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At HandleStore, we understand that every home is different and we know how important it is when it comes to picking the right door handle for your décor. We want to spoil our customers with lots of choice, this is why we provide one of the UK’s largest online collections of door handles. If you can’t find what you are looking for or you need some advice regarding any of our door handle collection, please get in touch where one of our helpful customer service team will gladly help you with your enquiry. You can also read about the typical questions customers ask about the types of door handles and why not review our Knowledge Centre where you will find expert advice, helpful guides and 'how-to' videos. We are very passionate about our products and customer service is our top priority.
So you are looking for door handles? Which type of door handle is the question to ask as handles for doors can be broken down into different groups depending on styling, size, features and finishes. The easiest way to break it down is to start with an interior door handle or an exterior door handle. Read more about front door handles in our simple knowledge guide.
These are usually handles that require some basic locks and latches as most doors are for bedrooms, living and dining rooms and studies. We have produced a smart video to show you how the locks and the handles work with a lever on rose door handle and a lever on backplate door handle. The bathroom lock is a little different and requires a different lock assembly for a thumbturn to retain privacy for obvious reasons. You'll get used to some terminology when searching for interior door handles like latch handle, lock handle and bathroom handle. Latch handles are basically backplated handles that operate a simple tubular latch, lock handles are for key locking and bathroom handles are for those private areas and again are backplated handles with the lock and thumbturn provision within the design (separate locks needed). Internal handles tend to require less in the way of finish protection as would be the case with an external door handle that is facing up to the elements, but nevertheless they are always hardwearing.
Types of Exterior Handles
Exterior handles are almost always fitted with a mortice type lock for a timber door and a cylinder lock for a upvc door. When considering a mortice type handle for an exterior door you are probably having to think about security which is why the 5 lever BS3621 approved mortice lock is a good lock to consider for that extra protection. UPVC door handles on the other hand are used on a much more sophisticated type of door lock requiring a euro cylinder and again there are many to choose from and many different levels of security depending on your needs like the Yale Superior Series Euro Cylinder.
It's always a good idea to check the weathering resistance of external handles to ensure there is some reasonable longevity when it comes to fighting back the weather elements. Look out for PVD and Resista finishes as these are more hard wearing and have guarantees against the finishes. In fact why not consider stainless steel door handles for both upvc and wooden doors? Some grades of stainless offer excellent corrosion resistance in coastal areas like the 316 grade stainless and these are a must buy opportunity and such great value for money!