Glossary of Terms
LEVER ON BACKPLATE
This is a horizontal lever for operating the latch mechanism. These handles are usually spring loaded to ensure the lever returns to its horizontal position.
Lever handles may be preferred to mortice knobs where the door is often used by people passing through with their hands full. It is fairly easy to depress a lever with an elbow, whereas a mortice knob requires a free hand to operate it.
This is a recess cut into the edge of a door to receive a lock or latch case.
This is a door knob with a spindle which can be turned to operate a latch tongue. Opposed to a centre door knob or cupboard knob which are rigid.
It is important to select a lock that has a backset of at least 80mm, in order to ensure that knuckles don't scrape against the door frame during operation.
Double doors usually have a rebated edge where they come together when closed.
When fitting mortice locks or latches it is necessary to purchase a rebate kit to enable the forend/strike plates to fit correctly.
All our lever on backplate furniture are supplied with matching screws, a spindle and fitting instructions.
LEVER LATCH: Blank backplate, for use with a tubular latch or a box latch.
LEVER LOCK: Backplate has a key hole, for use with a sash type lock which contains a lock and a bolt.
BATH SET: Backplate has a built in turn and release mechanism, for use with a bathroom lock.