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What We Do

We are a family run business and have been serving Exeter, Devon and the South West since 1904. From our factory we produce all aspects of modern day and traditional signage to suit your business needs. Among our portfolio we manufacture signs and fascias from a variety of sheet materials such as Aluminium, Acrylic, Foamex and Aluminium Composite creating flat or built up letters and graphics.
Produce internal and external sign systems for directories, way-finding and information boards.
Provide illumination from standard tubes in light boxes to LED and neon. As well as standard sign boards, health and safety signs, stickers and banners.
With our in-house CNC router, welding and fabrication, powder coating and engraving facilities alongside our vinyl and printing department we have the full scope of processes at our disposal to provide a complete range of quality signs and graphics to our Customers.
All our services are completely bespoke and we do not limit ourselves to signs. We work closely with other local businesses and fabricate a variety of items such as aluminium guttering, window pressings and troughs.
//Whatever your project please don't hesitate to ask if we can help!//

Our featured signs

Built Up or Stand Off Signs
General Signs
Illuminated Signs
Vehicle Graphics
Display Graphics & Banners

About us

Behind the Scenes

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What we're doing

We're on Radio Exe!

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Who we support


Exeter Leukaemia Fund



Topsham Rubgy Club

Exmouth Rugby Club

Clyst Vale Football Club

Exeter Aces Cycle Speedway

Meet the team

Stalite Signs prides itself in being a friendly, family business with the 5th generation of the Bolt family now joining the Company. Since the early 1900’s it has been manufacturing and supplying signs throughout Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Avon. With some contracts taking it all over the Country, as its' clients require.

Nigel - Director & Golfer

Nigel has been the Director since 1991 and is the 4th generation of the Bolt family to be in charge of Stalite Signs. Nigel joined the company in 1989 and so has many years experience in all aspects of the business through design to manufacture and installation. Nigel is key in the efficient running of the business, putting his years of knowledge to use to provide competitive quotations, design ideas and advice to our customers.

Chris — Trainee Director

Chris has been with the Company since 2012 and is the 5th generation of the Bolt family to join. Chris has learnt all aspects of the business and is our Operations Director!


Sandra — Office Manager & Pet Care

Sandra has been with the Company since 2011 providing the administration in the office. With many years previous experience in the trade Sandra is ready to answer your calls and take your orders.

Brian — Installation Main Man

Brian has been with the Company since 1979 and as chief installer holds PASMA and Mobile Platform certificates. He is always full of cheer, offering service with a smile to all our customers requiring installation, repair or maintenance.

Stuart — Sign Fabrication, Welding & Painting/Powder Coating.

Stuart has been with the Company since 1988 and is our chief manufacturer. Stuart prefers the indoor life and his skills include welding, metal fabrication, spraying and powder coating. Stuart also becomes part of our fitting team during larger contracts.

Bruce - Engraving

Bruce is our longest serving member. Since 1976 he has been engraving and manufacturing a variety of signage in our factory. Bruce is a fountain of information and provides topical ditty’s all day long

Scotty — CNC Routering & Vinyl

Scotty has been with the Company since 2000 and splits his time in the factory operating the CNC router, routering text and logos in a variety of materials and applying vinyl text and prints to sheet materials and vehicles. Scott also has attained Vehicle Wrap training with AdWraps.


Ian — Fabricator & Welder

Ian rejoined the company in 2018 for the 3rd time! We're obviously not that bad then!! Ian can be found down in the factory assisting with general fabrication and spraying.


Adam - Installations and Manufacturer

Adam joined the team in 2015 and is working closely with Brian to learn the secrets of the sign trade. Since he is half Brian's age he can be seen whizzing around the sites at twice the speed!


Jon - Graphics Production Manager

Jon joined the team in 2019 taking over the running of the print and vinyl production. He is another returning member having worked at Stalite at the tender age of 14, but now with 24 years experience in the trade he is running the show like clockwork!


The Office Dogs

The office is kept in check by all the dogs! Nigel's dogs are in the office most of the time, we don't see Bella so often now though!
Basil is the miniature dachshund, he is 8 and loves sunbathing.



Nelly is a 5 year old Cocker Spaniel. She is like the tasmanian devil with a tennis ball! She's not in the office as often, and if you've seen her you will know why!



Daisy is the newest member of the team. Starting work on 27th November 2017 aged just 8 weeks! She is a 'red' labrador, very chilled out and has fitted in really well with the rest of the clan so far.



Jazz was a loyal member of the team for over 13 1/2 years. She could be found chilling under Nigel's desk for the most part but enjoyed visiting everyone's work stations for crumbs at regular intervals during the day. Sadly we had to say goodbye to Jazz on February 24th 2017. Her presence in the office is greatly missed.
Rest in peace Jazz <3



Bella is Stu's German Shepherd. Unfortunately we don't see her in the office anymore but she's so gorgeous we're just going to leave her here to look at!

Our clients

  • Afternoon Nigel

    Just a quick note to say thank you very much for all your help with the new signage at our Crediton shop . Your guys were terrific We are all really impressed.

    Many Thanks

    All the best


    Retail operations Manager
    Exeter Leukaemia Fund

  • Hope you had a great weekend, the signs are perfect thank you very much. We will definitely be using your services again in the future, just need to come up with more projects!

    Ash - Dusk Trading

  • Thanks for your help, most appreciated. I hope to be ordering more signs in the future, I just want to say what a pleasure it is dealing with someone so efficient.

    Circle One, Devon

  • Everything looks great and despite the boom lift company letting you down; it was all carried out smoothly from our end! A great job.

    First Data Bank, Exeter

  • Our new outdoor signage has been installed thanks to @stalitesigns - View photos on our Facebook page: http://ow.ly/dxTvP #exeter #signage

    Big Wave Media, Exeter

  • Thank you for an excellent service.

    Western Power Distribution, Exeter

Get in touch

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Stalite Signs Ltd,
7 Apple Lane, Trade City,
Off Sidmouth Road,
Exeter, Devon EX2 5GL


(01392) 447 001


(01392) 447 002




Useful Information

  • Viewing Distances

    Text size to viewing distance. The Chart shows the recommended sizes to produce text on signs making sure the end user has a sign supplied that is clearly legible from the intended distance.

  • Table of Paper Sizes From 4A0 to A10

    SizeHeight x Width (mm)Height x Width (in)
    4A0 2378 x 1682 mm 93.6 x 66.2 in
    2A0 1682 x 1189 mm 66.2 x 46.8 in
    A0 1189 x 841 mm 46.8 x 33.1 in
    A1 841 x 594 mm 33.1 x 23.4 in
    A2 594 x 420 mm 23.4 x 16.5 in
    A3 420 x 297 mm 16.5 x 11.7 in
    A4 297 x 210 mm 11.7 x 8.3 in
    A5 210 x 148 mm 8.3 x 5.8 in
    A6 148 x 105 mm 5.8 x 4.1 in
    A7 105 x 74 mm 4.1 x. 2.9 in
    A8 74 x 52 mm 2.9 x 2.0 in
    A9 52 x 37 mm 2.0 x 1.5 in
    A10 37 x 26 mm 1.5 x 1.0 in