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Help and Advice

The following information is provided to help you make the right product selection for your purpose. We offer expert advice from a technical sales team who have a wealth of experience in the architectural ironmongery industry.

How to Fit a Door Handle/Knob

How to Fit a Door Handle or Knob A Step By Step Guide The first step is to insert the square spindle through the latch/sashlock. If the spindle is...

Public Building Ironmongery Requirements

Building Regulations are made and enforced under powers granted by the Building Act 1984 and affect England and Wales...

Bathroom Lock Requirements

Bathroom locks are primarily for privacy; they're not generally designed to provide any real security. There are however a few things which are required...

Door Handle Budgetting

Whether creating a new build or renovating an existing one, it can be an expensive business and, as all home owners know, every detail counts. Your budget...

Basic Handle & Lock Maintenance

It's a strange thought, but it's true that over time houses shrink and swell, and incremental changes in their shape develop usually caused by changing...

Cleaning Tarnished Metal

It's impossible to completely prevent the tarnishing of your metal door hardware; it's a natural process due to the chemical activity of most metals....

Sticking Doors

Ah, the old sticking door. The bane of many a household, old and new. It makes you wince when you close a sticking door because the sound of wood scraping...

Sticking Hinges

As doors age, the jambs and door frames swell and shrink under the influence of humidity, as do the doors themselves, and hinges can begin to sag, warp,...

Fitting Door Hinges

Fitting Door Hinges Installing a door hinge is actually a fairly straightforward task and can be achieved by anyone as long as you are patient and have...

How to Select Door Latches

The most common operation of handles or knobs on doors is by a simple spring assisted latch, more commonly known as a tubular latch. As the name suggests...

How to Select Window Fittings

For casement windows, a casement stay would be required to secure the window closed, as well as securing the window in a semi-open position. The casement...

How to Care for your Door and Window Furniture

Surface deposits such as dirt and dust are the main cause of corrosion in metal door furniture, particularly when combined with moisture in a damp atmosphere....

How to Measure Your Door For Locks

Accurately measuring your door for a lock depends completely on what kind of lock you'll be using. The two most prominent types of lock are deadlocks...

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