The AF30 range of aluminium noticeboards is positioned to offer the perfect balance of economy and practicality. Don’t be misled by their comparatively low prices; these are extremely practical boards, well suited to a wide range of everyday applications. We keep prices low by keeping things simple, so if you’re looking for a wider range of options such as headers, or larger sizes, you may wish to explore our AF58, A-Multi and A-Max ranges. If, however you’re looking for a sound but basic noticeboard, then look no further!
Standard specification includes:
- Slim, 30mm deep aluminium frame
- Silver anodised finish
- Galvanised steel back panel with white lacquered finish for use with magnets
- 4mm, vandal-resistant, Plexichoc glazing
- Side-hinged doors which can be reversed for left or right-hand opening
- Waterproof elastomer seal
- Tamper-proof locks supplied with 2 keys per board
AF30 noticeboards feature a slim 30mm deep aluminium frame, steel back panel and tough Plexichoc glazing. Doors are side-hinged and lockable and can be reversed to hinge left or right.
Available in single-bay and 2-bay versions in a variety of sizes and finishes all boards are equipped with an elastomer weatherseal to render them waterproof. Separate LED lighting kits are available for all boards where illumination is a requirement.
- Powder-coated finish in a choice of 6 colours
- Choice of alternative display panels including self-healing rubber pinboard, signwritten panels or digitally printed information panels
- Can be wall, post or railing-mounted
- LED lighting kits
- Commemorative, engraved aluminium dedication plate
|Available sizes||Single-bay A3 – 2-bay A1|
|Configuration||Single-sided portrait, 1 and 2-bay|
|Frame and doors||30mm deep aluminium profiles|
|Glazing||4mm vandal-resistant Plexichoc|
|Back panels||Galvanised steel with white, lacquered finish|
|Hinges & locking||Integral extruded hinge which can be reversed to open to left or right|
|Weather resistance||Integral weatherseal|
|Alternative finishes||Powder-coated in a choice of 6 standard colours|
|Display surface options||Self-healing rubber pinboard
Digitally printed graphic/map panel
|Posts||Post kit – 2 posts for mounting single board
Single post kit – additional post for mounting multiple boards in line (one post required per extra board)
||For mounting board on customer’s existing posts|
||For mounting board on railings|
|Lighting||LED lighting kit.
LEDs – IP44
Maximum recommended distance between LED ribbon and transformer:
5 metres with 2 x 0.75mm2 cable
|Commemoration||Aluminium dedication plate, 75 x 30mm with up to 50 engraved characters|
Moss Green (RAL6005)
Gentian Blue (RAL5010)
Jet Black (RAL9005)
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.
Silver anodised AF30 noticeboards are usually available ex-stock. Powder-coated boards are manufactured to order. Lead time for production and delivery of powder-coated 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 aluminium noticeboard?
All our aluminium noticeboards are designed to give many years of troublefree service whilst requiring minimal care. Like any other product however, a little preventative maintenance such as regular lubrication of hinges and locks can help prolong the board’s useful life.
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 Plexichoc glazing?
Plexichoc ® is a transparent, UV-blocking glazing material with good shock resistance and meets ISO 179-1
Which way do the doors hinge?
All doors are easily reversible so can be hinged to left or right to suit site conditions.
- Single-bay boards are supplied hinged on the left, locking on the right by default
- 2-bay boards (AF30 only) – are hinged on the outer edges and lock at the centre by default
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.
Are all doors lockable?
Yes, all doors are lockable and each AF30 or AF58 board is supplied with 2 keys. Each A-Multi board is supplied with 2 keys per glazed bay.
What about lighting?
LED lighting kits are available for all AF30 and AF58 noticeboards. LED kits comprise 1 or 2 LED ribbons (one for the top and one for the bottom depending on the size of the board) with a transformer to be installed outside the noticeboard.
LED kits are not factory fitted and require installation by a qualified electrician to comply with applicable safety regulations.
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 aluminium boards are supplied with instructions and post-mounted versions come with the 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.
Each AF30 aluminium noticeboard comes with a 5-year guarantee on the quality of workmanship and materials used. We guarantee to the original purchaser that 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.
Accuracy of colours
The examples shown on this website are depicted as accurately as the on-screen reproduction process will allow. However, you should be aware that the colour of the finished item may appear slightly different when viewed “in the flesh”.
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 AF30 boards
|Next size down||Single-bay, 6 x A4, AF30 aluminium noticeboard, square format, glazed, (Ref: AF30/6A4)|
|This board||Single-bay, 8 x A4, AF30 aluminium noticeboard, landscape format, glazed, (Ref: AF30/8A4N)|
|Next size up||Single-bay, A1, AF30 aluminium noticeboard, portrait format, glazed, (Ref: AF30/A1)|
Equivalent boards in alternative materials and ranges
*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.