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Heavy Duty Latch

As we sell traditional, quality door furniture often for period properties we do get fitting issues where old locks and latches are fitted on doors. Old door locks and latches have imperial holes in them, newly made door knobs and door handles have metric spindles (8mm in the main). See the article for a fix for this problem.

Ways to Lock Bathroom Doors

March 2, 2011 written by Vicki Bale
Victorian Rim Lock Iron

You have several choices when it comes to locking bathroom doors and it can be complicated. You can use a Turn and Release, A bathroom Rim Lock, Door Handles specially adapted to incorporate a bathroom lock, Mortise locks or just a small bolt. If you are daring even leave the door open!! Please have a read below for more information:

About Casement Window Furniture

August 26, 2010 written by Vicki Bale
Iron casement stays

Early casement windows would have had a casement latch and casement stay in black iron, often forged by the local blacksmith. In Victorian times window hardware could also have been cast in brass and in the later 1800’s and early 1900’s plated in nickel. Our ranges are copies of originals and our iron window fittings are hand forged. In this article we also offer an explanation of the terminology used for casement window hardware.

Glossary Of Terms – Window Furniture A-Z

June 22, 2010 written by Vicki Bale
Window Stays

There are lots of specialist terms to do with Window Furniture. Here is a listing of some of the ones we commonly use or come across. Hopefully this will help when shopping, but do contact us if you need assistance, as working out what is required for your windows can be tricky.

About Sash Window Furniture

June 19, 2010 written by Vicki Bale
Brass Sash Window Fastener

Sash windows require a specially made range of window furniture. Our range is cast in solid brass and designed to be totally authentic, to replicate antique window hardware. It is all made in England. We can offer several different finishes, the most popular we offer online are unlacquered brass and polished nickel plate. Top quality sash window hardware is quite hard to find. Our quality products are not to be confused with the numerous cheap window fittings available at DIY sheds.

About Door Hinges

April 3, 2010 written by Martin Foley
Iron Butterfly Hinges

Door hinges have been around for 4000 years and have passed through many stages in their evolution.

Usually used on public and sacred buildings, they were developed by the Romans for domestic use and became an important part of their sophisticated lifestyle. They even named a goddess, Cardea, as the godess of hinges.