When choosing hardware it is not always as easy as finding a handle you
like the look (and feel) of and saying “That’s the one.” If you are
building a new house and want everything to match you need to ensure
that everything is available in the same style and finish to compliment
each other. If you are renovating and working with old doors that you
need to fit hardware on to you need to make sure what you like will work
and if not is there a way around this. So read the relevant sections
below for advice. If you have any more questions please don’t hesitate
to contact us at info@https://beyondhardware.co.nz
Round Rose Door Handles
Levers on a round rose come in 2 different sizes.
They will either require a 54mm hole drilled in the door or a 20-25mm hole(depending on the brand). The ones suitable for a 54mm hole have a rose approximately 63-65mm diameter whereas the smaller ones have a 52-55mm rose.
Generally the 54mm larger roses have the functionality of having the option of having a key lock incorporated in the handle. They will also have privacy, passage and dummy options. Handles with the 54mm hole are generally the cheaper option. Handles on the smaller rose have the passage, privacy and dummy option. If you need a door to have a key lock then you can either add a separate deadbolt or a mortise lock to get the functionality required.
Hardware for Timber Joinery
If you have invested in timber joinery for you home then you want to make sure you get the correct hardware to compliment the joinery and ensure it operates correctly.
Hardware for Bifold Doors
Depending on how the doors are configured you will require the following items:
Bolts to hold the folding doors in place when closed. Flush bolts are better as when the doors are open the bolts won’t hit the other doors and cause damage. 2 required per 2 doors. 1 at the top and 1 at the bottom.
Mortice Lock combined with a lever handle and cylinder. The width of the door stile and the thickness of the door will dictate what type is required. Generally timber joinery has quite narrow stiles so a narrow lock is required or it will not fit in the timber available.
If the Bifolds’ have a French door set up. i.e One door opening to one side with 2 or more doors folding in the other direction then the joinery will have a rebate and you will need a rebate kit. This brings the lock to the edge of the rebate so it fits correctly and the strike has a recess. If they door has double glazing it will be thicker than standard doors and may require longer a longer cylinder and extended screws and an extended strike or rebate kit so the latch does not hit the other door or the door frame and cause damage.