Karcherhandles.co.uk – FAQ’s
(If you need any further information please contact 0113 245 9559 / email@example.com)
1. What is backset?
Backset is the distance from the door edge to the centre of the keyhole or handle. Two popular sizes are 44mm (64mm case size) and 57mm (76mm case size).
2. Which lock do I need?
There are various lock options available for our handles, choosing the right one depends on where and how the locks will be used.
A latch would be used when you need no security and just wish to ‘latch’ in a closed position. Lever handles or a knob can operate the latch.
A roller catch would be used where you have a fixed handle and wish to ‘latch’ a door in a closed position. This is commonly used with pull handles, fixed knobs, or fixed lever handles.
A sashlock would be used when you wished to lock and latch a door in the closed position.
A deadlock works independently from your handles and can be used to secure a door. This can be used in conjunction with a sashlock to add additional security.
A bathroom lock is used on a bathroom door, the spring latch is operated by a handle or knob from either side, and a privacy bolt is operated by a turn and release.
If you need any further information on choosing the correct lock please contact 0113 245 9559 / firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Which finish?
Karcher handles and accessories come in a range of finishes. The most common finish is satin stainless steel (71). Dual finishes are also available.
Available finishes are listed below:
Satin Stainless Steel (71)
Polished Stainless Steel (72)
Satin Chrome (55)
Satin / Polished Stainless Steel (73)
Satin Chrome / Polished Stainless (74)
Brass / Satin Stainless Steel (75)
Chrome / Satin Stainless Steel (65)
Polished / Satin Chrome (56)
4. Which escutcheon (key cover) should I use?
We offer two main types of escutcheon, either Key or Euro profile
5. What are pull handle fixing centres?
This is the distance between the fixing points on a pull handle. This is shorter than the overall length of the pull handle.
6. How many hinges should I use on a door?
35mm thick internal door – 2 No. 76mm hinges
44mm thick internal door – 3 No. 102mm hinges
44mm thick external door – 3 No. 102mm hinges