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  • Door Handle
  • Copenhagen Door Handle
  • Coronet Door Handle
  • Multilock Door Handle
  • Mortice Door Knob
  • Centre Door Knob
  • Mortice Lock
  • Pull Handle
  • Door Butt Hinge
  • Rising Brass Hinge
  • Polished Brass Ring Handle
  • Fingerplate
  • Letterplate
  • Door Stop
  • Window Catch
  • Window Stays
  • Bathroom Locks
  • Draw Pull
  • Curtain Pole Bracket
  • Furniture Castor
  • Gate Holder
  • Gate Latch
  • Locking Bar
  • Patio Door Lock

Broughtons of Leicester Company Profile

Broughtons of Leicester has been a respected name within the ironmongery sector since 1888 and staff have a wealth of experience and knowledge of the industry. The family-run company’s extensive range of traditional, superior quality products for internal and external applications can be bought online or from the 5,000 square foot specialist ironmongery showroom in Anstey, Leicestershire.

The company is a member of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers and the expertise of staff means they are able to produce comprehensive ironmongery and electrical schedules from architect’s plans, mechanical and electrical specifications or from customers’ drawings.

The Broughtons showroom displays a vast collection of door furniture, including handles, latches, bolts, knockers and hinges, as well as window and cabinet hardware and an amazing array of internal and external period lighting. Other products for period homes include stoves and fireplace essentials, bathroom and kitchen accessories, plus various racks and brackets.

Broughtons also has a sister company Broughtons Interiors which offers a wide range of solid oak modern and reproduction furniture.

Whether at the showroom or offering helpful design and technical advice over the telephone, Broughtons is proud of its old-fashioned, personal service. Site visits can also be arranged for added convenience, talking through requirements and providing samples.

Services for people involved in period home projects owners include a bespoke hand ageing service on door, window and cabinet ironmongery and period lighting, switches and sockets; plus a bespoke restoration service, such as polishing, painting and re-lacquering as well as re-springing of ironmongery items such as handles, latches and letter plates.


Broughtons’ products are highly ornate and distinctive and will bring style into any home and the company has one of the largest ranges of period accessories available under one roof. Visiting the Leicestershire emporium gives customers a chance to see and touch some of the wonderful items on display, but for those unable to get to the showroom, Broughtons shows all products on the company website, where they can be easily purchased and delivered throughout the UK by national carriers. International deliveries are also available.

The product range includes:

Door Furniture

With more than 2,000 products in its door furniture collection, Broughtons has a handle, knob, hinge, latch or bolt to suit all ages and styles of internal and external doors. Other door furniture available includes knockers, letter plates, numbers, finger plates and hooks. The company has sold door furniture since its establishment in 1888 and has extensive knowledge and understanding of customer requirements.

Uniquely, Broughtons keeps in stock a large range of antique satin brass door furniture such as handles, knobs and bell pushes. These unlacquered products really look old and are full of character. They can be polished (if desired) to a warm finish. Other ranges include antique or polished brass, black or grey ironwork, chrome, nickel, pewter, bronze, hand forged, hand aged, ceramic, porcelain, wooden, glass and acrylic.

Window Furniture

Whether your property has casement windows or sash windows, Broughtons keeps every kind of stay, fastener, catch and lock you might need in various designs and a range of finishes including antique satin brass, polished brass, chrome, nickel and black ironwork.

Cabinet Makers Collection

Broughtons stocks a wide selection of cabinet furniture for skilled amateur and professional cabinet makers. More than 300 products are offered covering cabinet hinges, locks, catches, table fittings, drawer pulls and escutcheons.

Internal Lighting

Broughtons has on average around 800 highly decorative and distinctive lights on display and the showroom and there are more than products in this section of the website. Ceiling lights, floor lamps, wall lights and table lamps are available in styles to complement every kind of decor. Choices include Classic, Art Deco, Tiffany, Georgian, Gothic, Victorian and Contemporary. Finishes available include bronze, brass, chrome, gold, nickel, ceramic and crystal. Many products come with a choice of shades. The interior lighting collection includes items as diverse as impressive chandeliers, picture lights, antler wall lights and oil lamps.

External and Porch Lighting

The external and porch lighting collection on display at the showroom is one of the largest to be found. It incorporates period style ranges which are hand-made from brass in a choice of finishes and the general range of lighting which is predominantly manufactured from aluminium. The collection includes low energy and LED lighting, leaded lanterns, period style wall, flush, porch pendant, nautical lights, pillar and lamp post lights, sensor and flood lights. There is also a range of garden lights to satisfy the requirements of any landscape gardener, contractor or gardening enthusiast.

Switches and Sockets

There is a vast array of electrical accessories available offering up-to-date, safe connections for equipment in styles to suit period or modern homes. Plug, phone, computer and aerial sockets, cooker switches and light switches including dimmer switches can all be supplied in looks including Victorian, Edwardian, Regency and Rustic. Broughtons also offers a customised service to meet individual switching/dimming configurations, using British-made products.

Other Products

Broughtons’ extensive collections include many other products such as:

  • Living room accessories including door wedges and shelf brackets
  • Bathroom accessories including toilet roll holders, towel rails and soap dishes
  • Kitchen accessories including hooks, ceiling airers and decorative irons
  • Study accessories such as letter openers and racks
  • Heating products including fire grates, cast iron radiators, stoves and fireplace accessories.

The Broughtons of Leicester team has comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the ironmongery industry and the friendly sales team is happy to assist customers with advice and information, whether it for technical, design or general product queries. As a member of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers, Broughtons keeps up to date with changes in technical specifications and innovative new products and finishes that may become available. The Anstey showroom is open seven days a week and there is an on-site coffee shop.

You might also be interested in local door companies in Leicester.


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