The Postcode Address File or PAF is an address dataset maintained by Royal Mail. It contains all known delivery points and postcodes in the UK.
The Postcode Address File provides access to 1.4 million business names, 1.8 million UK postcodes and over 30 million residential and business addresses.
Multiple residences in the UK are sub-premises situated within multiple occupancy buildings.
Each of these premises do not have their own publicly available delivery point. Instead they have a shared delivery point that belongs to a parent premise listed on PAF. The Multiple Residence dataset outlines all 850,000 occupancies.
The Not Yet Built (NYB) dataset is outside of the standard PAF. It lists residential and commercial premises that are under construction or in the planning stage.
NYB contains about 500,000 premises which are not (yet) included in the PAF database as they are currently unoccupied.
Geocoding is the process of finding geographic coordinates expressed as longitude and latitude of an address.
Ideal Postcodes' rooftop geocoding takes numerous sources of data and provides an accurate, exact location for all properties in the UK.
Every land and property in the UK is allocated a Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) by local authorities, each address is recorded in one database.
Ideal Postcodes can append, update and enrich your database with UPRN to ensure all of your records will be recognised.
A single customer view is an accurate, consistent representation of the data held by an organisation about its customers that can be viewed in one place.
Ideal Postcodes' Address Database can help you form a single customer view, by matching and merging data from multiple sources to create a single, accurate record for each customer.
Request addresses delineated by postcode area, country, geolocation and more. Get just the addressing data that's relevant to your business requirements. Ensure the data you have is up-to-date, complete and correct
Address databases can be used privately within an organisation to cleanse addresses, lookup customer information and more. We can provide the necessary data and licensing to power almost any use case
Build market intelligence by focusing on strategically important addresses. We can list properties under construction, commercial properties and properties within a geographical boundary. Contact us if you have specific requirements