I know that a lot of communications come via Email and Facebook now but I still like to receive mail.
A nice card means a lot more to me than a Happy Birthday tweet.
If you are like me and like to get letters, make sure that you take a bit of care with your letter box.
After all how hard can it be?…………Unfortunately from my experiences its too hard for lots of people!
Here are just some of the faults that I commonly come across:
Difficult to find
The box behind and below the fence line
The letter slot too small
The box can’t fit a normal envelope without folding
The box is too low
So what should you do about a letter box for your new home?
Have a look at a DIY store you will see plenty of choice. A good tip is to get a piece of card at least 230mm x 325 mm and try it in each box you like.
If you have the skills why not make one. I think they are far more interesting than the run of the mill boxes.
Make sure the box is on the boundary and not obscured by the fence or bushes.
These are the important dimensions when choosing, making, and installing a letter box:
A delivery opening of at least 235mm x 30mm
Minimum internal dimensions below the delivery opening of 240mm x 340mm x 160mm
The delivery opening should be no lower than 900mm and no higher than 1200mm above the ground.
One question I do have is . . . . . Why do they still have a newspaper tube? . . . . I have had a daily newspaper delivered for more than 25 years and its always thrown on the garden. . . . never put in the tube!
You would think that some houses were owned by secret agents as there are no traces of a street number.
You couldn’t accuse either of the properties featured in this post of being shy about letting people know the house number.
I particularly like the one below with the numbers fabricated out of Corten Steel with the post box built into the number 1 ( Sorry about the picture quality but the sun was very low and behind the number when I saw it)