• Types of Door Handle – Part 1

    I often get asked about the different types of handles available. You have a choice of 3 types of door handle, Lever on Backplate, Lever on Rose or a Mortice Knob. The levers on backplate are more traditional types of handle although these are sometimes available as a designer piece too on backplate. The lever on rose comes on a round or square rose which in most cases is 50mm in diameter. The mortice knob is becoming more popular also but it is important to make sure that the locks and...
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July

2015

  • Latest Door Trends and Styles – July 2015

    For me, choosing a door handle is the crowning moment of the door fitting process. Why shouldn't it be as its normally the last thing our fitters do before they finish fitting one of our many projects. Its also important as the handle lets us interact with our doors, helping us to open, close and in some cases lock our doors. Fitting handles is just the beginning of a long relationship we are about to have with our doors, so it is vitally important that we choose the right one with not only rega...
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July

2015

  • Skirting and Architrave Guidelines

    We are often asked our advice on this subject so this article runs through all the things that you need to consider when choosing these items. Architrave is the frame that surrounds the door and lining, and skirting runs around the room at floor level. With our prehung door sets we can provide certain designs of architrave and skirting that are veneered so these items match what ever finish you have chosen for the doors. Your first choice is to decide if you want your architrave to match the col...
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March

2015

  • Walnut Royale Doors in St Johns Wood

    SWD provided prehung door sets for the refurbishment of an apartment in one of the most glamorous apartment buildings in St John's Wood. The door model chosen was the N311 Royale Circle Rosette Door. All of the door sets and frames were pre-finished in walnut to match the skirting and flooring. The hinges and handles were simple, contemporary and elegant, finished in satin stainless steel to match the fixtures in the rest of the property. You can view all the images and more of our outs...
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February

2015

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