Front Door Furniture
The classic British front door is furnished with a letter plate, a centre door knob, a door knocker, numerals, keyhole escutcheons and a bell push. The design and finish of this front door furniture will reflect the characteristics of the house and its owner. To a visitor the front door furniture will be the first taste of the style and quality of the home and for this reason it is worth purchasing the best quality and correctly matched front door furniture products.
Locks & Handles, Architectural Components Ltd’s showroom close to Fulham Broadway station stocks the widest selection of door and window furniture available. Experienced sales staff will be pleased to advise you on your selection of front door furniture.
Letter plates have been in use since the start of mail deliveries and should be chosen to allow for the size of letters that may be delivered. For large letter plates it is advisable to fit a security hood to the inside of the door.
The centre door knob is used to pull the door shut and does not operate the latch. These door knobs are usually fitted centrally on the door.
Door knockers are available in a very wide range of designs and are usually more of a decorative statement than a practical means of calling the home owner.
Everyone should clearly display numerals, or the house’s name, to clearly show the property address. These should be positioned so that they are visible from the road. The trend of numbering our homes came in after the Postage Act of 1765 and this became mandatory in London from 1805.
The front door locks will require keyhole escutcheons, and maybe a cylinder pull, of a finish and design to match the other front door furniture.
Most homes require a front door bell. These are operated by a bell push, or bell pull, fitted on or beside the front door. The bell push is connected to the separate bell mechanism.