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NEW | House Number Signs

January 6, 2022
Marble House Sign on a brick wall

The entrance of your home deserves as much love as the interior. Why not create a fabulous first impression with one of our bespoke personalised Valley Mill House Number Signs? Choose from Welsh Slate, Oak, Granite or Marble. 

Create A Warm Welcome

How do you create a warm welcome to your home? Here at Valley Mill we want to help you set the tone for your house with our beautiful range of house signs.  All of our house signs come with a fixing kit and instructions of how to install.

Let’s take a look at our new range.

Jump To Section | Granite | Marble | Welsh Slate | Oak | Printed Slate

Granite House Number Signs

Do you want a house name plaque with the WOW factor but also with very little maintenance?  If so, then you will adore our hand engraved granite house signs

Use our easy-to-use online design facility to create the house name plaque of your dreams.

polished black granite house sign number 269a

ADVANTAGES OF GRANITE

Granite is one of the hardest substances in the world.

Hard-wearing, durable and tough.

Long-lasting.

Polished to a beautiful finish. 

Easy to clean.

All our house number signs come complete with a fixing kit and instructions to enable you to easily fit your new house sign.

Jump To Section | Granite | Marble | Welsh Slate | Oak | Printed Slate

Marble House Signs

If granite isn’t your thing then why not take a look at our stunning marble house signs?

Marble house number sign hung on a brick wall

ADVANTAGES OF A MARBLE HOUSE SIGN

Marble is a natural stone and is a stunning feature to the exterior of your home. 

Affordable style and sophistication. 

Each piece of marble has its own beautiful veining running throughout.

Marble is durable and unique.

Jump To Section | Granite | Marble | Welsh Slate | Oak | Printed Slate

Welsh Slate House Signs

First impressions count so why not update your home with a Welsh Slate Door Sign? Design your own Welsh Slate House Name Sign using our easy-to-use online design tool. Prices start at just £28.95. We have a range of designs and sizes. From 12mm thick Welsh slate door signs to our Premium 20mm Welsh Slate House Signs.

Standard Welsh Slate House Sign

Each of our standard slate house number signs are 12mm thick and come with a fixing kit which includes black dome screws and full instructions.

12mm thick welsh slate house sign with house number name and welsh dragon

A slate house name sign is not just an amazing addition to the design of your house, but also adds a touch of class. It is durable, clean and easy to read, easy to fit to your home and can tolerate even the harshest weather conditions.

Premium Welsh Slate House Sign

Each of our premium slate house number signs are 20mm thick and come with hidden fixings.

premium welsh slate house sign with enamel paint. number 63 in white and the welsh dragon in red

We deeply engrave, hand paint with highly durable enamel paint, oil and then expertly finish our handmade slate house signs for greater look and to avoid fading. All our house signs come complete with a hidden fixing kit and instructions to enable you to easily fit your new bespoke slate house sign with no visible screws.

Check out our simple guide of fitting a house sign with hidden fixings. Both our premium Welsh slate house signs and Wooden House Signs both come with hidden fixings.

We lacquer each of our Welsh slate house signs. Lacquer is very hard-wearing and tougher than varnish or oil finished signs. 

Read our guide on how to easily fit a slate house sign

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Wooden House Number Signs

Enhance the beautiful natural character of your home with our Oak House Signs. These bespoke wooden house signs are perfect for that rural, rustic and natural look.

We understand the importance of sustainable living and strive to be eco-friendly wherever possible. France set up sustainable forestry over 300 years ago. This is why we handcraft our wooden house signs from French Oak as not only is it a beautiful and long-lasting wood, but sustainable too. 

french oak wooden house sign

Each wooden sign is laser engraved and hand finished in our South Wales workshop. Your oak house sign is made to order and will be completely bespoke to you.

ADVANTAGES OF OAK

Oak is a heavy and durable hardwood.

Hard-wearing and tough.

Oak has a beautiful natural character and wood grain.

All our wooden house signs come complete with a hidden fixing kit and instructions to enable you to easily fit your new house sign with no visible screws.

We lacquer each of our personalised wooden signs. Lacquer is very hard-wearing and tougher than varnish or oil finished signs. 

wooden house sign made from sustainable french oak

BENEFITS OF LACQUER

Gives a beautiful smooth finish

Tough and hard-wearing

Resistant to acid, alkali and water

Jump To Section | Granite | Marble | Welsh Slate | Oak | Printed Slate

Printed Slate Signs

Update your home’s exterior with a slate sign. These unusual house signs will boost your kerb appeal.

The process we use to print these house signs is called sublimation. Sublimation is a process that is very much like a tattoo. It is permanent and the ink is embedded in to the product rather than other printing methods which just lay the print on top. The sublimation process uses heat and pressure to permanently apply your design to the product. This means that your design won’t wash away, it won’t crack and it won’t peel.

printed slate house sign

Each slate house number sign is printed and finished in our South Wales workshop. Your bespoke slate sign is simple to personalise by using our easy-to-use online design tool. 

printed slate house sign with cat illustration

The designs for these printed slate signs are huge. Our range of icons include flags of the world, animals, sporting activities, music icons and so many more. Your printed slate house sign will stand out and definitely bring those compliments flooding in.

New Product Launch

NEW | Christmas Decorations | Personalised

November 8, 2021
ceramic christmas decoration with a cute imade of a nutcracker soldier

Christmas is the season to be jolly and to spend it with friends and family.

Fill your home full of festive cheer with our new ceramic and Welsh slate Christmas decorations. Each one of our decorations are designed and printed by the team at Valley Mill in our South Wales Workshop.

welsh slate teardrop shape christmas decoration hung on a tree with the words nadolig llawen and santa and his reindeers

This 6mm thick, teardrop shaped Welsh slate Christmas decoration comes with decorative ribbon. Perfect as a gift for a friend or a treasured keepsake for yourself.

NEW FOR 2021

Our in house design team have put their own take on the Nutcracker for our Christmas 2021 designs.

ceramic christmas tree decoration printed with a fairy from the nutcracker suite
Nutcracker Fairy
ceramic christmas tree decoration printed with a rocking horse from the nutcracker suite
Nutcracker Rocking Horse
ceramic christmas tree decoration printed with the Mouse King from the nutcracker suite
Nutcracker Mouse King
ceramic christmas tree decoration printed with a ballerina from the nutcracker suite
Nutcracker Ballerina
ceramic christmas tree decoration printed with a Nutcracker Soldier from the nutcracker suite
Nutcracker Soldier

Christmas Decorations | Tree Tips

We’ve got some top tips when it comes to dressing your Christmas tree.

1 – Tree. When using an artificial Christmas tree ensure you properly shape the branches of your tree. Separate each branch and expand each one to fill in the areas to look more like a real tree.

2 – Lights. Always add your lights first (unless of course you have a pre-lit tree).  In fact, make sure your lights work before you add them to your tree. Believe us, we’ve made that mistake before.  Make sure the plug reaches the power point and then start to wrap your lights from the bottom to the top. Once the lights are added, make sure they cover the tree evenly. Adjust accordingly.

3 – Decorations. Balance your decorations and we don’t mean with a weighing scale. Take a look at your decorations and evenly decorate your tree with the colours and sizes of your tree decorations.

4 – Tree Topper. Your tree topper is the crown of your tree. Choose something that goes with the theme of your tree. Whether it’s a golden star, an angel or perhaps a large bow.

5 – Tree Skirt. Finish your tree with a ‘skirt’. This can cover any unsightly metal legs or can catch the dropping needles from your real tree.

Personalise It Your Way

Why not create your own personalised Christmas decoration? A 4mm thick round ceramic Christmas decoration, printed with any text, motif or even an image. Create a bespoke ceramic keepsake that will be treasured forever.

ceramic christmas tree decoration printed an image of a penguin and he words williams first christmas
ceramic christmas tree decoration printed with a photo of a child

WIN | A Personalised Christmas Decoration

Get your Christmas creative side on, and make this festive time of the year a little bit more special by designing your own Christmas decoration in our crimbo competition.

Welsh Slate Christmas Tree Decorations

Why not create your own personalised Welsh slate Christmas decoration or choose from our standard range? These 6mm thick, teardrop shaped Welsh slate Christmas decorations come with decorative ribbon too.

Have yourself a Merry little Christmas with Valley Mill’s range of Christmas home ware and decorations.

New Product Launch

NEW | Personalised Bamboo Boards

November 3, 2021

We are excited to launch to you our personalised bamboo boards.

Are you looking for a beautiful gift for your family or friends? Why not make it more meaningful with a personalised gift from Valley Mill?

Heart shaped bamboo board. Engraved with a couple's name. Perfect wedding gift.

Serve up sophisticated style dining in your home or restaurant with a personalised bamboo chopping board. This eco-friendly chopping board can also serve as a display platter for cheeses, desserts, sandwiches or used as a grazing board.

Make our chopping boards completely unique by personalising it using our easy-to-use design tool.

short paddle shaped bamboo board engraved with words Paul's Kitchen

This stunning addition to your home will look great in a modern or traditional setting.

We are all striving to make better choices for the environment and looking for alternative products to reduce the impact on our planet. An incredible alternative is bamboo.

What To Serve On Your Bamboo Board

Impress guests and family members with a unique way to display your cheeses and food items.

If you need some inspiration for your board layout then why not try one of our ideas.

Cheese Platter

Firstly, place your favourite cheeses on your cheeseboard and leave space in between each cheese. Some of our favourite cheeses we love to serve are brie with truffle, a strong, mature stilton, Wensleydale, something spicy like a Mexicana, or cheddar with Diablo chilli.

Of course we can’t go without everyone’s favourite, a cheddar (we prefer extra mature).

Next, fill the spaces between your cheeses with your favourite accompaniments. We love a mixture of cashew nuts and walnuts, oat biscuits, water crackers and breadsticks. Grapes are always a must on our board and a few figs always give your platter some extra class.

We always love to add olives too.

Finally, serve your cheeseboard with a selection of chutneys and jams.

grazing platter bamboo board personalised with the family name Thomas

Why Choose Bamboo?

Single-use plastic is having a catastrophic effect on the planet and our climate. Unlike plastic, bamboo is natural. Bamboo is biodegradable, fast growing, highly sustainable, has the ability to absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen.

Even transport costs become lower due to bamboo being so lightweight and easy to transport.
Did you know that bamboo can grow full size in just 4 months? Your average tree takes up to 30 plus years to grow full size.

Say no to single use plastic and yes to bamboo. Together we can all do our bit to help.

personalised long paddle shaped bamboo board

A gift for all occasions. Our bamboo chopping boards can be given as a gift for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas, Father’s Day, Easter, baby showers and more.

Overview | Personalised Bamboo Boards

Each board is laser engraved in our workshop in South Wales.

Dimensions: 250mm x 250mm x 15mm

Valley Mill’s personalised bamboo chopping boards make the perfect gift for foodies, baking enthusiasts.

round bamboo board engraved with the words mum's kitchen
New Product Launch

Halloween Spooktacular

October 19, 2021

The spookiest season of the year is here. Scooping out pumpkins, playing bobbing for apples and going trick or treating. There is something about Halloween that brings us all back to our childhood.
Here at Valley Mill we’ve got some incredibly wicked mugs, Welsh slate hanging signs and grazing platters to help make your ghostly gatherings totally spooktacular.

Halloween Welsh slate grazing platter that says eat, drink & be scary

Whether it’s eerie eyeballs, putrid pumpkin pie or slugs and snails; our Welsh slate ‘Eat, Drink & Be Scary’ grazing platter is lovingly designed to be perfect for your Halloween spooktacular party.

Each grazing platter is individually hand cut allowing for a natural and completely unique finish – no two trays will be exactly the same. Each grazing platter is designed and engraved by our in-house team exclusively for Valley Mill.

Treated to resist staining and with a food safe slate sealer. Fitted with protective pads on the underside to prevent scratches. Hand packaged in eco-friendly packaging.

Dimensions: 460mm x 150mm, 6mm thick

Witches Brew

White ceramic mug with the illustration of a green and black cauldron saying witches brew

Whether it’s a mug of hot cider, a pumpkin spice latte, some Witches Brew or a slow cooker hot chocolate; our 11oz ceramic mugs are lovingly designed to be perfect for those comforting and warm seasonal drinks.
Each mug is hand printed by our in-house team exclusively for Valley Mill.

These Valley Mill white ceramic mugs are printed with a frighteningly fabulous Halloween cute witch or cute vampire, designed by the Valley Mill team.

Now the question is whether to ‘trick’ or treat a friend with this mug or just treat you!
Why not try out one of our spooky drinks recipes.

Halloween Traditions

Do you have any Halloween traditions with your family? Why not try pumpkin picking? There are lots of places around the UK to do this fun activity with your family. We took our troops to the local pumpkin picking farm at Penyfodau Farm in Gorseinon, Swansea.

Non-Alcoholic Mulled Cider Punch

Quench your (blood) thirsty appetite with this no alcohol fun fruity and warm punch the whole family can enjoy.

Ingredients:
3 pints of apple juice
3 apples
Cloves
Cinnamon Sticks
Zest of 1 large orange
Method:
Stud the apples with around 2-4 cloves.
Add juice, apples, cinnamon sticks and the orange zest in to a large pan.
Simmer gently on a low setting for approximately 30 minutes. Be careful not to let it boil.
Serve with some fresh apple slices and perhaps a stick of cinnamon.

Trick or Treat or No Trick or Treat?

Let ‘Trick or Treaters’ know that they are welcome to your home with this Valley Mill engraved Welsh slate hanging sign.⁠
Handcrafted in our workshop, our Trick or Treaters Welsh slate hanging sign will add a touch of ghoulish charm to your haunted Halloween home.⁠

Welsh slate halloween hanging sign with the words trick or treaters welcome

Need A Quiet Halloween?

Whether it’s a sleeping baby you don’t want disturbed or you just need a quiet night; why not hang a polite sign to let people know that you’d prefer them not to knock.⁠

Halloween Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

This warming and comforting drink only takes 10 minutes to create. Totally worth it!

White enamel mug with the illustratio of a hedgehog wearing a scarf. Also filled with creamy pumpkin spice latte

Ingredients:

2 tbsp pumpkin puree (you can buy this in cans in supermarkets)

Pinch of ground nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger

1 tbsp vanilla extract

30ml strong coffee

250ml of any milk

Whipped cream

Method:

In a saucepan add the milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract and spices. Whisk and heat to make a hot ‘pumpkin milk’.

Add your strong coffee, mix and serve in to mugs. To serve top with whipped cream. Sprinkle some ‘pumpkin spice’ or ground cinnamon over the cream.

If you are looking for a stronger pumpkin flavour then add a couple more tbsp of pumpkin puree.

BOO!

We love this ghost face ceramic mug. Perfect for filling with candy or seasonal drinks.

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Why not treat yourself to a decadent hot chocolate this Halloween?

Ingredients:

2 pints of whole milk
300ml double cream
200g of dark chocolate chips (or chopped dark chocolate)
150g of milk chocolate chips (or chopped milk chocolate)
To serve : whipped or squirty cream, mini marshmallows & grated chocolate.

Method:

Set your slow cooker to low and add the milk, cream and dark & milk chocolate.
Cover with the lid and cook on low for 2 hours. Stir occasionally.
After 2 hours remove the lid and cook for a further 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Serve with your choice of toppings.

Trick or Treat Yourself this Halloween

Do you deserve a treat? Heck yes, you do!

As Tyra Banks said “Never dull your shine for somebody else”.

White ceramic Halloween mug which says trick or treat yourself

Know someone who is a nightmare before coffee? Why not get them this fab white ceramic Halloween mug?

White ceramic halloween mug with the image of a skull and the caption nightmare before coffee

Spooky Pumpkin Face! You could serve up a mug full of hot cocoa or a mug full of candy with this spooky pumpkin face ceramic mug.

Valley Mill Halloween Competition

Click the image below to enter our Halloween competition. Show us your amazing pumpkins and you could win some Halloween goodies.

show us your pumpkins competition

Have yourself a hair-raising Halloween with Valley Mill.