The specific requirements for door handle installations can vary depending on various factors, such as the type of door, existing hardware, and personal preferences. Generally, when purchasing door handles, you may need to consider the following:
1. Door Lock: If your door does not have a functioning lock or if you want to upgrade the existing lock, you may need to purchase a separate door lock that is compatible with the door handle. You would also need to consider what type of lock you want or how you want the lock to work. The options are, a 3-lever key lock, which would lock with a standard key, or a Euro Deadlock or Sashlock which would involve a euro cylinder (extra security); or a Bathroom lock, which would work very similar to a WC turn-on a bathroom.
2. Latch or Mortise Latch: A latch or mortise latch is needed to secure the door in the closed position. These come in a variety of sizes, depending on how far you want the door handle to be positioned from the edge of the door and the door frame. The larger the size, the larger the gap between the edge of the door and the door handle.
3. Screws and Fasteners: Door handles typically come with screws and fasteners required for installation. However, depending on the door and your specific installation needs, you may need additional screws or fasteners.
4. Door Preparation Tools: Depending on the type of door handle and the existing door, you may need tools such as a drill, screwdriver, chisel, or template for door preparation. We would recommend you speak to a qualified joiner for help on this point.
5. Strike Plate: A strike plate is a metal plate installed on the door frame that the latch or bolt of the lock engages with when the door is closed. All Atlantic latches and locks are sold with strike plates.
It’s essential to carefully read the product description and instructions provided by the manufacturer when purchasing door handles to ensure you have all the necessary components. Additionally, if you are unsure about any specific requirements or compatibility, you could get in touch via our Live Chat to get accurate guidance for your specific situation. For further advice on fitting products, please view our fitting guides here: https://atlantichandles.com/fitting-guides-atlantic/