Saturday, November 26, 2011

The ladies leave their drawers

Of late we have come upon a very suitable arrangement, one that benefits our customers and ourselves in the supply of new knobs for drawers. As they wish customers' can bring their drawers to our store and we fit new knobs of their choice from our endless range, for a very small extra fee. Who would have thought that this arrangement is available? It works very well since we have all types and lengths of fixing screws. Of course we are happy to supply kitchen and other furniture knobs and handles of all types, styles and sizes, particularly when they are to match our excellent door handles and give a coordinated finish. Where kitchen handles are replaced, it is necessary to know the hole spacings so that the new handles suit. Thus it is helpful when customers bring in an old handle for us to take measurements from in order to supply new handles that fit perfectly.
So please feel free to bring your drawers to our showroom/stores at Cobh Cross, outside Carrigtwoill and we will be happy to fit new knobs for you. We do it gladly, and all our customers leave satisfied.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Desperate House Wife

She told me she had set her heart on it......It was an American thumb-latch type front door handle, but the point was it was not bought in my store 'Handle Supplies' at Cobh Cross, Industrial Estate across form the new Ballyseedy Home and Garden store outside Carrigtwohill.
I had to say I was reluctant to adjust handles bought elsewhere while I needed customers to buy my premium handles and have any adjustments made before they leave my store at no extra cost.
So anyway, this lady told me she was reliably informed by her joiner that I was the only man that could adjust her new door handle to fit her new front door which is 25 mm wider then the standard width for this type front door handlle and lock.

Well I just did it. I extended the tail bar on the rim-lock which is a type not used in Europe. Also I checked that the split spindle would reach the required length. Finally I provided longer new screws and a new fixing method.

So one less desperate house wife
Name and address of this lady with the publisher !!!
(and yes I can handle anything....tes tru

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Court House Doors.. nearly unhinged

We provided the parts to get them back swinging again...
Really this has happened this month, flood waters damaged the floor-spring pivot hinges on the double doors entering the Cork court-house on Washington Street and the doors nearly came off.

A specialist window and door repair man, Frank, repaired
them with parts provided by a specialist supplier (, that's us) we provided the parts that fitted on the door pivot hinges and attached them to new floor-springs. It was a little more complicated as the height of the door pivots we provided had to be just..... everything has to be this building

Hope we don't get to see this particular installation any time soon!!!!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Have one key to open all the doors in your house

Too many keys, to lose and carry around
Hi, now for a small introduction into master key, keyed alike systems, restricted or registered key systems and where these systems can be useful and helpful to many people who would not normally come into contact with or have knowledge of these door lock and key systems.

So need for technical speak or such mumbo jumbo...just practically if you would like to use one key on the back and front doors of your house, well this is very easy to arrange, you install keyed alike locks on the back and front doors. Then one key opens both doors. French windows and double doors cause major heartache when all have differents keys, key them all alike and one key opens all the doors to the house, the cost is usually no more then 15 euro more per door to have keyed alike locks supplied. Fitting can be arranged by us as well.

So what's a master key system in lay man's...well it sort of finding a key to every door!!!! in dwelling house terms a master key will open all the door locks internal and externel of the house.....a sub-master key or servant key will open only a specific door lock, for example a specific bedroom. The house front door in these circumstances would be termed a passing cylinder or lock where each different bedroom key would open the front door and one specific bedroom. So the master key is the only key that opens all doors .....the key to every door....for large organisations master keys are carried by maintenance supervisors and security people.

Restricted or registered keys have a specific number or code on the keys, these keys can only be copied with permission of the building (key and lock) owner at a specific locksmith or supplier.

More soon about grand master key systems, builder's key systems and higher security key systems. We provide them all at trade discounted prices...
Call me on 021 488 3131 or email we can handle all your door handle and lock problems.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Is the flap off the letter box of you door many people cant find where to buy a new letter box or post box for their door when their existing one is broken, the outside flap off is the most usual fault,
well here's what ...if your letters come in through the door by passing through an outside flap on the exterior side of the door and a second inside flap

you have what is often termed a cassette letter plate, they come in a small number of standard formats and sizes, they are not sold in builders suppliers or DIY stores....they are sold in specialist outlets, such as my store Handle Supplies at Cobh Cross Carrigtwohill, just behind Greenwood Furniture, accross the road from Ballyseedy Home and Garden Store.

Get your new letter box or letter plate quickly and easily, visit
call 021 4883131...your ugly broken letter box is soon me ...John ..for advice