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Stocksigns shows the way to signage compliance for high-rise development

Following the introduction of the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022, property maintenance company, General Maintenance, needed to source new wayfinding signage for a London apartment complex. Stocksigns was the ideal provider, able to supply compliant signs with a premium finish that aligned with the prestigious aesthetic of the building.

Under the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022, high-rise residential buildings with a roof height of over eleven metres or more must be fitted with clear wayfinding signage that can be read easily in all conditions. This was introduced as a response to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, which concluded that poor wayfinding signage had hindered rescue attempts by the emergency services.

The large apartment block in north west London has nearly 100 flats, and fell into the category of buildings now legally mandated to add wayfinding signage. Tim Green, Managing Director of General Maintenance, was commissioned by the managing agent to survey, supply and install the new signage. In doing so, he contacted Stocksigns to supply the signage.

“Compliance with the new regulations is of paramount importance in order to protect residents,” commented Tim. “My client was concerned about using an off the shelf solution that would compromise the visual style and atmosphere that the residents expect.”

Account Manager Neil Jones from Stocksigns suggested a bespoke acrylic signage design that complied with the graphic and wayfinding requirements of the legislation but also offered personalised branding and detailing that complemented the luxury style of the buildings.

Tim continued: “I was really pleased with the final results. Neil and the Stocksigns team were very knowledgeable and excelled at thinking creatively about how to deliver compliant and appealing signage. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Stocksigns to anyone looking to bring their building in line with the new regulations.”


Stocksigns has been designing and producing signs in Surrey since 1955; providing each customer with a dedicated account manager who oversees every aspect of the project, from design to manufacture and installation.

To find out more about Stocksigns’ wayfinding signage go to: www.stocksigns.co.uk, email sales@stocksigns.co.uk or call 01737 774072.


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