Chalkboards UK

Welcome to Chalkboards UK's latest Blog!

Monday, 5 September 2016

Custom Made Blackboards from Chalkboards UK








From a one-off, made-to-measure blackboard to suit your needs; to a large run, specially designed, custom made and printed product for a specific purpose, Chalkboards UK is able to help.


‘Made to Measure’

If you can't see the size you want in our range of chalkboards (framed, unframed or free-standing), let us know what size you need and we'll make it to order for you. For Framed Chalkboards, you can also choose the thickness of the frame and the colour of the stain.

DON'T FORGET - we can print your 'made-to-measure' chalkboard!

E-mail us on sales@chalkboardsuk.co.uk with the measurements of the board you require, if you need print or not and how many boards; then we'll get back to you with a quote.








Shaped Chalkboards

The Chalkboards UK website offers a wide range of Shaped Chalkboards, covering a host of applications and trades. If you can't see the shape you want, e-mail us with your suggestions - you never know, it might become a stock item! If it does, we'll give you a voucher code to save money on the website.

Custom Chalkboard Design Service

At Chalkboards UK, we manufacture all of our wooden chalkboard products at our facility in Stourbridge. There's a fully equipped Wood Shop, including CNC Routers, panel and radial arm saws, mitre saws, tenoners, under-pinners, pillar drills and sanders. We also have our own Print Department where we offer screen printing, foil blocking, heat transfer, stencilling, branding and our new laser engraving service. In all we employ over 50 people. Our excellent facilities allow us to work with clients to develop unique products that are 'fit for purpose'. Finished pre-production samples can be made in a fraction of the time it takes for similar samples to arrive from the Far East; and once approved, can go straight into production.

Here's just a few examples of the work we've carried out:


Chalkboards UK Pinterest Pages

If you would like any more information on our 'made-to-measure' or custom chalkboard design services, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at sales@chalkboardsuk.co.uk



Monday, 1 August 2016

...and the Winner of the July #ChalkPics and #BoxPics Competition is...

We had a fantastic response to our first ever combined #ChalkPics and #BoxPics Competition, with over 40 new photos submitted.

Thank you to everyone who took part.

The winner is this great picture of our children's chalkboards in a garden play area with our stained rustic crates in the foreground.

It's a great idea for the kids, who are evidently enjoying their part of the garden immensely.

As the pic includes chalkboards and crates, the prize jumps up to £150, which can be spent on either the Chalkboards UK or WoodenBox UK websites (or a combination of both).

Congratulations to the winner, your prize is on its way to you!

Keep watching this space as there'll be more competitions throughout the year - throughout August, we've got some special promotions for you - so look out on our social media and the websites for more details.

If you would like any more information on any of our products, please do not hesitate to call us on 01384 445844 or e-mail sales@chalkboardsuk.co.uk








Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Time for something different - #ChalkPics and #BoxPics together!

To celebrate the launch of WoodenBox UK's new website, we've combined the #ChalkPics and #BoxPics competitions into one for July!

There's a chance to WIN up to £150 to spend on the Chalkboards UK or WoodenBox UK websites (or on both!).

It's simple
- all you have to do is send your picture of one of our chalkboard or wooden packaging products in use to sales@chalkboardsuk.co.uk to enter the competition.

If the winner is a photo of a chalkboard or wooden packaging product, the prize will be £100 to spend on either site. If the winning photo has both chalkboards and wooden packaging in, the prize bumps up to £150!

The picture can be of any of our chalkboard or wooden packaging products in use, such as - imaginative use of a chalkboard or crate, a funny chalked message, a chalkboard or crate in an unusual place - almost anything will do! Our Chalkboards UK and WoodenBox UK judging panel will decide the winner.

Call us on 01384 445844 or e-mail sales@chalkboardsuk.co.uk for more information - and the best of luck to you all!

July #ChalkPics and #BoxPics Competition Terms and Conditions
  1. Digital pictures can be sent to sales@chalkboardsuk.co.uk or submitted to Chalkboards UK or WoodenBox UK attached to messages via our social media
  2. Entry to the competition is automatic when a picture is submitted - no purchase is necessary.
  3. It is assumed that all submitted pictures carry permission by the sender for Chalkboards UK or WoodenBox UK to use them for promotional purposes on www.chalkboardsuk.co.uk, www.woodenboxuk.com and all our social media channels
  4. Closing date for entries is Sunday 31st July 2016 at 12:00 midnight - all entries after this time will be automatically entered into a future competition
  5. The winner of the July competition will be announced by 12 noon on Monday 1st August 2016 on all our social media and the blog
  6. The decision by the Chalkboards UK and WoodenBox UK judging panel is final.
  7. The July prize is one £100 voucher to spend on either website - the prize will increase to £150 if the winning picture includes our chalkboards and wooden crates together. No cash equivalent is available.
  8. Where employees of a company, agency or partnership have submitted photos, the business they represent will be deemed to be the entrant to the competition, not the employee.

Monday, 4 July 2016

...and the June winner is...

The lucky winner of the £50 Amazon vouchers was picked at random from the 397 new followers on the Chalkboards UK Twitter account.

The winner is Hannah Smith on her account @littlemisshan87

Congratulations Hannah, your £50 Amazon voucher will be sent to you soon.

Keep watching this space as the July competition will be announced soon - it'll be a good one, as it involves our re-launched sister website at WoodenBox UK

Tuesday, 7 June 2016




















All you have to do for a chance to WIN a £50 Amazon Voucher is Like, Retweet, Share, Follow or Pin any of our social media pages or posts.

We have social media pages on FacebookTwitterPinterest, Instagram,  Google+Linked In and this Blog - just 'like' or 'follow' any of these pages, or if you're already following them, 'share' or 'retweet' one of their posts or give us a 'mention'.

For every social media notification we receive (one per company), we'll enter you into the draw to WIN a £50 Amazon voucher.

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 3rd July 2016 and we'll announce the winner on all our social media on Monday 4th July 2016 - American Independence Day.

Good luck and happy posting!

#ChalkboardsUKonSocialMedia

DON'T FORGET! There's plenty of Special Offers throughout the month on the Chalkboards UK website 


June 2016 Social Media Competition Terms and Conditions
  1. Entry to the competition is automatic when a social media channel is used to 'like', 'share', follow', 'retweet', 'mention', 'pin'. etc. a Chalkboards UK social media channel or post - no purchase is necessary.
  2. Only one entry per company
  3. Closing date for entries is Sunday 3rd July 2016 at 12:00 midnight
  4. The winner of the June competition will be announced by 12 noon on Monday 4th July 2016 on all our social media and the blog
  5. The decision by the Chalkboards UK judging panel is final
  6. The June prize is a £50 Amazon Voucher. No cash equivalent is available.
  7. Where employees of a company, agency or partnership have entered the competition, the business they represent will be deemed to be the entrant to the competition, not the employee.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Rustic Wooden Crates at Grand Designs Live 2016

Back in March 2016, Gina Everett asked us if we'd be happy to lend her two of our rustic wooden crates for her exhibition stand - read on, and you'll see why we were happy to give them to her.

Gina runs her own interior design business - Create Perfect - and had booked a space at Grand Designs Live at Excel in London. The theme of her stand design was 'Inspired by Famous Places That Never Existed - The Secret Garden' and she need two of our crates as part of the design.

We were happy to send them to Gina ready for the show, which started on Saturday 30th April, finishing on Sunday 8th May - for anyone who's worked at an exhibition before, that's a very tiring 9 days, especially with the build and dismantling days to take into account too!

However, the show was great success for Gina and for Chalkboards UK. The stand carried a graphic with all of the participating companies highlighted, plus Gina very kindly told everyone who asked where she got her rustic wooden crates from.

Gina's now taken the crates to her new home and will be sending us some pics of where they've ended up when it's been refurbished - designed by Gina no doubt!

If you would like any more information of Gina's interior design services, please visit www.createperfect.co.uk

If you would like to know more about our rustic wooden crates, other wooden or chalkboard products, please don't hesitate to contact us on 01384 445844 or e-mail sales@chalkboardsuk.co.uk






Tuesday, 3 May 2016

...and the April #ChalkPics winner is...























We had a great response to the April #ChalkPics competition, with 20 new pics of our products being use all over the country.

These are all now on our social media channels and some have made it onto the website too. The winner is Nemo Promotions who sent in these great pics of our clipboards printed up with the Gordon's Gin logo.

Well done to Nemo Promotions and thank you to everyone who took the time to send in pics.

Keep watching this space - there'll be more competitions throughout the year.