Selecting the right size letter plate
June 11, 2014
SELECTING THE RIGHT SIZE LETTER PLATE
This article is to help you make the right size selection for your door and requirements. We sell a wide variety of letter plates in different sizes and materials. In our most popular Original design we offer 8 sizes. We can also make bespoke items in brass or nickel.
Firstly, there are three key measurements:
The queries we receive break down into two groups:
Customers with New Doors
If you are ordering a new door, then the size selection is really over to you. Things to consider are:
Customers changing the plate on an existing door
If you are wanting to change your plate, you will be limited by the size of the one you are replacing. There will be two holes from the fixing bolts and a rectangular hole in the door. You need to measure these holes. Another thing to consider is, are you planning to redecorate the door? If you are, you have a bit more flexibility. If you are not wanting to touch the paintwork, then your outer size will need to cover the damage from the existing plate. You need to measure this area and it will be the minimum outer dimension.
Once you have done this, it is time to go shopping! Take a look at our range by clicking here, select the finish and then view the designs. Most plates are made in one size, but there is no standard. If you need more size options, look at our Letter Plate Original which is our best selling plain design in Brass, Polished nickel (other finishes available). This comes in 8 sizes and usually customers can find something to suit.
If you are still stuck, then you have two options:
We can supply all the door furniture you will require for your front door. Take a look at our wide range of door knockers, door knobs or handles. Of course, please feel free to contact us if you want some advice. We are here to help on 01746712450 or e-mail email@example.com
Pictured below from left, Iron Letter Plate, Nickel Letter Plate Original, Brass Letter Plate Traditional.