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Front Door Furniture

Front door furniture is perhaps some of the most important door furniture you can buy. Not only do you use it everyday but it is on display for everybody to see. In this article we will look at some of the items available which are not only practical but will give the door a new lease of life and in many cases compliment and enhance the overall architectural design.

The most important factor to consider on the front door is security. First and foremost the door should have a lock conforming to British Standard 3621 which is recognised as the minimum requirement by insurance companies. This lock is normally either a deadlock or sashlock with 5 or more levers. Although this is the minimum requirement, many people also incorporate a cylinder rim nightlatch for additional security. This does not have to conform to BS3621 so long as there is already a BS3621 lock on the door.  We do stock a Yale PBS1 and PBS2 rim nighlatch which also conforms to BS3621. In addition we also stock a range of other rim nightlatches to offer additional security to your door. The fitting of a door chain and/or spy hole can also increase the level of security and enable people to see who is at the door without leaving them vulnerable, please see previous article on additional door security here:-

http://www.shop4handles.co.uk/news/product-news/does-your-front-door-require-additional-security/

Front Door Security

Front Door Security

Once the security issues are sorted it’s time to think about what else you might require for the front door. One aspect to consider is how you will close the door behind you. This can be achieved with either a cylinder pull incorporated around the cylinder key hole which allows the door to be pulled closed. If there is no cylinder lock on the door or something more substantial is required another option is a centre door knob. Centre door knobs come in a variety of designs and finishes to suit all styles of property.

A Selection of Centre Door Knobs and Cylinder Pulls

A Selection of Centre Door Knobs and Cylinder Pulls

Although most of us would like to see less paper and junk mail through our doors we nevertheless need to receive mail somehow! For the majority of us this is through a letter plate on the front door. These can come in a wide variety of sizes so it is important you have the correct measurements when looking at fixing a new letter plate in place of an old one. Letter plates are available in a range of different finishes to match other front door furniture or certain designs to compliment specific period styles such as Victorian, Georgian or Regency. As well as the letter plate on the front it is also useful to have a letter tidy on the inside of the door. Not only does this offer more security but it also stops any draught from the letter opening. In addition to letter plates we can also supply mailboxes, please call for more information.

Letter Plates and Letter Tidy

Letter Plates and Letter Tidy

The postman may never reach your new letterbox if he can’t see what number you are on your street, and your visitors will also appreciate you making it easy for them to find you, so it is always a good idea to put a number on your front door! We have numbers and letters in a range of finishes to suit existing front door furniture. If you are looking for large numerals or numerals in a specific finish feel free to call us on 01344 876955 and we will endeavour to help, as we can offer many other styles, sizes and finishes which are not listed on our site.

Numerals and Letters

Numerals and Letters

The final item needed on most front doors is a means for someone to get your attention to come to the door. The two main means of doing this are either a door knocker or a bell push which operates an internal door bell. Door knockers come in a wide variety of styles and finishes so there is something to suit most front doors whether they are on a traditional, period or contemporary property.

Door Knockers and Bell Pushes

Door Knockers and Bell Pushes

All of the items mentioned in this post are 10% off this month, so what better time to give your front door that new look! Simply enter the code FRONT DOOR into the coupon code box when prompted.

Although we have a good selection of front door furniture on our website there are plenty of other designs and finishes available, so if you can not find the item you are looking for or are looking for something more suited to your individual front door do not hesitate to give us a call on 01344 876955 or send an e-mail to sales@shop4handles.co.uk

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