A Letter Box of some description is a must for receiving incoming mail and it should be in a location which is convenient both for your postman to easily deliver your mail and for yourself to be able to retrieve the mail. In urban areas of the UK, the majority of Letter Boxes are slots in the front door. However, these can be problematical if not fitted correctly, flapping around and allowing draughts and heat loss from your home. Draught excluders can be fitted to your Letter Box to stop it rattling and the LetterBox should be fitted carefully. If you are purchasing a new front door, Letter Boxes are often pre fitted, but you may have the opportunity to select your own style of Letter Box.
In reality, the majority of Letter Boxes which are of the rear retrieval design have a plate inside which is held in place with only two screws. If you are replacing your Letter Box, you might like to consider an outside letter plate which can be decorative and made of steel, stainless steel, brass or chrome. This is the part of the Letter Box which is seen by visitors and should complement the style and design of the door and can be purchased with or without a name plate.
You should measure the size of the existing hole carefully before purchasing your new Letter Box to ensure that it will fit. There is no overall standard size for Letter Boxes, so you may need to do some alterations to the existing hole. Of course, you can make the hole bigger, but not smaller, so take this into consideration. This will also depend on the material of which your door is made – PVC is not easy to enlarge whereas wood easy to work with. The thickness of the door and the length of the screws you have available should also be taken into consideration.
Once you have purchased a new Letter Box, having decided on the design and colour and made sure that it will suit your purpose, you can remove the old one. Letter plates which are designed for rear retrieval of your mail are fitted over the front of the slot in the door so this is the only part of the Letter Box which the postman sees. Inside the door, you can fit a plate which is also a draught excluder which is basically two brushes mounted on the plate, and will stop your Letter Box rattling in the wind. You may also wish to fit a letter cage inside the door to prevent the mail from falling on the floor and being chewed by the dog or the children.
The majority of Letter Boxes are designed to easily accept A4 envelopes without them folding. If you regularly receive larger envelopes, packages and newspapers, you may want to consider purchasing one of the larger capacity Letter Boxes which are on the market.
Every residential property and commercial premises, which has an officially registered postal address, is going to have some form of post box or letter box, whether they are standalone boxes, or letter boxes that fit within an outer door.
Without these essential items, we would struggle with post that is not as easily accessible as it would have been if letter boxes, or post boxes, were present.
Post boxes and letter boxes that provide the most value for money, are those that have the resilience, durability and strength to offer decades of reliable functionality - no matter how much wear and tear they are subjected to.
Stainless steel post boxes prove to be the best type of letter boxes for exceptional, long-term performance and reliability. They are often the main choice for commercial businesses which experience high volumes of postal items on a regular basis.
At Mailbox Mania, we provide the highest quality letter boxes and post boxes with a range of resilient products, from stainless steel post boxes to quality metal letter boxes, which are manufactured to offer decades of lasting service.
Our post boxes and letter boxes are also coated for added protection and quality, and are galvanised weather-proof products. Our products are competitively priced, as we take a great interest in the market of post boxes - and their retail prices - in order to ensure that we offer maximum value for money to all of our customers.
When you move into a new home one of the most important things is to make sure that you have letter boxes for your post to be delivered through. All properties have post delivered to them, be it bills, letters, parcels, papers, catalogues, brochures, leaflets or flyers and it is down to the home owner to make sure that you have secure letter boxes and receive all of your post.
Dependent on your home and its needs dictates the letter boxes that you need to make sure that you get your post. If you have letter boxes through your front door this should be safe, but if you have pets (especially a dog) then you may need to make sure that the post is not eaten before you get to it. There are letter boxes that attach to the slot in the door and it acts as a cage to keep your post secure until you remove it.
If access to your letter boxes is restricted then there are letter boxes that can be attached to the wall or fence on the outside of your building, so that the postman can gain easy access and this makes sure that you post is delivered, no matter what.
There are such large selections of letter boxes that are on the market today and here at Mailbox Mania we have an excellent range of different letter boxes, so that you will be able to find a unit that will meet your home’s postal needs and your budget.