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Escutcheon Lock Covers - FAQ's

What is an escutcheon?

An escutcheon is a traditional name for a lock cover or lock tidy.

Are there different types of escutcheons?

There are a few different types to match the different locks and these are typically found on timber wooden doors, both internal or external. You can see the main types here:

Escutcheon lock cover for euro cylinder. Escutcheon lock cover for a euro cylinder.
Escutcheon lock cover for an oval cylinder. Escutcheon lock cover for an oval cylinder.
Escutcheon cover for a mortice sash lock. Escutcheon lock cover for a mortice sash lock.
Thumbturn escutcheon lock cover. Thumbturn escutcheon lock cover.

Thumbturn escutcheons, what are they?

These are simple lock covers with an inbuilt thumbturn to operate the lock inside the door. They can be found on bathroom doors mostly but also have other applications.

Do these escutcheons come as a pair?

Yes they all come as a pair, or set, for one door. All fittings are included.

How do you fit these escutcheons to a door?

They are normally screw fixed each side with self-tapping screws using a sub-plate and then either a push-on plate or a threaded plate to finish them off.

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