PAF Bundle
Address Directory (UK)

Address Directory (UK)

28 Million UK Addresses!  Royal Mail's Address Directory gives you EVERY UK address either as 124 postcode  postcode area files (UB Uxbridge, B Birmingham, CV Coventry etc.) or as a single comma seperated variable file (CSV) containing every UK address (all UK business and residential addresses).

The Address Directory (UK) is without any contention the definitive most up-to-date and complete address database availabale for the UK.  Used by mailing houses, shopping cart owners, delivery companies and more. 

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 cleaning 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 UK Address file for including mailing, planning leaflet distribution, door dropping and navigation!

As of June 2019, this particular licenced comes bundled with the Multi Residency file, County data, Grid Refrences and whilst licenced, unlimited access to our www.addressmaps.co.uk website! 

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

Bundle (Part 1 of 4) - Postcode Address File - Address Fields

  • Organisation Name (blank if residential)
  • Department Name (blank if residential)
  • PO Box
  • Building / House Name
  • Sub Building / House Name
  • Building / House Number
  • Thoroughfare
  • Street Name
  • Double Dependent Locality
  • Dependent Locality
  • Post Town
  • Postcode
  • Postcode Type
  • DPS
  • SU Organisation Flag (blank if residential)

Bundle (Part 2 of 4) - Grid Reference Fields

  • Postcode
  • Postcode Sector
  • Postcode District
  • Postcode Area
  • Positional Quality of Grid reference Indicator
  • X Co-ordinate OSGB
  • Y Co-ordinate OSGB
  • Longitude WGS84 projection
  • Latitude WGS84 projection
  • Date Postcode introduced
  • Date Postcode retired

Bundle (Part 3 of 4) - Multiple Residency (MRES)

Multiple Residence identifies addresses that have shared postal delivery point, for example a block of flats or an office block. The main address to which post is delivered will be on the PAF file (part 1 of 4) however the addresses beyond that delivery point may be missing but should appear on the Multi Residecy file.   So premises with one front door (the delivery point), behind which the building has been sub-divided into flats, units, etc are likely to be on this file.  There are approximatly 900,000 addreses on the MRES file.
 
  • Organisation Name (blank if residential)
  • Department (blank if residential)
  • Building / House Name
  • Sub Building / House Name
  • Building / House Number
  • UDPRN (unique number)
  • UMPRN (unique number)

Bundle (Part 4 of 4) - www.addressmaps.co.uk

As of June 2019, providing you have an up to date PAF licence (this bundle) you have access to Address Maps.  In very basic terms, this system allows you to draw a shape on a UK map, see how many residential and business addresses fall under that shape, save your work and download the addresses identified.  A powerfull tool for mailings, analysis.
For a more details: www.addressmaps.co.uk introduction
 

Coverage

The Address Directory UK (PAF 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.

Licences

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

Updates

The Address Directory UK PAF 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.  We can also supply monthly updates should you want to pay a little more - contact us for details.

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