Fitting a door handle is one of those things that many of us believe we won’t be able to do, however, it is an easy job that will only take you an hour if you have a few simple tools. Today, most door handles come complete with all of the needed screws, but if you are unsure, it’s wise to go into a DIY shop and speak to an assistant who would be more than happy to help and provide you with the correct screws.
Step 1. You must first insert the square spindle through the sashlock/latch. If the spindle is slotted you must make sure that the slot is facing downwards.
Step 2. Slide the handle backplate or the rose onto the spindle and fasten it to your doors with the screws.
Step 3. Slide the handle or knob tightly onto the spindle. Fix it into place with the grub screw provided (again, if you are not sure if you have one of these, speak to an assistant in your local DIY shop, they will be able to advise you).
Step 4. To fit an escutcheon (the metal part that surrounds the keyhole), align the backing plate with the slot in the case and fix into place with the screws.
Step 5. Now all you have to do is either push or screw on the escutcheon cover, simple!
Step 6. For the finishing touches, clean your new door handle or door knob with a soft clean cloth. Never use harsh cleaners or solvents. To protect your door handle, apply a small amount of beeswax.
Hopefully this easy guide has shown you just how simple it is to fit a door handle. The only tricky part is finding the perfect door handle or knob to match your interior. You could take a look at online shop, LoveHandles.uk.com, as they have a huge range of door handles and door knobs from all across the world.
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