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Forged in Passion: The Dramatic Saga of Zinc Diecast Handles by Handle House

Updated: May 31, 2023



Zinc die casting is a manufacturing process that involves the use of zinc alloy, which is a combination of zinc, aluminum, and copper. The exact composition of the alloy can vary depending on the specific application and requirements.


Generally, zinc die casting alloys contain around 4% aluminum and 1% copper, with the remaining percentage made up of zinc. These alloys offer a good balance of strength, ductility, and castability, making them suitable for a wide range of applications.


Zinc die casting alloys also have excellent surface finish properties, which make them ideal for decorative applications. They can be plated, painted, or finished in a variety of ways to achieve the desired appearance and functionality.


Zinc die casting has several advantages, including:

  1. Better dimensional accuracy and tighter tolerances, which makes it ideal for high-precision parts.

  2. Higher strength and hardness, which makes it suitable for applications where durability and toughness are important.

  3. Good castability and fluidity, which allows for complex shapes and thin walls to be produced.

  4. Better surface finish, which makes it suitable for decorative applications.

Zinc casting is heavier and has a lower melting point, higher corrosion resistance, and better thermal conductivity.


In our showroom at Architectural Design Hardware we have the privilege of presenting the Handle House range of door handles.


L24 - Bangalow Lever

L24 - Bangalow Lever
L24 - Bangalow Lever

The L24 - Bangalow Lever is a stylish and durable door handle that combines modern design with traditional elements. The lever is designed to fit comfortably in the hand, making it easy to open and close doors effortlessly. Crafted from high-quality zinc diecast, the L24 - Bangalow Lever is built to withstand the test of time, ensuring long-lasting performance and reliability.


L24 - Bangalow Lever
L24 - Bangalow Lever

DOOR HANDLE LEVER SETS ARE AVAILABLE IN THREE FUNCTIONS:


Passage: The passage function of a lever refers to the type of lever handle that allows the door to be opened and closed without the need for a locking mechanism. This function is ideal for interior doors where privacy or security is not a concern, such as a closet or pantry door. Passage levers are suitable for French doors.


Privacy: The privacy function of a lever refers to the type of lever handle that can be locked from the inside, providing privacy and security for a room. This function is ideal for bathrooms, bedrooms, or any room where privacy is required. If needing to switch your privacy handle direction to suit your door, you can simply pull out the latch tongue carefully and twist it 180 degrees the other way.


Dummy: The dummy feature of a lever refers to a type of lever handle that is not operational, meaning it cannot be turned or used to open or close a door. Instead, it is a fixed handle that is used for decorative purposes, typically on the front of a door that does not require a functional handle such as a linen or wardrobe cupboard. Please note dummy handles are not suitable for French doors as they are single sided only.


FEATURES:


60mm back set latch

Suits a 54mm hole

Made from zinc diecast

Concealed fixings

Privacy function has a push pin to lock



L19 - Somerville Lever

L19 - Somerville Lever
L19 - Somerville Lever

The L19 - Somerville Lever is a beautifully designed and highly functional door handle that is perfect for any home or office space. The lever's elegant and timeless design is characterized by its curved lines and intricate details, making it a popular choice for traditional and classic interiors. Crafted from high-quality zinc diecast, the L19 - Somerville Lever is built to last, ensuring long-lasting performance and reliability.


DOOR HANDLE LEVER SETS ARE AVAILABLE IN THREE FUNCTIONS:


Passage: The passage function of a lever refers to the type of lever handle that allows the door to be opened and closed without the need for a locking mechanism. This function is ideal for interior doors where privacy or security is not a concern, such as a closet or pantry door. Passage levers are suitable for French doors.


Privacy: The privacy function of a lever refers to the type of lever handle that can be locked from the inside, providing privacy and security for a room. This function is ideal for bathrooms, bedrooms, or any room where privacy is required. If needing to switch your privacy handle direction to suit your door, you can simply pull out the latch tongue carefully and twist it 180 degrees the other way.


Dummy: The dummy feature of a lever refers to a type of lever handle that is not operational, meaning it cannot be turned or used to open or close a door. Instead, it is a fixed handle that is used for decorative purposes, typically on the front of a door that does not require a functional handle such as a linen or wardrobe cupboard. Please note dummy handles are not suitable for French doors as they are single sided only.


FEATURES:


60mm back set latch.

Suits a 54mm hole

Made from zinc diecast

Concealed fixings

Privacy function has a push pin to lock



LK20- Merrylands Knob

LK20- Merrylands Knob
LK20- Merrylands Knob

The LK20 Merrylands Knob is a stylish and functional knob that will add a touch of sophistication to any door. Its sleek and contemporary design features a round shape and a smooth finish, making it a perfect choice for modern and minimalist interiors. Crafted from high-quality zinc diecast, this knob is both durable and stylish.


LK20- Merrylands Knob
LK20- Merrylands Knob

DOOR HANDLE LEVER SETS ARE AVAILABLE IN THREE FUNCTIONS:


Passage: The passage function of a lever refers to the type of lever handle that allows the door to be opened and closed without the need for a locking mechanism. This function is ideal for interior doors where privacy or security is not a concern, such as a closet or pantry door. Passage levers are suitable for French doors.


Privacy: The privacy function of a lever refers to the type of lever handle that can be locked from the inside, providing privacy and security for a room. This function is ideal for bathrooms, bedrooms, or any room where privacy is required.


Dummy: The dummy feature of a lever refers to a type of lever handle that is not operational, meaning it cannot be turned or used to open or close a door. Instead, it is a fixed handle that is used for decorative purposes, typically on the front of a door that does not require a functional handle such as a linen or wardrobe cupboard. Please note dummy handles are not suitable for French doors as they are single sided only.


LK20- Merrylands Knob
LK20- Merrylands Knob

FEATURES:


60mm back set latch.

Suits a 54mm hole

Made from zinc diecast

Visible fixings

Privacy function has a push pin to lock


Care & Maintenance


For the care and maintenance of these products, made of zinc die-cast, to avoid scratching and pitting it is recommended to clean the handles and knobs with luke warm soapy water and a soft, clean cloth. Ideally best to be carried out at regular intervals (approx. every 2 months).


Avoid using household cleaners containing damaging chemicals and never use abrasive scouring pads. These chemical cleaning agents are NOT suitable as it may cause a reaction and will damage finish of the handles and knobs.


Handle Warranty


Handle House & things guarantees its products against defects in workmanship and materials, subject to fair wear and tear for a period of 1 year from date of purchase. Handle House & things offers replacement of goods free of charge.


However, Handle House & things assumes no liability under this guarantee for the following:


  • When the product is installed incorrectly or failure to follow fitting instructions, where provided.

  • Failure due to improper maintenance or fair wear and tear. Please see our care and maintenance section on the website for each of the different types of materials.

  • Indirect or consequential loss or damage.

  • Cost of freight and or travelling time.

  • All finishes may experience deterioration under some climatic conditions and normal everyday use, which is excluded from this guarantee.

This guarantee does not extend to labour costs, personal loss, economic, consequential or property damage of any kind.


When you visit our showroom at Architectural Design Hardware you will experience the sensation of the Handle House range of diecast door handles.

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