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Opening the Door to Hardware

Unravelling the complex world of hardware so you can begin the conversation with our dedicated hardware specification team.

INTERNAL PASSAGE DOOR

A passage door is any internal hinged door that doesn’t lock.

INTERNAL STORAGE DOORS

A storage door is any internal hinged door that doesn’t lock and is only used from the outside. Open the door with a fixed knob, lever or flush pull to the outside of the door teamed with a concealed magnetic catch.

INTERNAL PRIVACY DOOR

A privacy door is any internal hinged door with a lock that is operated by hand rather than a key. A person inside the room can gain privacy by turning the thumb-turn.

If there is an emergency, a coin can be used to open the door from the outside.

Privacy turns and emergency releases are specified as a set to complement the design of the operating knob or lever.

INTERNAL SLIDING DOOR

Sliding doors are hung on a track that moves sideways, usually retracting into a wall cavity. They can be single or double doors. A flush pull is used to pull the door across. It is ‘flush’ with the door allowing it to pass into the cavity. If the door retracts into the wall completely, a person can use a door-end pull positioned on the edge of the door in order to retrieve the door.

You can have an integrated flush pull & door-end pull which operates from both sides rather than an additional door-end pull.

Note: Door thickness is critical to the installation of this product.

INTERNAL SLIDING PRIVACY DOOR

Sliding doors are hung on a track that moves sideways, usually retracting into a wall cavity. They can be single or double doors. A flush pull is used to pull the door across. It is ‘flush’ with the door allowing it to pass into the cavity. If the door retracts into the wall completely, a person can use a door-end pull positioned on the edge of the door in order to retrieve the door. This door has an added function of a privacy thumb turn to lock the door whilst in the room.

If there is an emergency and no response comes from within, a coin can be used to open the door from the outside by a good Samaritan.

MAIN ENTRANCE DOOR

The Main Entrance Door welcomes all visitors to the home and sets the scene foR what awaits within.

The hardware combination is dictated by style and function.

This can be tailored to suit the specific needs of a project.

EXTERNAL DOORS

External doors are any door that has one side exposed to the exterior of the building.

This type of door can be a hinged or sliding door.

External doors (excluding main entrance door) are generally set up the same in a project as the passage doors, with the addition of a locking function.

If you have double external doors, usually the doors will be dressed symmetrically, with one lever being functional and operating the lock (active) and the other purely fixed and aesthetic (passive).

CREMONE BOLTS

Cremone bolts are a decorative locking options that provide a spectacular look to a project above and beyond using standard hardware.

Available for use on the internal face of a door, they are vertical bolts that run the length of a door, and lock a door by simultaneously pushing a rod into the top and bottom of the door frame. The rod is moved into position by rotating the operating lever or knob.

We offer custom specification on these types of weird and wonderful products.

In Residence offers custom specified cremone bolts to suit your particular project requirements.

DOOR STOP

The humble door stop is a mighty thing. Without one your beautiful door lever, door knob or hook on the back of your door will damage the wall.

SHOWER DOOR

We can provide knobs or rails to open and close your shower doors. Made of solid brass the shower door pull handles are supplied with fixings that will suit 10-12mm thick glass and nylon washers to ensure that the glass is not damaged.

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CABINET HARDWARE

Cabinet Hardware is non-operating hardware designed to open and close drawers and cupboards, and is found on wardrobes, kitchen and bathroom joinery, in libraries and entertainment units.

They are usually a smaller scale than the matching Door Hardware. Cabinetry door thickness is usually 16-19mm.

One of the benefits of cabinet hardware on joinery, aside from aesthetics, is that handles are very durable and mucky hands won’t leave marks on the paintwork.

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EDGE PULLS

An Edge Pull is a minimalist piece of hardware that wraps around a door to create a grip for opening and closing.

Edge Pulls come in a range of sizes and can be fitted to a wardrobe door, cabinet door or drawer as an elegant alternative to a knob or handle.

Our Edge Pulls are also available with a soft-to-touch leather wrap. They use only use the finest quality, sustainably and ethically sourced bridle leather, applied by highly skilled and experienced craftsmen in the UK.

DECORATIVE GRILLES

Decorative Grilles are sheets of hand-woven, hand-assembled or perforated brass or stainless steel that can be used to add detailing to a cupboard door. These are made to size and available in many styles and finishes, with or without backing mesh.

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SASH WINDOW HARDWARE

Single-hung sash windows are two windows in one frame. The top window is fixed, and using two sash lifts, the bottom window can be lifted with two fingers to open it upwards.

Double-hung sash windows are two unfixed windows in one frame that are counter-balanced and BOTH move when the lower is lifted, with the upper coming down at same time.

To lock the windows, a sash fastener connects the two windows together when closed to prevent entry.

CASEMENT WINDOWS
Casement windows are hinged windows that open to the left or right.

They will not stay open on their own so require a casement stay to keep open and prevent slamming in the wind. They should be kept shut with a casement fastener.

Some casement fasteners are lockable if required.

FANLIGHT WINDOWS

Fanlight windows are usually hinged along the top. They require a fastener to close the window by connecting it to the frame. Fanlight stays on either edge of the window allow it to open to a certain aperture.

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