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French Postboxes

French post boxes are by their nature more extravagant in design, dimension and style and generally fussy in design. Locks are adequate with 500 differs. Although the majority of units conform with European Norm EN13724 as expected, accepting A4 mail and having acceptable water ingress qualities, the construction of the units can be debateable, especially when banked together. It is not uncommon to find that whilst the box bodies line up to one another, this is not always the case with the doors, which can look skewed and uneven.
Post Boxes UK Limited are a leading French postbox supplier. A French post box solution from ourselves gives a variety of design options, a high level of security and superior quality assurance. The traditional colour of French Postal Service mailboxes is the distinctive dark yellow. We can certainly offer yellow French post boxes but the colour of French post boxes for private use is entirely the choice of the owner. We are pleased to offer our clients the full range of RAL colours, together with a wide variety of finishes.
  • Materials and Properties
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Our range of French post boxes conform to European Norm EN13724. They are manufactured using European sourced steel and stainless-steel, ensuring a strong and robust construction. Together with quality European locks, they are extremely secure. Additional crime-prevention measures are utilized, such as anti-fishing baffles and recommended aperture sizes.

A French mailbox is generally more decorative in style. This can involve scrolls, curves and mouldings. At the same time we offer more modern and minimalistic designs. Single French post boxes are widely used for private residences, whereas banks of French mailboxes are particularly common in urban and metropolitan areas, for example, in lobby spaces of apartment buildings or offices. They can also be recessed in exterior walls outside a main entrance. We have a selection of casing surrounds or flange trims to suit.

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You will find a wide range of French post boxes across much of France but particularly so in the cities and metropolitan areas. High density apartment blocks and student accommodation commonly have banks of mailboxes both within the internal lobby areas and outside the main entrances on the street. As such, mail can be delivered efficiently and relatively securely: relatively, as in our experience, locks can be easily compromised (picked) and the low profile / horizontal units easily fished from (putting ones hand in the aperture and skimming mail from inside the box).

These units are available from Post Boxes UK with a range of finishing surrounds including a casing surround (also known as EP surround) for wall mounted (face fixed) and free standing application, and mitre cut flange trim (also known as PE surround) for wall recessed applications. Other accessories include engraving detail to either the letter flaps or directly onto the doors, engraved name plate inserts for Perspex windows, and additional keys.

Furthermore, clients can specify any RAL colour of their choice and are not restricted to the standard range of finishes. There is a surcharge for this however.

French Post Box: Extra Features

For a surcharge, you can add engraved details to either the letter flaps or directly onto the doors. Engraved name plates for Perspex windows are also available. We also offer numbering to any windows font of choice, and can even engrave or supply self adhesive numbering and lettering to a client specified font. In these circumstances we request that the client supply OTF files.

For further information please contact us by email at [email protected] or call +44 (0)1922 218218.