These boards offer the unique blend of traditional appearance and intelligent design, combining over 25 years of manufacturing experience with the best of both traditional and modern materials. Solid oak frames are combined with back panels fabricated from Tricoya®, a man-made acetylated wood panel material with durability and stability far exceeding that of any form of plywood. Click here for more information on Tricoya®.
Standard specification includes:
- Solid oak frames and Tricoya® back panels
- Microporous wood stain finish
- 4mm toughened safety glass
- Integral weatherseal and ventilation
- Nickel-plated brass or stainless steel hinges
- Lockable (glazed bays)
- Sundeala pinboard
Incorporated into all glazed, oak boards are concealed vents top and bottom, designed to maximise airflow and thus minimise condensation, whilst hinges and locks are carefully chosen for longevity and ease of maintenance. Offered with a huge range of options including toughened glass or polycarbonate glazing, a choice of 7 different display surfaces and a wide variety of finishes, headers and accessories, Greenbarnes oak noticeboards can be easily tailored to meet client’s exact requirements and are designed to give a long, trouble-free life.
- Choices of finishes
- Alternative 4mm polycarbonate glazing material
- Choice of 7 alternative display materials
- Glazed bays can be supplied with latch for public access
- Choice of header designs and lettering styles
- Available for wall, post or railing-mounting
- LED lighting (glazed bays only)
- Dedication plate
|Available sizes||Single-bay 3 x A4 – 3-bay 9 x A4|
|Configuration||Single-sided landscape or portrait, 1,2 and 3-bay|
|Frame and doors||Solid oak, each bay individually framed|
|Finishes||Light oak or dark oak microporous wood stain|
|Glazing||4mm toughened glass|
|Back panels||12mm Tricoya®|
|Display surface||Glazed bays – Sundeala pinboard
Unglazed bays – self-healing rubber pinboard
|Mounting||Wall, post or railing-mounted|
|Hinges & locking||Nickel plated brass or stainless steel hinges.
Simple, robust lock with square shank “easy-grip” key.
|Weather resistance||Integral weatherseal
Integral ventilation to minimise condensation
|Alternative finishes||Opaque coloured microporous wood stain (10 standard colours)|
|Alternative glazing||4mm polycarbonate|
|Display surface options||Self-healing rubber pinboard in glazed bays (supplied as standard in unglazed bays)
Magnetic (glazed bays only)
Ribbed letter-board to accept moulded plastic letters (glazed bays only)
Digitally printed graphic/map panel
GRP encapsulated graphic/map panel
|Alternative access arrangements||Alternative lock with triangular shank “easy-grip” key
“T” Handle – turns standard lock into latch for public access
|Headers||Straight 95mm high with scolloped ends
Straight double height 190mm high with scolloped ends
Gable 190mm high
Radiused 190mm high
|Lettering for headers||Computer-cut vinyl letters
Plain engraved lettering
Engraved lettering with coloured fill
|Logos||Single-colour (Computer-cut vinyl) or full-colour digitally-printed logo, from client’s artwork|
|Mounting||Post kits – 1,2 or 3 posts depending upon board
End-mounting post kit (2 posts plus braces)
Post-fixing kit (for fixing to customer’s own posts)
|Lighting||LED lighting kit (Glazed bays only)|
|Commemoration||Brass dedication plate 75 x 40mm with up to 50 engraved characters|
|Magnets||Magnetic pins and discs for use with magnetic back panels|
|Letter sets||Moulded plastic letters for use with ribbed letterboard|
|Post finials||Acorn finials|
Light Oak (Ronseal QD Satin Natural Oak)
Dark Oak (Ronseal QD Satin Dark Oak)
Jet Black (RAL9005)
Traffic White (RAL9016)
Signal Blue (RAL5005)
Ultramarine Blue (RAL5002)
Moss Green (RAL6005)
Traffic Red (RAL3020)
All our oak 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 email@example.com 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 oak 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 an oak noticeboard?
Like any piece of external joinery, this will depend upon the conditions that it is subjected to and the way in which it is maintained, but with regular maintenance a lifespan well in excess of 20 years is perfectly possible, as witnessed by this image of a board supplied to St Lawrence Church, Chobham in 1992 and photographed 24 years later in 2016.
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.
Toughened glass v. polycarbonate – which is better?
It depends upon the circumstances of the individual installation. Toughened glass is heat-treated and typically has a strength 4 – 6 times that of the equivalent ordinary float glass. When it breaks, it tends to shatter into small pebbles that are relatively innocuous (like an old fashioned car windscreen). Polycarbonate is a tough plastic material, as used for the production of items such as police riot shields. It will cope with far greater impacts than will toughened glass but, being a plastic material, has a softer surface and is therefore more susceptible to being scratched.
What about condensation?
Incorporated into all glazed, oak boards are concealed vents top and bottom designed to maximise airflow and thus eliminate condensation or, in locations where this is not practical, to reduce it to a minimum.
Which way do the doors hinge?
If this is important due to the location of the board it is possible to specify this by letting us know at the time of order. Please include this information in the Special Instructions section.
Unless you tell us otherwise, doors are hinged as follows:
- Single-bay boards – are supplied hinged randomly left or right
- 2-bay boards – are hinged on the outer edges and lock at the centre
- 3-bay boards – outer bays are hinged on the outer edges and lock at the centre; the centre bay may be hinged randomly left or right
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 letters do I get in each set for slotted letterboards?
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.
Are all doors lockable?
All glazed boards are supplied lockable as standard but if you want the public to be able to access the board without a key, this can be easily achieved by specifying “T” handles under the Access option for one or more bays. The standard lock can also be supplied with square or triangular inserts (again specified under Access), meaning that different key-holders can have access to different parts of a multi-bay board.
What about lighting?
LED lighting can be included in any glazed bay at the time of manufacture. LED kits comprise one power unit and a set of LEDs for each illuminated bay and must be connected by a qualified electrician.
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 oak 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.
Can I get spare keys?
Yes, they are available from stock and can usually be posted out to you the same day.
What maintenance is needed?
To maintain oak boards in prime condition and prolong their life we recommend the following:
- Annually – Lubricate locks and hinges with a little grease
- Every 2-3 years – rub down lightly to remove surface dirt and any loose/flaking finish and apply one coat of the appropriate wood stain.
Please note that these recommendations are based on average locations. In some circumstances, e.g. coastal locations or under trees, more regular treatment may be desirable.
Each Greenbarnes oak noticeboard comes with a 5-year guarantee on the quality of workmanship and materials used. We guarantee to the original purchaser that our oak 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
Natural timbers are subject to variations in grain detail and colour 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, you should be aware that slight variations may occur. 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 oak boards
|Next size down||2-bay, 3 x A4, oak noticeboard, landscape format, glazed, (Ref: DLN/O)|
|This board||2-bay, 4 x A4, oak noticeboard, portrait format, glazed, (Ref: DN/O)|
|Next size up||2-bay, 6 x A4, oak noticeboard, portrait format, glazed, (Ref: D6A4P/O)
2-bay, 6 x A4, oak noticeboard, landscape format, glazed, (Ref: D6A4/O)
|Unglazed version||2-bay, 4 x A4, oak noticeboard, portrait format, unglazed, (Ref: DNU/O)|
|Single-bay version||Single-bay, 4 x A4, oak noticeboard, portrait format, glazed, (Ref: SN/O)|
|3-bay version||3-bay, 4 x A4, oak noticeboard, portrait format, glazed, (Ref: TN/O)|
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. For further guidance, please ask.