Calandre Door Handles August 25th, 2018 - 03:14:14
While different types of door handles are designed with unique components the average handle has basic components. For instance in addition to the knob top which is the large knob that you would actually grab hold of to turn handles are made with a spindle shank and knob rose. The knob rose is a round washer or plate used to form a socket. This piece is adapted so it can be attached to the actual door. Then there is that spindle which is the thin piece to which the handle attaches. The shank is the stem that projects from the door handle. Within the shank is a hole in which the spindle would be placed. For functionality the door handle would be attached so the metal shaft can turn the latch to open the door.
When you are looking for door handles with an additional back plate you need to consider the different roles which style and tradition can play in the design of the door handles. The back plate is a very traditional feature of doors and can be seen on most Victorian-age homes but the plate can also be adapted for more modern use showing that it is adaptable for the times we live in. If you have a traditional home then you may choose a more traditional back plate design but for people living in new-build houses modern back plate features on handles can provide the nod to tradition that they were looking for without sacrificing style.
When you consider that some 120 million doorways exist in the United States alone and another two million are installed each year you can only imagine the vast number of door knobs. Going back in history doors were initially made from textiles and animal hides. However during the ancient Mesopotamia and Egyptian era wooden doors were developed. Soon materials for making doors expanded to include stone glass metal and even paper.
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.