There are various types of door handles available, each designed to offer different styles, functionalities, and aesthetic appeal. Here are some common types of door handles:
1. Lever Handles or Door Handles as they are commonly known: These can be known as door handles on rose or door lever on rose. Door handles are one of the most popular types and are commonly used in residential and commercial settings. They feature a lever-shaped handle that you can push down or pull up to operate the latch mechanism. There is often a ring on the rose which can be unscrewed to reveal fixing holes which secure the door handle to the door, and sometimes connect it to or through the latch to the door handle on the other side of the door. This type of handle has various matching accessories such as bathroom thumb turns or WC turns and keyhole or euro escutcheons for different duties around the home.
2. Knob Handles: Knob handles are round-shaped handles that you can twist to operate the latch or lock. They are commonly found in residential homes and interior doors.
3. Pull Handles: Pull handles are long handles that are typically used on doors that do not require latching or locking mechanisms, such as sliding doors or entrance doors paired with separate deadbolt locks. They are designed for pulling the door open or closed. They are easy to use for those with accessibility challenges as they just require a pulling motion, as opposed to a turning motion with a door handle on rose.
4. Latch door handle on backplate: This is a standard door handle on a backplate generally used on doors that you don’t need to lock such as the living room or dining room. It consists of a handle/lever on a backplate which when pushed down turns the spindle which passes through the door and the tubular latch inside the door allowing the door to be opened.
Lock door handle on backplate: This door handle is the same as a latch handle but it has a keyhole cut out of the backplate below the handle to allow a key to be entered into the door to operate a sash lock inside the door. This handle is commonly used on a back door or a patio door or perhaps an office door where a key lock is required.
Bathroom door handle on backplate: The bathroom door handle has a thumb turn sometimes referred to as a turn and release or a snib and release below the handle, this is attached to a 5mm spindle which passes through the door and a bathroom lock inside the door allowing the door to be locked and unlocked. As the name suggests this handle is commonly used on bathrooms and toilets.
5. Electronic/Keyless Handles: These handles incorporate electronic mechanisms for keyless entry. They often use keypad combinations, fingerprint scanners, or proximity sensors to unlock the door without the need for a physical key.
6. Privacy Handles: Privacy handles are commonly used on bathroom or bedroom doors. They have a locking mechanism installed in the handle that allows you to lock the door from the inside for privacy, typically using a thumb turn or push-button.
7. Dummy Handles: Dummy handles are non-operational handles used for decorative purposes or to create a symmetrical appearance on a door where only one side requires a functional handle. They are typically fixed and don’t turn or operate the latch.
These are just a few examples of the different types of door handles available. Door handles come in various materials, finishes, and designs, allowing you to choose the one that suits your functional needs and aesthetic preferences.