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AND THE WINNERS ARE | Treasured Pet Photo Competition 2022

April 25, 2022

Thank you for voting in our Treasured Pet Photo Competition!

April is National Pet Month and we want to celebrate your beautiful pet with our new ‘Treasured Pet’ photo competition. The 3 pets with the most votes win their pets heart-warming image captured forever in Welsh slate. What a unique prize for your unique pet.

And The Winners Are …..

1st place is Brodie who is a Working Bearded Collie.

2nd place is Chino who is a Tibetan Terrier.

3rd place is Poppy who is a Bearded Collie.

CONGRATULATIONS

Pet Photo Competition Prizes

1st Prize : Welsh Slate Photo Engraving 300mm x 500mm Worth £115.

2nd Prize : Welsh Slate Photo Engraving 200mm x 300mm Worth £65.

3rd Prize : Welsh Slate Photo Engraving 200mm x 150mm Worth £50.

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*Please note : by entering this competition you agree to our terms & conditions. You can check these out at the bottom of our page.

Voting Is Now Closed

Take a look at all of our beautiful entrants below for this competition. We thank you all for entering and voting.

Rules Of Voting

You may vote for as many contestant photos as you wish within the voting times. You may only vote for each contestant once per day.

*Terms & Conditions

Every eligible entry has been entered in to our online voting competition. Voting is live from 10am on Monday 25th April 2022. Voting will end 17:00 Saturday 30th April 2022. As part of the competition terms and conditions, you are agreeing to be subscribed to our newsletter. Please note that once you receive your first newsletter you can unsubscribe at any time.

No purchase necessary. 

There is 1 prize per winner. There will be 3 winners in total. 

The top 3 entries with the most votes will be deemed the winners. 

Any information submitted to us will not be distributed to any third parties.  

This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other promotions and discounts. 

The above terms and conditions may be altered without prior notice. 

This competition is only applicable to persons living in the UK. 

Winners are not entitled to an alternative prize. There is no cash alternative to this prize. 

Competitions

Photo Competition | Treasured Pet

April 7, 2022

Its National Pet Month and we want to celebrate your beautiful pet with our new ‘Treasured Pet’ photo competition.

The relationship between a family and their pet is strong and impenetrable.  A pet for many of us is a family member.  This is why here at Valley Mill we want to celebrate our incredibly precious and treasured pets.

Thank you entering your beautiful treasured pet photos. Entry is now closed and voting will begin Monday 25th April at 10am.

Treasured Pet Photo Competition Prizes

The 3 pets with the most votes will win their pets heart-warming image captured forever in Welsh slate. What a unique prize for your unique pet.

*Please note : by entering this competition you agree to our terms & conditions. You can check these out at the bottom of our page.

First Place

The pet photograph with the most votes will win their treasured pets image engraved on to a large (300mm x 500mm) solid piece of Welsh slate. This beautiful photo engraving will be rope hung for you to proudly display in your home. This prize is worth £115.

Second Place

For the pet with the second most amount of votes, you will win a medium sized (200mm x 300mm) Welsh slate photo engraving worth £65. This slate photo engraving comes with either a solid slate rear plinth which enables it to be free standing or you can choose to have it rope hung.

Third Place

The prize for third place is a small laser engraved Welsh slate photograph engraving worth £50. (200mm x 150mm). Just imagine your precious pets image engraved in to the slate. This is what makes it a totally unique prize to you.

Thank you entering your beautiful treasured pet photos. Entry is now closed and voting will begin Monday 25th April at 10am.

Terms & Conditions

*Every eligible entry will be entered in to our online voting competition. Only send us photographs that have been captured by yourself or that you own the image right to. You need to get your entry to us by Friday 22nd April 2022. All entries will be uploaded to our voting page. This page will go live at 10am on Monday 25th April 2022. Voting will end 17:00 Saturday 30th April 2022. As part of the competition terms and conditions, you are agreeing to be subscribed to our newsletter. Please note that once you receive your first newsletter you can unsubscribe at any time.

Only 1 entry per pet.

Winners cannot receive an alternative prize. There is no cash alternative to this prize. Terms and conditions can be altered without prior notice. This competition is only applicable to persons living in the UK. Any information submitted to us will not be distributed to any third parties and you will only be signed up to our own newsletter.  No purchase necessary.

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Valley Mill

How To Choose The Perfect House Sign

February 7, 2022
couple working together designing a new house sign on their laptop

How do you choose the perfect house sign for your home? It’s all about what is right for you and right for your home.

Here at Valley Mill we have put together this really handy guide to help you choose the right house sign for your abode.

Whether you are looking for something classic, contemporary, tradtional, modern or unusual for your home we have a variety of options for you.

What Is The Best Material For A House Sign?

That truly is up to you. It all depends on what your budget is and how long you want your house sign to last for. Natural stone signs like marble, granite, limestone and slate last a lot longer than wooden house signs.

However, you also need to think of the style of the house and what house sign actually looks the best for your home.

Choose Your Style

CHOOSE FROM | OAK | WELSH SLATE HOUSE SIGNS | MARBLE | GRANITE | LIMESTONE | CAST ALUMINIUM | BRASS | PRINTED SLATE

Our most popular house sign material is Welsh Slate. Welsh Slate house signs suit a classic style home and also a modern home too. It’s a great choice as a slate house sign is not just an amazing addition to the design of your house, but also adds a touch of class.

Slate is durable, clean & easy to read, easy to fit to your home and can tolerate even the harshest weather conditions.

welsh slate house signs which suit classic and modern homes

Welsh Slate | Did You Know?

It’s actually a well known fact within the business that Welsh slate is one of the finest quality slate in the world.

Welsh Slate is the toughest slate known to man. It has very few impurities and a beautiful colour and grain structure. Your Welsh Slate House Sign won’t fade in the sun.

Classic Style | Choose The Perfect House Sign

If you are looking for a classic finish to your house sign then our cast aluminium and brass are perfect. They are crafted from solid aluminium and solid brass and have a stylish and sleek finish.

We especially like the design on the Art Deco and Chateaux Metal House Signs. The Art Deco is very 1920’s New York. If you are looking for an old school French feel then the Chateaux is for you.

classic cast aluminium house signs
Cast Aluminium House Signs come in a variety of colours and designs.
traditional brass house signs which suit a classic house
Cast Brass House Signs have a very traditional feel and finish.

Whether you are choosing a house sign for your home or place of work, we offer a huge variety of house signs and door numbers to really give that perfect finish.

Natural Style | Rustic

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.

nautral and rustic french oak house sign

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 signs for home from French Oak as not only is it a beautiful and long-lasting wood, but sustainable too. 

Unusual House Signs

If you want something a little more unusual then why not try a printed slate house sign.

choose your perfect house sign with a printed slate house sign

These signs can really boost your kerb appeal and not only do they look great, they are easy to design and have a wide range of design options.

You can choose from lots of different icons, fonts and colours. With this much choice you will definitely be able to design your perfect house sign.

Modern House Signs

Looking for something a little more modern to suit your home, then Marble, Granite and Limestone really set the tone to the entrance of your house.

white limestone house sign and next to it a black granite house sign and next to that a white marble house sign

Marble, Granite & Limestone are all natural stones and are unique. They create a stunning feature to the front of your home. These modern house signs definitely have affordable style and sophistication.

How To Design Your Perfect House Sign

We have made our online design tool as simple to navigate and use as we possibly can. However, not everyone is technically confident which is why we’ve put together a ‘How To Guide’ instructional video to help you design your pefect house sign.

Where Do I Hang My House Sign?

In the UK it is a legal requirement to have a clear house sign. The best place to hang your sign is in clear view of the pavement or road. We recommend hanging your sign approximately 5 feet high. This is in eye view of the majority of people.

If you decide that you want to replace your house number with a house name then get in touch with your local council first.

How Do I Fit A House Sign?

There are two main types of fixings for house signs. These are either ‘through hole’ or ‘hidden fixings’. All of our house signs come with a fixings kit and full instructions. However, sometimes it is easier to watch someone else do it first. This is why we’ve put together these fitting videos for both styles of fixings.

Hidden Fixings Instructional Video

This instructional video is for our house signs with hidden fixings such as our Premium Welsh Slate House Signs and Oak House Signs.

Through Hole Instructional Video

Check out how easy it is to fit your house sign. This video is for our through hole house signs.

We hope that this guide has helped you choose the perfect house sign for your home.

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Gifts Valley Mill

Valentine’s Day Gifts 2022

January 10, 2022

Valentine’s Day is just a couple of weeks away and it’s time to start looking for those perfect Valentine’s Day gifts to show your love to that special someone in your life. We’ve got gift ideas that are a little less predictable.

Check out our gift guide that will make your search for those Valentine’s Day Gifts a little easier, and be a real surprise for your loved one on the most romantic day of the year.

If you are looking for inspiration on how to write a romantic Love Poem for your special someone then take a look here.

tips for how to write your own love poem for valentine's day
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