Letterplate designs have been pretty stagnant for the past few years, with new releases being a variation of one basic design. But now UAP has done something about this and taken the Letterplate to the next level.
UAP’s iPlate has a unique frameless design, patent pending soft close mechanism, corrosion proof construction, a unique un-sprung hinge and a patent pending magnetic ‘click to close’ feature.
Inspiration for the letterplate came from an unusual place as David Jennings, MD for UAP Limited explains: “I took the idea for the soft close mechanism on the iPlate from a toilet seat, I saw it at work one day and thought why not for a letterplate, it makes perfect sense and stops the problem of the flap snapping back onto the postman’s hand.”
The Royal Mail was consulted during the design process for the iPlate to ensure that it is both postman and child friendly. Like other UAP Letterplates the ‘brushes’ are on the outside, making it easier for letters to be pushed through and putting a stop to unwanted items being pushed into the cavity.
The iPlate is available as part of UAP’s ‘fit and forget’ Anodised range and for areas with high salt levels, such as coastal regions, or high pollution, UAP’s Nanocoast range which protects against corrosion and has a life time guarantee.
David adds: “Thought has been put into every aspect of the iPlate to ensure it sets itself apart from anything else currently on the market and to make sure that it is the next step up from current letterplates. From moulded in rubber ‘brushes’ being used to solve the issue of lost brushes on inferior products, to the frameless design which not only looks modern but also stops the problem of finding a frame the exact colour of the flap.”