Different types of handles and locks

November 15, 2017

Blog - Gold Coast - Handles Plus

When it comes to building your dream house, every little detail need to be perfect. Before buying the hardware for your doors, you can use some information on different types of door handles, locks etc. There are many types of doors in a home, and they need different types of hardware depending on their variety.

Here are an overview of commonly used type of door handles and locks:

Lever Handles

Lever handles are a type of lever attached door latch. They do not need firm grasping and twisting to open the door unlike doorknobs, so they are more user friendly option compared to other types of door handles. They offer a wide variety of options to use different types of lock cases and back plates. You can use these handles on a variety of type of doors, using round roses to long back plates. Entrance, passage or closet, privacy, bedroom or bath, classroom, office—lever handles can be used on any door.

Pull Handles

Pull handles are the ones you grip and pull to open a door. They are modern, sleek and gives a modern look to any door. They are specially used on double doors, to grip on side and pull the other to open the doors. They are often used to make a dramatic statement to adorn a contemporary styled property.

There are four basic types of lock sets being used in door hardware nowadays:

  • Passage lock set, which actually includes no lock. They are generally used in general passage rooms, door to hallway, closet etc.
  • Then comes privacy lock sets, and just as the name suggests they are used in bedrooms and bathrooms. The privacy side is lockable, and there is a keyhole on the outside.
  • Keyed locks come next. They are mostly used in entrances and can be locked on both sides. They have a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications.
  • Dummy handles are non-functional, and there is no locking and latching mechanism.

If you are looking for door handles, locks, hinges, lock cylinders, door stops, door signage etc., call Handles Plus today.