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Wire hanging systems for signs and sneeze screens

We are specialists in hanging wire systems used for many purposes including hanging signs, sneeze screens and point-of-sale displays, suspending light fittings and other lightweight cable hanging applications - such as fixing suspended decorative displays or acoustic ceiling panels. Almost all our wires and ceiling fittings are fully adjustable in height with a simple clutch-release gripper mechanism.

Ceiling hanging systems consist of various ceiling fixings, hanging wire, ceiling hooks, wire hanging display systems and wire displays Read more...

Everything you need to hang a sneeze screen 

The Coronavirus pandemic has created a huge demand for sneeze screens. In many offices, shops, bars and hairdressers a hanging sneeze screen is both an economic and effective solution. We produce our own range of hanging sneeze screens. Moreover we have assisted countless sign companies, shop fitters and industrial curtain manufacturers with wires, fittings and components for hanging perspex screens as well as many other ingenious designs of suspended clear plastic sneeze guards. In this case we do not supply the plastic panels, we supply the wires and fittings to hang plastic sourced elsewhere.

Materials suspended using our fittings include rigid acrylic and polycarbonate, semi-rigid PET and flexible screens made from PVC and other types of clear plastic. Our solutions encompass fittings to attach to the ceiling - plasterboard, ceiling grids, magnetic components and fittings to loop over roof trusses or trunking. At the lower end of the wire we offer an array of neat fittings, clamps and hooks each with in-built fingertip height adjustment.  In summary, in this section you will find ways to hang sneeze screens of every type from virtually any ceiling.

Fittings to hang signs from any ceiling

Wire sign hangers comprise the following components:
Hanging wires or suspension cables, hook fittings or sign panel grippers, ceiling or bulkhead anchor points.  Sign hanging hardware can be purchased in sets or as individual wire rope components for mix and match convenience.

Adjustable cables, frame hanging wire or fittings which provide for fine height adjustment are an essential feature of picture hanging systems or any poster hanging kit.  Signs must be displayed dead level and poster hanging arrays must be perfectly aligned.  An adjustable hook at the bottom of the wire or a cable holder incorporating a clutch mechanism mounted on the ceiling is a vital element of any hanging system.

Our wire hanging display fittings are also used for lighting systems, shopfitting, visual merchandising, art galleries, suspending cable trays and other mechanical and electrical services.


We were sorry to learn that during the 2020 Coronavirus lockdown period a respected and long established company in the sign hanging industry ceased trading. Hobday of Birmingham had operated their website for many years. We offer many similar sign fittings and we stand ready to assist former e-signfittings customers if we are able. We were sad to learn that Hobday Ltd have gone into receivership. (If someone buys the e-signfittings brand from the receiver they should get in touch with us and we will update this content). 

Suspending signage with sign hanging kits  

Display fixtures and fittings for suspending signage are available as convenient sign hanging kits or as individual components.  Different sign hanging kits have been carefully assembled to suit differing circumstances: screw-to-ceiling versions, magnet attachment wire fittings, fittings to hang signs from suspended ceilings.  These are also referred to as false ceilings or grid ceilings, and we have hardware to attach easily and reliably to standard ceiling grids.


Ways to hang posters and picture hanging hardware  

There are several ways to hang posters - the choice will depend on the size and weight of the poster and the type of ceiling.  For smaller lightweight posters POS type fittings are a perfect low cost answer.  The range of POS hanging systems includes adhesive ceiling buttons and double-ended hooks which latch onto our poster bars.  Wire POS hooks can also be supplied in a style which is easily stretched to the required length (Jet Set wires).

For large posters, heavy maps and drop banners the more substantial screw anchors and wire rope hooks offer a more substantial alternative.

Our suspension kits are also valuable as picture hanging hardware - when pictures need to be suspended on wires from either the ceiling or the wall.


Cable fittings and cables

Sign supplies for suspending signs include wire rope or cables; wipe rope accessories such as wire rope hooks and various ceiling fittings.  These can be anchors which screw to the ceiling, magnetic wire end fixings, and suspended ceiling fixings.

Some kits are intended specifically for hanging a rigid sign panel - which could be made out of acrylic, foam PVC or aluminium composite sheet.

Unless the hanging signs are really heavy 1.2mm cable with 7x7 construction or a 1.5mm wire display system is perfectly adequate.  Each cable and the associated wire fittings will support a weight of 10kg with a considerable margin of safety.  These wires look inconspicuous but they are capable of taking a significant load.  Galvanised steel wire is generally supplied but the components can equally be used with stainless steel cables.  Wire end fixing points are reliably engineered.

Acoustic ceiling panel suspension

As well as hanging signs our hanging systems are also popular for suspending acoustic panels from ceilings and for supporting building services including lighting installations.

A number of specialist components are available including spiral anchors for supporting rock wool acoustic panels.

If you need to know how to hang acoustic panels from a ceiling you will find useful information here.