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

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

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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