Three easy steps to a new house number

selecting a house number

When we launched House Numbers, we wanted to;

  1. produce the highest quality house numbers available in Australia - using 8mm thick premium aluminium and precision cutting
  2. offer a range of sizes, great fonts and finishes
  3. make it super simple to select a number or letter that would work for your requirements
Today, if you're selecting a house number in a hardware store, the quality is generally average - with numbers made from thin, light materials, a couple of colours, and a few sizes. Maybe one or two fonts.
If you're wanting to differentiate your house with a well designed, higher quality and more unique house number, you've come to the right place!

Here's 3 easy steps to ordering a house number online:

1. Measure your space and select a house number size

This first step is the most important - selecting an appropriate house number size. You may be fixing your number to a letter box, in which case a small 10cm high number would suit. You may however be wanting to fix your number on a wall of your home - set back from the road, for which a 40cm large house number could be more appropriate.

Carefully measure your space and determine roughly the hight of the number required. It's then a good idea to print and cut out a number of the same size and tape it to the area where your planning on installing your house number.

Step back and feel confident that it will be easily seen from the street. If not, then increase the height further.

2. Select your house number colour and finish

Next up is selecting a colour / finish for your house number. The options available here are matt black, matt white or brushed aluminium.

Our matt white black and matt black house numbers go through a chromate conversion coating process, and then are powder coated. The number is electro-statically charged, powdered paint is applied and then the numbers are baked to lock in the colour. It's a great process for a consistent application of paint, plus the numbers are well protected against any corrosion.

Our brushed aluminium numbers first go through a process to achieve consistent brushed lines through the number. Numbers then have four coats of a protective clear layer applied to assist in protecting against corrosion.

While aluminium house numbers will not rust, in high salt costal areas, we recommend powder coated numbers with the chromate treatment.

So if you're in a costal area, best options matt black or matt white. In non-costal areas options are matt black, matt white of brushed aluminium.

From an aesthetic perspective, to ensure your number stands out it's important to select a colour that contrasts against the surface you're mounting to. For example, if you're mounting a number on to a dark surface, then a matt white or brushed aluminium number is best. If the surface is light, then a matt black house number looks great.

3. Select your font

The final step is selecting a font. This really comes down to personal preference. We have seven fonts available each with their distinct style. From the midcentury modern styling of our Elwood font, the traditional look of Uppsala, or the popular Beaumaris. There's a font suitable to match any style of house.



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