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Large Stand-Off Lettering and Logo Installation for Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy


The Lyme Regis based Boat Building Academy is an instantly recognisable building standing next to the harbour and beachfront. It provides full-time, highly practical skills training with an emphasis on ‘hands-on’ learning. The school was founded in 1997 by Commander Tim Gedge.

In recent years the Academy has developed a programme of furniture making courses that share the same philosophy as the boat building training; intensive and highly practical development of skills.


The Boat Building Academy team got in contact to commission some large signage to be added to the blank face of the building facing the moored boating area on the beach, and walkway from the town centre to the beachfront.

The lettering and logo creation needed to be spotted from quite a distance, and the large expanse of white wall offered a great canvas to super-size the display!

To give the lettering a buffer from the high-strength sea winds, and long-lasting protection against UV damage over the years, it was decided to use large 45mm high, 5mm thick lazer-cut acrylic for the lettering and logo, and snapfix locators to allow for wind and rain to easily circulate and drain off the signage. These locators are a super-adhesive, and mean signage can be attached to all types of textured surface without needing to drill into the walls whilst offering years or service.

Applying the Template for accurate lettering application
Lettering being applied to the building face with Snapfix Locators
Applying the large 45mm letters with care and accuracy
Lettering complete and checked to perfection
Large scale stand-off lettering polished and completed
Large Dark Blue Acrylic Logo applied in 3 parts above lettering


As with all large signage installations of this scale, when you are close up to the design it is hard to see imperfections and less than straight application. The large template applied to the wall has been measured and sized to perfection by our brilliant in-house design team to fit the space and also allows for recommendations in size, font and spacing.

The lettering was created from Dark Blue Acrylic sheets, lazer-cut to the chosen font. Due to the size of the logo size needed, it needed to be artistically recreated to be cut into 3 easier sections, not only for installation at height, but the weight limit of each snapfix locator.

If you are looking for a large signage install or coloured acrylic, we have access to a large range of standard RAL colours, and can also custom print a laminate that can be applied to the face of the acrylic if you are looking for a unique colour option! Acrylic is becoming more and more popular due to its stylish contemporary appearance. Printed acrylic gives a superior finish, producing ultra-high quality images with vivid colours. Check out some of our Signage Case Studies to see the creative freedom you can have with your signage!

It was a pleasure to work with the Boat Building Academy throughout this process, a highly professional team with a clear vision of the future and their home at Lyme Regis. We look forward to working with the team again.

If you are looking to update or get a new business signage display, please do contact us to talk over your requirements, and our in-house design team can help create your artwork. We offer no obligation quoting, and a vast array of materials to suit all your signage needs!

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