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Suppliers of: Notice Boards exterior Display cases, Hymn boards external Notice Boards external display cases exterior poster display cases, timber notice boards aluminium illuminated solar powered bollards

Established in 1987 Greenbarnes Ltd is an established supplier of notice boards, signage, and street furniture to a wide variety of customers including local authorities, churches, educational establishments, facilities managers, as well as to landscaping and building contractors. In addition to this Greenbarnes has developed products and services of interest to architects and designers in a number of niche markets including the provision of hymn boards, honours and incumbents boards, bespoke cabinet making and internal notice boards.

Useful Resources:

Customise your Noticeboards & Poster Cases:

Our website offers buyers the most comprehensive selection of noticeboards and poster cases available from a single source anywhere in the UK and guides users through the process of customising boards in a wide variety of ways to fit their exact needs whilst at the same time showing the cost of each choice as it is made. This unique tool allows potential customers to create, store, print and compare multiple specifications, ensuring that you have all the information necessary to make an informed choice.

Oak Notice Boards:

Our original “Modular Range” oak notice board was born as a result of much research and design work aimed at combating the perennial problems of weatherproofing, condensation and locking. In recent years, whilst we have been flattered by the many who have sought to follow in our footsteps, we have not been resting on their laurels. Indeed, constant minor improvements in specification and expansion of the range available have served to keep us ahead of the competition

Man-Made Timber Notice Boards:

We were early advocates of the use of recycled materials in street furniture and introduced the first of what is now an extensive range of maintenance-free “Man-made Timber” recycled plastic notice boards as early as 1994. Today we supply as many of our Man-made Timber notice boards as we do traditional hardwood boards.

Aluminium Notice Boards & Display Cases:

Our ranges of aluminium cases encompass a wide spectrum of products from A4 menu cases up to 6-sheet poster cases. Most popular are our “A-Select” cases which offer real value for money and our “A-Max” range which has long been synonymous with the highest available.


Greenbarnes are not just another sign company. Our experience ranges from the simplest flat-plate aluminium sign to complex bespoke projects in materials as diverse as hardwoods, stainless steel and composites.

Street Furniture:

Recent additions to our product portfolio are street furniture items including bicycle racks plus bollards, planters and benches in recycled plastics not to mention our exciting new range of solar-powered lamp posts and bollards

Poster Cases:

From the simplest snapframe to LED illuminated, double-sided, 6 –sheet poster cases, the Greenbarnes range of framed poster cases and V-cases covers a huge variety of possibilities to meet the diverse requirements of our equally diverse customer-base. Available frame materials include aluminium, powder-coated steel, stainless steel and brass.

Cabinet Making:

In addition to a wide range of honours boards, we manufacture bespoke items such as internal notice boards, hymn boards, prayer boards and display cases. As a company we are well-established enough to provide continuity of service whilst remaining small enough to be adaptable. If you have a project which you feel we would be able to assist please contact us to discuss your requirements and receive a “no obligation” quotation.

Further technical information is available on the Greenbarnes website or via the BPi download library.

BENCHES Anti-Vandal .
BENCHES Childrens .
BENCHES Circular .
BENCHES Hardwood .
BENCHES Hexagonal .
BENCHES Modular Systems .
BENCHES Playgrounds Play Areas .
BENCHES Recycled Plastic .
BENCHES Recycled Plastic Timber Appearance
BENCHES Serpentine .
BENCHES Steel Steel Slats
BENCHES Timber .
BENCHES Timber Traditional
BENCHES Timber Slats .
BENCHES Tree Surround .
BENCHES Triangular .
BENCHES Wall Mounted .
BICYCLE RACKS Traditional .
BICYCLE STANDS Steel Colourcoated
BICYCLE STANDS Steel Galvanised
BICYCLE SUPPORTS Rest Stands Parking Frames
BOLLARDS Anti-Graffiti Coated .
BOLLARDS Movement Detecting .
BOLLARDS Movement Detecting Solar Powered
BOLLARDS Recycled Plastic .
BOLLARDS Recycled Plastic Metal Appearance
BOLLARDS Recycled Plastic Vandal Resistant
BOLLARDS Signage .
BOLLARDS Solar Powered .
BOLLARDS Static Fixed .
CABINETS Display .
DISPLAY CASES Exterior Illuminated
DISPLAY CASES External Locking .
DISPLAY CASES Interior Illuminated
DISPLAY CASES Locking Door .
DUCT INDICATOR POSTS Marker Posts Service Pipes Cables Hydrants
HYMN BOARDS Hardwood .
JOINERY Purpose Made Bespoke
JOINERY Specialist Work Purpose Made Bespoke Custom Designs
LIGHTS: EXTERIOR Vertical Columns Bollards .
LIGHTS: EXTERIOR Vertical Columns Bollards Solar Powered Light Posts
MENU Display Cases .
NOTICE BOARDS Church Signs Porch Display
NOTICE BOARDS Educational Establishments .
NOTICE BOARDS Exterior External
NOTICE BOARDS Fire Resistant Flame Retardant
NOTICE BOARDS Illuminated .
NOTICE BOARDS Illuminated Motion Activated
NOTICE BOARDS Interior Internal
NOTICE BOARDS Natural Wood Framed .
NOTICE BOARDS Natural Wood Framed Ash Beech Idigbo Maple Oak
NOTICE BOARDS Post Mounted Freestanding
NOTICE BOARDS Purpose Made Bespoke
NOTICE BOARDS Recycled Polystyrene Timber Appearance
NOTICE BOARDS Solar Powered .
NOTICE BOARDS Wall Mounted .
PICNIC TABLES Childrens Coloured
PICNIC TABLES Childrens Hexagonal
PICNIC TABLES Playground Play Area .
PICNIC TABLES Recycled Plastic .
PICNIC TABLES Recycled Plastic Timber Appearance
PICNIC TABLES Wheelchair Friendly Easy Access
PLANTERS Purpose Made Bespoke and Custom Designs .
PLANTERS Recycled Plastic .
PLAY AREA Furniture .
POSTS Boundary .
POSTS Recycled Plastic .
POSTS Verge Marking Markers .
SEATS Back to Back .
SEATS Childrens .
SEATS Modular Systems .
SEATS Park .
SEATS Playgrounds Play Areas .
SEATS Purpose Made Bespoke Custom Made
SEATS Recycled Plastic .
SEATS Recycled Plastic Recycled Polystyrene
SEATS Recycled Plastic Timber Appearance
SEATS Tree Surround .
SIGN Digital Printing .
SIGN Engraving Service .
SIGN Hand Painting .
SIGN Letters/Lettering .
SIGN Letters/Lettering Vinyl
SIGN Posts .
SIGN Posts Oak
SIGN Posts Wooden
SIGNS A-Board .
SIGNS Aluminium Powder Coated
SIGNS Aluminium Purpose Made
SIGNS Aluminium Vinyl Laminate Finish
SIGNS Clip-Frame .
SIGNS Commemorative Plaques .
SIGNS Custom Made .
SIGNS Directory .
SIGNS Electronic .
SIGNS Encapsulation .
SIGNS Etched .
SIGNS External .
SIGNS Fingerposts .
SIGNS Fingerposts Aluminium
SIGNS Fingerposts Aluminium Powder Coated
SIGNS Fingerposts Purpose Made
SIGNS Hardwood .
SIGNS Interpretation Panel .
SIGNS Marker Post .
SIGNS Memorial Plaques .
SIGNS Oak Framed .
SIGNS Post and Panel .
SIGNS Post Mounted .
SIGNS Purpose Made Bespoke Signage .
SIGNS Recycled Plastic (Man-Made Timber)
SIGNS School .
SIGNS Stainless Steel .
SIGNS Stainless Steel Purpose Made
SIGNS Timber .
SIGNS Timber Purpose Made
SIGNS Timber Appearance .
SIGNS Wall Plaques .
SIGNS Wallplate .
SIGNS Wayfinding .
SIGNS Wayfinding Purpose Made
SIGNS Wood .
A-MAX Aluminium Notice Boards
A-MIN Aluminium Notice Boards
A-MULTI Notice Boards
A-SELECT Aluminium Notice Boards
ABBOT Recycled Plastic Benches
ACCOYA Acetylated Wood Notice Boards
APOGEE Display Boards
BODMIN Recycled Plastic Benches
BRAMFIELD Timber Bench
BUDGET Aluminium Poster Cases
BUDGET Recycled Plastic Benches
CARDINAL Recycled Plastic Benches
CLASSIC Recycled Plastic Benches
COLNE Recycled Plastic Benches
COLOUR BUDGET Aluminium Poster Cases
COLOURED CLASSIC Recycled Plastic Seats
COUNTRY Recycled Plastic Seats, Benches and Picnic Tables
COUNTRY CLASSIC Recycled Plastic Seats
CURTIS Recycled Plastic Benches
CURVY Recycled Plastic Benches
DEBEN Recycled Plastic Benches
DINKY Recycled Plastic Table & Bench
DOREY Recycled Plastic Picnic Tables
ECO BOLLARDS Recycled Plastic Bollard
ECO POSTS Recycled Plastic Posts
FLEXISEAT SYSTEM Seating & Landscape Furniture
GARDEN Recycled Plastic Seats
GIPPING Recycled Plastic Benches
GOLIATH Poster and Menu Cases
GREENWICH Timber Bench
HADHAM Steel Bench
JUNIOR Recycled Plastic Seats, Benches and Picnic Tables
JUNIPER Recycled Plastic Benches
KIMPTON Picnic Table
LANGFORD Steel Bench
LIGHT POST Exterior Lighting Bollard
MMT NOTICE BOARDS Man Made Timber Notice Boards
MMT SEATING Recycled Plastic Man Made Timber Seating
MOORLAND Recycled Plastic Benches
ONESIGN Digital Signage
ORWELL Recycled Plastic Benches
OULTON Recycled Plastic Benches
PARBURY Church Notice Boards
PARK Recycled Plastic Seats
PARKER Bicycle Stands
PELHAM Picnic Table
POPLAR Timber Bench
SATURN Poster and Menu Cases
SCARRAT Recycled Plastic Benches
SHARLOTT Recycled Plastic Benches
SMALLBOARD Notice Boards
SOLISPOST Solar Powered Bollards
SUNSHINE Recycled Plastic Outdoor Furniture
TUDOR Timber Bench
V-CASE Showcases/Poster Frames
VISION Recycled Plastic Bench
WHITTON Recycled Plastic Benches
X FRAME Picnic Table

Greenbarnes Ltd Launches New Interactive Website

October 2018

We are excited to announce that our new website is now live.

Whilst it still features the same quality products for which we have become known over a period of 30 years, the new site now offers customers the ability not only to build boards to their precise specification, but also to save, compare and print alternative specifications so that they can, in effect instantly obtain prices for boards to any number of alternative designs and specifications.

Most importantly, having arrived at their ideal noticeboard, orders can now be placed directly online too.

Visit our new website for all your Noticeboard, Signage, Street Furniture and more

School signage, a case study in the holistic approach

March 2017

So often the signage of a school is a cocktail of mismatched and ill-considered elements – the product of years of piecemeal additions. An important opportunity to convey a cohesive message and a sense of school values to visitors is lost. Recognising this, Peter Wain, recently appointed Head Teacher of Portfields Primary School in Newport Pagnell, set about rectifying the problem and in so doing, involved children, parents, staff and suppliers in a collaborative project to give the school a strong and clearly expressed identity.

The Problem:

Opened in April 1976 as Portfields Combined School, the site had been the subject to constant development, not least due to its proximity to the rapidly expanding new city of Milton Keynes. As is frequently the case, the school buildings had seen considerable organic growth over the years, in order to accommodate an evolving pattern of usage. One consequence of this was that the clarity of the original layout and pedestrian flows of the site had been lost. This manifested itself not only in the lack of a clearly defined route from the main gate to reception (confusing and off-putting to visitors) but also multiple entrances which, given the continuing emphasis on school security and safeguarding of young children, were now proving impractical.
In parallel to this lack of physical clarity, the unified nature of the original signage and indeed, more widely, the school’s graphic identity used in day to day communications with parents and the outside world, had also lost focus.

The Solution:

In setting out to find a solution, it was clear that, for any scheme to have a lasting impact, the process needed to be inclusive and achieve a feeling of ownership amongst the wider school community. Accordingly pupils were invited to submit their own designs for a new school logo.
Although in the minds of many, Newport Pagnell will forever be linked with the eponymous service station, this Buckinghamshire market town has a long history. For many years it was the home of the sports car manufacturer Aston Martin whilst Tickford Bridge, which was built in 1810 and spans the River Ouse, is cited as the oldest iron bridge still in constant use.

In the end It was Tickford Bridge which provided the source of inspiration for the winning design by year 4 student Scarlett Smith.
At this point good fortune smiled on the project in the form of parent and willing collaborator, Roze Sherwood of graphic designers Travisbead Ltd. Taking Scarlett’s original design as a basis, Roze developed the new logo into a profession branding scheme to be applied not only across the whole school site, but also on its website and all communications.

Having worked with them on signage and notice board projects at two of his previous schools, Peter Wain had no hesitation in approaching Greenbarnes Ltd to assist in providing the final piece of the jigsaw as far as the signage was concerned. A site survey was undertaken to establish the school’s requirements and a proposal was put together based on these findings using the new corporate identity.

A key requirement, identified at an early stage was that any signage should not only appear cohesive but should also exude an air of quality over and above that of the purely utilitarian signs which adorn so many schools. For this reason aluminium sign “trays” have been used throughout rather than cheaper but more workaday flat-plate alternatives.

For ease of maintenance, the material chosen was powder-coated aluminium and, in many instances, this was combined with digital print in order to faithfully reproduce the colours required by the new scheme. To emphasise the new logo to best effect, the main sign incorporates a fret-cut version mounted on stand-offs to achieve a 3d effect reminiscent of the cast iron frames of Tickford Bridge itself.

One of the major challenges in designing a suitable scheme was that of guiding those unfamiliar with the school’s layout from the main gate to reception which, due to the evolution of the site is a journey of some 90 metres with no direct line of sight.
Previously, having been granted access via the intercom system, immediately upon passage through the main gate, a visitor’s path was impeded by railings and a low earth bank forcing them to turn left. Thereafter the trail went cold. There were several possible doors, but all to classrooms rather than reception and no signs to indicate the correct direction. Now, visitors are met by a Parent’s notice board, strategically placed to catch the attention of those waiting at the school gate and clear signage guiding the user along every step of the way to reception. A combination of methods including wall-mounted signs, finger posts and a trail of painted footprints is used.

Whilst undertaking the project, the opportunity has also been taken to further improve the dissemination of information by the inclusion of an external notice board for the use of each year group Positioned at the class entrance doors and finished in the same dark blue as the signage, these provide space for teachers to keep the school community posted and what’s happening in their year.


Poor signage within our schools is more common than we would like to think and perhaps, given the piecemeal nature their development, this isn’t too surprising. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Portfields Primary School has demonstrated that, given a clear vision, a well executed plan and the right people involved, it is possible to produce a scheme which will not only deliver coherent signage now, but will also be capable of growth and adaption to meet future requirements.

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