Letterbox Numbering Guide

  • by Daniel Wood

Numbers are a crucial component of your letterbox. 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, and avoids potential confusion for posties. 

At Heatlie 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.

All our letterboxes feature numbers included in the price, unless you have a custom request.

All our numbers are made in house with a range of tools. We design, laser cut, assemble and powder coat all our metal numbers, and use our own vinyl printer to make the vinyl numbers to your liking.

Bolt On

Bolt on numbers are by far the most common form of numbering we sell. These are made from aluminium powder coated in either black, gold or silver, meaning there's a stylish contrast for any colour 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 meaning they are perfect for our heritage styled letterboxes. Our Superiors are very commonly sold with bolt on numbers, and the two of them make a great combo.

Best for AugustaGrangeKooyonga, Superior, Telescopic, Ultimo, and Vandal Resist

Gold Bolt On Numbers on a Woodland Grey Superior

Vinyl Stick On

Here at Heatlie 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 in 75, 100 or 150mm height as standard, but we can do other sizes. For example, multibanks use a standard number size of 25mm.

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

Best for Superior, Telescopic, Horizontal Pillar, Parcel Box, Ultimo, Vandal Resist & Multibanks

grange side mount with black vinyl numbers

Black Vinyl Arial Numbers on a Classic Cream Side Mount Grange

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 light grey or silver letterbox.

Best for SuperiorTelescopicHorizontal Pillar, UltimoVandal Resist. 

monument letterbox with stainless steel stick on numbers

Stainless steel numbers and letters in 150 and 100mm heights. 

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 Z as well as slashes and dashes in all styles. We can sell bolt on and stainless steel numbers separately, or you can order them with your new letterbox for no extra cost. 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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