Pull handles have been part of our European hardware offering from day one, but now our UK knob, lever and T-bar door handles are available in the EU too.
We’ve waited until now to introduce them because we’ve been working at making things even better.
Function and quality are at the core of our products, which means development and refinement are a constant.
So, what can you expect from our new sprung door handles?
The designs are timeless; the proportions are precise.
All four styles have low-profile, screwless roses for a streamlined look.
And made from solid brass, they’ll feel just as good (and reassuringly weighty) as they look.
We’ve designed and manufactured our own steel spring to sit inside a cassette in the handle.
Each spring is pre-tensioned to the handle’s weight to give just the right feel when you use it.
Our handles are heavy, and latch springs aren’t always up to the job of returning them to their original position over and over. We wanted to make sure there’d always be enough tension for this to happen – and without any drooping later down the line.
Even if the spring in your latch is strong enough, manufacturers tend to make the square spindle hole a little larger than necessary. This is to account for any difference in spindle thickness that may occur with different handle styles.
With our sprung handles, the space around the spindle is as small as can be.
You’ll be able to tell the difference straight away from the feel of the handle on the door. It’ll be sturdy, with no slack or wobble.
It’s a common enough design for knobs, but it’s virtually unheard of for levers. It costs more to manufacture, and it requires a little more effort to install. But, as ever, we think it’s worthwhile.
Adding a thread at either end of the spindle prevents the possibility of a handle working its way loose, or worse, coming off in your hand. The only way you’ll get it off the spindle is by unthreading it.
If you’re completely satisfied with your door’s latch, you can still opt for our unsprung mortice design instead.
It’ll have the same new threaded spindle as the sprung version; it just won’t have the internal mechanism – something that’s less important for knob styles.
For double doors, there’s our fixed handle option too.
It’s for the ‘inactive’ of the two doors. You can push or pull it, but it won’t turn. What it will do, though, is give a cohesive look to both your doors.
You can explore all the designs in our door furniture collection, including matching hinges, escutcheons, thumbturns and door stops, online here.