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Address Directory (UK)

Residential Address Directory (UK)

26.5 Million Residential Addresses!  Royal Mail's Address Directory (UK) gives you EVERY UK residential Address either in a single postcode area (UB Uxbridge, B Birmingham, CV Coventry etc.) or in one central file containing EVERY UK residential Address.

The Royal Mail's Postcode Address File (PAF) is without any contention the definitive most up-to-date and complete address database available in the UK.

There are two residential product options: (1) the UK file which has every residential address & postcode in the UK (26.5 circa million addresses) OR (2) just the residential addresses in your postcode area.

The Royal Mail's Address Directory (UK), is often used to capture, create and or maintain your in-house address lists.  This includes web site registrations, forms and customer databases to reduce the number of returned or undelivered items from mailing programs.  Obviously there are many more applications that you can use the Address Directory (UK) file for including mailing, planning leaflet distribution, door dropping logistics and navigation to name just a few of the applications! 

Fees Sample Specs

 

Address Directory (UK) Applications

The 'Royal Mail Address Directory UK' is often used to capture, create and or maintain your in-house address lists or planning leaflet door drops, but also in website registrations, forms and customer databases to reduce the number of returned or undelivered items from mailing programs.  Obviously there are many more applications that you can use the Address Directory UK file for including mailing, planning leaflet distribution, logistics, navigation to name just a few! 

  • Reduce postage costs through Mailsort, Presstream and Cleanmail
  • Reduce the amount of undelivered mail
  • Preservation of brand image
  • Improved accuracy of customer and prospect analysis
  • Door Drop Planning
  • Distribution Analysis
  • Mailings
  • Address Validation & Correction

Address Fields

  • Organisation Name (if a business, blank if residential)
  • Department Name (if a business, blank if residential)
  • PO Box
  • Building Name
  • Sub Building Name
  • Building Number
  • Thoroughfare
  • Street
  • Double Dependent Locality
  • Dependent Locality
  • Post Town
  • Postcode
  • Postcode Type
  • Mailsort SSC
  • Grid Reference (optional)
Grid references can be appended to the PAF data for the appropriate licence fee or licenced separately for mapping and GIS applications.

Coverage

The Address Directory UK file covers every known address in the UK and extracts can be taken either by postcode area or as a full UK supply (28 million address locations across the UK).  A sample of the Address Directory (UK) can be found above, this will also provide you with the data fields that are provided for each record.  This residential file excludes 1.6 million business sites leaving circa 26.5 million addresses.

Licensing

The Address Directory (UK) is licenced by the year.  Various options are available including single, corporate, multi user and internet licences. 

Updates

The Address Directory UK file is the most up-to-date and complete address database available for UK addresses, containing a mixture of business and residential sites and over 28 million addresses.   For your licence fee you will receive the very latest file which will be valid for 12 months use and this includes quarterly updates to ensure it stays up to date.