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What is a backset?

18th 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..

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