Door lever handles are considered suitable for most environments and also offer other benefits. They are particularly helpful when you need to get through a door with your hands full and don’t require you to turn the knob to get into the room. Not only do they allow for ease of access, lever handles also prevent stains or grime, whereas doorknobs do not. So to find out where and how to fit them at home, here’s our useful guide.
Benefits Of Lever Handles
Although lever handles are considered beneficial for most situations, they also have significant advantages over doorknobs. When fitted with the correct latches, they have two main benefits:
Whether you’re at home or in a public environment, lever handles are becoming much more prevalent, especially in public use areas due to the new disability discrimination regulations.
The Disability Discriminations Act (DDA) states the following requirements for lever handles mounted on a door that may be used by the public, or any location that an able bodied person can enter. A disabled individual has the right to be able to perform the same job role or access the same area.
Lever handles are not generally distinguished as being specifically designed for internal or external fitting, so within reason they can be fitted in either area. The only main thing to note is that externally fitted lever handles, especially those in marine type atmospheres, should be made from a material that will weather well and the mechanical components will require more care than their internally fitted counterparts.
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