Different types of door handles and combinations

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Different door handle types and combinations

 

Q. What are the different types of door handles?

A. There are 5 main handle types they are:

§                          Lever latch door handle on a backplate

§                          Lever lock door handle on a backplate

§                          Bathroom door handle set on a backplate

§                          Privacy door handle on a backplate

§                          Lever on a rose

Lever latch door handle on backplate
This is your basic door handle on a backplate, generally used on doors that you don't need to lock such as the living room or dining room. It consists of a handle/lever on a backplate which when pushed down turns the spindle which passes through the door and the tubular latch inside the door allowing the door to be opened.

 

 

Lever lock door handle on backplate
This door handle is exactly the same as a lever latch as above but it has a key hole cut out of the backplate below the handle/lever to allow a key to be entered into the door to operate a sash lock inside the door. This handle is commonly used on a back door or a patio door or perhaps an office door.

 

Bathroom door handle set on a backplate
The bathroom door handle has a thumb turn sometimes referred to as a turn and release or a snib and release below the handle, this is attached to a 5mm spindle which passes through the door and a bathroom lock inside the door allowing the door to be locked and unlocked. As the name suggests this handle is commonly used on bathrooms and toilets.

 

Privacy door handle on a backplate
The privacy set door handle has a thumb turn sometimes referred to as a turn and release or a snib and release below the handle, when this is turned it operates a mechanism behind the backplate which stops the handle/lever being pushed down. Ideal for use on bedrooms or bathrooms. the privacy set is only available in a few handle designs such as the victorian scroll suite, victorian straight suite or the georgian suite. The privacy set only requires a tubular latch in the door.

 

Lever on rose with tubular latch
The image on the right   shows a pair of lever door handles on rose fitted with a tubular latch (sold separately). The outer ring on the rose is unscrewed to reveal several fixing holes, bolt through fixing are supplied which pass through holes in the body of the tubular latch which when tightened pull the handle rose securely against the door

 

Lever on rose with sash lock and key hole escutcheon
This image shows the same pair of lever door handles on rose fitted with a lever sash locks (sold separately) and a  key hole escutcheon (also sold separately). The sash lock has an 8mm square hole at the top to accommodate the spindle for the handle which works the latch and a key hole below to take the key which works the lock. A euro profile sashlock or oval profile sashlock could also be used, with the correct escutcheons to suit these.

 

Lever on rose with bathroom lock and turn and release
In this image we show a pair of lever door handles on rose fitted with a bathroom locks (sold separately) and a bathroom turn and release (also sold separately). The bathroom lock has an 8mm square hole at the top to accommodate the spindle for the handle which works the latch and a 5mm square hole below to accommodate the spindle for the turn and release which works the lock.

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