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Finger layout and typefaces

The positioning of text has a great bearing on its appearance. It is worth remembering that the Department of Transport guidelines say that wording should be no smaller than 35mm on traffic related signs. Our sales office can offer guidance on this if you require. With many hundreds of typefaces available, choosing one of them can seem daunting. As an aid we have carefully selected four of these as standard for use on finger posts and notice boards. The capital height of each style is approximately 44mm. We supply draft layouts of the fingers for approval, before casting.

Style A Text fully centred, both sides of fingers

Style B Block centred on finger Text ranged left both sides

Style C Block centred on finger Text ranged left or right

Style D Text ranged to end, both sides of finger

Style E Text ranged to boss, both sides of finger

Our two standard typefaces are Times Bold and Helvetica Bold at 35mm capitals height (current DDA recommendation). Other fonts are available at extra cost.

A small selection of many symbols available for use on cast fingers

Finger sign fixing

As standard a 1 – 1.5 metre length of plain galvanised tube is supplied with all finger posts. The fingers are to be sleeved over making sure spacer rings (if specified) are in place. Make an allowance for the finial and site cut the tube to the required length. Point fingers in the appropriate directions and tighten grub screws located to the rear of the boss. When specifying it may be prudent to allow for 1 or 2 spacer rings in order that extra fingers may be added at a later date. Fingers may be permanently fixed in position by replacement of the grubscrews with steel pins (not supplied) inserted through a site drilled hole.

Finger post installation

The foundation designs illustrated are suggestions only, as site conditions and service loadings may dictate otherwise. Foundation bolts are not supplied as standard but may be provided if requested. Our sales staff will assist. The concrete should be at least 3:2:1 mix, sulphate resisting if necessary. The steel finger spigot is supplied 1500mm long for site cutting to length by the installation contractor. Please make provision for an extra 50mm for fitment of the finial, as illustrated. The steel finger spigot can be increased in length at a later date by provision of a CIS adaptor. Please ensure that the FFL to underside of the first finger distance is a minimum of 2.25m to reduce pedestrian hazard. The lifting of fingers may be achieved with the use of spacers, available on request.