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Jayson Brunsdon for Designer Pinboards

What is a Designer Pinboard?

How long before I can expect delivery?

What is the difference between a notice board and a Designer Pinboard?

What is the difference between a cork board and a Designer Pinboard?

What is the difference between a bulletin board and a Designer Pinboard?

Are Designer Pinboards made in Australia?

Is there a showroom?

How do you hang or install a Designer Pinboard?

Does a Designer Pinboard stick out from the wall?

Can I choose my own size for a pin board?

Are there any other colours to choose from?

Can a Designer Pinboard be made of my own materials?

What will a Designer Pinboard cost?

How much is postage?

How do I make payment for my Designer Pinboards?

What are the delivery costs?

What is Designer Pinboards Return’s Policy?

What is the warranty on a Designer Pinboard?

What are bacteriostatic properties?


What is a Designer Pinboard? A Designer Pinboard is hand crafted from a tried and tested self healing linseed based pinboard material. We are able to use our boards in any configuration and combination to create decorative Pin boards that are both functional and art for your walls. We offer a unique decorator product to consumers wishing for a better quality alternative to inferior ‘off the shelf’ notice boards. Furthermore, our product can be tailor- made to any size with a selection of colours and frames, or frameless.

How long before I can expect delivery? Most of our pinboards are made to order. Once you place your order the pinboard is hand crafted to your selected size and colours. This process takes between 10 - 14 working days. Your pinboard is then dispatched and delivered between 1 - 5 days after leaving our Sydney workshop. Expect to receive your pinboard within 4 weeks of placing your order. From time to time we do hold stock of particular pinboards and this will mean that you could receive your pinboards within a few days. If you need your order in a hurry please just contact us via email or 1800 74 62 62 prior to placing your order and we will always do our best to accomodate you.

What is the difference between a notice board and a Designer Pinboard? A notice board ; (pinboard, pin board, noticeboard, or bulletin board in British English) is a surface intended for the posting of public messages, for example, to advertise items wanted or for sale, announce events, or provide information. Notice board are often made of a material such as cork or Forbo Bulletin Board Krommenie to facilitate addition and removal of messages, or they can be placed on computer networks so people can leave and erase messages for other people to read and see. There is no difference between a notice board and a Designer Pinboard, both can be used for a variety of uses. Designer Pinboards use an organic linseed based board that is self healing to allow for repeated insertion and removal of pins.

What is the difference between a cork board and a Designer Pinboard? A cork board ; (pinboard, pin board, noticeboard, or bulletin board in British English) is a surface intended for the posting of public messages, for example, to advertise items wanted or for sale, announce events, or provide information. Cork board are often made of a material such as cork or Forbo Bulletin Board Krommenie to facilitate addition and removal of messages. The important difference between a cork board and a Designer Pinboard is that Designer Pinboards use an organic linseed based board that is self healing to allow for repeated insertion and removal of pins. Designer Pinboards are made from materials that are from a sustainable source, whereas cork from Quercus suber (the Cork Oak), in some regions of the world, is endangered.

A Designer Pinboard (pinboard, pin board, noticeboard, or notice board in British English) is a popular substitute for cork boards because they lack the problem of board deterioration from the insertion and removal of pins over time.

What is the difference between a bulletin board and a Designer Pinboard? A bulletin board; (pinboard, pin board, noticeboard, or notice board in British English) is a surface intended for the posting of public messages, for example, to advertise items wanted or for sale, announce events, or provide information. Bulletin boards are often made of a material such as cork or Forbo Bulletin Board Krommenie to facilitate addition and removal of messages, or they can be placed on computer networks so people can leave and erase messages for other people to read and see.

There is no difference between a bulletin board and a Designer Pinboard, both can be used for a variety of uses. Designer Pinboards use an organic linseed based pinboard material that is self healing to allow for repeated insertion and removal of pins.

Bulletin boards are particularly prevalent at universities. They are used by many sports groups and extracurricular groups and anything from local shops to official notices. Dormitory corridors, well-trafficked hallways, lobbies and freestanding kiosks often have cork boards attached to facilitate the posting of notices. At some universities, lampposts, bollards, trees, and walls often become impromptu posting sites in areas where official boards are sparse in number.

A Designer Pinboard (pinboard, pin board, bulletin board, noticeboard, or notice board in British English) is a popular substitute for cork boards because they lack the problem of board deterioration from the insertion and removal of pins over time.

Are Designer Pinboards made in Australia? Yes, Designer Pinboards are 100% Australian owned and manufactured in Australia. The actual pin board material is made in Europe with materials sourced from sustainable resources.

Is there a showroom? No, we do not have a showroom but you are welcome to visit our work shop at Marrickville in Sydney. Please contact us on 1800 PINBOARD (74 62 62), by appointment only.

For Trade Enquiries we welcome the opportunity to show you our product and leave you with a Specification Pack. Please call 1800 74 62 62 or contact us to set up an appointment to suit you.

What will a Designer Pinboard cost? Our prices are listed in the Pinboard Shop on our website www.designerpinboards.com.au or please email us your request for a custom made board and we will get back to you with a quote.

Can I choose my own size for a pin board? Yes! we are custom pinboard specialists. The maximum panel size for a removable pinboard is 1220 x 2480mm. All our pinboards are hand crafted in Sydney, which means we can quickly supply you with your custom sized pinboard. All custom made pinboards will need to be quoted, just email us for a quote.

Can a Designer Pinboard be made of my own materials? No. Our materials are tried and tested for continuous use, they are self healing and from sustainable sources. We have created Designer Pinboards for customers using magnetic whiteboard, chalkboards and whiteboards with calendars. Please email us and we will try to help you create your ideas.

Are there any other colours to choose from? No. Our colour range is extensive and cannot be custom coloured. We can easily print graphics onto Forbo Bulletin Boards surface but the printed surface will lose it's self-healing properties. We also supply pinnable products from Autex, Instyle and Woven Image that are perfect for printing your own colour onto. Contact us for further information.

How much is shipping? We offer courier delivery Australia wide. For quotes on delivery please fill in your post code at time of ordering for an online quote. For Sydney based customers you have the option to pick up your order from our Marrickville Workshop at no charge. Just select this option at checkout. 

How do you hang or install a Designer Pinboard? Designer Pinboards come with their own fixing system so they are easily hung on any wall. Please contact us if you would like a copy of our Installation Instructions. All instructions, and fixings for plasterboard and masonary walls are included with your order. We also offer 3m Dual Lock for certain installations. Please contact us to discuss the best option for your project 

Check out our "How to Install You Designer Pinboard" video in the left hand side column of this page.


Does a Designer Pinboard stick out from the wall? Our pinboards vary in thickness depending on the design and method of installation.
  • Mini Hexagon is 10mm from the wall (3M Dual Lock fixing method)
  • Hexagonal 600mm & Dots 600mm is 16mm from the wall (our own design keyhole fixing method)
  • Standard, Map of the World, Circles and Stripes is 26mm from the wall. The thickness of the Pinboard is 16mm, plus 10mm for the split batten fixing method. 
The thickness may vary for custom made oversized pin boards. Please check with us prior to placing your order if an exact thickness is required. 

How do I make payment for my Designer Pinboards? Please follow through our shopping cart - All accounts will need to be paid before goods are dispatched. By Credit Card Over the Phone We can take payment by Visa or Mastercard over the phone, this attracts a surcharge of 2.5%. Simply ring 1800 PINBOARD (74 62 62) in business hours, 9am-5.30pm, Monday-Friday. Direct Deposit to our Bank Account Simply email your order with your selection of Designer Pinboards and we will send you an invoice with our bank account details for direct deposit. By Mail Simply print the Order Form and include payment with your order (we accept cheque or money order). Our postal address is Designer Pinboards Australia P.O. Box 31, ST Peters NSW 2044 Australia.

What are the delivery costs? Most of our pin boards are delivered by courier. Delivery costs will be advised when orders are placed in the Pinboard Shop or on your quotation, if requesting a custom made board. Goods are despatched within 10 - 14 business days of receiving payment for the order, unless otherwise notified. Please advise if order can be left at a front door or any special delivery instructions. For our Sydney based customers you have the option of picking your order up from our Marrickville workshop. Just select this option at the Check Out.

What is Designer Pinboards Return’s Policy? All our goods are checked thoroughly before despatching but if they have arrived in any way damaged they should be returned for replacement. You must notify us within 7 days of receiving the goods by email or phone 1800 PINBOARD (74 62 62). Goods that are returned must be unused and in their original packaging.

What is the warranty on a Designer Pinboard? Pinboard materials are covered by warranties as issued by the manufacture of the material used in the Pinboard. The warranty does not cover the removal of the original product or the installation of the replacement.

What are bacteriostatic properties? Forbo Bulletin Board has bacteriostatic properties, which means that the material prevents the growth of bacteria (i.e., it keeps them in the stationary phase of growth). Forbo Bulletin Board is the best choice for hospitals, nursing homes, medical clinics and use in hospitality projects where bacteria can pose a health risk.