Severn Black - Steel Post Box Reviews

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6.8 / 10 based on 4 reviews.

£44.40 inc. VAT
Ease of Use Rated 7.3 / 10Rated 7.3 / 10Rated 7.3 / 10Rated 7.3 / 10Rated 7.3 / 10
Build Quality Rated 7.3 / 10Rated 7.3 / 10Rated 7.3 / 10Rated 7.3 / 10Rated 7.3 / 10
Storage Capacity Rated 7.3 / 10Rated 7.3 / 10Rated 7.3 / 10Rated 7.3 / 10Rated 7.3 / 10
Weather Resistance Rated 1 / 10Rated 1 / 10Rated 1 / 10Rated 1 / 10Rated 1 / 10
Value for Money Rated 7 / 10Rated 7 / 10Rated 7 / 10Rated 7 / 10Rated 7 / 10
12 December 2013
Rated 9.2 / 10Rated 9.2 / 10Rated 9.2 / 10Rated 9.2 / 10Rated 9.2 / 10 9.2 / 10

We needed a safe and secure post box as we are a Charitable Care farm for people with learning disabilities based on a farm that has many business Units. The box fits perfectly to our gate and takes all sizes of envelopes. Just wish it would reject junk mail for me though!!!

It is secure and keeps the mail safe as no one can get their hand inside to pinch the post. The lid could do with being a bit heavier as when the wind blows hard the top does occaissionally lift up and the mail gets wet.

On the whole however the product meets our requirements an I would recommend it to others

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1 May 2014
Rated 2.2 / 10Rated 2.2 / 10Rated 2.2 / 10Rated 2.2 / 10Rated 2.2 / 10 2.2 / 10

This postbox has been a great disappointment. The description and images on your website suggested that it would meet all my requirements and that it would be a step up from the shoddily manufactured postbox that I inherited with this flat. The price reflected these aspirations, at about twice the price of the box I inherited.

So what is wrong with it?

First, the fitting entailed a great deal of measuring and levelling: how much easier if there had been a paper template on the back of the enclosed documents.

Next, it gives little better access for the postman through the oblique letter-slot than its predecessor gave through the flat letter slot, so the postman still can't deliver packets as thick as a paperback book and has to call me to the door just as before.

This is the noisiest postbox I have ever heard. There is no damping for the lid and in the many winter gales the banging of the lid was a serious nuisance to my neighbours and me. A simple magnetic strip would help.

Finally and most serious, it is not watertight. Every time there is rain and wind my post gets wet and has to be dried out. It has a couple of drain holes, but it does not drain adequately and this means that my post is sitting in water.

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30 January 2014
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It stops unauthorised opening . My only, very slight, criticism is that it is not that easy to unlock. But thank you

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10 January 2014
Rated 9 / 10Rated 9 / 10Rated 9 / 10Rated 9 / 10Rated 9 / 10 9 / 10

First box delivered had broken lid and replacement took rather too long. However, when second box received it fulfilled all specified description. It has good capacity for large (A4) size packages and is of an 'adequate' construction point of view. The mounting is fairly easy to fix, in our case, to a stone wall (on the Church!). The keys are a 'bit fiddly' to get seated into the keyhole but this is only a minor irritation and we will soon get 'the hang of it'. Door opens sensibly to allow good access for removal of mail. Overall we are all satisfied with the purchase and will doubtless use your firm again.

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