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Lever Handles- The guide to choosing the right style for your home

Posted on: October 18th, 2018 by SteveCMS

Choosing what type of lever handle you need for your home can be a confusing task. We make a variety of different lever handles, suited to any style of door or requirement. Here is a basic guide to our lever handle options.


The majority of our lever handles can be purchased in Lock, this style of handle is for use with a traditional key operated locking system. The keyhole is cut out of the backplate. Lock handles are ideal for exterior doors.



Latch lever handles are normally used for interior doors, these feature a spring-loaded tongue, which ‘clicks’ shut holding the door closed but not locking it. This means that no locking mechanism is required, only a tubular latch. All Kirkpatrick lever handles can be made in a latch style

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Bathroom style lever handles feature a turn and release locking system which allows for the door to be locked and unlocked from one side for privacy without a key. All of our bathroom locks are fitted with a safety feature, which means they can be opened from the outside in-case of emergency.


Euro Cylinder 

Our Euro lever handles have a cut out keyhole shaped barrel for use with a Euro Cylinder. This is primarily used on exterior doors. When choosing this style of handle it will need to be matched with a Euro Cylinder lock. This style is primarily used on UPVC doors.

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If we don’t have what you are looking for, did you know we can also make bespoke ironmongery suited to your requirements?

All Kirkpatrick Lever handles are hand cast in the UK, using traditional manufacturing techniques. Despite using traditional methods, we have also moved with the times and have a range of lever handles to suit any style of property. We are proud to be the only manufacturer of Antique Iron products able to use the Made in Britain marque.

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Frame your view with handcrafted ironmongery

Posted on: October 3rd, 2018 by SteveCMS

Everyone loves admiring a beautiful view, so why not frame it with beautiful fixtures. We have a large range of window fasteners and stays that are suited to any style of home interior. Whether you want to make a statement design or keep it simple, we have the window furniture for you.

Upgrading your fixtures is an easy way to give your windows a new lease of life. If you want to create an eye-catching feature on your windows, then our best selling ‘Monkey Tail’ design is the perfect choice. This attractive window furniture can be used on both wooden windows and UPVC.

Here is an example of the ‘Monkey Tail’ furniture on a bespoke, wooden window made by the talented team at Harleston Joinery.  The other image shows the same product used on a UPVC style window.

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If you want a more subtle design, that is still stylish opt for our classic pear drop furniture. Here is an example of the smooth pattern window casement stay and fastener in our Argent finish. Choosing this style of fixtures creates a modern and contemporary feel.

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Traditionally black iron is associated with period properties, however black ironmongery is the perfect accessory for any window or door. Here our black finish has been used in a modern room, paired with a bright interior this creates a bold statement that is proving to be one of the latest interior design trends.


If you would like to see all of our authentic, British made window furniture. Please click here