The handle is not only essential to open and close a door but it also provides a finishing touch to it. Whether in-home or in-office, it adds to the aesthetics of it. There are many types available in the market. Thus, there are many choices for you. Understanding the mechanism of the various types, help in picking the one as per your preference.
Lever Handle: This is the most commonly used for home and commercial purposes. Lever on backplate and lever on rose are the two variants. 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 on the backplate has a lever on the backplate which operates a spindle. The tubular spindle goes inside the latch present in it when the grip is pushed down to open. Lever lock has a keyhole present on the backplate through which a key can be passed to lock it.
This is a common type found in homes and offices. A privacy one is another kind of lever on the backplate which is commonly used for bathroom and bedroom. This type has a thumb turn mechanism which prevents it from being pushed down when turned. Lever rose handle has circular or square-shaped rose to cover the point at which it is attached. This type is smaller as compared to a lever on the backplate. This operates a latch to open and close. The lock can also be fixed for added security. Lever rose ones provide a smooth finish.
Pull Handle: Pull ones are used where there is no requirement of latches and open and close by pushing and pulling. Passage ones, especially in offices, commonly have a pull mechanism. For example, the D Pull is fixed on the external part and is very easy to operate. Another example is a flush pull one. This kind is used to operate sliding ones. It lies flush against it and is used to slide. The flush ones can be square, circular or rectangular in shape or can have finger pulls.
Knob: Knob handles are also common for internal doors. This is a spherical one which can be turned clockwise or anticlockwise to open. The knob can also come with a lock for added security. Passage ones have knobs that operate a latch to open and close. Privacy ones have knobs and have a locking mechanism as well on one side. Keyed entry knobs have a locking mechanism on both sides of it. Dummy knobs are also available in the market. Such knobs are for decorative purposes and don’t need to be rotated. Knob comes in a range of styles such as antique cast iron, polished chrome, stainless steel, etc.
The stainless steel door handle is suitable for a high traffic area, frequently opened and closed. This is because stainless steel is a strong and durable material. Various grades of stainless steel ones are available for both residential and commercial places. Antique designs are usually made of cast iron and are suitable for heritage buildings.
Brightly coloured glass, especially for knob variety, is also a popular choice. Glass door handles can be designed to resemble a crystal to improve the aesthetics. Porcelain is also a suitable material. It is mainly used to make for the interiors. Porcelain ones come in a plethora of colours and finishings.
Aluminium door handles come in a number of appealing designs and is cheaper as compared to other kinds. Thus, it is suitable for people with limited budgets. Another advantage of aluminium ones is that they are lightweight and are resistant to corrosion.
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Tips to Choose
It is essential to consider the overall design of the room and the door before deciding upon a particular kind. The style should blend in with the room design and should not appear out of place. If you have the same design throughout the house, then you need to decide whether you want different designs for all or a single design will suffice. It is up to you whether you want consistency in design or makes the same design appear different for various rooms. Colours and finishes must also be taken into consideration.
The main door handle should be equipped with a good locking system. A mortise lock is considered better than a conventional tubular locking system. This is because Mortice lock is stronger as compared to tubular lock, has high resistance against tampering and drilling, has integrated deadbolt, stronger housing, etc. The locking mechanism is not required for passages. However, for a bathroom or bedroom, a locking mechanism or privacy knob is recommended.
The types such as the lever, knob or pull depend entirely upon your personal preference. Select the type which you are comfortable with.
The budget is an important consideration. Purchasing cheap ones for which are used frequently is not advisable because you will lose money in the long run. If you have purchased a designer one, it becomes important that you purchase a door of the same quality. Otherwise, the quality of the door will be damaged.
These sets consist of the handle and its attachments. Locking mechanism along with keys are also present if you choose a lockable handle. The price depends upon the type of mechanism and material, presence or absence of locking mechanism, and the type of locking mechanism if present, type of finish, and other additional features.
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|Godrej Handle Series||Finish|
- HPH-143 (Rectangular Shape)
- HPH-144 (H Shape Wood Handle)
- HPH-146 (Wood Handle)
- HEDL-200 (Key & Knob)
- Material: Stainless Steel Grade 304
- Finish: SSS
|Top Selling Door Handle||Price |
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