Pull handles are used simply to pull a door open. These are used instead of lever handles or mortice knobs when there is no mortice lock or latch securing the door. Pull handles are normally fixed vertically and wheel chair users find that it is easier to pull a door if the door handle is nearer to the hinge side.
Pull handles may be bolted through the door back-to-back or in conjunction with finger or push plates, they may be face fixed with roses, or on a variety of backplates screwed to the face of the door.
Pull handles fixed to narrow styles should be cranked to avoid injury to knuckles from the frame or another door. Pull handles with a round section are more comfortable to use as the handle naturally turns through the hand as the door is opened.
Architectural Components Ltd. offer a wide variety of Pull handle designs, sizes and finishes. These are detailed on the website www.doorhandles.co.uk.