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Fitting Guide – How to fit T-Hinges to a planked door

January 14, 2016 written by Vicki Bale
Fitting T-Hinges

If you have planked or cottage doors, they need to be hung using T-Hinges. This article will tell you how to go about fitting your T-Hinges.

Period Door Knobs – Four Different Types Explained

December 11, 2014 written by Vicki Bale
Brass Door Knobs Bloxwich

We have four different types of door knobs in our range. Mortise knobs, rim knobs, door pulls and cupboard knobs. This article tells you all about each type, so you can then work out what best suits your needs.

Selecting the right size letter plate

June 11, 2014 written by Vicki Bale
Brass Letter Plate Classic with Clapper

This article is to help you select the right size letter plate for a new door or an existing one. We sell a wide variety of letter plates in different sizes and materials. In our most popular Original design we offer 8 sizes. We can also make bespoke items in brass or nickel.

Door Hinges – About Butt Hinges

April 16, 2014 written by Vicki Bale
Heavy Duty Butt Hinges Stainless Steel

Butt hinges are the most common type of hinges used to hang doors. They are available in different sizes and different qualities. Hinges are not hugely expensive when compared with other items of door furniture, so it is always best to go for better quality ones which will last the test of time. Read this article to help with your selection of butt hinges.

Buying Door Knobs – Things you need to know

March 23, 2014 written by Vicki Bale
Brass Door Knobs Beehive and Bloxwich

Door knobs sound like a straightforward item to purchase, but there are some pitfalls and things you need to know and consider before buying. Read on!

T-Hinges for Traditional Doors

February 18, 2014 written by Vicki Bale
Oak Door With Iron T-Hinges

If you have planked doors (also known as cottage doors, ledged and braced doors, ledged and boarded doors) where you have vertical planks on one side and three or four horizontal ledges on the back, then you need suitable hinges. In this posting we look at hand forged T-Hinges.

Period Door Knobs – What is a Backset Measurement?

January 24, 2014 written by Vicki Bale
Period Door Knob Sea Urchin

Whether you are considering changing your existing door furniture or you have a new door and you want some nice new period door knobs or door handles, there is a critical piece of information that you need to know – this is the backset measurement.

Need Help Buying Door Furniture? – Door Furniture A-Z

January 1, 2014 written by Vicki Bale
Lots of Door Furniture Terminology

Door Furniture can be complicated and even has its very own language! When you start shopping in this market the terms can be a little daunting. Please use our A-Z of the specialist terminology below to aid your understanding. We hope you find this posting useful and please do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance. Perhaps there is another term that is puzzling you that we have missed. If so, let us know!

Brass Door Knobs Richmond Beehive

We hope this will help your understanding of door knobs and the terminology we use on our website. They can be a bit complicated, so here we have taken the 10 most common questions we are asked and attempted to answer them.

If you have double glazed units this will limit the amount of space you have to fix a sash fastener. It means that most won’t fit, especially the arm type sash fasteners.
The most popular sash window fastener where space is limited is the Fitch Fastener.

Door Furniture for Cottage Doors

November 21, 2012 written by Vicki Bale
Iron Hinges

If you have traditional planked doors and you are looking for traditional door furniture then we can help. If you have nice oak or pine doors whether original or newly made then please spend a bit of time getting the door furniture right. Nice wooden doors deserve the right hinges and latches. Please avoid the cheap items sold in DIY sheds which are painted pressed steel – thin and nasty!

Cylinder Door Latch

It can be really painful if you trap your fingers between a door knob and the edge of a door. Most people have done this somewhere and it can be very painful.
This is caused by the spindle hole not being far enough from the door edge, therefore not leaving enough space for your fingers to easily move between the door knob and the door frame.

Which finish on Door Furniture for use by the Sea?

July 17, 2012 written by Vicki Bale

Salty air can take its toll on all sorts of things especially door furniture. You may also need to consider the finish on window furniture, if windows are to be left open for any length of time. Here we take a look at the finishes we offer and then comment on the suitability of each for a home by the sea!

What is a Mortise Lock or Latch?

March 17, 2011 written by Vicki Bale
Mortise Deadlock

When shopping for door furniture you need to consider the lock or latching mechanism. Below we explain about mortise locks and mortise latches. For information on Rim Locks and Rim Latches please refer to our other posting.

All pairs of door knobs or door handles which you want to open and close doors require a mechanism. Mortise locks and mortise latches sit in a pocket cut into the edge of your door and come in a variety of different types:-

What is a Rim Lock or Rim Latch?

March 15, 2011 written by Vicki Bale
Iron and Brass Rim Lock

All pairs of door knobs or door handles which you want to open and close doors require a mechanism. This can be set into the edge of a door (mortise lock or latch) or can be set within a box which is mounted on the face of the door (rim lock or latch). The lock or latch part then catches into a keeper which is mounted on the door frame. Rim locks or rim latches are often used where doors are thin or for decorative effect.