All our products, with the exception of a few hinges, come supplied with appropriate screws, pins, nuts & bolts to fit to wooden doors and windows.
When fitting to masonry, appropriate sockets/plugs will need to be used - wood screws should not be used directly onto stone/plaster/brick etc. If you are in any doubt as to what fixtures you may need, give us a call on 0131 623 5577.
Most of our products only require a minimum of tooling skills to fit. The following tools will probably be necessary:-
- Centre Door Knobs: Fitting Instructions
- Letter Plates: Fitting Instructions
- Door Knobs falling off problem
- Locks for HMOs
- Flush Mortice Handles: Fitting Instructions
- Wireless Doorbells
- Georgian Architectural Ironmongery
- Victorian Architectural Ironmongery
- Dundas Bolt & Release: Fitting Instructions
- where only a latch, not lock, is needed then we recommend using a tubular latch - these only require the drilling of a hole in the side of the door and a small amount of chiselling for the faceplate.
- these require a considerable amount of wood removal from the door and should only be fitted by someone with joinery experience. Incorrect fitting can weaken and deface the door. Particular care should be taken not to damage external doors.
Rim locks & latches:
- these only need to be screwed onto the surface of the door. Practical and simple to fit but at the cost of security. Therefore, rim locks are not suitable for external doors.
Cylinder rim locks:
- often known simply as Yale locks, these locks provide convenience to an external door, allowing simple and quick entry/exit. However, a mortice lock should also always be present on the door for security.
Cylinder mortice locks:
- these locks are fitted similarly to standard mortice locks but are operated by a Yale style key with a barrel projecting slightly on each side of the door. Often used on uPVC doors.