Monday, August 12, 2013

Art Deco door handles enjoy an increasing wave of popularity

Classic Art Deco Lever Handle                

Plain Art Deco Handle

Art Deco Shaped Knob


Art Deco Door Handles

Here are selection of Art Deco door handles, we have noticed good interest from customers of late in these handles.  Maybe it is just that door furniture such as these are not easy to come by from Irish suppliers or perhaps there is the beginings of a new trend in home furnishing in evidence in recent weeks.  No matter what, we are most willing to offer all our customers an extensive range of handles is in every possible style and finish, please have a look here at some of our Art Deco Handles, call me John on 021 488 3131 for more information and advice, have a look at more of our range on  

This premium Art Deco type door handle is available in16 different finishes, from polished chrome, to brushed chrome to bronze, brass, nickle, and several other antique and comtompory finishes.
Premium Quality Art Deco Handle                  


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fire exit door lock and push bars inside and outside solution

Below is the standard single door panic bolt with top and bottom door holding bolts, suitable for all public buildings in accordance with fire regulations.  Also below the outside handle that allows for access to the building from outside through the exit with the panic bolt fitted. The operation of the panic bolt from  the inside by pushing down on the cross bar over-rides the outside locking handle.  A sign 'Push bar to open'
is contained with this product and must be displayed on the inside of the door to comply with fire regulations.

 294 Single Panic Bolt     The Exidor 294 is an elegant and highly functional panic bolt for single and double door applications. Incorporated as standard is an automatic top trip and easy clean floor socket. The main body is fitted with an anti-thrust device which prevents leverage of both the top and bottom shoot bolts from their sockets. Suitable for use where inhabitants have no prior knowledge of door exit routine in an emergency.

* Non-handed (can be fitted to the left side or the right side of the door)
* Fire rated for use on steel and timber doors
* Surface mounted
* Closed arm design (touch bar option also available for doors used as regular access doors)
Exidor panic bolt

322 EC Lever Operated OAD c/w Euro Cylinder Lever operated OAD (outside access device, in this case a locking lever handle) suitable for use with the Exidor 200/300 series. Can be used in regular access from the outside.   Suitable for use where consideration of  access for fire fighting is required.

Please read our previous post on this matter for further information or email me your query  John O'Driscoll
Exidor ourside locking handle

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Handle Supplies bill-board goes up

We got the bill-board sign up today, John from Kerry happened to drop by the store to check on something and I asked him for a hand to get my bill-board sign up.  Just to prove that there are still people out there who will lend a hand at the drop of a hat, for three hours we used the fork lift, extension ladder and an assortment of rubber tape and metal framing to get the canvass bill-board up. It was a great advantage that John from Kerry normally works as a tree surgeon with my brother.  Now at least we can tell customers who want to find our store, 'if you are at the bill-board you are only 200 meters from our warehouse store'.
                                  For anyone who wants to visit our store we are just off the Cork-Waterford duel carriageway, first exit for Carrogtwohill travelling from Cork going east, then take direction Glounthaune for 400 meters and then turn left at the finger post sign 'Handle Supplies' into our estate, once you see the bill-board. Our store is situated behind Lakewood furniture.  Full road map details on

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Extra security on sliding patio doors. Locking bolts to stop sliding doors being lifted

A pair of keyed alike patio door secondary security locks
I have had some people in the USA  interested in these locks.
Nobody wants there sliding patio door getting easily lifted out of the frame from the outside and opened by burglars..

These locks come in pairs and each pair is keyed alike, one key will open both.  They are available in white and gray, normally the are fitted in the top and bottom corners of the non-locking side of an external sliding patio door.  Should you wish to increase the security further on your patio door you could fit two more of these locks on the locking side of the door.  The locks are screwed to the frame, right on the corner for support, and the bolts are pushed into the door in  pre-bored holes of the correct size.  The door is thus locked in place and cannot be lifted.

Check out out web site or call me on 021 488 3131 for more advice on fitting and to place your order.

Weiser type front door locks. Locking front door locks, Weisser locks

Entrance door locking knob  Weiser     we supply these in all types
I just got a email requesting me to sell a Weiser locking front door knob from a guy in Australia.  At first I did not realise where he was in the world I answered with advice and information on the problem.  I got an answer back asking me would I send a lock to Australia, and I said sure I would.  It appears there are so may Irish people in Australia now that someone from here advised that his broken lock was available from myself in Ireland.  Small world!!!  Keep the referrals coming.

These Weiser entrance door locks are used in some small hotel and guest houses.  There are two options available in these locks, one type has a button on the inside which is switched to lock the door on the inside, the other is called a store room variant of the lock, the inside knob has no keyhole or button, and so the door is always locked on closing from the outside.  This means you need a key to enter form the outside always.  I have hotel customers who used the store room version of the lock master keyed.  Check out my web site or give me a call on 021 488 3131 for more advice, or if it is more convienent email me on

The latches for these locks either the standard 60-70 mm adjustable or 125 mm long.   The knobs are available in polished brass or satin chrome (brushed steel)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Front door handle replacement

Here is an example to a top of the class inquiry (genuine from today),  all the relevant information is given and it is very easy for me to tell the person that we stock this handle in white, chrome and gold colours and we can dispatch it without delay.   For others please take note of the measurements, the key ones being the distance between the centres (A), and the distance between the screws (B).  I will know most of these measurements for most of the available handles from memory, but I will need them from you to supply you with the correct replacement handle. I stock and sell all these type of handles, I can advise you on installation as well.
I'm trying to source a match for a front door handle and I've had no luck so far.  I've attached photos of the handle and the dimensions as indicated in the first attachment are:

A = 92mm
B = 122mm
C = 202mm
D = 52mm
E = 26mm

I would appreciate if you could let me know if you have this in stock and if so price.  If you don't have this in stock can you let me know if you can order it in.

Many thanks,
For the I have a table of handle measurements on my web site,
I sell all the matching letter boxes and multi-point (long strip locks) and cylinder (barrel) locks.  Please send me any question you have either here as a comment, email me on

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Front door knocker and center knob, elegance and ageless quality

For your front door why not choose from the best in door knockers, that combine classical design with smooth modern lines. Match all your door fittings from the same manufacturer and with the style of your front door; you will then have a special looking house.  We offer you the best from international manufacturers who are as likely to be designing bespoke fittings  for mansions and palaces as the fittings for your house.
Please have a look at our web-site and find a full range of front door fitting to suit all manner of architectural design.  Let our experience of dealing with the best manufacturers in the world of door fittings help you quickly find what you're looking for.  Call 021 4883131 or email and we will open all the doors to all the world of the finest door fittings.  What we cant supply immediately form our warehouse store we will quickly supply to order.

Left is a center door knob finished in smooth clean lines that match the doctors knocker style above.                                                                                                                  Here the centre door knob and knocker are in polished brass, they are also available in brushed steel (satin chrome), polished chrome, bronze, and up to twelve other other finishes such as antique brass and old world antique silver.                                                                                                            Please have a look at our web site for more options on door knobs and knockers,   since these are premium products, they will not appear on the shelves of regular stores or even DIY chain stores. You need to come to our store or contact us to get easy access to these special products, reserved for elite customers with inside knowledge up until now.             

Monday, May 6, 2013

When an Emergency door is used as a regular door

Outside  lockable handle -Iseo

Panic bolt touch bar type -Iseo
Panic latch touch bar type -Iseo
Often I am asked 'is there some way an emergency door with the standard grey push bar type of panic exit door lock and vertical rods, can be made work as a regular door that will open and close easily.  The answer is simple and provided below.  For emergency exit doors with rudimentary grey rods closing at the top and bottom of the door, regular use as a normal latching door is not really possible.  This is because the bars that hold the door closed do not spring back and allow the door to swing closed and and latch in the closed position.

The common scenario where you need to use a door fitted with an emergency exit panic bolt for regular access to your building is easily remedied. This is made possible by the use of a touch bar panic bolt and a lever action outside access handle.   The outside access handle will operate as a normal lever handle to open the door, when it is unlocked. The touch bar panic latch will allow the door close smoothly and remain closed with the minimum of effort.  From inside the door is opened by pushing the touch bar, an action even the public can be instructed to do as a 'Push Bar to Open' sign is placed just over the touch bar.

For single doors you can use a touch bar panic latch, which latches at the center point only and is used with the lever action outside access handle, the same as with the latch action panic bolts above right.
Iseo products are shown above these are the considered one the the best available, Exidor products are shown below.  All these panic door fittings perform perfectly as emergency door exit locks but they have the added advantages outlined above.

Touch bar panic latch - Exidor
Lockable outside lever handle - Exidor

Friday, March 29, 2013

Patio door rollers sticking and dragging , just replace them

Patio doors will become hard to close after a time.  The solution may be the rollers need to be replaced.  This is  simple enough to fix , once you can get your hands  on the correct replacement rollers.  That's where we come in, we are specialist suppliers of all such things, window and door hardware. Have a look at our web site and see what we can do to sort your problem just like we have been doing for more then 25 years.

Across is a photo of a common set of old worn aluminium sliding door rollers that we recently replaced with new for one of our customers.  There are six or eight commonly used door roller in use in Ireland, we stock these, and we offer our specialist supply to order service for all others.  This normally take no more then four working days.

Open your sliding door and lift it off, turn it upside down and check the rollers, if they are corroded or worn, take them off and give us a call, we will ask you to photo the worn out rollers and email us a few pictures.  We will send you the correct replacements after you pay over the phone.  If you can't get started we will advise you on how to proceed.  Your door will slide smooth and sweet once more for very little in repair effort, just call us and ask for John.  You need to talk to someone who knows how to help, and won't wast your time and send you the wrong product. We sell all manner of handles and locks  to suit all sliding doors and much more. Check out for the world of our door handles. Our warehouse store is open six days a week to all customers.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Remove and replace your euro cylinder (barrel) lock

Double cylinder (key both sides)
· Thumbturn cylinder
                                                                                                                (key outside and knob inside)
  To remove your cylinder lock firstly unlock and open the door.

·    Locate on the front edge of the door the cylinder fixing screw, (normally a large headed screw inline with the lower end of the cylinder) remove the screw.
·    Next turn the key in the cylinder to bring the cam in line with the body of the cylinder so that it can be withdrawn - the cam is hidden in the door so this has to be judged by feel - it is normally about 25° off of the unlocked key removal position. The illustration below shows the approximate position, but it may be clockwise rather than anticlockwise as shown. Note: If the cylinder fitted has a Thumb Turn knob, there is no need to use a key, just turn the knob to align the cam.
·    Slide out the cylinder to the key (or Thumb Turn knob) side. If the cylinder catches, try turning the key to about 25° on the other side of the key withdrawal position. If the cylinder will not slide out of the door, it may be that it is being pinched by the door furniture or the locking mechanism. In this event, the door handles and/or the locking mechanism may need to be loosened so that the cylinder is free to slide out.
·    Measure and note the 2 offset dimensions from the fixing screws (see illustration above) - if the offsets are different, note which side of the door each offset applies to.
·    If necessary, refit the cylinder in the door until a replacement is purchased - the procedure is just the reverse of removal but the cam can be aligned with the body by eye.
·    You can always call us for advice on 021 488 3131 of course we can arrange to assist you . Opening of doors and replacing cylinders where keys are lost  is also a service we can provide.  We stock and sell all sizes of cylinder, see an earlier blog on having one key open your front and back doors.  To get the right size cylinder for your door you need to call us for advice or email