Carlisle – The Best Dressed Front Doors in the UK

Carlisle Ambassadors have launched a new campaign to help make Carlisle the city with the ‘Best Dressed Front Doors in the UK’.

Carlisle - The UK's Best Dressed Doors

A special Not-For-Profit scheme has been set up jointly by More Handles and Carlisle Brass giving home owners in the Carlisle area the opportunity to update their front door furniture at a much reduced cost.  The idea is to improve the 'kerb appeal' of the house, the street, and the city.

The Carlisle Ambassadors - Best Dressed Front Door Package consists of a beautiful high quality Carlisle Brass Oakley Door Handle, Sprung Letterplate and Urn Door Knocker, all with a superior Polished Chrome finish.  These will be available at the reduced price of £19.99 inc VAT.  (RRP over £50.00)

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In addition, if these particular items do not suit a customer’s chosen décor or required sizes, then a 20% Discount off any other items is available.  This will provide a huge choice to customers, with the added benefit of a large discount.

Customers can call and collect the 'Front Door Package' from More Handles at Kingstown, Carlisle by quoting the Carlisle Ambassadors Best Dressed Front Doors Campaign.

Also available as part of the Campaign is a 'House Front Clean' by CITO Cleaning.  The front windows will be cleaned and the front pathway will be jet washed all for £10.00 inc VAT.  A voucher will be enclosed with the Front Door Package for residents to take advantage of this offer.

These offers will be available for the month of May as part of the 'Carlisle Ambassadors - Best Dressed Front Doors in the UK' Campaign.


Carlisle's Any Old Iron Scrap Metal Trade In

Carlisle Ambassadors are also aiming to raise a significant sum for charity by encouraging residents to donate all the old metal door handles that they are replacing.   These old door handles, along with any other scrap metal, will be traded in at Mountelm Scrap Merchants at the end of May and all cash donated to local charity CFM's Cash For Kids.

Carlisle residents are encouraged to drop off their old metal door handles that they are replacing, along with any other scrap metal, at More Handles Carlisle - who will operate as a central point for recycling the scrap metal.

This community project allows everyone to really get involved with the Best Dressed Doors Campaign, and make a real difference for an excellent local charity.


Carlisle’s Best Dressed Door Competition

carlisle ambassadors competition 

Calling all residents of Carlisle; ‘Do you have the best dressed front door in Carlisle'?  

Send us a picture of your front door for the chance to win a great prize.  

The Halston are offering the fantastic prize of a FREE night's accomodation, along with Breakfast for two at Barton's Yard for the winner!

Enter the competition by sending a picture of your front door by email to

The closing date for entries is Wednesday 1st July 2015 and the winner will be chosen and notified by email.

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Carlisle Ambassadors

The ethos of Carlisle Ambassadors is to ‘make Carlisle a better place to live, work, visit and invest’.  At a recent Carlisle Ambassadors meeting over 150 of the City’s top businesses were invited to think about how they can help make a contribution to improving the profile of Carlisle.

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Fred Story, Chairman of Story Homes, said; “at the heart of Carlisle Ambassadors is the idea of collaboration to deliver projects of real value”.  He entertained the audience with his passion for keeping Carlisle looking at its best, admitting that he has even been known to stop the car and clean the signs at the entrance to the city!

Simon Harrison co-owner of The Halston, spoke of his passion not to see the gateway to the city marked by a derelict building; "You never get a second chance to make a first impression".  It was this desire that sparked the transformation of the much loved old Post Office and Lonsdale buildings into the stunning new venue that is, The Halston.

This immediately struck a chord with Paul Rheinbach, Managing Director of More Handles who felt there was an opportunity for Carlisle to do something to improve the ‘kerb appeal’ of the city, by making Carlisle the city with the best dressed doors in the UK.  More Handles felt that a campaign to provide quality front door ironmongery products on a not-for-profit basis would fit in well with the ethos of Carlisle Ambassadors.

In creating a campaign to benefit Carlisle it also seemed appropriate to make something of the fact that some of the UK’s most influential companies in the Hardware industry are based in Carlisle.  Among them, Carlisle Brass based at Kingstown in Carlisle is the UK’s leading manufacturer of Architectural Ironmongery, and More Handles also based at Kingstown, Carlisle is a specialist retailer of Architectural Ironmongery and one of the largest in the UK. The fact that these two specialist companies are Carlisle based, gives added impetus to the desire to see Carlisle improve it’s kerb appeal.

Paul Rheinbach said; "It is excellent to see so many companies coming together to make this campaign a success.  The Carlisle Ambassadors only works as an organisation if local people and companies collaborate and work together. Whilst More Handles may have generated the original idea for the campaign, we are really impressed with the way a range of companies have joined in and added their own value to the campaign".


Special mention and thanks go to;

carlisle brass logo Carlisle Brass - For providing the Ironmongery and agreeing a not for profit scheme.


mountelm scrap logo Mountelm Scrap Merchants - For agreeing to the Scrap Ironmongery Trade in Scheme.


cito cleaning logo Cito Cleaning - For offering the House Front Clean and agreeing a not for profit scheme.


The Halston Logo The Halston - For offering a great competition prize, and committing their scrap metal for May.


story homes Story Homes - For committing their scrap metal for the month of May.


top notch contractors logo Top Notch Contractors - For committing their scrap metal for the month of May.


funky fusion logo Funky Fusion - For offering a unique competition winners plaque.


village link logo Village Link Magazine - For offering a free article in their current issue.

cfm logo CFM Radio - For agreeing to publicize the campaign.

radio cumbria BBC Radio Cumbria - For agreeing to publicize the campaign.

cn group CN Media - For agreeing to publicize the campaign.


'Carlisle - The Best Dressed Doors In The UK'

Come to MORE HANDLES in Kingstown Carlisle to find out more...

Find Us - Unit 3 Grearshill Road, Kingstown Industrial Estate, Carlisle, CA3 0ET.  Just off M6 Jct.44.

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