Whether you like them or not, an essential element of any entrance is a place for a letterbox or letterplate. Your post needs to be delivered one way or another, so here are some points to consider when making decisions about its placement and use:
Or zero carbon rated houses with high insulation values because they are a source of heat loss. It is possible to buy certified letterplates, however they are not always attractive or contemporary
If the door is vertically grooved, then the letterplate should be vertical to prevent water rolling down the door and sitting in the grooves where the letterplate is. The same applies if the door is horizontally grooved - the letterplate should be horizontally fitted as well.
But are best implemented when the building is being built as they are hard to fit after the fact.
A postbox sits on an outside wall, with a tunnel through the wall with an internal basket for the post to fall into on the inside. A very good option for new builds when an abundance of space is available.
This is usually done in the side lite in a dedicated panel at the bottom or middle of the door. The benefit of this is that it is not in the door.
It's worth noting that if there is a clear glass side lite by your door, there is s security risk if post is left on the doorstep while you are away. Would be burglars will know you are away. In this instance, sandblasted glass could be a good glass option.
There are benefits in choosing an external postbox, which make a lot of the above points obsolete. But of course you need to go outside to get your mail!
Choosing a contemporary letterplate that's integrated into your front door is a practical but sleek solution for any homeowner.
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