Glossary of Terms
This is simply a plate used to cover the area of the door that is most likely to be touched. Therefore protecting the finish of the door from wear and tear.
This is the face plate of a lock or latch which is visible on the door edge, through which the latch tongue and the bolt protrude.
This is the spring loaded tongue, operated by a handle which secures the door closed but does not lock.
E.g. Three lever sash lock – in this instance it refers to the amount of levers inside the lock which are operated when the key is turned.
Usually the more levers a lock contains the more secure it is. Most insurance companies require a five lever lock to be fitted to all external doors.
All our mortice knobs are supplied with matching screws, a spindle and fitting instructions.
As with lever on rose furniture, when using with a sash lock you will also need to purchase a matching escutcheon (key hole cover).
When using with a bathroom lock, you will also need a matching turn and release (thumb turn).
Please bear in mind that mortice knobs are not quite as practical as lever furniture. Levers can be operated with an elbow if your hands are full, whereas a mortice knob requires a free hand to turn it.
It is also important to ensure that all locks or latches purchased have a backset of at least 80mm to ensure sufficient clearance of the door frame. If this rule is not applied it may be possible for knuckles to scrape on the door frame as the knob is turned.