Letterbox Numbering Styles

  • by Daniel Wood

Letterbox numbers tend to be fairly important. Without them the postie wouldn't be able to give you mail and visitors wouldn't find your house. 

Now obviously, you don't have to have your house number on your letterbox, a lot of people place them elsewhere, but having them smack, bang and center on your letterbox seems to be the most logical place. 

At Adelaide Letterboxes we offer a comprehensive range of number and lettering options so that you can achieve just the right look for your letterbox, or wherever else you want to display them. 

Bolt On

Bolt on numbers are by far the most common form of numbering we sell. These are available in black, gold or silver, meaning there's a stylish contrast for any colour letterbox. These are applied by screwing bolts into the letters on the front plate of the letterbox. They are durable and look great, and there's no chance of them coming off. All bolt on numbers come in 75mm height only. 

They do however have a more classic style about them and don't look at home on just any letterbox. They are perfect for our classically styled letterboxes like the Augusta, Grange and Kooyonga, but might not look so great on a Horizontal Pillar. Our Superiors are very commonly sold with bolt on numbers, and the two of them seem to make a great combo.

woodland grey superior with silver bolt on numbers
Silver Bolt On Numbers on a Superior

Vinyl Stick On

Here at Adelaide Letterboxes we have a very handy little machine that prints out vinyl stickers to our specifications. We put your street number into our program, and it prints it out in whatever size you need (within reason). Vinyl numbers are available as 100 or 150mm height. 

Vinyl stickers can be black, charcoal, silver, white or gold. This gives you a couple extra options. The vinyl will stick to the powder coat, and is surprisingly durable in the sunlight and weather.  

Choose from Arial, Century Gothic or Times New Roman font to fine tune your look. This allows you to better match a modern looking letterbox with a modern typeface. 

pearl white horizontal pillar with black vinyl numbers

Black Vinyl Numbers

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel numbers are stuck on with a high bonding double sided tape when purchased with a letterbox from us. This makes them very durable and they look great on modern style letterboxes. They are available in three sizes, 75mm, 100mm or 150mm, so they are very visible and stand out nicely. Being that they are stainless steel though, they will only stand out on darker coloured letterboxes. They may not be very visible on a grey or silver letterbox. 

monument letterbox with stainless steel stick on numbers

Stainless steel numbers and letters - both sizes

Water Jet Cut Out

This options is only available for custom faceplates. We are able to use a computer programmed machine that cuts out precision numbers and letters. The plates can be made from either stainless steel or a powder coated aluminium. 

The choice is yours, and we design the plate to your specifications. Depending on the size of the plate, you may be able to fit both your street number and street name. You also have a choice in font and the colour of the numbers with a coloured backing plate. 

stainless steel custom faceplate with water jet cut out numbers and black backing plate

Water jet cut out numbers and letters

Letterbox Numbering and Lettering

So there you have it, all our options for numbers and letters for your letterbox. It's also worth noting that we offer letters from A through to E as well as slashes in all styles. Check out all our styles here!

Drop in to our North Plympton showroom to check out our number styles, or check out our Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for lots of ideas and inspiration. 

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