Is the Letter Box fit pupose?

Fit for bills and not for todays deliveries

Fit for bills and not for todays deliveries

It’s negatives comprise bills, junk mail and heat loss and positives maybe a birthday card or tax rebate.

Receiving anything larger than a bill or pizza ad the letterbox fails to perform. The net result is usually the UPS courier is forced to return to base and arrange a return trip or the recipient needs to arrange collection, which will facilitate an unwanted journey. Fuel is wasted which is unquestionably unsustainable.

As online shopping increases modern living demands a more versatile solution, one that allows a guaranteed secure delivery, avoiding abortive journeys and serving the true purpose. Who is responsible for the design and specification of the letterbox: the architect, the developer or the builder? Possibly new EU legislation could help focus on the problem and legislate for re-design.

The parcels have grown in size, the letterbox remains the housebuilders signature.

The parcels have grown in size, the letterbox remains the housebuilders signature.

The new minimum size will call for increased technology to secure the aperture and connect to the home network to track and acknowledge deliveries. Add a minimum U value of 2.2 w/m2 and our front doors may never look the same again.