Changing your doorhandles on a double glaze door is not as straightforward as you think. A lot of clients think that they can just take a trip down to their local DIY store and pick a set of handles for the front door. When they get home they realise that they don’t fit . This is because there are many different sizes of handles depending on the manufacture of your multipoint locking system. Clays locksmiths Leicester often have to order parts in specially on these occasions as there are many different types of measurements you have to take into account .
Not only do you have to get the correct measurements for your handle but you also need to know if it is a split spindle or double spindle. This is why it can get confusing for a client and sometimes it’s best to leave this up to a locksmith. Even we can get it wrong sometimes so it’s so crucial to take all the measurements. Clays locksmiths Leicester keep a wide range of handles on our vans but most of the time we will order these handles in specially for you which normally take just 24 hours to arrive .
First of all you need to know the overall length of the handle and then measure the distance between the screws which holds the handle to the door. Then you need to measure the distance between the euro lock cylinder and the handle, and then the distance between The euro cylinder and the bottom screw. In some instances you will have to take other measurements depending on the make . Then you will have to determine if the lock is a single or double spindle.
Clays locksmiths Leicester changed some handles yesterday for a client and they requested that they were gold in colour.They in fact wanted to sets of handles changing but sometimes it is impossible to get the exact colour for both handles, when the doors have different multipoint locking systems fitted. So it is very important to keep us in mind. Clays locksmiths Leicester will be adding a video shortly onto our site showing you how to take these measurements, and a step-by-step guide how to remove the handles from your door .