What Type of Door Handle do I need? Lock, Latch, Euro, Espagnolette? 

Your easy guide to lever door handles.

Lever Door Handles
Stunning lever door handles available in brass, nickel, chrome, bronze, black iron and many more finishes from www.castinstyle.co.uk.

Confused by what type of Lever Door Handle you need? Hopefully, our simple guide below will clear up all that confusion.

Latch Door Handle
A ‘Latch’ type lever door handle.

‘Latch’ type Lever Door Handles are commonly used on interior doors, where no key locking mechanism is needed. The back plate has no keyhole stamped out.  You will need a Tubular Latch mechanism to use with your ‘Latch’ type Door Handles.


Internal Door Handle
A ‘Short Latch’ type of Door Handle.

‘Short Latch’ Door Handles are exactly the same as the Latch type, they just have a shorter back plate.




A ‘Lock’ type of lever door handle.

‘Lock’ type Lever Door Handles are commonly used on exterior doors, they have a ‘normal’ keyhole stamped out on the back plate and will require a 5 Lever Sash Lock mechanism.



A ‘Bathroom’ type lever door handle.

‘Bathroom’ Lever Door Handles have a hole stamped out to accommodate a Bathroom Turn and Release Knob to add privacy.  This Turn and Release Knob comprises of a turn knob, for the inside of the bathroom and an emergency coin turn latch for the outside of the door, ideal if a young child accidentally locks them self in the bathroom. The Turn and Release Knobs are sold separately so you will need to order one of these together with a Bathroom Mortice Lock to complete you Bathroom type Lever Door Handle.

A ‘Euro’ type door handle.

A ‘Euro’ type Door Handle is used on exterior doors when a Euro Cylinder Lock is the preferred choice of locking mechanism.  A Euro Cylinder Lock is a modern style of lock and is more secure than a 5 Lever Sash Lock.  When choosing a Euro type Lever Door Handle, you will also need a Euro Sash Lock Case (locking mechanism that sits inside the door) and a Euro Cylinder Lock (this lock is operated with keys and passes through the Door Handle and the Euro Sash Case to engage the lock).

An ‘Espagnolette’ type lever door handle.

‘Espagnolette’ is a difficult one to pronounce but a fairly straight forward type of Lever Door HandleEspagnolette Door Handles are commonly used on UPVC doors.  This type of Door Handle tends to be unsprung and allows upward movement of the handle to engage a 3 Point Locking System or a Euro Din Sash Case and Euro Cylinder Lock.  If you are using the Euro Din Sash then this will allow you to have a longer backplate on your Door Handles for cosmetic purposes.  They are available in 72mm and 92mm fixing centres.

If you are still unsure of what type of door handle or lock you need, then please call us on our freephone number 0800 009 6233.


Zesty Chicken Kebabs recipe (serves 6)

For the marinade
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 red chilli seeded and finely chopped
• 2 finely chopped cloves garlic
• 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
• 2 tablespoons lime juice
• 2 tablespoons honey
• Finely grated zest and juice half a lemon
• Finely grated zest and juice one orange
• Handful of fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
• 500g boneless chicken cut into chunky cubes

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Cast in Style Mobile Web Site Launched

Cast in Style Mobile Web Site
New Mobile Web Site Launched April 2014

After weeks of work we are really pleased to launch our brand new Mobile Web Site. We’ve given it a really fresh crisp look to make it look great and easy to use on your phone. It has all the same features as our main web site, and a really easy to use checkout. So now you can have the freedom to see our great range of products when you are out and about, without having to buy a new pair of glasses to see our site on your phone!

We would love to hear what you think of it, so please feel free to tell us.

Happy Mobile Surfing the new www.castinstyle.co.uk on your mobile.

Protecting Your Cast Iron This Winter

Cottage Door
Sage Green Cottage Door

Cast iron is an attractive and solid material, which is why it is used on external doors, letterboxes, barbecues and other outside furniture up and down the country.

However, in order to maintain its attractiveness – not to mention usefulness – it’s important to look after your cast iron and protect it from the elements, in order to prevent rust and deterioration. Iron oxidises easily, which is why protecting it is not so much a choice, but an essential aspect of ownership.

So, how do we maintain the beautiful cast iron aspects of our homes and gardens? The following are a few ways to keep your features rust free and attractive, thus extending their life for as long as possible.

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Top Five Christmas Gift Ideas From Cast In Style

If you’re searching for interesting and unusual gifts this year – perhaps you have an über-practical person who needs a present they can use and not just look at; or maybe you have someone who isn’t up to speed on the electronic offerings out there. If that’s the case, Cast in Style’s Christmas offers are just what you need!

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BBC Children in Need – DIY SOS Special

BBC Chrildren in Need
We’re Proud to have donated our Famous Kitchen Maid Clothes Airers to BBC Children in Need

We’re proud to have donated our clothes airer to the BBC Children in Need charity. On BBC ONE on Wednesday 13th November at 8pm, DIY SOS will be conducting a “Million Pound Build for Children in Need” in a special program called Little Miracles in Peterborough. Look out for our Famous Kitchen Maid Pulley Clothes airer during the program.

Preparing Your Garden For The Winter

Leaves-With-RakeWhether your garden is more of a hobby or simply a space to relax in the warmer months, it’s important to keep it in good shape all year round to avoid it becoming overgrown. As the winter draws in, you don’t want to be pruning, cleaning or planting when the weather gets bitterly cold and wet; so that’s why it’s important to prepare  for the harsher climates, before they can do damage. Do this sooner rather than later in order to protect the grass, soil, plants and any furniture you have. Here are some easy steps you can take to be fully prepared.

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