There can be lots of the benefits of the brick mailbox designs. If possible, you have to take some ride down into your country and then look at those mailboxes. Majority of them are actually made of metal. But if you choose for the brick mailboxes, you will guarantee that it is beautiful and more importantly this is more sturdy than that of the metal made mailboxes.
If you know, there are school kids that may try to hit your mailbox with their baseball bat for fun. If you use brick mailboxes, they will remain intact unlike the metal mailboxes which can be easy to bend. There are few people who uses brick mailboxes before since this is expensive. This will only indicate that the people residing in the house must be rich to have such fancy kind of mailbox.
You can also use the leftover bricks from your house and not to throw it out in the trash so that you can still create a brick mailbox and put it to good use.
Another tip is to run an electric line towards the brick mailbox and then put some light into it for design. The good thing about the light is that it will serve as decoration and this can help people to find your house easily. You can also add the house number into the brick mailbox. You may benefit from the special drill to be able to attach the numbers into the bricks.
Another advantage of the brick mailbox is that it will not easily be blown by the wind. If for instance a car may hit it, then it will be the time that it will get damaged for sure.
Finally, if you are the handy type of person, then do-it-yourself brick mailboxes can be possible and you have the freedom to design it according to your desire. If not, then you can hire for the contractor or a handyman to build one for you. You can try to sketch for the design that you like, and you can ask them to follow that design you have created. If possible, you need to try to check out for the post office in your local area and try to find out any restriction of possible regarding the location and the allowed size for you to start your brick mailbox. IF possible, make sure that the mailbox you try to put will blend to your house design.