Standard Signs & Traffic Systems

Olympic House, Herbert Road, Newport, Gwent, NP19 7BH

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Tel 01633 256406
Fax 01633 263996

Signage professionals since 1983

We have been supplying a wide range of signage to Local Authorities, contractors, trade and private customers for over 40 years.

Road traffic signs

The complete service, from design, through to manufacture and installation of LED Illuminated Signs, Gateway Signs, Vehicle Chevrons & ECE104 and Temporary Road Signs & Quickfit Frames.

Commercial signs

Commercial signs

We design and manufacture a wide range of commercial signage, health and safety signs, number plates and much, much more.

Vehicle livery, chevron kits & EC104

Here at Standard Signs, we not only supply signs and fixings, we also provide vehicle signwriting with a fast turnaround and a professional fitting service.

Design & installation

We take the stress out of the whole process by providing a full end-to-end service, working closely with you to understand your needs, we’ll create initial design concepts and support you right through to full on-site professional installation.

Welcome to Standard Signs and Traffic Systems Limited

We have been the trusted supply partner for Local Authorities, contractors, trade and private customers for more than 40 years, with an enviable reputation based on quality and customer service.

We manufacture permanent and temporary road signs, commercial signs, safety signs number plates and much, much more.

All of our signs are manufactured in-house, within our ISO 9001:2000 Quality System. All traffic signs have CE / CA accreditation. We are approved to NHSS 9A and are proud to be a 3M Approved Signmaker.

We also supply a cast aluminium “finger post” system to enhance any pedestrianised town centre.

finger-post signage system

Trusted suppliers of a full range of sign components to the trade such as:

  • Vinyls
  • Clips
  • Posts
  • Substrates
  • Plastics

We also supply an innovative cast aluminium “finger post” system to enhance pedestrianised town centres.

Standard Signs has recently taken over the supply of the DFS 700 Driver Feedback Sign (as previously supplied by 3M UK).

Street name plates:
Die pressed, printed, reflective and recycled

Standard Signs now offer the widest range of die-pressed sign products within the UK.

Die-pressed (embossed) and polycarbonate street nameplates are manufactured in-house, using traditional and modern technologies, by a team of sign professionals benefiting from over 80 years of experience.

Signs are manufactured to meet adopted standards, with bespoke designed plates also available.

Frequently asked questions

What does TSRGD relate to?

The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 prescribe the design and conditions of use of traffic signs on or near roads in England, Scotland and Wales. Find out more here –

What is CE Marking?

CE Marking is a self-certification scheme to show that the manufacturer has checked their products meet with relevant European safety, health or environmental requirements as indicated in the applicable European product directives and regulations. You can find out more here –

When do I need to use a CE Certified sign?

CE marking is required for many products including signs used in certain environments, such as public highways. Every permanent road sign installed on any public highway must be CE Certified. Note: on private land there is no legal requirement.

Does BS EN 12899 apply to temporary road signs?

No, it only applies to “fixed, vertical road traffic signs’. Temporary road signs and signs such as VMS fall under the scope of other standards.

What different traffic signs are there?

There are traffic signs giving orders, warning signs, direction signs, information signs and roadwork signs.

Can Standard Signs provide all the different roadway signage?

Yes, we can provide the full range of road signs – red, blue, green, brown – and more as we also do street signs, health & safety signage and bespoke sign solutions.

What are triangular road signs used for?

Triangular road signs are warning signs that advise road users of upcoming potential hazards or changes in the road layout such as T-junctions, staggered junctions, crossroads, roundabouts, narrowing road, bridge ahead etc.

What do red circle traffic signs relate to?

Signs that use a red circle are mainly prohibitive so relate to speed limits, limited or no access for certain types of vehicle, no-overtaking, height and weight restrictions, no turning etc.

What do blue traffic signs mean?

Blue traffic signs provide information such as parking areas, service areas, mini roundabouts etc., or instructions such as left/right turns. You also find blue motorway signs used for ‘driver location signs’ as well as directional signage.

Why are motorway signs blue?

The blue (non-reflective) background appears black at night and the white reflective lettering stands out against it making them easier for drivers to read,

When are brown signs used?

Brown signage indicates the route to a tourist attraction.

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What our customers say

The best at what they do…
Wonderfully run by a terrific family…

Simon Livick

Great service, easy to deal with, would definitely recommend.

Claire Rosser

Ordered my safety door signage today. Picked up already and look great!! Thank you again Standard Signs

Paul Dalton

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