About Us

Housenumbers Limited is a family run e-commerce business based in Dorset.

family business

The company was established in 2005 by Katherine & Charles Ellis, after their family failed to find a house number they loved for a new house extension. Our circular number, which now forms part of our logo, was admired by friends and neighbours to such an extent that the business just took off from word of mouth recommendations. It is now run day to day by daughter Josie, with Katherine and Charles still on board, plus their small and dedicated team, Rian Fiona & Gary, who help bring everything together.

Managing Director Josie keeps the place running day to day, looks after our corporate customers, finances, website & marketing.


Director Charles designs all of our products, is our CAD & electronics expert and manages our purchasing.

CharlesDirector Katherine manages our bespoke production batches and assists with corporate customers.


Rian is our workshop manager and newest team member, who organises our workshop schedule, assissts in the manufacture of our products and supports Charles in the design of new ones.

RianFiona manages everything to do with order packing & dispatch, and also assists with office admin.


Gary is our expert metal worker who hand finishes all our stock orders.

And finally Margot the family dog, who is always on site to welcome our postman and couriers!


We believe in supporting British jobs and manufacturing, which is why all our products are designed and hand finished in-house, after being laser cut here in the UK! We also believe in offering outstanding customer care and every order is important to us, from each online retail order to large scale corporate orders for new-build estates, and every beautiful bespoke sign in between; we will make sure you are delivered a high quality service and product. Twice a month we batch-produce bespoke signage to our customers' specific requirements, and we specialise in helping you create something truly unique for your home. Please click here to contact us about our bespoke design services.


Our stainless steel ranges have grown over time and now include a huge variety of fonts and styles, as well as products made by other British associate designers such as glass designer Tim Carter and door mat makers Mattify, who made our door mat for the workshop, pictured below and now sell on our site!