Blog posts tagged with 'door knobs Rotherham'

Builder Unknowingly Purchases Door Knobs Worth 2 Million Pounds

Delighted builder Brian Cairns has been presented with an incredible opportunity to make £2million; after chancing upon a 12-tonne load of scrap metal with a hidden secret. Within the collection - which he paid £20,000 for - were a collection of vintage door knobs which he has since had valued at the incredible multi-million pound sum.

He told the Independent: “I bought it all for scrap but I started looking into what they really were and realised many were vintage Italian handles. These are items that you would never have thought you would have the chance to buy. It’s a once in a lifetime thing. I think I was just lucky.”

655,000 Brass Objects Including Door Knobsdoor knobs for property improvement

The door knobs were found within what was a larger haul of door fittings, with 655,000 brass objects – including screws and hinges – hidden within. The antique door knobs themselves are worth around £150 each. The Italian company who produced the pieces went out of business 55 years ago, adding to the value of Mr. Cairns discovery.

To transfer his findings to go on sale at Jarrow Auction Rooms, the builder had to hire two seven-and-a-half tonne lorries. The 500-mile journey took over 2 days to complete, as the sheer weight of the contents forced a maximum average speed limit of 20mph to be imposed.

Thankfully, we at Handsome Handles have door knobs available to you that won’t burn such a big hole in your pocket as these! With pieces designed to meet all different types of budgets, you can be sure of finding satisfaction with us.

Unique Door Knobs for Traditional and Contemporary Homes

Our primary aim is to provide our clients with cost-effective door furniture that can help them to make any desired improvements to their home. Whether that be a traditional or contemporary property, we have so much choice available to you that you can feel confident that we’ll have the suitable products designed to match your needs.

We continue to be able to offer such choice thanks to our ability to source a variety of door knobs that offer choice with relation to both design style and material choice. Both of these will form a vital part of the decisions you’ll need to make on the products you end up purchasing.

Contact Us for Door Handles and Door Knockers

Our impressive stock ranges here at Handsome Handles aren’t purely limited to our door knobs. We also continue to supply a number of fantastic door handles and door knockers to our clients too, as we continue to satisfy the varying requirements of a number of different homeowners in the Sheffield and Rotherham areas.

To find out more, please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and get in touch today. One of our professional and friendly team will be able to assist with any queries that you may have; and advise you on the best decisions you can make for you and you interior property design scheme. You can reach us by calling 07961 832 812.

5 Top Edwardian Decor Tips Including These Door Knobs

Edwardian decor is continuing to prove popular to homeowners throughout the UK. When there has been a particular design period that’s made such a good impression, it’s easy to see why. There are a number of different things you can do to best capture the feeling of the era for your own home, which we at Handsome Handles have looked at in more detail.

As experts in the supply of decorative door furniture pieces – including door knobs – we have a measured understanding of how to integrate new ideas within your home. The suggestions we’ve detailed below should help you successfully implement Edwardian style. Combine all these things together and you’ll be well on your way towards satisfaction:

Thorough Research is Invaluable

If you want to be successful with the changes that you make, it pays to improve your knowledge of the Edwardian era. Whilst traditionally these types of homes were found in the suburbs, the style of them is being adopted by families across all residential areas. As long as you get the interior right, you’ll be on the right track and there is plenty of helpful advice in this blog.

Keep Rooms Lighter

Well-lit spaces have always been a key feature of Edwardian homes. You can adopt them for your own property through careful interior decoration and the capture of natural light. By combining the right paint for your walls with cleverly positioned fixtures you can make the changes required.

Edwardian Door Knobs from Handsome HandlesEdwardian influenced door knobs

Here at Handsome Handles, we have a number of Edwardian-influenced door knobs that can help you to capture the decor of the era. Designed to complete a room with a measured finishing touch, each of the unique designs we supply to our customers have their own individual charms – it just depends on your personal taste as to which one you choose.

Crafted Furniture

Delicately-crafted pieces of furniture can help capture Edwardian period design to the best possible effect. By carefully integrating them within select rooms in your home, you can impress guests and ensure that your property stands out of a beacon of historical class. Quirky furniture and cushioned benches are both great ideas.

Tiled Decor

Decorative, tiled flooring is well-known as a feature of properties influenced by this era. The pattern you choose is entirely down to you, but there are particular styles that work better than others. It’s well worth you checking out a few to see which would work best for your own home. You can make your own decor unique by adapting this to tiling or decorative carpets.

See Our Door Handles and Door Knockers Too

Here at Handsome Handles, we continue to offer the finest door furniture to homeowners looking to make property upgrades. As well as our Edwardian range, we have more fantastic door knobs in supply; as well as a number of door handles and door knockers too. To speak to us about how we can help you decorate your home today, please call us on 07961 832812.

Door Knobs One of 5 Things to Consider When Moving House

When it comes to moving home, there are so many things that you need to consider. You’ll want to make sure that you make all the right decisions to guarantee your happiness in your humble new abode. With that in mind, we’ve put together a guide that looks at some of the main areas to focus your energy on to give yourself the best chance of a smooth transition:

Property Budget

The first thing to take care of is working out exactly how much you can afford to spend on your new property. That shouldn’t just include the upfront costs; as it’s likely that you’ll also want to add your own personal touch to your new home once you’ve moved in. Make sure to consider both factors within your overall budget and you should be fine.

Design Scheme

Once you’ve worked out how much you can afford to spend, you’ll be able to tailor your potential interior design scheme around the money you have available. Perhaps you just want to make minor changes to the existing property scheme? Or maybe you have your eye on completely renovating one or two rooms? The potential is limitless and this should be a process you enjoy.


It’s also important to consider the area that you’re buying your property in. For some, this is even more important than the house itself. Whether it’s because you want to be in the catchment area for a certain school, or nearby to the countryside for lazy summer strolls; the requirements will be different for everyone.

Investment Factor

If you’re a seasoned property developer, or perhaps just someone who sees your new home as a partial investment, it’s worth taking into consideration how your new home can be maximised to increase in value whilst you live there. It might seem strange to think about leaving the place you’re only just buying; but some sort of long-term plan could pay dividends for you further down the line.

Door Knobs and Other Small Details

ball mortice door knobsOne way to add such value is through careful consideration of the minor details. Whilst we’ve looked at managing a budget for implementing larger-scale property changes, small features can be altered and replaced far more easily – with great effect. New door knobs are a great example of this.

They can help to add a real touch of class to your home in a cost-effective manner; so choosing to purchase them is an easy decision. For all your door furniture requirements, we at Handsome Handles are then perfectly placed to help.

Door Handles and Door Knockers from Handsome Handles

We also stock and supply a number of other relatable pieces, such as our door handles and door knockers. Each of our ranges comes with fantastic choice attached, meaning that you’’ have the freedom to purchase the products from us that exactly meet your individual requirements. To find out more, please don’t hesitate to call us today on 07961 832 812. 

A Closer Look at Our Decorative Door Knobs

New door knobs can be great for the aesthetic appearance of your home. They present a way to make property upgrades in a cost-effective manner and are ideal for adding decorative effect. With limitless choice, we at Handsome Handles are the leading supplier of these door furniture pieces and have been so for many years.

As such, we are well placed to advise on which door knobs from our range are most appropriate for you. We’ve put together a guide surrounding some of the designs most popular with our clients; as we continue to deliver satisfaction and excellent customer service to everyone that chooses us:

Polished Chrome to Decorate Your Contemporary Home

We’ve recently taken a look in this blog at how polished chrome can be a great material choice for door knockers and door handles; but it can also work perfectly for door knobs. Ideally, you should look to implement chrome designs within more modern homes. They work particularly well inside cutting-edge bathrooms and kitchens; complimenting ceramic and metal features within the make-up of these rooms.

Georgian-Style Door Knobs

The Georgian era has always proven to be highly-influential on door knob design. As is often the case, when a property feature has made a significant impression throughout history it tends to remain in people’s minds. Designs such as our Georgian Mortice door knob are continuing to prove to be of great interest for those altering their homes with a traditional touch.

Delamain Designs

delamain door knobs sheffield and rotherhamThe Delamain range from Carlisle Brass is regularly a source of interest for those looking to add unusual door furniture pieces to the interior of their homes. Here at Handsome Handles, we have all sorts of door knobs from this product range and we’re confident that if you’ll find the right design for you. The Delamain wooden products we stock are well worth a look from you.

Black Iron

The design of contemporary black iron door furniture has been heavily-influenced by the Victorian-era. Door knobs made from this material work perfectly within stately home properties and homes which combine high ceilings with wooden floors. We’d be more than happy to advise you on the reasons why our customers continue to choose black iron door furniture and explain why we think these types of door knobs would or wouldn’t work for your own home.

You Can Also Get Door Handles and Door Knockers From Us

Our expertise in door furniture supply doesn’t just stop at door knobs for Rotherham and Sheffield. We also stock a variety of door handles and door knockers; all of which can add value and a touch of class to your home. With everything from period door furniture borrowing from designs throughout British history, to strikingly-contemporary pieces to bring your home into the 21st century, we can always help.

We’d be delighted to hear from you further. You can discuss any queries that you may have with a member of our highly-professional team on 01761 832812 or 01246731481. Alternatively, why not send us an email to