Metal Fence Letterbox - Installation Guide
This installation guide is mostly applicable to a metal tubular fence but the same basic steps apply to any kind of fence including...
- Wood Picket
- Wood Slat
- Metal Tubular
- Metal Slat
- Metal Sheet
- Emu Wire*
* with extra supporting frame to bolt on to.
- Drill with Hex head attachment, metal drill bit
- Self tapping Tek Screws
- Angle grinder or hacksaw
- Metal file or sander
- Spray paint in colour of fence
- Rivet gun
Firstly, the location of your letterbox is important. Australia Post regulates that the slot should be somewhere between 900mm and 1200mm from the ground. Posties should have clear and unhindered access to the slot and it should ideally be located as close to the footpath as possible.
1. Once you’ve chosen your location, use self tapping Tek screws to bolt rear flange to back of fence. It is best to use one screw per post, top and bottom.
2. Using an angle grinder, hacksaw or any other appropriate metal cutting tool, cut out the portion of the fence inside the rear brace frame.
3. Use a file to smooth out the edges that were cut.
4. Apply a coat of paint to protect the exposed metal from corrosion.
5. Slide the letterbox in through the front of the fence and drill two holes through both the flange flaps and the box. One on each of the corners of the flaps, starting with the top.
6. Use a rivet gun to pop rivet the flange to the box.
7. Repeat with the bottom of the box.
This provides a seamless and aesthetic letterbox installation, with no bolts, screws or rivets showing on the front of the box. For more information on fence letterboxes, check out our other blogs here