Ordnance Survey Map Frames


As well as our finished maps, we have a frame only option for customers who wish to frame their own map. They can be supplied with or without a mount and are available in the same options as our finished maps.

We offer a range of frame options which compliment most homes, from a stunning Oak option to a modern 'chunky' frame available in a range of colours from black through to taupe. View our frames page or quick view

Please note, these frames are not supplied with a board for cold mounting the map.

Map Frame - With A Mount

With A Mount + Data
With A Mount, Close Framed

The mounts can be cut to show the latitude and longitude data, or for close framing where the mount just covers the edge of the map. With the close framed version, the key would need to be removed.

They are supplied complete with float glass, mount, backing board and hangers of your choice. The backing board is easily removed by releasing the clips, the map is then positioned on the mount using the 'positioning marks', the clips are the tightened to secure the frame elements. Full instructions will be supplied with your map on collection.

Maps with mounts range from 980mm x 980mm to 1060mm x 1060mm, for the mount + data and 950mm x 950mm to 1030mm x 1030mm for the close framed version. Both of these are dependent on your frame choice.

Our most popular style of mount is the version that shows the data.

These frames are not supplied with a board for cold mounting the map.

Cockling Or Waving


This is a very good example of 'cockling' of a print. This was brought to me for refurbishment, the frame and backing was intact but the map had to be replaced.

This is caused by fluctuations in temperature and humidity. The paper tries to expand and contract but where it is restricted it can't move, so the result is the paper cockles. The Ordnance Survey maps are printed on a fairly thin paper base, the thinner the paper, the more prone the paper is to cockling. This is an irreversible problem.

We have always cold mounted our maps before framing to prevent this problem occurring, I was pleased when they brought this in as it showed what would happen otherwise!

With frame only purchases - with or without a mount, we advise the customer on how to minimise this problem happening.

Map Frame - Without A Mount

They are supplied complete with float glass, backing board and hangers of your choice.

The backing board is easily removed by releasing the clips, the map should then be positioned in the frame and allowed to flatten out. Once this has been achieved, the clips are tightened to secure the frame elements. The hangers and cord or mirror plates, can then be attached to the frame.

Cockling Or Waving


This is a very good example of 'cockling' of a print. This was brought to me for refurbishment, the frame and backing was intact but the map had to be replaced.

This is caused by fluctuations in temperature and humidity. The paper tries to expand and contract but where it is restricted it can't move, so the result is the paper cockles. The Ordnance Survey maps are printed on a fairly thin paper base, the thinner the paper, the more prone the paper is to cockling. This is an irreversible problem.

We have always cold mounted our maps before framing to prevent this problem occurring, I was pleased when they brought this in as it showed what would happen otherwise!

With frame only purchases - with or without a mount, we advise the customer on how to minimise this problem happening.

If you would like to remove the key and just have the map area, please chose the frame without mount and key. Full instructions will be supplied with your frame on collection.

This frame is not supplied with a board for cold mounting the map.


Frames with the key range, from 1070cm wide x 960mm high to 1120mm x 1090mm. dependent on your frame choice.


Frames without the key range, from 950cm wide x 960mm high to 1020mm x 1090mm. dependent on your frame choice.

Cockling Or Waving


This is a very good example of 'cockling' of a print. This was brought to me for refurbishment, the frame and backing was intact but the map had to be replaced.

This is caused by fluctuations in temperature and humidity. The paper tries to expand and contract but where it is restricted it can't move, so the result is the paper cockles. The Ordnance Survey maps are printed on a fairly thin paper base, the thinner the paper, the more prone the paper is to cockling. This is an irreversible problem.

We have always cold mounted our maps before framing to prevent this problem occurring, I was pleased when they brought this in as it showed what would happen otherwise!

With frame only purchases - with or without a mount, we advise the customer on how to minimise this problem happening.

Spring clips opening & closing

Artbak Conservation Quality Backing Board

Mirror Plate Fixing / Hangers + Cord

Ordering Your Map Frame


We offer two methods of purchasing your map, one which encompasses payment via Bank transfer or card via the telephone and Paypal. Both methods are actioned in the same way once your order is received.

Cockling or Waving

The point of using dummy text for your paragraph is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters. making it look like readable English.

The Ordnance Survey titles input has a limited number of characters per line, which is quite restrictive. Where customers would like to have more, we print our own text with a black border and add this to the key section of the map. We can therefore adjust the size of the text to accommodate the text required. The titles are only available on maps without mounts and with the key.

The sample opposite should read 'CLAN' , this shows the current maximum character input for each line permitted on the Ordnance Survey site. There are 3 main titles -15 upper case only per line including spaces + 2 sub-titles which can be upper & lower case of approximately 38 characters inc. spaces.


If you would like a photograph on the key section of the map, we would require a 6" x 4" or 5" x 4" print to be sent to us. Please note, the height is not a problem, but we are restricted by the width of the key - approx. 4"/10cm and would need to trim accordingly.

Our framed maps are for collection, local delivery for which we make a variable charge depending on distance or dispatch.


Our dispatch timescale is 10 - 12 working days. The maps are dispatched via parcelforce 48 Large, postage & packing is £35.

Whilst lockdown is still in force, the timescale will be 10 - 15 days, plus 2 day delivery.


The Parcelforce 48 Large service is not available to all locations. For more information regarding delivery click here

Get In Touch


1 The Willows Calne Wiltshire SN11 8LX

01249 812043

info@mapworks.co.uk

Frame Options


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Oak

Limed White

Limed Natural

Limed Brown

Limed Grey

Limed Anthracite

Basic Black

Wide Black

Wide White

Wide Brown

Wide Natural

Chunky Black

Chunky White

Chunky Dark Grey

Chunky Light Grey

Chunky Brown

Chunky Light Brown

Chunky Taupe