Jul 21, 2007 2:11 am
No brickie wants to buid me a letterbox! I've phoned everyone I can find & there's just too much work & not enough dry days for anyone to be willing to build one (& I want a reasonably big one too - not just a brick pillar).
Is this a project I could try myself? Or is it really something I need a brickie for? And, if so, does anyone know someone in SE Melbourne who might be willing to do it for me?
Re: Argh...no one wants to build me a letterbox!2
Jul 21, 2007 7:29 am
We got our builder to build it for us, and looking at it now, it looks SO SIMPLE that I would indeed say that you could do it yourself, if you are a little bit handy. I wish I had of, would have saved a few $$$.
I had a quick google, and you need to search for 'mailbox' not 'letterbox'
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/dp_brick/ ... 37,00.html
Our Adenbrook home was completed in September.
Re: Argh...no one wants to build me a letterbox!3
Jul 23, 2007 7:11 pm
Thanks for those links - some great stuff there
We've decided to build it ourself. Hubby being the geek he is, insisted we build an unmortered life-size replica out in the backyard first so we can see where the box, etc is to go.
I had some ladies round for lunch today - they thought it was quite funny that I had a letterbox in my backyard.
Re: Argh...no one wants to build me a letterbox!4
Jul 23, 2007 7:36 pm
Don't forget to consider the Australia Post standards for good letterboxes.
http://www.auspost.com.au/GAC_File_Meta ... ail,00.pdf
These dimensions are well worth following for a number of reasons:
1) No folded up or bent large letters/magazines (Australia Post won't deliver anything exceding these specs)
2) Better security for your mail - also keeps your mail out of the rain (if it rains where you are...)
3) Keeps your postie happy!
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