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  • Advertising Signs, materials and fixing suggestions please?

  • Martyn Heath

    Member
    October 6, 2021 at 4:46 am

    Hi everyone.
    My customer has requested advertising boards on this sports hall. Onto the walls high up. Walls are very high energy coated metal.
    Their requests are cheap, easily changeable, and have no fixings on the walls.
    So first of all it’s a tower job around 7 metres standing height.
    My initial thoughts have been:-
    * Panel trim taped to the wall with Correx panels (worried about lack of fixings)
    * Banners hanging from the cable runner behind the lights using cable ties or s hooks.
    * Low tack vinyl straight onto the wall (but how easily does it remove) and could be hard to fit as adverts are at least 1200 x 3000 mm each.

    Some pointers, ideas or evaluation of my suggestions are much appreciated.
    Thanks

     

  • David Hammond

    Member
    October 6, 2021 at 5:27 am

    Tension fabric frame. Lightweight, easy to change. I’d still want some mechanical fixing to hold it the wall, but it won’t take much.

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    October 6, 2021 at 5:55 am

    If it needs to be cheap, I’d probably opt for correx with velcro tape mate, practically no weight & the male velcro on the wall.

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    October 6, 2021 at 8:33 am

    I would probably go with 3mm correx (lighter) and velcro tape, but the only concern is velcro tape has a pretty aggressive adhesion so may leave glue. but that’s not a big deal as you need some form of sound fixing.

    personally, I would try a test piece of a blank vinyl panel with a water-based adhesive, polymeric vinyl. see how that grips the wall on a ground-level area after a week or two and run with that if it works.
    if any adhesive is left behind, the water-based adhesive breaks down easier when cleaned.

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    October 6, 2021 at 8:46 am

    I’m guessing that they’re renting out their wall space for advertising so a few generic ones to fill empty spaces (membership deals & advertise your company here & such) so hence the cheap & easy to install. The male velcro would stay indefinitely on the walls & mix & match the correx advertising boards. As long as you stick to the same pattern on the back of the boards, they needn’t worry about the velcro being visible as they can promote their own stuff in the unsold spaces. Would certainly get you a bit more spend on it anyway

  • Martyn Heath

    Member
    October 6, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Thanks for the input guys. Some great suggestions. Tension frame isnt something im familiar with using and like you say would surely still need some fixings. The velcro is something i had in mind and suggested it on the day but ive never used it on such a big project so wasnt sure if it would hold up saftey wise. If you think this isnt a concern then its probably the easiest option. Im guessing you would use vertical lines on the wall with males, stick the female on, strip off the back and ping the board to it. Yes kevin your bang on with the need for the boards, paid advertising by local companies on yearly contracts.

    The height is a pain, if they need 1 board changed thats a lot of tower and time for a simple job

    • Martyn Heath

      Member
      October 6, 2021 at 1:07 pm

      Also weight wise, is kapa any lighter than correx?

      • Kevin Mahoney

        Member
        October 6, 2021 at 9:54 pm

        Not used Kappa but know it’s dear for what it is. Correx could potentially be reusable & very cost effective. Alternatively, pvc banners with horizontal strips top & bottom would be a heath robinson version of a tension frame, would cost bugger all to do, & weight would be less of an issue as well

  • Richard Wills

    Member
    October 6, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    Correx is lighter, and massively less expensive

  • Karen White

    Member
    October 10, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    i would use vinyl and install it in sections if one, three metre section was going to be difficult. nobody will care or see a tile join up there. that must be the easy cheap option, surely?

    • Martyn Heath

      Member
      October 11, 2021 at 5:06 am

      i believe using correx is going to work out the cheapest and easiest. Installation time using vinyl is going to add up, correx is cheap as chips

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