Door Hardware - the Focal Point of the Home


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The door is the focal point of the home which is why door hardware is so important, creating a striking first impression as well as securing your property against intruders.

The right door fittings and locks will enhance your property both by adding to its value, keeping it secure and improving its appearance There is a huge range of door hardware available that has been made to suit all types of home.

Brassart produces a range of door and window furniture suitable for castles, palaces and other such gand buildings. As you can see from their name they mostly produce solid brass hardware, however they will supply ironmongery in gold plated brass. They also produce door hardware specially to suit the period of the building.

For those with smaller homes Kirkpatricks produce ranges of antique black iron and flat black iron which look perfect in a log house or country cottage. This company were established in 1855, still making much of their ironmongery using the same moulds and methods that were used then. Giving a really authentic feel to their products.

It is surprising that even listed buildings are allowed to spoil their facades by fitting totally inappropriate door and window hardware, when there are plenty of excellent examples of period ironmongery available, many made in exactly the same way, using the same moulds as the original ones.

Many cheap imported versions may look initially appropriate, but the feel and weight gives a different impression, also the finishes don't stand up to the rigours of the British climate.

Have a look through our online catalogue and see what is available

About The Author

Ali Arnold is a tutor and company secretary for Architectural Ironmongery Ltd, who are specialists in door and window hardware for period properties, this very knowledgable company is always happy to give advise when required.

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