A lever handle is the most common home buy door handle and commercial door handle. Lever handle on backplate and lever handle on rose are the two variants of the lever handle.
Lever on the backplate, as the name suggests, has a backplate on which the lever is present. The backplate can be curved, square or of any other shape. Basic lever latch handle on the backplate has a lever on the backplate which operates a spindle. The tubular spindle goes inside the latch present in the door when the handle is pushed down to open the door. Lever lock handle has a keyhole present on the backplate through which a key can be passed to lock the door. This is a common type of main door handle found in homes and offices. A privacy door handle is another kind of lever on backplate handle which is commonly used for bathroom and bedroom doors. This type of handle has a thumb turn mechanism which prevents the handle from being pushed down when turned.
Lever rose handle has circular or square-shaped rose to cover the point at which the handle is attached to the door. This type of handle is smaller as compared to a lever on backplate handle. The handle operates a latch to open and close the door. The lock can also be fixed for added security. Lever rose handle provides a smooth finish to the door.
Pull handles are used for doors which do not require latches and open and close by pushing and pulling. Passage doors, especially in offices, commonly have to pull handle mechanism. For example, D Pull handle is fixed on the external part of the door and is very easy to operate. Another example is a flush pull handle. This kind of handle is used to operate sliding doors. The handle lies flush against the door and is used to slide the door. The flush handle can be square, circular or rectangle in shape or can have finger pulls.
Knob handle is also a common house door handle for internal doors. This is a spherical handle which can be turned clockwise or anticlockwise to open the door. The knob handle can also come with a lock for added security. Passage door knobs operate a latch to open and close the door. Privacy door knobs have a locking mechanism as well on one side. Keyed entry door knobs have a locking mechanism on both the sides of the door. Dummy doorknob handles are also available in the market. Such knob handles are for decorative purpose and don’t need to be rotated. Knob handles come in a range of styles such as antique cast iron, polished chrome, stainless steel, etc.
The stainless steel door handle is suitable for a door located in a high traffic area where the door is being frequently opened and closed. This is because stainless steel is a strong and durable material. Various grades of stainless steel door handles are available for both residential and commercial places. Antique design door handle are usually made of cast iron and are suitable for heritage buildings.
Brightly coloured glass door handle, especially for knob variety of handle, is also a popular choice. Glass knob handle can also be designed to resemble a crystal to improve the aesthetics of the door. Porcelain is also a suitable material for door handles. It is mainly used to make handles for interior doors. Porcelain door handles come in a plethora of colours and finishings.
Aluminium door handle comes in a number of appealing designs and is cheaper as compared to other kinds of door handles. Thus, it is suitable for people with limited budgets. Another advantage of aluminium door handle is that it is lightweight and is resistant against corrosion.
Tips to choose door handles
A door handle set consists of the handle and its attachments. Locking mechanism along with keys are also present if you choose a lockable handle. The door handle price depends upon the type of mechanism of the handle, material of the handle, presence or absence of locking mechanism and the type of locking mechanism if present, type of finish and other additional features.
|Door Handle||Price List|
|Brass Door Handle, 300mm||Rs. 2,508|
|Black Nickel Door Handle, 300mm||Rs. 2,567|
|Chrome Plating Door Handle, 300mm||Rs. 2,206|
|Gold Door Handle, 300mm||Rs. 3,373|
|Grey Door Handle, 300mm||Rs. 2,337|
|Stainless Steel Door Handle, 300mm||Rs. 2,517|