Our newest house number range came on the market in July 2019 to meet a demand we are often asked about – 3D house numbers, chunky house numbers or thick house numbers. All our stainless steel house numbers are cut from 3mm thick stainless steel, which gives a sturdy finish and a weighty product. However we often get asked by customers to provide numbers that are much thicker for a 3D effect. Cutting thicker metal would make the numbers both very expensive to cut and to send in the post. Meanwhile in the workshop we were accumulating piles of off-cuts of 5mm acrylic from our LED signs; these products are often large, leaving us with lots of end pieces that are too small for other LED products and mounds of unused plastic destined to just be recycled.
Rather than wasting this plastic we have put it to good use in our 3D range. Our 3D house numbers will have the same 3mm thick surface of steel, and we will be re-purposing the plastic behind the numbers to create a built up look. The plastic backing not only brings the surface of the number forward, but creates an almost halo effect around the sides of the number, brightening the edges.
The number below is the number 2 in our Helvetica stainless steel house number range which you can purchase here.
With the popularity of these 3D house numbers growing we decided to also add a range of 3D numbers in the ever popular Anthracite Grey.
Although we stock in two styles and at one size 150mm high, please contact us if you have any custom requests for a 3D house number
Modern front door ideas for your new build or renovation project. Current modern front door design is an exciting area to venture into when completing your exterior design, as your front door and porch is usually the first impression your home can give to visitors. Below are our favourite 5 modern front door ideas:
Contemporary front door makers Urban Front use bronze and brass effects with long modern lines in many of their handle styles. We think they look particularly stylish surrounded by large glass panels like in this installation above.
Anthracite grey is one of the most popular modern trends for front doors, windows and exterior design features. This RAL number is 7016 and our recent blog post on the colour can be read here. The beautiful grey is a lovely compliment to wood cladding or warm coloured stones such as Cotswold or sandstone. We stock house numbers to match too! Anthracite grey is provided by many door suppliers, the image above is from Composite Doors Yorkshire and Solidor also make all their modern styles in 7016.
Wood has been used as a door material for generations, and the wood finish is still very much a current trend, with countless shades and types of wood available. We love this style from Urban Front because the long handles are vertical and the wood grain is horizontal, creating an elegant finish.
Doors made of glass and slender steel dividers are a beautiful modern addition to a house front, with the added benefit of bringing in light to your space. We love how the door above has been lit using soft warm white lights, which we also use in our illuminated house names and numbers. These types of doors are so simple and help create the illusion of space if you have a small entryway. This door is made by Rehme and they also offer windows in the same slender steel famed style.
Bold statement coloured front doors combined with a simple neutral coloured wall can be a dramatic yet fantastically simple way to add modern style to your house front, and doors with large surface areas and no windows will help the effect even more. We can offer a custom RAL house number design service to match a house number to the colour you choose – imagine a simple yellow number on that perfect white wall above…!