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About 3 million people in the UK live on the coast. For them, salt spray marine corrosion is a daily battle. Studies have shown almost everything, from cars to lamposts, have a drastically reduced working life if used by the sea.Ironmongery is no exception.

So, what handles are suitable for use by the sea? How can you combat the destructive nature of the coastal atmostphere? 

Today, More Handles technical guides series answers this question.  

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“My grub screws keep falling out...” Today we look at how to resolve this problem, as well as asking what type of grub screw is best, and why it is that we use headless grub screws rather than normal screws or bolts...

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Why do door handles stick? If your door handles are stiff to operate, the cause could be one of several problems. We will take you through how to diagnose and fix the problem, step by step...

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Have you removed your old door handles or door knobs, only to find a huge 54mm bore-hole through the door?

You have what is called a 'Weiser' latch and door knob set. 

It can be a very hard to find replacement sets for these old, invasive latch mechanisms. Do not worry. More Handles now carries a full range of replacement door knobs and lever handles to counter this problem. 

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Architectural Ironmongery can be a confusing place - More Handles ‘How To’ Technical Guides series aims to explain common industry jargon and help you choose the right items! 

The Spindle is an integral, if often overlooked, item in architectural ironmongery. Used on every operating set of Door Handles or Door Knobs, the spindle lives inside a door, out of sight, so is only seen when adjusting or replacing the door furniture. 

Let's take a look at some of the most common types of door spindle you will encounter during your DIY project

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Architectural Ironmongery can be a confusing place - More Handles ‘How To’ Technical Guides series aims to explain common industry jargon and help you choose the right items for your project! 

Today we're looking at Keyhole Escutcheons. What is a Keyhole Escutcheon? Let's take a look, and help you choose the right type for your project. 

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TIMco Metal Speed Plug

23 Aug 2016 11:58:41

A light duty anchor for attaching items up to 9kg onto plasterboard. In this example we installed the product into 12.5mm standard plasterboard, giving a strong hold ideally suited for light shelving, mirrors and picture frames.

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Brass and Copper Door Handles - An old/new solution for battling germs and bacteria?

Exploring the antimicrobial and healing properties of these two age-old materials. Is there any truth to claims that these two metals can combat cold, flu, and even hospital superbug viruses?

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Multi-Fix Concrete Screw

18 Aug 2016 12:04:34

The modern alternative to traditional masonry fixings, simply drill a hole and insert this versatile fixing. Ideal for fixing into brick, concrete, block and wood

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Architectural Ironmongery can be a confusing place - More Handles Technical Guides Series aims to explain common industry jargon and help you choose the right items for your project! 

Today we are asking: Solid Brass Vs. Zamak - Does Base Metal material make any difference when choosing door handles? Lets find out!

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