Alacoque Door Handles September 21st, 2017 - 05:59:55
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.
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.
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.
Whilst you may have spent hours helping your grandparents polish the fireside companion set when it comes to your door handles the best way to keep your polished brass door furniture looking shiny is with plain and simple warm soapy water and a soft cloth. The polished brass ranges we supply have all been treated with a special lacquer and the use of metal polishes or other abrasive cleaners will damage this and cause it to wear away far quicker than it would under normal use. Eventually after a good few years of use this lacquer may well breakdown at which point you should remove the door handle or pull and treat it with an acetone thinner applied with a soft brush. Dry well with a soft cloth and then polish up with a metal polish. Regular polishing thereafter will keep them looking great.