Boulder Signs: The Trending Alternative to Traditional Signage

In the world of business, advertising and signage play a significant role in attracting customers and increasing sales.

Signage is an effective way to both greet and communicate with customers, providing information about the business, its products, services, and promotions.

But traditional signage can be boring, unattractive, and ineffective.

That’s why a new trend in signage is fast emerging: stone boulder signs.

In this article, we will explore what boulder signs are and why they are becoming the trending alternative to traditional signage.

What Are Boulder Signs?

Boulder signs are outdoor or indoor signs made from natural boulders, rocks, and stones.

These signs are handcrafted by skilled artisans who carefully select each boulder for its unique shape, size, and colour.

The boulders are then engraved with a design or message using advanced technology to create a durable, long-lasting, and visually stunning sign.

Boulder signs are most often used by businesses as impressive entrance signs but can be used for all other manner of signage.

For example, councils and businesses often commission boulder signs to be crafted and installed to display commemorative plaques in a visually stunning and natural way.

Just take a look at this beautifully unique bird bath we crafted into a stone boulder with commemorative plaque that is displayed at the Tŷ Hafan Memorial Garden.

Or these examples below of an opening plaque displayed on a boulder and detailed gold leaf engravings on another.

Oval-shaped commemorative plaque cut from fine Welsh slate displayed on a stone boulder
Arsenal F.C. welsh slate boulder with gold club crest at training centre entrance

Why Are Boulder Signs The Trending Alternative to Traditional Signage?

Boulder signage offers several advantages over traditional signage, which makes them a popular and trending choice for businesses.

Here are some reasons why boulder signs are becoming the go-to signage solution:

Unique and Attractive

Boulder signs stand out from the traditional signs as they offer a unique and attractive look. Each boulder is different, and the natural colours and patterns of the rock add to the overall appeal of the sign. This uniqueness can attract potential customers and make them more likely to notice and remember your business.


Boulder signs are built to last. Unlike traditional signs that can fade, crack, or peel over time, boulder signs can withstand extreme weather conditions and are resistant to wear and tear. This means your investment in any stone boulder sign will offer a long-lasting solution for your business signage needs.

Low Maintenance

Once installed, boulder signs require very little maintenance. They do not need repainting, cleaning, or repairing, and they are easy to clean with just soap and water. You may want to regularly clean any plaque that is securely mounted onto the boulder so that wording is always clearly displayed, but as the boulder itself is made from natural stone material it requires minimal upkeep.


Boulder signs are environmentally friendly as they use natural materials and require less energy to manufacture. This makes them a sustainable and responsible choice for businesses that want to reduce their carbon footprint.

Van Mildert stone boulder sign at Durham University
Commemorative plaque built into slate stone boulder

How Can Boulder Signs Benefit Your Business?

Boulder signs can benefit your business in several ways.

Here are a few examples:

Increased Visibility

Boulder signs are eye-catching and unique, which means they can increase the visibility of your business – espescially when used as main entrance signs. By attracting more attention from passers-by, you can increase foot traffic and general interest to your business, venue or office.

Brand Awareness

Boulder signs can help build brand awareness and make your business more memorable. By having a unique and attractive sign, you can create a lasting impression in the minds of potential customers.


While boulder signs may cost more initially, they are a long-term investment that can save you money in the long run. Unlike traditional signs, boulder signs require very little maintenance and can last for decades, making them a cost-effective solution for your business.

Gold Arsenal emblem on slate stone boulder

A Few Popular Boulder Signs FAQs

Q: Are boulder signs customisable?

A: Yes, boulder signs are customisable. You can choose the size, stone material, shape, colour, and design of your sign to fit your business needs.


Q: How long do boulder signs last?

A: Boulder signs are built to last and can withstand extreme weather conditions. Even with minimal care, boulder signs can last for decades.


Q: Can boulder signs be installed indoors?

A: While boulder signs are mainly designed for outdoor use, they can certainly be installed indoors if the location is suitable.


Q: How long does it take to create a boulder sign?

A: The time it takes to create a boulder sign depends on the size, complexity, and design of the sign. Typically, it can take several weeks to several months to create a boulder sign, but it’s worth the wait for a high-quality and unique sign.


Q: Are boulder signs heavy?

A: Yes, boulder signs can be heavy, especially if they are made from large boulders or stones. However, the weight can vary depending on the size and material of the sign. It’s important to ensure that the sign is installed properly to avoid any safety issues so this is where the experience of our expert boulder sign installers comes into play.

Boulder signs are the trending alternative to traditional signage. They offer a unique and attractive look that can help businesses stand out from the crowd and demand attention. If you’d like to discuss our boulder sign services in detail and learn more about how we can help design, craft and install a stone boulder sign, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Simply call 02920 672 823, e-mail or complete our online contact form and a member of our friendly team will be happy to assist.

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