Handles 4 Homes


A Guide to Cabinet Handles & Knobs

Whether your next project is in the kitchen, an office space, or your front room, you’ll need handles for your cabinets. In this buyer’s guide, we’re looking at every type of cabinet handle and cabinet knob, from Art Deco handles to crystal glass knobs, and everything in between. We’ll talk about some of the considerations you should take and the options you’ll have to solve those issues as they arise. What options do you have for cabinet handles? We can widely split cabinet handles and cabinet knobs into two categories,... Read More


How to Fit Door Handles

Whilst every door handle has its quirks, there are some commonalities for every door handle installation. Here at Handles4Homes, we’ve created this handy guide to get you ready for installing new door handles in your home. What tools are needed to fit door handles? Before you start, you’ll need: Power drill 25mm spade drill bit 2mm drill bit Hammer Chisel Pencil Screwdriver Workman’s knife A door wedge (or two) Masking tape Measuring tape Door handles You will also need larger drill bits, but the exact size will depend on the... Read More


Buyer’s Guide to Door Locks & Latches

From deadbolts to rim locks, mortice latches to sash locks, this door locks & latches buyer’s guide will explain the different latching and locking options out there for ensuring privacy and security in your home. We will also discuss which door lock to buy for houses of multiple occupancy (HMOs) and commercial properties. What are the different types of door locks? When looking for new or replacement locks, it can be easy to look at your door and ask “What door lock or mechanism do I have?” So here, we’ll... Read More


How to Clean Door Handles

Cleaning door handles has always been important, but after recent world events, we’ve all become increasingly aware of the reasons why it’s a task we should be doing more regularly. The pandemic has taught us all to wash our hands – but let’s apply that to the hardware we, and those around us, touch on a regular basis, too. Even without concerns of a virus on your door handles, there’s the unfortunate fact that, over the lifetime of a door’s hardware, they’ll pick up general grime. This can eventually result in... Read More


A Guide to Buying Door Knob Sets

If you’ve been in the market for door knobs in recent times, you’ll know as well as we do that there are a legion of styles and finishes available. Sometimes the choices can be overwhelming, and we want to shed some light on the styles and workings of door knobs available for homeowners and developers today. Buying Mortice Door Knobs When purchasing a door knob set there are a few things you should take into consideration, otherwise, you may find yourself wasting money on products that don’t fit your door,... Read More


How many door handles?

We are constantly updating our website with the latest architectural hardware and have always have the best deals and prices for our customers, but we’re most proud of the selection we now have online. In our door handle range we now have over 650 different door handles, with 3 different options available for most, either standard, privacy, lock available to choose from. If you take into account the number of finishes, we’re talking about nearly 6000 different products just in door handles alone. Whether its a contemporary finish you’re looking for, traditional finishes with... Read More


What is a backset?

W18th Oct 2013 In ironmongery terms, the backset is the measurement from the edge of a door to the centre of the door furniture spindle or keyhole (or both – they are normally the same). The backset measurement can get confused sometimes with the overall width measurement of the lock or latch that you may be looking for, so we have provided a diagram below which should make things clearer. Backset size mainly becomes an issue when you are fitting door knobs, as you will need to ensure the knobs... Read More

Do Door Handles And Door Knobs Come In Pairs?

A question we often get asked is whether our door knobs and door handles come as single items or as pairs.  The answer is “yes” they do come in pairs unless we state otherwise.  We’ve tried to make it clearer on each product page by including a badge showing that the item is priced per pair.  In case we miss an item that you feel should be marked as sold per pair or set, give us a call and we’ll let you know. We always love hearing from you about our website and improvements... Read More

Why Grade 316 Stainless Steel Door Furniture?

Why Grade 316 ? Grade 316 stainless steel door furniture is the ultimate material for longevity, especially when fitting on external doors, and even more so when fitting anywhere that is near or on the coast. Anyone who lives next to the coast will tell you that door furniture doesn’t normally last too long in the areas, owing to the harsh salt corrosion in the air. Normal brass and steel fittings are normally corroded within weeks, causing frustration and extra costs. Grade 316 stainless steel hardware is commonly used for food... Read More

Crystal is in, at Handles4Homes! Bring on the bling!

One of the most popular types of products we’re selling is crystal and glass door knobs and cupboard knobs. It seems like that shabby chic is very much in and we have the door knobs and cabinet furniture to really complement that look and feel. One of our most popular products is the Frelan JH5255 Facetted Crystal Cut Door Knob, as shown below.  I think you’ll agree it’s absolutely stunning and will really add a sparkle to any house. Head on over to handles4homes to get the latest range of products and bring on the... Read More