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Letter Plate Guide




We make two types of letter plate; an external plate with flap for the outside of your door and an internal plate with flap for the inside of your door. These products are sold separately and can be used with non Jim Lawrence door furniture, or used together.


What size are your letter plates?


We make our external and internal letter plates in two sizes - large and small. The dimensions are given below.



External Letter Plate Dimensions



Large External Plate 


Outside edge of surround plate: 
35cm W x 10cm H x 0.5cm D

Opening:
27.7cm W x 5cm H

The minimum size hole the plate will fit is:
27.7cm W x 5cm H

The maximum sized hole it will fit is:
31.5cm W x 9.5cm H

Flap size:
28.5cm W x 5cm H

Distance between the bolt holes (from centres):
32cm
Letter plate measurements

Letter Plate Measurements

Letter plate door cavity

Maximum size of hole plate will fit




Small external plate


Outside edge of surround plate:
26cm W x 9cm H x 0.5cm D

Opening:
18.6cm W x 4cm H

The minimum sized hole the plate will fit is:
18.6cm W x 4cm H

The maximum size of hole it will cover is:
22.5 cm W x 8cm H

Flap size:
18.4cm W x 4cm H

Distance between bolt holes (from centres):
23cm
Plate measurements

Letter Plate Measurements

Door Cavity for Small Letter Plate

Maximum size of hole plate will fit




Internal Letter Plate Dimensions


Large Internal Plate 


Outside edge of surround plate:
 36cm W x 10cm H x 1.1cm D

Opening:
29.3cm W  x 5.6cm H

Minimum sized hole this internal plate will fit is:
 29.3cm W x 5.6cm H

Maximum sized hole this plate will fit is:
32cm W x 9cm H

Flap Size:
31cm W x 9.3cm H

Distance Between Screw Holes (from centres):
33cm W

Large internal letter plate dimensions

Letter Plate Measurements

Internal door cavity measurements

Maximum size of hole plate will fit



Small Internal Plate 


Outside edge of the surround plate:
27.4cm W x 8.5cm H

Opening Dimensions:
20.8cm W x  4.5cm H

The minimum sized hole the plate will fit is:
20.8 W x 7.9cm H

The maximum sized hole the plate will fit is:
24cm W. x 8cm H

Flap Size: 
22cm W x 7.9cm H

Distance between screw holes (centre to centre):
24.4cm W

Small Internal Plate Dimensions

Internal plate measurements

Maximum door cavity for internal plate

Maximum size of hole plate will fit

How do your letter plates work?



External Plates


The external letter plates are supplied with 2 bolts that simply bolt through the door.

To fit the plate:

Step 1

First correctly position the plate on the outside of your door

Step 2

Mark where the bolt holes need to be.

Step 3

Remove the plate and drill the holes.

Step 4

Reposition the plate and screw into place with the 2 bolts, washers and nuts provided.
External plate fitting

Internal Plates



The internal letter plates are supplied with 4 wood screws and 2 countersunk screws.

If you are using Jim Lawrence external and internal letter plates together, you will need to replace the 2 bolts supplied with the external plate, with the 2 countersunk screws supplied with the internal plate, as the internal plate will not fit over the bolts. The countersunk screws enable the internal plate to sit flush with so it to be fitted.

If you are using our internal letter plate with a NON Jim Lawrence external plate, you may find the screws are not compatible. However, we can provide you with more countersunk screws if you call our friendly customer service team on 01473 828989.

Brass Plates

Brass is a softer metal than steel, so screws may occasionally snap if being used in hard wood. We suggest a pilot hole is made using a similarly sized steel screw first, then the brass screw can be threaded in more easily.
Internal and external letter plate fitting


How to fit the internal letter plate:


Step 1

Correctly position the internal plate on the inside of your door.

Step 2

Mark where the screws holes are to be.

Step 3

Remove the plate and drill the screw holes with a drill bit the same size as the screws.

Step 4

Position the plate correctly and screw directly to the door using the 4 screws provided. If any screws need shortening, please use a hacksaw.

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Need some help?


Our Address


Jim Lawrence, The Ironworks
Lady Lane, Hadleigh
Suffolk, IP7 6BQ

Call us


Speak to one of the sales team on 01473 826685
Our telephone lines are open:  
Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 5pm
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