Alexandrin Door Handles July 18th, 2018 - 09:56:14
There are two types of handles when it comes to general use: external or outdoor handles which are utilized on all main entrances to the home be it front door back door side door or service door; and internal handles which are used for the doors inside the house such as bedroom doors and toilet doors. One of the most popular broad types of external door handles is the lever type which is commonly used in European homes. External latches are normally bigger as they frequently come with key-in locks for security and are called lever lock handles. Indoor handles (or lever latch handles) are smaller as they come without locks and key-in locks are normally installed separately on the door. There are also external handles with combined door knockers a very practical alternative when your electric door buzzer is out of order.
This is because it can be very easy to buy a range of handles only to decide you need some with integrated locks at a later date but if they do not do them in the range you may find yourself swapping out all of your handles for a new range. So a tip when buying is to make sure that the range you are looking at actually has all the handle fitments you need to avoid a costly swap out at a later date. Also if you are buying ones for commercial premises then you may want to ask your supplier if the handles you are looking at purchasing will be suitable as they will have to put up with a lot more "Traffic" in terms of how often they are opened and closed during the day as well as how hard wearing the finish of the door handles is.
Also when it comes to fitting a lock to a door you will need to decide whether you are going to have a separate handle and lock or a fitting that combines both. It may well be that like most people you do not need locks fitted to every door however if you do need some doors to be fitted with locks on storage cupboards as an example and want to use handles fitted with integrated locks in them then make sure they are available in the range of handles you are considering buying.
We have also seen door handles made from many different materials although most people think of some kind of metal. However handles have also been made from ceramic wood glass plastic etc. One of the oldest materials that are still among the more popular options is brass. For one thing brass looks gorgeous but it is also rust resistant. Todays brass door handle is somewhat different from those made in earlier times due to finishes. For instance for a more modern appearance many people choose brushed or satin brass.