Fence Letterbox Guide

  • by Daniel Wood
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Not sure what letterbox is best for your front yard fence? Don't worry, this guide will explain all your options and what works best. From standard letterboxes to multibanks and custom faceplates, you have a lot of choice to work with to get your house popping.

Superior

The Superior is our most popular letterbox by far, because it is suitable for basically every fence style out there including...

  • Wood Picket
  • Wood Slat
  • Metal Tubular
  • Metal Slat
  • Metal Sheet
  • Brush
  • PVC
  • Emu Wire

It comes with a standard A4 landscape slot and faceplate that will look great in any application. The faceplate is 390 wide by 190 high while its box is 340 wide, 140 high and 240 deep. It's a compact and minimal design that wont look out of place on the house side of the fence where you collect your mail. 

To install, simply attach the rear flange/brace (included) to the backside of the fence. Then cut out the section of fence inside this area. Your box will then slip straight through the open hole. You can then attach the box to the brace via two screw holes on the top and bottom. 

For Emu Wire fences, and in some cases brush fences, you will need an supportive frame for the box to attach too. This is simply because the wire is too thin and week to hold the weight of a letterbox on its own. See below. 

letterbox in emu wire fence

Superior in Emu Wire fence with wooden frame to support weight. 

Colours

It can be powder coated to suit any colour fence, or in a contrasting colour depending on your preference. Check out our Colorbond colour guide to see what colours might suit your application. 

Numbers can be bolted on in gold, black or silver, or stuck on as vinyl or stainless steel, to further fine tune your letterbox's style. 

black superior in metal fence

Superior in Metal Tubular Fence

black superior in brush fence

Brush Fence with Vinyl Numbers

classic cream superior in picket fence

Picket Fence with Bolt On Numbers

Custom Faceplates

Want your street number and address to have a little more flair? We've got the choice for you. 

You can either pick from one of our pre designed custom faceplates that we have recognised to be most popular over the years, or contact us with custom dimensions and designs to see what we can do for you.

Our pre designed options range in sizes, layouts and styles. 

These faceplates are stuck onto a no front Superior box, so installation is the same as the above.  

Play around with different fonts, backing plates colours, finishes and materials, layouts and more. 

Stainless Steel Custom Faceplate with Black Backing Plate

Stainless Steel Custom Faceplate with Black Backing Plate

Multibanks

Multibanks are larger bulk units with several conjoined letterboxes. Generally they are installed on posts or into big thick brick walls, but if small enough, can be put into certain fences. 

If you're looking to put your Multibank in a fence for your business or apartment block, we would recommend having a vertical layout, so 4 boxes up and 1 wide, rather than the opposite. This makes for better structural makeup and puts less stress on the fence.

Although it can be done, picket fence multibanks aren't highly advised. Most would go in a metal tubular fence to ensure that it can hold the extra weight of several boxes. 

Multibank in Metal Fence

Multibank in Metal Fence

Fence Mounted Letterboxes

So there you have it, plenty of options to choose from for your fence mounted letterbox. Check out our full product range here, or contact us today for information and quotes. 

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  • Hi Oliver,

    Unforntatley none of our standard models fit this size hole, however, we can do custom work. If you can email us at letterboxes@heatlie.com.au with all the details we can provide a quote for you.

    Thanks,

    Heatlie Letterboxes

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  • Hello!

    I am moving into a place without a letterbox and I stumbled upon your website which seems to mount to metal fences!

    There is a ~33cm x 26.5cm hole in the metal my fence which seems to be for a letterbox. Is there anything on the website that works for this kind of fence? How does it attach and stay on the fence?

    Mailbox image: https://imgur.com/a/gq1Vg6v

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