Style and Size
Letterboxes come in all shapes and sizes, all styles and designs. Choosing the right letterbox means thinking about several factors – one of the most important of which is size. Letterboxes that are checked every day usually don’t need to be that big. However, letterboxes situated in rural areas, placed at the end of the street instead of in front of the house, may need to be larger in order to hold more mail. Similarly, anyone who receives parcels or packages on a regular basis, may want to consider a larger mailbox to hold these larger items. Choosing a secure mailbox where parcels can be delivered safely can result in fewer trips to the post office. Style is another important factor. At this point, it can be a good idea to think about whether a freestanding or fixed letterbox is best. Freestanding letterboxes feature their own stand, to allow them to stand upright, without needing to be attached to a wall or to the house. A fixed letterbox can either be attached to a wall or fence, or alternatively, can be built into a wall or the house itself. When it comes to design, there are many styles to choose from. Whether it’s a beautiful vintage look or an elegant modern design, whether the letterbox says French farmhouse or New York City apartment, there is a style out there to suit all tastes.
Choosing the right style of letterbox also means thinking about the various materials on offer, and what kind of look they provide. While certain metals such as aluminium and steel can offer a more modern or industrial look, other metals such as brass can look somewhat more traditional. Meanwhile, wood can look warm and rustic, or it can be mixed with other materials such as steel for a different look altogether. What about plastics? UPVC is a popular material for letterboxes as it is very strong and durable. Unlike regular PVC, UPVC (unplasticised polyvinyl chloride) – also known as rigid PVC – does not contain plasticisers, which makes it harder and less flexible. When comparing letterboxes, eBay is the place to be. Find the perfect letterbox by comparing the vast range of styles, sizes, colours and materials from brands such as Architectural Mailboxes, Atlas Homewares, Salsbury Industries and Solar Group.