10 Jul 2020

Cast-iron Thinking

When you are building your own property from scratch, ironmongery probably isn’t going to be at the top of your list of priorities. After all, if you’ve not got walls or a roof yet, your door handles might seem like rather a small concern.

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But it’s something every self-builder will have to think about at some stage, and chances are it will be here before you know it.

Ironmongery is one of those product areas where the choice is enormous, so a good first step is to simply identify what you’ll need.

You’ll be surprised at the amount that’s required. The average four-bed house can have as many as 15 internal doors and a similar number of windows.

The next step is to think about what you want that ironmongery to achieve. Is it purely functional, or do you have something more decorative in mind to help your property achieve a desired look and feel?

Pad door handles and swan neck handles can perfectly enhance the traditional aesthetic found on older properties for a more heritage look, while for modern new-build properties, sleek, straight handles or stainless-steel long bars can blend with the clean lines of a modern door.

SEH BAC Home Improvements has been installing doors and windows for more than 50 years and advising homeowners on the best ironmongery to suit their property.

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