Frequently Asked Questions

What are latch, lock and bathroom handles?
A latch door handle is supplied on a plain backplate for standard internal doors, a lock door handle has a cut out in the backplate for use on a door with a lock, and a bathroom door handle has a turn and release integrated into the handle for a privacy function.
Are your handles supplied in pairs?
Yes, all handles excluding centre door knobs are supplied in pairs with fixings and spindle. When you order 1, you will receive 2 individual handles to complete 1 door. Please see our ‘specifications’ tab when viewing any product for details of supplied quantity and other details.
Are your handles supplied with locks / latches?
No, all handles are supplied without locks / latches. This is the standard in the UK as there are different sizes and types of locks used for different applications that need to be purchased separately. If you already have locks or latches in your doors then providing they are in good working condition, these in most cases can be used with new handles. The standard spindle (the bar that connects the handles) size in the UK is 8mm (actually 7.9mm), providing your current locks accept an 8mm bar width spindle, you should not have any problems fitting new handles.
What door hinges do I need?
Generally all external doors are 44mm thick and fire doors are 40mm thick, these doors require 4″ or 102mm door hinges and require 3 hinges per door. (All door hinges are priced and supplied in pairs, that is when you purchase a quantity of 1 unit, you will receive two individual hinges).

For internal (non imperial sized doors) you will normally fit 3″ or 76mm door hinges, these doors are generally 35mm thick and a 4″ hinge leaf will be too wide. For doors over 20kgs most door manufacturers recommend fitting three hinges per door, we advise that you consult your door supplier if unsure.