Blog posts of '2014' 'October'

Add Character to Your Home with Black Antique Iron Door Handles

Establishing a unique sense of design within your home can be a rewarding process. Many people are looking to diversify the interior of their property; and with careful consideration of how to do this it’s something that can be achieved with minimal fuss. Internal door handles and external door handles are a great place to start; and there’s only one supplier to choose.

Here at Handsome Handles we’re the industry leader in the supply of door handles in Sheffield, Rotherham and beyond; and it’s easy to see why. Our extensive ranges of unique products are perfect for adding a cost-effective, unique touch to your home and the substantial choice that we offer has played a big part in us building up many happy client relationships.

For those looking to make a bold character statement at their property, our black antique iron door handles could be the ideal product. Coming in a range of innovative and stylish designs, they’re perfect for allowing you to add real character within your home. The stately undertones attached to the material are synonymously classy and historical.

Gothic Undertones with Black Iron Door Handles

curly tail door handle on gothic backplateMaybe you’d like to have a feature room which is steeped in history? Or perhaps you’d like to give your entire property a traditional makeover? Whatever your requirements may be, our black antique iron products are versatile enough so that they can be incorporated as subtlety or grandly as you wish them to be.

From our Curly Tail door handle on a backplate, through to our Barley Twist door handle on a Gothic backplate, the choice really is inviting. We take pride in being able to source some of the most unusual and unique door handles around; and we know from experience that those door handles can be some of the most popular with both new and existing customers.

If the Gothic style of our black antique iron range doesn’t appeal to you, make sure you take a look around the rest of our site, as we’re bound to have more door handles that are better suited to your own needs. We also have a wide variety of contemporary door handles cast in modern materials such as polished chrome that can help customers with homes designed at the other end of the spectrum.

Contact Handsome Handles for More on Our Door Handles, Door Knobs and Door Knockers

We’d love the opportunity to speak to you more about our expansive variety of door handles, as well as any of our fantastic door knobs and door knockers which you can read more about in this blog. You can call us on 07961832812, where one of our experienced and friendly staff will only be too happy to take your call.

We’re sure that well be able to help you resolve any enquiries that you may have. For those wishing to contact us via our website you can instead look to get in touch by visiting our contact page.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Door Knobs and Door Knockers

doctor door knockersAs UK based suppliers of door knobs and door knockers, Handsome Handles know plenty of interesting facts about them. So, we’ve put together a selection of 5 things that you may not know about door knobs and door knockers – enjoy!

Door Knobs were First Made in the USA

Door knobs have been used around the world for centuries, but the first ever door knob was made in the USA around the middle of the 19th century. American doorknob designs and materials have changed over the years, with the first ever door knobs being made out of wood in colonial times, involving a simple system of latches and strings.

Brass and Copper Door Knobs Disinfect Themselves

The surfaces of copper and its alloys, such as brass and bronze, have the advantage of being antimicrobial. This means that they are able to kill a range of harmful microbes relatively quickly. As you can imagine, this property makes brass and copper a good choice for healthcare environments, but it can also be reassuring to know that if you choose to have brass or copper door knobs in your home, microbes can be killed off within 2 hours or less!

Door Knockers with Faces Are Thought to Scare Off Witches and Malign Spirits

It is quite common for come antique door knockers to have faces on them; often rather grotesque human faces that aren’t particularly attractive. The theory behind this practice is that the scary face would serve to frighten off evil spirits, witches and unwanted spirit beings, keeping homes safe.

The Famous Door Knocker of Number 10 Downing Street

Arguably the most famous door knocker in the world, Number 10 Downing Street’s brass lion head door knocker is an iconic representation of Great Britain. Fitted in the 1780’s and painted black, the Downing Street door knocker is a classic design that has been touched by some of the world’s most influential leaders.

Door Knobs Have 4 Main Parts

Door knobs are made up of 4 main parts. The basic components are the knob rose, shank, spindle and knob top. The knob top is the upper and larger part that is grasped in the hand. The shank is the stem of the knob and contains a hole or socket to receive the spindle. The knob rose is a washer or round plate that forms a knob socket and is adapted for attaching it to the surface of the door. The knob is attached to the spindle, which consists of a metal shaft that is used to turn the latch of the lock.

Wide Range of Door Knockers and Door Knobs

If you are looking for a set of door knobs for your home, or you’d like to find a memorable door knocker that your guests will remember, Handsome Handles have a fantastic range of door knobs and door knockers for you to choose from. Call us on 07961 832812 or 01246 731481 or email us at