With plate modification becoming ever more popular, it is only natural to gain an understanding of the possibilities you can attain. Hex plates are slowly rising along with gel plates as being extremely popular.
That’s why, In this blog, we will be answering the question ‘What is a Hex Plate? Lamborghini-shaped registration plates’
As an established registration plate maker, we at Bespoke Plates know how to add a unique and distinctive finish to your vehicle registration plate, further stating a level of individuality that can be the finishing touch to a vehicle you have already customised.
Bespoke Plates is a renowned and legally certified registration plate maker and installer, with options of 3D Plates, 4D plates, Show plates, and regular / electric vehicle plates and more. We are the one-stop shop for all things registration plates!
Whether it’s a private plate, gel plate, standard registration plate or plating accessories, we have you covered.
As a certified and experienced team of plate fitters and makers, our plates are installed to the specification of UK law, provided alongside the appropriate paperwork you need. (The only exception to this is show plates.)
Why do people buy Hex plates?
People buy Hex plates because they enjoy the look provided by this particular plate, the interest is purely aesthetic and can add a level of character to a normal vehicle, never mind a vehicle that is customised by a car enthusiast.
Hex plates are easily accessible and completely legal means of customising your vehicle, hence their increasing popularity.
Is a Hex plate legal?
*Please do your due diligence and research, some unverified licence plate providers may not be making their plates to the legal specification, which could become a massive inconvenience for you. Visiting Bespoke Plates is the best way to avoid this trouble.
Alternatively, using the government gateway to find licenced and approved plate makers is the best option for peace of mind and finding a plate maker close to you. Enter your postcode on the government gateway website.
What are the legal requirements for a registration plate?
The legal terms that a registration plate must adhere to are:
- be made from a reflective material – for road safety
- black display characters on a white background (front plate)
- black display characters on a yellow background (rear plate)
- not have a background pattern – so as not to distort the readability of your plate
- be marked to show who supplied the registration plate – to assist with thefts and sourcing queries
- be marked with a British Standard number – this is ‘BS AU 145e’ for plates fitted after 1 September 2021
- The characters must not be removable or reflective. If your registration plates were fitted after 1 September 2021, they must also be a single shade of black.
You can find the full list of legal requirements here.
What makes a Hex plate illegal?
Hex plates, if they do not follow the standards described above can become illegal, which can result in you getting in trouble with the authorities. At Bespoke Plates, we will be sure to tell you if your modification goes beyond the legal threshold.
An illegal Hex plate can look like:
- Not having the white or yellow background
- Having different coloured or incorrectly spaced/shaped characters
- Incorrectly applied/ loose fit.
- Additional characters/symbols that have no relevance to the legality of the plate
What is a Hex plate? Lamborghini-shaped registration plates
Simply put, a Hex plate is a registration plate that is shaped with six sides, as opposed to the regular 4-sided rectangular shape. The shape of the Hex plate is an elongated hexagon, hence the name.
There are alternate versions of Hex plates in which the points on each side can be higher or lower, along with other shaped registration plates.
Hex plates don’t have a specific benefit aside from its distinct aesthetics. However, we at Bespoke Plates can provide a Hex plate in conjunction with gel characters, which nominally reinforces the durability of your plate whilst adding a further layer of style to your registration plate.
Do Hex plates pass an MOT?
MOTs have a variety of factors that must meet a standard in order to pass, if these standards are met, this means your vehicle is safe for road use and isn’t a hazard to you or other road users/ passengers and pedestrians.
Number plates fall within the parameters of an MOT. Any plate, regardless if it is gel or a Hex plate, will pass an MOT as long as it meets legal specifications and is securely attached to the front and rear bumper respectively.
Do Hex plates affect insurance?
Although insurance policies will vary amongst different providers, it isn’t likely that having a Hex Plate will affect your insurance. However, you should check in directly with them before making the commitment to buy a Hex Plate.
Can I add Hex plates to a leased car?
Unless you are the one leasing the vehicle, it is unlikely you will be allowed to add your own hex plate to the leased vehicle.
How do I find a certified number plate maker?
Using the government gateway will enable you to find government-approved licence plate vendors in your local area. From there, looking at their services to find what you’re after is all you have to do.
Or, you can save yourself a lot of time and hassle by ordering directly from our website, as we can also deliver our plates as well as install them for you.
Ordering a Hex plate
By following these steps you will have the option to see the plate before making a decision.
Visualising how your plate can look in real-time, with the characters from your actual registration plate, saves time and makes it easy for you to know what you want before you get it. Let us walk you through the process of choosing your plate through us.
- Head to the Bespoke Plates website
- Choose your plate style (3D, 4D, Standard)
- Choose your style (legal or show plate)
- Select where this plate will go (front, back or both)
- Select plate size, scroll down & select the Hex/Lambo plate option
- Select optional accessories.
- Enter your registration plate in our visualiser & press ‘preview’
- Choose if you are collecting with installation, or if you want it to be delivered.
Can I install a Hex plate myself?
If you have the equipment and experience necessary to install a registration plate then yes, you can install a Hex plate yourself. For those with no experience, we strongly recommend you seek the services of a professional installer, such as Bespoke Plates.
Order your Hex plate today
In this blog, we have highlighted our Hex plates, and all the information you need in order to add this stylish customisation option to your plate. We aim to have answered the question ‘What is a Hex plate? Lamborghini-shaped registration plates’ And we hope that we provided all the right answers and options for all of your plate modification needs.
Bespoke Plates have all the options you can ask for, as an approved licence vendor we can guarantee your modification abides by the DVLA rules whilst offering same-day collections and full fitting service.
To get in touch and discuss the full fitting service we offer with our plates you can talk to one of the members of our team by:
Phone 0333 006 7878
36A Broughton Street,