While traditional back to back fixings are effective in stabilising the door handle, the fixing screw rarely matches the door handle or the other original screws. But now the leading online UK ironmongery specialists have introduced a range of all new back to back fixings; with screws designed to match your handle.
Back to back fixings have long been the preferred means to steady a shaky door handle. When rose or back plate fixing screws are located in hollow parts of a door, they do not bite properly, and the pulling forces cause them to become loose. This can further result in too much strain being placed upon the latch follower. This means that even if you do repair the door handle, the replacement won’t last as long as it would with a back to back fixing where pulling forces are always securely transmitted to the handle on the opposite side of the door.
Because of the success of these fixings, they are extremely common in commercial applications. Here the fixings are covered by a rose or back plate cover, which means the screws are not seen. It doesn’t matter if they don’t match.
The problem is that domestic door handles have exposed screw heads. So M3 or M4 countersunk screw heads will stand out; for all the wrong reasons.
But thanks to Door Furniture Direct, homeowners can finally choose a better looking alternative.
The latest back to back fixing from the Door Furniture Direct online store, use M3.5 raised countersunk machine screws, available in brass to match brass handles or polished or satin nickel plating to match chrome, satin chrome or pewter handles.
These fixings don’t just solve the problem of a loose door handle, they look great too.
A spokesman from Door Furniture Direct said "At last customers can have a secure new installation or repair a loose installation with screw heads that match their handles.
"These new look back to back fixings are already proving extremely popular with Door Furniture Direct shoppers. If homeowners are planning any door handle repairs, these back to back fixings can ensure that the end result looks great."
Door Furniture Direct boast more than 85 years of ironmongery expertise, and offer everything from door handles, draught proofing and hinges, to signs, ventilators, window fittings, fixings and much more.
For more information or to purchase brand new back to back fixings which match your door, visit http://www.doorfurnituredirect.co.uk.