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Interior Door Handles

Interior door handles with quality in mind! The door handles shown in this section are all levers with backplate designs that differ in style or size. Amongst the handles you will find matching sets for interior door handles with plain backplates, bathroom door handles and latch plates e.g. Z01/Z03/Z04 are all matching. There are several types of interior door handle styles commonly found in the UK from lever on rose door handles, lever on backplate and not forgetting the antique and period style interior door handles which are very much in vogue at the moment. Finding a finish to suit should also pose no problem, as we offer superb quality finishes in both antique and polished brass, and also in polished and satin chrome. The handle styles themselves offer a choice of either a rectangular or round-edged backplate, aligned with a superb choice of s-wave, inverted curve, straight or round-bodied handles. HandleStore stock all their interior door handles to ensure you get your handles as quickly as it is possible to do so. With our next day delivery you can have peace of mind knowing that your next job is well underway! Our vast selection is chosen with value and quality in mind so be confident like the thousands of customers before you and find some of the best price door handles online!

Lever Interior Door Handles

Backplated door handles are available in so many styles and are well liked by customers as they can make a real statement to any interior door design as well as offer the ability to be used as replacement internal door handles. Keeping the door and changing the handles make life a lot easier when it comes to creating a stylish change to the interior decoration of any room and backplated door handles offer the perfect replacement solution. This is particularly true where large voids or marks are visible and can simply be covered by the backplate of the door handle.

Deciding on which lever interior door handle to use means taking a few measurements of your existing internal door handles like the outer backplate measurements and also the screw positions. Invariably when fixing new internal door handles it is mostly the case that new fixing holes will be positioned into the door away from the old and existing ones and covering up any old holes or marks at the same time with the new backplate size. This leaves open a lot of choice for replacement door handles as a lot of designs now incorporate wider and longer backplates specifically for this purpose so 40-50mm width is not uncommon.

Contemporary Door Handles

Over the years styles have changed a lot when it comes to door handles. Contemporary door handles are still the most popular and offers some great choices like square lever door handles and antique bronze door handles. There are so many contemporary designs to choose from along with the various latch, lock and bathroom variations for the same interior door handle design. When choosing be sure to check that the variations you may need for the handle design are available.

Quick Tips & Links

Interior door handles with a backplate. Check the backplate size for replacement.

Can these internal handles be used on a front door or exterior door?

You can use them on an exterior door, and many people do, but the longevity of the handle with respect to resistance to weathering is not as strong as needed. Our handles are no different to anyone else's in a lot of respects but we do specify they are preferred as internal door handles. If you need exterior handles look towards upvc door handles or specifically described exterior door handles that have special finishes like PVD or are a higher grade stainless steel.

What type of interior door handle do I need for a bathroom door?

Bathroom doors are usually fitted with a different type of lock that will accept a spindle from a thumb turn. The centre of the thumb turn is usually 57mm from the centre of the lever spindle but in some cases they can be 72mm as would be found on more European type locks and doors. There are two types of interior handles most commonly used i.e. a lever on rose or a back plate lever door handle. With a lever rose handle you need a separate thumb turn fitted to the door and with the back plated handle the thumb turn will be part of the plate itself (assembly needed usually). The thumb turn is always placed on the inside of the door and the outside is an emergency release slot that can be operated by a coin or similar. The two types are shown here:

Thumbturn lock assembly

Thumbturn assembly used with a lever rose bathroom handle.

Lever backplate bathroom handle.

Backplated door handle with thumbturn fitted

What type of handles and locks are used on interior doors?

There are several main types:

  • Latch handle - simply a lever that operates a small latch.
  • Lock handle - a handle with provision for a key. The lock also includes a latch.
  • Euro handle - a handle that can use a euro cylinder lock.
  • Bathroom handle - a handle with a thumbturn.
  • Privacy handle - handles that can be locked from one side of the door.
Z55 Lever latch door handle shown.

Latch door handle with simple tubular latch.

Z56 Lever lock door handle

Lock handle with mortice lock shown.

Z57 euro door handle shown.

Euro cylinder lock handle with lock case and cylinder

Lever backplate bathroom handle.

Backplated door handle with thumbturn fitted.

Tubular door latch.

Tubular latch - the simplest and most popular interior door latch

Mortice key sashlock.

Mortice sashlocks have a latch and a deadbolt, used on locking interior doors.

Euro sashlock with thumbturn cylinder shown.

Euro cylinder lock case with a separate thumbturn cylinder.

Bathroom sashlock.

Bathroom lock cases are used with a thumbturn handle or escutcheon.

 

 

How long will the finishes last?

If the handles are used internally then they will last a long time. The key to this is to take care when cleaning the handles as they only need a dry cloth or at worst a mild soapy damp rag. Avoid any chemical cleaners and also ensure that you don't fit new door handles to freshly painted doors (within 24 hours). The vapours from some paints could start the plating to decompose. In this case use temporary door handles. It is good to keep the handles clean on a regular basis as some hand greases could over time attack the electro-plating surface. We have seen new handles fitted to doors on building sites and the plaster from the hands of site workers has already attacked the surfaces before use!

What are your door handles made from?

Most of the interior door handles these days are made from either an aluminium or a zinc alloy. The finishing is electro-plated and in some cases the plating is coated but in most cases we can say the quality is very high and excellent value for money. There are fewer designs these days that are made from solid brass and this is largely due to the cost.