Emmeline Door Handles July 14th, 2018 - 19:50:35
Depending on the website or the shop you are browsing through you may find the categories differ slightly but generally speaking with door handles you have a choice from Designer Door Levers on Round Rose Designer Door Levers on Square Rose Designer Handles on Backplate Classic Handles Stainless Steel Handles Handles for Doors with Espagnolette Multipoint Locking Systems Porcelain Door Levers on Rose Porcelain Handles on Backplate Black Antique Handles and Aluminium Handles. Within each of these categories you will an array of individual door handles to choose from.
These handles have a very long back plate around 180mm from end to end with the door emerging from the plate for about 47mm. The handle is gently curved with a slight upward lift at the end to give extra comfort to the user. Made in rose brass with brushed nickel or PVD brass or a bright coffee-coloured metal the Monet set of door handles comes with fixing screws and a 7.9mm spindle which can simply be pushed through the door. For users who want extra security it is possible to buy the Monet handles with a lock in the base of the plate. This lock can then be attached to the 3-lever mortice lock which is also available in this range and will provide security when used on the outside door of a home.
While the Storm door handle could be described as an attempt to mix and match the two previous options it really stands out on its own. The very long back plate is 185mm over 50mm more than the length of the lever handle (which is 127mm). The handle itself is slightly curved although not enough to be very noticeable and is a single length of handle rather like the Monet. It features the different colour metal on the palm pad as exhibited by the Nimbus which makes it an ideal match for a more modern house. The Storm door handle is also available with a lockable back plate which again matches a mortice lock in the same style.
Besides security it is important to consider the functionality of the door furniture handle. If the door is made of hardwood it should have a handle mechanism that makes it easy to open and close the door. Furthermore handles in common passage doors need to be durable to handle the continuous handling. You can then use the less durable but more beautiful handles for the inner doors that may not require a lot of opening and closing. A major concern with door knobs especially for public doors is the hygiene. People including medical practitioners have argued that handles do spread contagious diseases. By using materials like brass copper and silver you reduce the infection rate since these metals are poisonous to germs.