When choosing a door handle you might think that a door handle is just that, right?
Well that’s one thought train but for a variety of reasons it’s important to make sure you buy the right one for the right job. The first thing to think about is where it will fit and I know that the obvious answer is a door! But there’s a bit more to it than that, like where the door is located, how much “Traffic” comes through it, and what kind of traffic it’s (in terms of people) to name just a few questions.Art Deco Door Handles- Avant-Garde Hardware
Door handles are built for specific tasks and therefore it is vital to use the correct one for the job, as an example can prove catastrophic using an internal door handle for external use and it will rust in no time.
When it comes to fitting a lock to a door, you’ll also have to determine if you’re going to have a separate handle and lock, or a fitting that incorporates both. It may well be that, like most people, you don’t need locks fitted to each door, but if you need to fit any doors with locks, use storage cupboards as an example, and use handles fitted with integrated locks in them, then make sure they are included in the range of handles you’re considering purchasing.
This is because buying a set of handles can be very convenient only to decide that you need some with integrated locks at a later date, but if they don’t do them within the range, you may find yourself exchanging all your handles for a new range. So a tip when buying is to make sure that the range you’re looking at actually has all the handle fitting you need to avoid an expensive later swap out.
Also if you buy one for commercial premises, you might want to ask your manufacturer if the handles you are looking for will be appropriate, as they will have to put up with a lot of “Traffic” in terms of how often they are opened and closed during the day and how hard it is to wear the door handles out.