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Door Handle Types Explained

Each door handle type has its own us and function. The four main types are explained below:

 

A lever Latch door handle has a plain backplate and will normally operate a tubular latch. Most doors inside the home will be latch only and include lounge, kitchen, dining room and bedrooms. It is extremely unusual for latch handle sets to be handed. Each pair is two handles which will fit all variations of hinged door. 

A lever Lock door handle has a backplate with a standard keyhole cut-out and will operate a 3-lever or 5-lever lock which is fitted to the door. A 5-lever lock would be suitable for an external door and a 3-lever lock is suitable for an internal door. Internally, locking doors typically include master bedrooms or studies and back doors and French doors externally. Lock handle sets are very rarely handed. Each pair is two handles which will fit all variations of hinged door.

 

A lever Euro door handle has a backplate with a Euro cylinder cut-out for use with a Euro cylinder sashlock case. This type of door handle is mainly used in a commercial building. It should not be confused with a multipoint lever set which also has a Euro cylinder cut-out, as these handles will not lift to engage the locking points of a multi-point lock. It is extremely unusual for Euro handle sets to be handed. Each pair is two handles which will fit all variations of hinged door.

 

A lever Bathroom door handle has one backplate with a bathroom turn and one backplate with a release mechanism. The door handle with the turn would be fitted to the inside of a bathroom door and the door handle with the release mechanism would be fitted to the outside of a bathroom door for easy opening in case of an emergency. Bathroom handle sets are not usually handed, but occasionally some are available. It will be very clear from the product information if this is the case.

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