If you’re looking for a simple, unglazed but robust noticeboard, as the name suggests, these boards offer the height of toughness and resilience, combined with minimal maintenance requirements. The specification of Apogee boards includes frames of heavy-duty recycled plastic, with powder-coated aluminium back panels and a choice of displays including self-healing rubber pinboard, signwritten panels, and printed or encapsulated graphics.
Standard specification includes:
- Heavy-duty Man-made Timber (recycled plastic) frames
- Black textured finish with the appearance of wood
- 3mm, powder-coated aluminium back panels
- Light grey self-healing rubber pinboard
- Maintenance-free – will not shrink, rot warp or crack
Each Apogee noticeboard is hand-built by our skilled craftsmen to exacting standards and with the lack of ongoing maintenance costs, these boards offer an increasingly appealing prospect to those with an eye to the “whole-life” cost of ownership. Modular construction also ensures that, no matter how unlikely, in the event of damage such as impact by vehicles, it is possible to replace individual components rather than the whole board.
- Header panels in choice of colours
- Vinyl lettering and logos
- Signwritten, digitally printed or g.r.p.-encapsulated graphic panels
- Brass dedication plate
- Wall, post or railing-mounted
||Single-bay 4 x A4 – 15 x A4|
|Configuration||Single-sided, landscape or portrait. (Double-sided available to special order).|
||100 x 50mm section Heavy-duty Man-made Timber (recycled plastic)|
|Finish||Heavy-duty Man-made Timber is a black material with a textured finish resembling woodgrain|
|Back panels||3mm aluminium sheet, with black powder-coated finish|
|Display surface||6mm thick self-healing rubber pinboard, light grey|
|Mounting||Wall, post or railing-mounted|
|Alternative display panels
Digitally printed graphic/map panel
GRP encapsulated graphic/map panel
|Headers||110mm high internal aluminium header panel. (Please note header panels reduce available display capacity)|
|Header finish||Choice of colours (applied vinyl)|
|Lettering for headers||Computer-cut vinyl letters in choice of fonts|
|Logos||Single-colour (Computer-cut vinyl) or full-colour digitally-printed logo, from client’s artwork|
|Available mounting methods
||Post kits – 2 x 100mm square Heavy-duty Man-made Timber posts
Post-fixing kit (for fixing to customer’s own posts)
||Brass dedication plate, 75 x 40mm with up to 50 engraved characters|
Finish and header colours
Heavy-duty Man-made Timber
Light Blue (AS01)
Mid Blue (AS02)
Dark Blue (AS03)
Mid Green (AS04)
Dark Green (AS05)
All our Apogee, Heavy-duty Man-made Timber noticeboards are made to order. Orders may be placed directly online by completing details of the required specification, by phone on 01280 701093, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to Greenbarnes Ltd, Unit 7 Barrington Court, Ward Road, Buckingham Road Industrial Estate, Brackley, Northamptonshire, NN13 7LE. If you need us to quote your order number in correspondence or on the invoice, please be sure to include this when ordering. All orders will be acknowledged on receipt by email or (where no email address is supplied) in writing and will include an estimated date for completion.
Lead time for production and delivery of Apogee Heavy-duty Man-made Timber noticeboards is usually 4-6 weeks but may vary according to workload. If your order is urgent or has a specific deadline, please contact us to discuss your requirements and we will do our utmost to accommodate you.
Local Authorities, churches, schools and registered charities: 30 days from date of invoice.
All other non-account customers: Payment in full is required with order.
Methods of payment: Credit card, electronic payment (BACS) or cheque.
BACS payments should be made to:
Sort code 23-05-80
Our preferred method of delivery will vary depending upon a number of factors including the weights of individual items in the consignment and the delivery address. The delivery method will be stated in our Order Confirmation. The usual methods of delivery for items up to 35kg and those exceeding 35kg are detailed below but please be aware that different arrangements may apply to remote areas and offshore islands. Exceptionally, if the size of an individual order or the mileage involved warrant it, we may opt to use a dedicated courier.
Orders where no single item exceeds 35kg are usually despatched via a UK nationwide courier on an overnight service, i.e. the consignment leaves us one day and you receive it on the next working day (Monday to Friday). As soon as your order is completed, we will contact you to arrange a suitable delivery day when someone will be available to receive it. All deliveries require a signature. Please note that this is NOT a timed delivery service and delivery could occur any time between 08:00 and 17:00 on the chosen day.
We appreciate that there is nothing more frustrating than having to set aside a whole day to receive a parcel, so if this is an issue, there are a number of possible work-arounds.
Firstly, it is generally possible to request a before 12:00 or before 10:30 delivery slot but this will attract an additional charge. If a timed delivery is essential please call us on 01280 701093 to place your order.
Secondly, it is sometimes possible for us to get the driver to contact you, say 30 minutes ahead of delivery, with an estimated arrival time. This is sometimes useful for deliveries to churches, village halls etc when you are close-by but not at the delivery location. It must be stressed however that there is no contractual obligation for the courier to do this and whether or not it happens will depend upon the goodwill of the driver concerned.
Thirdly, exceptionally and not recommended, it may be possible for you to nominate a “safe place” where the parcel can be left without being signed for but please be aware that in choosing this option, you assume full responsibility for the condition of the item as delivered as no claims for damage can be entertained for items received without a signature.
Orders where one or more items exceed 35kg are usually delivered by a specialist 2-man delivery team. As soon as your order is completed, we will contact you to let you know that it is being collected by our chosen specialist courier and shortly thereafter they will contact you directly to make final arrangements for the delivery.
What is the expected lifespan of Heavy-duty Man-made Timber?
In short, it’s pretty much indefinite! Unlike timber, the material does not warp, rot, shrink or split. It is also highly resistant to damage, both accidental and intentional.
Our first Heavy-duty Man-made Timber noticeboard was produced in 2001. Whilst we have no precise records of the exact locations at which they were installed, a quick trawl of our archives and some educated guesses as to where they might have been sited certainly turns up several examples dating from 2001-2, so 17 years and still going strong is clearly well within the realms of possibility – and all with negligible maintenance.
What is Heavy-duty Man-made Timber?
Heavy-duty Man-made Timber is an extruded, recycled plastic material with the appearance of timber. It is black in colour with a textured surface reminiscent of wood. The material is coloured throughout, meaning that minor chips and scratches do not show up. If you are interested in buying a Heavy-duty Man-made Timber noticeboard but are unsure what it looks like, we are happy to provide material samples. Alternatively, to see examples of boards in your area, please consult our recent projects map and look for the lighter yellow markers.
Which Display panel option should I choose?
For details of each option and its benefits simply choose that option from the dropdown and hover over the ? symbol that appears next to its price.
What is the lifespan of digital print?
Digital print has a minimum expected lifespan of 5 years. This doesn’t mean that it will be life-expired after 5 years but that we would not expect to see any noticeable deterioration in colour within a five year period. When used in a g.r.p. encapsulated panel it creates UV fade-resistant panel capable of withstanding external conditions for more than 10 years.
Can I make minor changes to contact details, service times etc on a sign panel?
Sign panels (as opposed to digital print and encapsulated panels) have lettering applied in computer-cut vinyl. Whilst this is designed to be weather-proof and permanent, there is a technique for removing it, if you know how! This means that making minor amendments, such as a change of contact number or service times is easily accomplished. We can supply new lettering to match the original for you to apply on site without the need for the board to be returned to us.
What artwork do I need to provide for logos or graphic panels?
For detailed information on acceptable file formats for logos and guidance on generating suitable artwork for graphic panels, maps etc., please click here for our separate guide on the subject.
What about installation?
Installation is designed to be as straightforward as possible and should be well within the capabilities of anyone competent at DIY. All our Apogee Heavy-duty Man-made Timber boards are supplied with instructions and necessary fixings. We recommend that posts for post-mounted boards are concreted into the ground to a minimum depth of 600mm.
The majority of our customers either undertake installation themselves or arrange for it to be carried out by a local contractor as this generally proves to be the most cost-effective method. We are however able to offer an installation service covering much of the UK if required. If this is of interest, please call us on 01280 701093 for details.
What maintenance is needed?
Virtually none! That is the joy of our Apogee boards.
Other than a quick clean occassionally with water and detergent, there is nothing to do!
Each Greenbarnes Apogee Heavy-duty Man-made Timber noticeboard comes with a 5-year guarantee on the quality of workmanship and materials used. We guarantee to the original purchaser that our Apogee boards are free from defects in material and workmanship. “Defect” is defined as any imperfection which impairs the normal use of the board. This guarantee is expressly limited to the labour and material costs of repair within 5 years of the date of despatch and excludes the following:
1] Defects caused by the improper assembly, installation or disassembly.
2] Defects occurring after purchase as a result of lack of maintenance as prescribed in the relevant maintenance instructions, unauthorised product modification, intentional damage, misuse, abuse or negligence.
3] Cosmetic damage.
4] Labour costs incurred in returning the board to us.
Consistency of finished colours
Heavy-duty Man-made Timber uses recycled materials and therefore may be subject to minor variations in colour and surface finish from one sample to the next. The examples shown on this website are depicted as accurately as the on-screen reproduction process will allow, however appearance can vary according to lighting conditions. If this is of concern, we are always happy to supply samples of materials and finishes on request.
Greenbarnes Ltd follows a policy of continual product development and improvement. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of this information, we reserve the right to change specifications and finishes at any time, without notice.
Related Man-made Timber boards
|Next size down||Single-bay, 12 x A4, (8 x A4 with header) Apogee noticeboard, portrait format, unglazed, (Ref: PU9)|
|This board||Single-bay, 15 x A4, (10 x A4 with header) Apogee noticeboard, landscape format, unglazed, Ref: PU12)|
|Next size up||N/a|
Equivalent boards in alternative materials
*Please note that colours shown are subject to the limitations of on-screen reproduction and should be used as a guide only. Due to the recycled content used in production, the appearance of Man-made Timber can vary very slightly from batch to batch. Samples are available on request.