All door handles are priced and supplied in pairs with fixings and spindles.
For the door handles to operate they will need locks or latches, the types of locks or latches you need are the same for door handles on a backplate and door handles on a rose. For information on lock and latch sizes please see FAQ 'What backset size do I need?'
- Internal doors. All non-locking internal doors need a tubular latch, we supply a contract latch or a better quality high-quality latch, the difference being the overall quality and spring tension. The one that you purchase will generally be determined by your budget. We always recommend the quality tubular latch as this feels solid and smooth in use whilst providing a long working lifespan.
- External locking doors. It is important that all external doors have either a BS certified 5 lever sashlock or a rim cyinder nightlatch ;used with a BS certified 5 lever deadlock. This is a minimum security standard required by most UK household insurance companies. If you do not have these fitted to your external doors your insurance company may contest your claim in the event of a break-in.
- Internal locking doors. Doors that are required to lock from a key internally can use a 3 lever sash lock providing they are not exit doors. We do not recommend locking internal doors for fire safety reasons.
- Bathroom doors. All door handles supplied by Simply Door Handles require a bathroom lock. We supply a high quality bathroom lock and a contract bathroom lock, the difference being the quality. The quality lock is engineered to a high standard that will feel solid and smooth in use and provide a long working lifespan, the contract lock is engineered to a price. For door handles on a round rose, when using with a turn and release you may use any of the above bathroom locks or simply add a tubular bathroom deadbolt. Doing this lets you position the turn and release independently of the handle.