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Choosing The Right Door Handle For The Job

April 17, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 178

When it comes to choosing a door handle you may think a door handle is just that, right?

Well that is one train of thought but it is important to make sure that you buy the right one for the right job for a variety of reasons. The first thing to think about is where is it going to be fitted, and I know the obvious answer is a door! But there is a little more to it than that, such as where is the door located, how much "Traffic" comes through it, and what type of traffic it is (In terms of people) to name but a few questions.

Door handles come designed for specific tasks and so it is important to use the right one for the job, as an example using an internal door handle for external use can prove disastrous and it may well rust in no time at all.

Also when it comes to fitting a lock to a door you will need to decide whether you are going to have a separate handle and lock, or a fitting that combines both. It may well be that like most people you do not need locks fitted to every door, however if you do need some doors to be fitted with locks, on storage cupboards as an example, and want to use handles fitted with integrated locks in them then make sure they are available in the range of handles you are considering buying.

This is because it can be very easy to buy a range of handles only to decide you need some with integrated locks at a later date, but if they do not do them in the range, you may find yourself swapping out all of your handles for a new range. So a tip when buying is to make sure that the range you are looking at actually has all the handle fitments you need, to avoid a costly swap out at a later date.

Also if you are buying ones for commercial premises then you may want to ask your supplier if the handles you are looking at purchasing will be suitable, as they will have to put up with a lot more "Traffic" in terms of how often they are opened and closed during the day, as well as how hard wearing the finish of the door handles is.

So as you can see there is more to choosing a simple door handle than you think!

Handles4u is a UK based door handles specialist selling handles since 1995. You can find a large range of door handles as well as cabinet handles and knobs to suite all your every need such as cupboard knobs and much more.

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