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Care and Maintenance of door furniture and ironmongery

by Stephen Besley on 05-12-2016

Door furniture and ironmongery fittings can be made from many different base materials, such as: brass, stainless steel, nylon, aluminium, wood, leather etc. and finished in a multitude of ways,[..]

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Antique Brass door handles on a back plate - 6 points to consider

by Stephen Besley on 05-12-2016

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.

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What’s a ‘two-way action latch’ and why are they so good?

by Stephen Besley on 05-12-2016

If you are spending good money on a high-end project and knob furniture is part of the scheme, then consider the latch or lock case operation that the furniture it to work with.

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Ironmongery Solutions for High-end Hospitality and Leisure Projects

by Rolf Coates on 05-12-2016

So what's special about SWS?    Why should I use them rather than any other regular ironmongery supplier?.....

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Door Handle Inspiration #005 – Yester Bronze

by Rolf Coates on 01-12-2016

An elaborate Lever Handle on decorative rose. 

Finished in Yester Bronze as pictured.

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Superloos? – if you get the ironmongery right they will be!

by Stephen Besley on 24-11-2016

Yes they’re a great idea, they’ll provide your client with a special visitor / client experience of comfort, privacy and respect. So it’s a larger than cubicle room with proper doors and walls to[..]

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Door closers for Arched top doors

by Stephen Besley on 24-11-2016

Truly one of the most difficult ironmongery solutions to find. Primarily because the doors and the doorway were probably never designed to have a self-closing device.

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Door Handle Inspiration #004 – Mitred, Oil Rubbed Bronze

by Rolf Coates on 24-11-2016

A robust Mitred Lever Handle on a Sprung Round Rose, complete with bolt through fixings for a secure install.  Finished in an inspiring Oil Rubbed Bronze finish.

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Which Door Closer should I use?

by Rolf Coates on 24-11-2016

Choosing the right door closer is an important task but can be confusing for some.   I have therefore sought to provide guidance on some of the key features that need to be considered.

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We're changing the way our trade counter works in 2017

by Adrian Besley on 17-11-2016

From Monday 2nd January, the trade counter will move to Marsh House, and become a trade collection point.  This will make collecting orders from us much faster!

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