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Door Handle Companies in the UK

  • Senior Architectural Systems offers a comprehensive range of high performance fenestration systems for commercial and residential applications. Our...

  • Round Wood of Mayfield are joiners and specialists in manufacturing bespoke oak frame buildings including ready to assemble traditional oak framed garage...

  • Urban Front are designers & manufacturers of natural hardwood contemporary doors, steel reinforced security doors, pivot doors, garage doors & insulated...

  • Directdoors.com is a supplier & manufacturer of interior & exterior doors, fire doors, door frames and door accessories to trade, joinery & DIY customers...

  • Express Toughening Limited is a manufacturer of toughened glass and supplier of coated glass, patterned glass, low iron and clear glass. Our flexibility...

  • More Handles is a thriving, modern and energetic company specialising in the supply of top quality door handles and architectural furniture.

  • Axim supply to the UK and to Europe a full range of door hardware including closers, transom closers, floor springs, flushbolts, panic exit devices, handles,...

  • Eagledale is the foremost ironmongers in the Coventry and Warwickshire area. Here at Eagledale we have a wide range of door handles, locks, vents, tools and...

  • Ikea maintain their company creed of producing good quality and innovative products at highly competitive prices. Offer family-friendly, co-ordinated home...

  • An industry leader in the manufacture and installation of innovative integrated security solutions offering a comprehensive product portfolio to satisfy...

  • Europe's leading manufacturer of door and window handles and one of the UK's leading suppliers of architectural ironmongery.

  • Winlock offers a comprehensive range of door furniture, from handles and hinges to letter boxes and locks. We are one of the UK’s largest window handle...

 

Types and Uses

How many times a day do we use a door handle without a second thought? It is only if a handle works loose, starts sticking or becomes worn and uncomfortable to hold that attention is paid to this vital component of every home, office or public building. Yet the choice of door handles is vast and it is well worth the architect, contractor or homeowner spending time taking a careful look through the offerings before specifying.

Aesthetics and function are equally important. Door handles need to be in a style and material to complement the property and the decor. Black ironmongery has been used for centuries; brass knobs and handles were popular in Georgian and Victorian times, with porcelain making an appearance from around 1850. For commercial buildings and contemporary homes, brass with a chrome or nickel plated finish is often favoured. Stainless steel is another quality choice.

Decisions have to be taken on whether to use door knobs or lever type handles and whether the handles will be on a rose or backplate. Levers are available in straight, mitred, arched or scrolled styles and some backplates are quite ornate. Then there is the question of whether the handle needs a latch, lock or thumb turn.

For both the amateur and the expert, it is worth considering how easy it is to assemble the handle and to fix it accurately. In nearly all cases, there is heavy workload on door handles, so go for quality products that offer durability.

Where to buy door handles

  • Senior Architectural Systems Ltd - Eland Road, Denaby Main, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN12 4HA, 01709 772600
  • Round Wood of Mayfield - Newick Lane, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6RG, 01435 867072
  • Urban Front - Unit 4, Chesham Business Park, 33 Townsend Road, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 2AA, 01494 778 787
  • Directdoors.com - Bay 5 Eastfield Industrial Estate, Penicuik, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH26 8HA, 01968 671 681
  • Express Toughening Limited - 51-55 Fowler Road, Hainault, Essex, IG6 3UT, 0208 500 1188
  • More Handles - 1-3 Harker Industrial Units, Harker, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 4DS, 01228 674999
  • Axim Architectural Hardware - Unit 5 The Willow Centre, 17 Willow Lane, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 4NX, 020 8685 9685
  • Eagledale - Units K & L, Cavans Close, Binley Industrial Estate, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 2SF, 024 7663 6064
  • IKEA - Eastgate Shopping Centre, Eastgate Road, Eastville, Bristol, BS5 6XX, 0845 358 3364
  • Charter Specialist Security Ltd - Innovation House, Boulton Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0NH, 0845 050 8705
  • HOPPE (UK) - Gailey Park, Gravelly Way, Standeford, Wolvehampton, West Midlands, WV10 7GW, 01902 484400
  • Winlock - Halwsfield 8, Telford, Shropshire, TF7 4ES, 01952 686 777
  • stainless steel semi-circular handle

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