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What RAL colour is a British red pillar box? Post Boxes UK investigates

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

What RAL colour is a British red pillar box? Post Boxes UK investigates

What RAL colour is a British red pillar box? Post Boxes UK investigates


One of the most common questions we are asked by clients and interested members of the public is, what RAL colour is the traditional British red pillar box? It never fails to amaze us how many times we are asked, and how many visitors to our website ask the question. It got to the stage where we decided to do something about it, so with camera and RAL colour chart at the ready (and a brolley!!) we ventured out.


RAL pillar box red

Below you will see four images, taken by Post Boxes UK, holding up the 4 relevant pages from RAL colour chart next to a Royal Mail red pillar box, located on Bridle Lane, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield.

The first image shows the RAL colours of (in descending order) RAL2011, RAL2012, RAL3000, RAL3001, and RAL3002.


Image 1 – Red RAL Pillar Box


















The second image shows the RAL colours of RAL3011, RAL3012, RAL3013, RAL3014 and RAL3015.


Image 2 – Red RAL Pillar Box


















The third image shows the RAL colours of RAL3016, RAL3017, RAL3018, RAL3020 and RAL3022.


Image 3 – Red RAL Pillar Box
















And the fourth and final image shows the RAL colours of RAL3027, RAL3028, RAL3031, RAL4001 and RAL4002.


Image 4 – Red RAL Pillar Box


















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Letter Boxes for Offices

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Letter Boxes for Offices

Letter Boxes for Offices



In our last article we looked at mailboxes for student accommodation, and in particular what architects and developers should look for in a mailbox unit when specifying for a student accommodation project. In the following article, we will look at those issues which need to be addressed when specifying banks of letter boxes for offices.


A box is a box isn’t it?

At first glance, you may think that letter boxes for offices or student flats would be exactly the same. In some circumstances, this may be so (especially when dealing with large student cluster flats of six or more bedrooms). But primarily, the biggest difference is the amounts of mail received by office tenants.

Typically an office will receive a substantially larger amount of mail than say private residences or student flats. Generally speaking, a business or organisation will produce more paperwork which is either of a legal nature or that needs to be actioned by the recipient.


More mail, bigger needs

As such, the more paperwork generated by an office, the more mail it could expect to receive. Subsequently an office would need a