What is ironmongery? Ironmongery is an item such as a door handle, door knob, hinges, screws, door closure, letter plate any many other iron related items.
Never underestimate the importance of ironmongery on your property, something as simple as the right handle choice can be the difference between a dull or beautiful front door!
When it comes to choosing the right ironmongery there are a number of different things to consider, the age of your property, the finish required, which lock to choose, are you in a conservation area? These are a few of the questions you must ask yourself.
Choosing the right lock for your doors is hugely important, it is imperative that you check your insurance policy to see if there is any stipulation to which locks you must have, do they need to be British Standard? Then you need to consider if you want a Yale nightlatch, a mortice sashlock, mortice deadlock or even a rim lock?
Next you have to make the decision on which finish you want your ironmongery to have, brass, stainless steel, satin chrome, polished chrome, black wrought iron, aluminium, bronze? There are also many more to choose from, but take your time and have a good think about not only the front door, but the whole house. Do you want to have the same finish flowing throughout the house or do you want each area to be individual? Have a good look around and see what is available, if you decide to go for the same finish throughout your home, make sure that you can get all of the items of ironmongery in that finish such as window locks, kitchen cupboard handles and even bathroom furniture!
So, next time you’re thinking about changing your knobs and knockers think about the effect it will have on your whole property!