To add a touch of class to your high end restaurant, commercial, PDR project, then to have lever handles on back plates is the obvious choice.
- Start with number 1! Have you got to make allowance to satisfy BS8300 pt M for users of your building? This may narrow your choice of lever handle to give compliance
- Finish ! You can choose between antique brass or bronze finishes. The image featured above is a unique blackened finish on brass.
- If it’s a refurbishment project then levers on long back plates are great as they can cover up the foot print left behind from other fittings. Back plates are available in a variety of period styles, Victorian, Queen Anne, Regency, 1920’s Art Decco etc.
- If it is new doors then long back plates can provide an excellent fixing strength. Particularly if it is on commercial doors working with door closers.
- Ensure the springing of the lever handles matches the springing (if there is any) to the lock or latch case.
TIP: Be cautious if the levers are too heavy as they will be uncomfortable to operate.
- Can you get a good solid fixing to the door? Face fixing or bolt thru fixing are available. Look for a good grub screw fixing which will provide a secure fixing to the spindle.
- Professional fitting of lever handle on back plate furniture is important. Often the screws are face fixed (unlike round rose furniture) , so the fixing screws will be visible!
- Lever handles on back plates set off a classic look. Keyholes can be given swinging covers to close off and conceal and matching bath / w.c. turn and release sets can all be uniform on the back plate.