricted to firms where at least one partner or director is an RIBA member (or local authority architects' departments headed by an RIBA member). RIBA Chartered Practice boards can only be used by registered chartered practices. Manufacturers may require RIBA members (partner or director) to sign a declaration confirming relevant status.

No office or company logos are permitted.

All licensed manufacturers have details of the agreed standard layout. Please obtain quotations from, or send orders direct to, the licensed manufacturers.

In case of any difficulties or queries please contact:

RIBA Site Signboards
RIBA Enterprises
66 Portland Place

Tel: +44 (0)20 7496 8372
Email: info@ribaappointments.com

Approved manufacturers

Absolute Sign and Print Ltd.

The Dragon Factory
38a Llanfair Road
CF11 9QB

Tel/Fax: 029 2022 1132
Email:  enquiries@absolutesignandprint.com Website:  www.absolutesignandprint.com  

Harold Jackson Screenprint LTD
986/1008 Pollokshaws Road
G41 2HE

Tel: 0141 649 1783
Fax: 0141 649 6087
Email: sales@jacksonscreenprint.co.uk  

The Lettering Centre
33 Rothschild Street
SE27 0JN

Tel: 020 8670 0011
Fax: 020 8670 0022
Email:  sales@lettering-centre.com
Website:  www.lettering-centre.com

Kerr Signs

Unit 7, Tidal Industrial Park
Roguery Road
Co. Antrim
Northern Ireland
BT41 3TG

Tel: 028 7965 1811
Fax: 028 7965 1811
Email:  kerrsigns@btconnect.com

Semaphore Limited

Bessemer Road
CF11 8BA

Tel: 029 2022 4111
Fax: 029 2022 5401
Email:  riba@semaphoredisplay.co.uk
Website:  www.semaphoredisplay.co.uk

Signet Signs LTD

45 West Town Road
BS48 3HG

Tel 01275 463601
Fax 01275 462990
Email  mail@signetsigns.co.uk
Website:  www.signetsigns.co.uk

Stocksigns LTD
43 Ormside Way
Holmethorpe Industrial Estate
Tel 01737 764764
Fax 01737 763763

Email:  riba@stocksigns.co.uk
Website:  www.stocksigns.com  

Ward and Co (Letters) LTD
Maze Street
Barton Hill Trading Estate
Tel 0117 9553385
Fax 0117 9557518

Email:  info@ward-signs.co.uk
Website:  www.ward-signs.co.uk

Warnstar Signage
Sealand Centre
3-5 Holmethorpe Avenue
Tel: 01737 762400
Fax: 01737 782818

Email:  info@warnstar.co.uk
Website:  www.warnstar.co.uk

Wydos LTD
Swallow Hill Mills
Tong Road
LS12 4QE

Tel 0113 220 5400
Fax 0113 231 0615
Email:  info@wydos.co.uk
Website:  www.wydos.co.uk