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Orbis Signage Range

LAIDLAW SIGNAGE SERVICE Combining a comprehensive service with a quality brand offers specifiers, contractors and end users a source for all the signage requirements of even the most complex buildings.

A Comprehensive Service Laidlaw is the leading specifier, distributor and technical service provider of architectural hardware to the UK construction industry. We are able to offer a wide range of architectural products that combine design and function across a broad range of product categories from doorsets to handrail & balustrading, access control and automatic doors. Introducing Laidlaw Signage In addition to our standard symbols and signage products for doors we are able to offer a bespoke service on the provision of interior and exterior signage for use in hospitals, schools, offices and public buildings. All our purpose made signs are available within 10 - 14 days from approval of our drawings.

Illustrated opposite are: Examples of standard fire exit signage Stainless steel cut-out letters/numbers available in a variety of thicknesses Tactile signs in plastic, stainless steel or aluminium incorporating raised symbols/ letters with braille text Engraved traditional brass nameplates Projecting signs Printed aluminium signs Modular signs in various sizes Surface mounted raised signs on glass or Perspex Standard door symbols in aluminium or stainless steel with our without braille text

Right: Typical signage includes WC signs and regulatory signs for fire exit Centre: Custom made dual language signs Far Right: External signage can be supplied as part of a full building package of hardware


LAIDLAW SIGNAGE SERVICE Shown below are just some of the types of signage we are able to offer. If you have a specific requirement such as illuminated or electronic signage please contact your Laidlaw Technical Representative for further information or to discuss your project.

Custom Made and Comprehensive The signage requirement within buildings can be very extensive, particularly in larger building complexes such as hospitals and universities where they form an essential element in the operation of the facility. Within the Laidlaw signage range we have the ability to custom make internal and external signage either to a specific design or using standard modular systems. In principle, any signage that you require can be achieved, ranging from a single individual memorial plaque up to large scale fabricated letters or numbers. Modular Systems Where large numbers of 'directory' type signs are required, or where signs may need to be changeable for whatever reason, a modular sign system may be appropriate. We are able to produce signs using a number of standard modular sign systems including the Slatz directory system which utilises wall fixed, freestanding or suspended carriers and slide in inserts. A Variety of Techniques Signs can be produced using any number of techniques and materials including metals, plastics, and glass. The techniques we are able to use include • Cut-out and fabricated letters and numbers • Cast effect signs • Laser profiling • Etching and engraving • Screen printing • Computer graphics • Stove enamelling • Tactile and braille signage • Dual language signs (e.g Welsh & English)

Colours and finishes We can produce finishes in aluminium and stainless steel to match other fittings used within the building. Colours can be matched or supplied in any standard RAL, BS or Pantone colour.

10 YEAR GUARANTEE Guarantee The products described within this publication are subject to a 10 year guarantee as standard assuming normal wear and tear. Conditions and usage must be according to our recommendations. The guarantee does not cover wilful neglect or unskilled installation or any defects which were visible before the installation of the product but not reported within seven days of delivery. 2


Standard Products There are, of course, many situations which require common signage, on doors and their surroundings including regulatory signs for fire exits for example. We have a large number of symbols and signs in metal or PVC which can be supplied from stock. We also have a means of incorporating symbols into our Orbis backplate system using inserts in pull handle or lever handle plates.

Signage as a Feature In some cases signage can be used to provide a visual characteristic to a building. Signs can be created using glass or acrylic and can be surface mounted or projecting, mounted on vertical or horizontal surfaces.

Modular Signage The removable sections of a modular system are easily updated as required. The slide or push on sections can be engraved, screen printed or have computer cut vinyl applied to them relatively inexpensively. The systems are available in a variety of sizes depending on the application.

Disability Discrimination The use of tactile signage is a requirement of Part M2 of the Building Regulations 1991. It recognises the use of tactile signs and ensures people with visual impairments are considered under the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. We have a technique for creating raised braille onto stainless steel signs which we can combine onto text or symbol signs.



Card frames Slide in inserts are suitable for engraving or for applied lettering/ graphics.



Item no.


60 903.1

Card frame 60 x 60mm

60 903.2

Card frame 180 x 60mm

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Item no.



60 001.1


Unit single single

• Screw fixings are concealed by the insert • Clear perspex insert to allow cards to be inserted

Tactile Symbols Orbis tactile signs incorporate a combination of visual identification, Braille, raised symbols and letters to assist visually impaired people to locate facilities within a building.

60 001.3

60 001.2

60 001.2


60 001.3


60 001.4

baby change

60 001.7


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Unit single single single single single

• High contrast ivory on dark blue signs • Self adhesive back for easy fixing to most flat surfaces

Symbols A comprehensive range of face fixed symbols for general application in WC and washroom facilities and on fire door applications.

60 601

60 602

60 603

60 618

60 619

60 620

60 604

60 617

• Supplied with face fixing screws • 76mm diameter • Available in all finishes • Fire signs comply with BS5499:5 2002

Finishes Item no. 60 601

60 605

60 608

60 622

60 606

60 609

60 623

60 607

60 621

60 624

Symbol Fire Door Keep Shut

60 602

Fire Door Keep Locked

60 603

Fire Door Keep Locked Shut

60 604

Keep Locked Shut

60 605


60 606


60 607


60 608


60 609


60 617

Automatic Fire Door Keep Clear

60 618

Fire Door Keep Clear

60 619

Fire Exit Keep Clear

60 620

Fire Door Keep Closed

60 621

Baby Change

60 622


60 623


60 624



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Fire Exit Signs

60 411.1 - 60 411.2

Fire exit signs are used on doors, emergency or fire escape routes. The Orbis Commercial range of fire exit signs incorporates 75mm letter height to comply with Fire Precautions Act 1971 and include 'symbol only' versions to suit EC Council Directives. • Designed to comply with EC Council Directive 92/558/EEC and Fire Precautions Act 1971 • Supplied with woodscrews or self adhesive pads for alternative fixing method • All signs available in the following finish and fixing combinations:

60 011.1

Aluminium - screw fixed Aluminium - self adhesive Vinyl - self adhesive Plastic - screw fixed Plastic - self adhesive

Photoluminescent Signs The signs shown on this page are also available in photoluminescent material which are energised by exposure to light. When the light source fails, the material emits a highly visible luminescense which lasts for several hours. The natural photoluminescent daylight colour of light green has been officially recognised in BS 5499 and BS 5378 as suitable for use in safety signs.

Sizes The standard signs are available in the sizes shown. All the signs are available in other sizes to special order.

60 412.1 - 60 412.2

60 411.1 - 60 411.2

60 414.1 - 60 414.2

60 413.1 - 60 413.2

60 011.1 - 100mm x 630mm

60 012.1 - 100mm x 630mm

60 013.1 - 100mm x 630mm 60 417.1 - 60 417.2

60 416.1 - 60 416.2

60 014.1 - 100mm x 630mm

60 418.1 - 60 418.2

60 415.1 - 60 415.2 Dimensions .1 100mm x 240mm .2 150mm x 360mm

60 014.2 - 200mm x 600mm

Please Note The signs shown on this page are for identification purposes only. They are not shown to scale, please refer to the dimensions shown. 60 071 - 75mm x 150mm

60 055 150mm x 150mm

60 060 - 100mm x 140mm


60 051 225mm x 225mm

60 070 - 75mm x 150mm

60 056 - 150mm x 280mm

60 062 - 100mm x 140mm

60 063 - 100mm x 140mm

60 072 - 75mm x 150mm

60 054 - 140mm x 470mm

60 052.1 - 65mm x 280mm 60 052.2 - 130mm x 565mm

60 073 - 75mm x 150mm


Safety & Security Signs Safety and security signs are mandatory and require a specific behaviour or action to be taken. By separating the symbol and the wording the signs are designed to comply with EC Council Directive 92/58/EEC. • Designed to comply with EC Council Directive 92/58/EEC • All signs white lettering on blue background • Supplied with woodscrews or self adhesive pads for alternative fixing method • Dual language signs in Welsh and English are also available • All signs available in the following finish and fixing combinations:

60 031

60 345.1

60 036


Aluminium - screw fixed Aluminium - self adhesive Vinyl - self adhesive Plastic - screw fixed Plastic - self adhesive


60 345.2 - 400mm x 300mm


Sizes Signs 60 030 to 60 048 are 80mm x 80mm. Signs 60 345.2 & 60 346.2 are 400mm x 300mm. Signs 60 345.1 & 60 346.1 are 200mm x 150mm. Other sizes available to order along with non-standard signs. Please contact your Laidlaw Technical Consultant for further details.

Please Note The signs shown on this page are for identification purposes only. They are not shown to scale, please refer to the dimensions shown.

60 346.2 - 400mm x 300mm


60 345.1 - 200mm x 150mm

60 346.1 - 200mm x 150mm

60 030

60 031

60 032

60 033

60 034

60 035

60 036

60 037

60 038

60 039

60 040

60 041

60 042

60 043

60 044

60 045

60 047

60 048


As the UK's leading specifier and supplier of architectural ironmongery, doorsets, handrail & balustrading and access control solutions, Laidlaw offers its unique service through a national network of 13 sales offices and trade counters. Each Laidlaw sales office is supported by a centralised distribution centre at Willenhall which has the capacity to pack and despatch individual items or by doorset.

Technical Helpline: T: 0845 0700 970 F: 0845 026 4669 E: Barnstaple Unit 1, Brannam Crescent Roundswell Business Park (West) Barnstaple, North Devon EX31 3TD T: 01271 311920 F: 01271 311929

Liverpool 3 - 5 Century Building Summers Road Brunswick Business Park Liverpool, Merseyside L3 4BL T: 0151 709 9438 F: 0151 709 9455

Bristol Unit 8, Riverside Business Park St. Annes Road, St. Annes Bristol BS4 4ED T: 0117 300 3980 F: 0117 980 3058

London The Building Centre 26 Store Street London WC1E 7BT T: 0207 436 0779 F: 0207 436 0740

Cardiff Ty Cefnfor, Ocean Park Cardiff CF24 5PE T: 029 2047 1808 F: 029 2049 0250

Perth PO Box 15, Arran Road Perth PH1 3DU T: 01738 620581 F: 01738 633262

Gateshead Unit 1 Halifax Court Halifax Road Dunston, Gateshead Tyne & Wear NE11 9JT T: 0191 461 4100 F: 0191 461 4101

Salford Centurion House Dakota Avenue, Salford Manchester M50 2PU T: 0161 848 0101 F: 0161 872 9313

Glasgow 4 Clifford Court 171 Woodville Street Ibrox Business Park Glasgow G51 2RQ T: 0141 445 8892 F: 0141 445 8871

Sheffield Unit 4 Sheffield Industrial Estate Surbiton Street Sheffield S9 2DN T: 0114 243 8916 F: 0114 242 6591

Kinmel Bay Unit 37 Tir Llwyd Industrial Estate St Asaph Avenue Kinmel Bay, Rhyl North Wales LL18 5JA T: 01745 332151 F: 01745 332493

Willenhall Strawberry Lane Willenhall West Midlands WV13 3RS T: 01902 600400 F: 01902 600490

Laidlaw Gulf LLC PO Box 185292 Dubai United Arab Emirates T: +971 (0) 4885 7404 F: +971 (0) 4885 7414

York Saturn Architectural Solutions Ltd Unit 9 Harrier Court Airfield Business Park Elvington, York YO41 4EA T:01904 608864 F: 01904 607759

Laidlaw subscribes to NBS Plus which contains full specification clauses for all Laidlaw products and is a RIBA approved supplier of CPD seminars. Laidlaw also subscribes and is an active member of The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) which is a recognised body that promotes standards in integrity and excellence in the business of architectural ironmongery.

To email a UK sales office use the following format: (e.g.

Sales Office Trade Counter Distribution Centre

Architectural Ironmongery Solutions Laidlaw is the leading specifier, distributor and technical service provider of architectural ironmongery to the UK construction industry. As with all its product portfolios, Laidlaw's huge range of architectural ironmongery, including the renowned Orbis brand, is designed to comply with European building standards. Doorset Solutions Laidlaw has pioneered the Orbis Doorsets solution which is supplied complete with the door, frame, architraves and factory fitted ironmongery to maximise efficiency and minimise on-site work. Handrail and Balustrade Solutions Using a modular system in either stainless steel, nylon, timber or a combination of these, Laidlaw's handrail and balustrade solutions are designed to satisfy each client's specifications. Offering the complete technical service, highly trained staff are involved at every stage of each project, from site surveys and design through to supply and installation. Access Solutions From simple masterkeyed cylinders up to state-of-the-art biometric access control and automatics, we have the expertise to design and supply an integrated system which will manage the access into and around even the most complex buildings to suit each specific application.

While Laidlaw has taken every care to ensure the accuracy of information, data and advice contained in this literature, no liability in respect of such information whether given negligently or not can be accepted by the company. Due to variations in the printing process, actual colours may differ from those shown. Laidlaw retains the right to amend the technical specification of any range of equipment shown.










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Orbis Signage Range  

Combining a comprehensive service with a quality brand offers specifiers, contractors and end users a source for all the signage requirement...