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FIXING INSTRUCTIONS

Our products are supplied with fixing instructions as required.

Pilot Holes
We recommend that you always drill a suitable sized pilot hole hole for all screws.  A pilot hole drilled correctly should allow the screw to be turned with minimal effort whilst still feeling a small amount of reassuring biting pressure.  To aid the screw you might wish to rub the screw with candle wax before fitting. 

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Brass Products
Many brass products are supplied with a lacquer coating, which helps to maintain the high polished finish without the need for regular metal polishing. We do recommend regular cleaning using a soft cloth moistened with soapy water and immediately dried. This will keep any residue from forming on the lacquer and causing it to break down. Our lacquered brass products are carefully chosen for their reputation of long term quality, and under normal use will provide many years of service.

Please note that after a period of time the lacquer coating applied to brass products can sometimes begin to breakdown, usually on external fittings. The life of the lacquer is beyond the manufacturer’s control and therefore cannot be guaranteed. If the lacquer coating does begin to break down, you can remove the brass fittings and treat with an acetone thinner to completely remove all of the lacquer (e.g. Nitramors applied according to the manufacturer’s instructions). Ensure that the fitting is completely dry and then apply a metal polish such as Brasso. This can be reapplied whenever it is required or the fitting can be re-lacquered.

CUPBOARD HANDLES & KNOBS

Cupboard Handles
These are designed to be fitted to a cupboard or cabinet door. They are supplied with M4 Bolt-Through Fixings and pre-threaded sockets, and cannot be used with a Latch / Lock. Cupboard Handles are designed with industry standard Fixing Centre measurements. Please note the projection measurement is usually measured to the underside of the handle. There is a huge variety of styles and finishes available.

Cupboard Knobs
These are designed to be fitted to a cupboard or cabinet door. They are also supplied with M4 Bolt-Through Fixings and pre-threaded sockets, and cannot be used with a Latch / Lock. There is a huge variety of styles and finishes available and many cupboard knobs are designed to match the larger Mortice Knobs. We can supply a Threaded Dowel Screw which can be used to allow Cupboard Knobs to be face-fixed to furniture rather than using the bolt-through fixings if you would prefer. Please contact us directly if you have any questions.

DOOR HANDLES ON BACKPLATE

Lever Latch
A Backplate with no key hole cut outs. To be used with a Latch only not a Lock.

Lever Bathroom
A Backplate supplied complete with Thumb-turn and Emergency Release. To be used with a Bathroom Lock. The Thumb-turn fits onto a 5mm Spindle which operates the bolt in a Bathroom Lock. The Thumb-turn and Release can be fitted to either side of the handle allowing for left or right hand fitting. 

Lever Lock - EURO Profile
A Backplate with a key hole cut out. To be used with a Sash Lock. Euro Profile refers to the large oversized key hole shape which is designed to accommodate the popular key hole shaped Cylinder Lock.

Lever Lock - OVAL Profile
A Backplate with a key hole cut out. To be used with a Sash Lock. Oval Profile refers to the large oval hole shape which is designed to accommodate the oval shaped Cylinder Lock. Oval Cylinders are not commonly used as Euro Profile has become the industry standard.

Lever Lock - STANDARD Profile
A Backplate with a key hole cut out. To be used with a Sash Lock. Standard Profile refers to the key hole shape which is most traditionally used in a domestic setting, a small sized key hole shape for a standard UK stem key to be inserted and work the lock mechanism inside the door. Euro Profile Cylinders are now proving more popular in a commercial setting.

PVC / Narrow Plate Handles
A Backplate with a narrow width designed specifically for multi-point locking systems. All these handles are supplied with Euro Profile key hole cut outs, and are unsprung - allowing the Lever to be pushed up in order to engage the locks. Various Lock Centres are available to suit different lock systems.

DOOR HANDLES ON ROSE

Concealed Fix Rose
The Rose has no visible holes or fixing marks as the Rose is in 2 parts with a separate cover to conceal the fixings. The Rose Cover may be a simple push on cover, while more expensive handles will use a machined screw-on cover.

Face Fix Rose
The Rose is a more traditional design and has counersunk holes (usually 3/4) to allow screws to be face-fixed through the Rose and into the door. You can still see the screw heads once fixed and so the screws are usually decorative round head slotted screws.

Escutcheon
A key hole cover commonly used with Levers On Rose when a door Lock is required. Choose from Euro, Oval or Standard profile depending on which type of lock you are using it with. Many different styles are available to match the chosen handles..

Turn & Release
A Thumb-turn and Emergency Release which are commonly used with Levers On Rose to operate a Bathroom Lock. Usually fitted directly under the door handle, many different styles are available to match the chosen handles.

DOOR KNOBS

Mortice Knob
These knobs are supplied as a pair and are designed to be fitted directly to the door. Each knob has a matching rose that sits onto the face of the door. The Latch / Lock is morticed inside the door, meaning only the door knobs are visible.

Rim Knob
These knobs are supplied as a pair and are designed to be fitted to a traditional style Rim Latch / Lock. One knob has a matching rose that sits onto the face of the door, the other knob has no rose as it fits directly to the self contained latch / lock concealed in it’s own case which is surface mounted onto the inside face of the door.

Sprung vs Unsprung
Door Knobs are supplied either Sprung or Unsprung. This will be specified for each product and indicates whether a spring mechanism is fitted behind the Rose to return the knob after it has been released - the knob needs to return in order to secure the latch.

Backset Size
It is important when fitting Door Knobs to ensure you use a Latch / Lock with a longer Backset size. The Backset measurement determines how far from the edge of the door your Door Knob will be positioned. When turning the Door Knob if it is fitted too close to the edge of the door you will find your finger knuckles catching on the door frame! We recommend using a Latch / Lock with a minimum Backset of 57mm.

Centre Door Knobs
This knob is designed to be fitted as an external Knob on a front door. It is secured with an M6 Bolt-Through Fix and cannot be used with a Latch / Lock. The bolts are supplied with decorative nut fixings which will be visible on the inside of the door.

Other Considerations
A Door Knob may be awkward to operate for those with mobility issues such as arthritis or for young children. A Lever Door Handle is much easier to operate as it does not require the same action of grip that is needed on a Door Knob.

If you wish to use a Door Knob with a Lock please note that Door Knobs with a large Rose diameter (eg. 70mm) will not fit with all Escutcheons / Thumb-turns as the lock Centres of 57.5mm limit the placement of the Knob and Escutcheon. Please call us if you are unsure.

Concealed Fix Rose
The Rose has no visible holes or fixing marks as a separate fixing plate is used underneath the Rose. The Rose has an integral threaded socket underneath which allows it to be securely fitted to the fixing plate. Cupboard Knob This Knob is designed to be fitted to a cupboard or cabinet door. It is secured with an M4 Bolt-Through Fix and cannot be used with a Latch / Lock. Many cupboard knobs are designed to match the larger Mortice Knobs.

Face Fix Rose
The Rose has countersunk holes (usually 3/4) to allow screws to be face-fixed through the Rose and into the door. You can still see the screw heads once fixed and so the screws are usually decorative round head slotted screws

Escutcheon
A key hole cover commonly used with Levers On Rose when a door Lock is required. Choose from Euro, Oval or Standard profile depending on which type of lock you are using it with. Many different styles are available to match the chosen handles..

Turn & Release
A Thumb-turn and Emergency Release which are commonly used with Levers On Rose to operate a Bathroom Lock. Usually fitted directly under the door handle, many different styles are available to match the chosen handles.

LETTERPLATES

There are no industry standard sizes that govern Letterplates, and so there are a huge range of variations in size. When measuring for a Letterplate we recommend you consider 3 measurements;

Overall Size - vertical & horizontal.

Aperture Size - vertical & horizontal.

Fixing Centres - distance between the two fixing bolts.

PULL HANDLES


Pull Handles are available in a huge range of different designs in both tubular and solid materials and a range of different finishes. We have a good selection available to view here on the website but if you don’t see what you’re looking for please contact us. We can source any design of Pull Handle, and even have them made to your own specification by our UK-based engineers.

Fixing Centres
Cupboard Handles & Pull Handles are generally manufactured to industry standard fixing centre measurements, and these are listed below. (Note: there are variations to these and we can also manufacture to bespoke designs if you require).

  • 64mm Fixing Centres

  • 96mm Fixing Centres

  • 128mm Fixing Centres

  • 160mm Fixing Centres

  • 192mm Fixing Centres

  • 224mm Fixing Centres

  • 288mm Fixing Centres

  • 352mm Fixing Centres

  • 384mm Fixing Centres

  • 448mm Fixing Centres

  • 512mm Fixing Centres

  • 608mm Fixing Centres

  • 768mm Fixing Centres

  • 864mm Fixing Centres

  • 960mm Fixing Centres

  • 1024mm Fixing Centres

Bolt Diameters
Bolt-through fixings for handles are supplied with each pull handle. Cupboard Handles use an Industry Standard M4 Bolt. Larger Pull Handles will usually be supplied with either an M6, M7 or M8 Bolt.

M1 - 1mm, M2 - 2mm, M3 - 3mm, M4 - 4mm, M5 - 5mm, M6 - 6mm, etc.

Back To Back Fixings
Used to fit 2 Pull Handles together on either side of a door. A bolt is screwed into one of the handles and then fitted through the door where the other handle is attached to the bolt using a Grub-screw fix.

MEASURING GUIDES

Metric vs Imperial
All of our dimensions and measurements are quoted in Millimetres. Please find a conversion chart below with the generally accepted sizes:

  • 1 inch = 25mm

  • 2 inches = 50mm

  • 3 inches = 76mm

  • 4 inches = 100mm

  • 5 inches = 127mm

  • 6 inches = 152mm

  • 7 inches = 177mm

  • 8 inches = 203mm

  • 9 inches = 228mm

  • 10 inches = 254mm

  • 11 inches = 279mm

  • 12 inches = 304mm

  • 13 inches = 330mm

  • 14 inches = 355mm

  • 15 inches = 381mm

  • 16 inches = 406mm

  • 17 inches = 431mm

  • 18 inches = 457mm

  • 19 inches = 482mm

  • 20 inches = 508mm

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