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Pocket door Videos

Double sliding doors

Here’s a few videos of a quick demo of our sliding doors kits. All pocket doors that are used in our videos are all supplied and installed by Murphy Larkin Timber Products. Our pocket door kits are all compatible with all our internal doors, barn doors and external Mahogany doors. www.murphylarkin.com

Stairs Refurbishments

Murphy Larkin Stairs refurb

Murphy Larkin Stairs Refurb 

Have you ever wished to change your existing staircase, but were concerned about the high cost or the potential damage it may cause?

Well we may have a solution….

Our stairs refurbishment parts allow you to transform the look of your existing closed staircase into the staircase of your dreams,with a choice of designs and desirable finishes such as oak and walnut to choose from.

Our innovative stairs system allows us to overlay your existing steps with solid engineered facing, with a wide selection of newal posts, spindles, handrails etc available to finish it off, and none of the excess damage or cost of a completely new staircase.

Have your staircase refurbished by one of our expert ‘Murphy Larkin’ installers in only a few hours to completely transform your hallway.

Walnut stairs

Walnut stairs

 

 

Door Handles vs Door Knobs: Which Should I Choose?

When it comes to choosing door furniture, the most common question is “Should I choose knobs or handles?”

Whilst there is no singular reason to choose one over the other, both have pros and cons which may be reason enough for you to make your decision.

Door Knobs:

Door Knobs are classically designed and are capable of adding a touch of style and class to your home. Designs and finishes are plentiful, with more elaborate porcelain, glass, and crystal cut finishes also available on top of the more commonplace brass and silver finishes.

Pros:

They are perfect for older period properties. Many of these older properties would have been fitted with surface mounted rim locks, which are perfectly compatible with door knobs.

Aesthetically, door knobs look fantastic and give an immediate face lift to both old and newer styles of doors.

If the classic ball shaped knob is not suited, oval or egg shaped knobs are also available, giving enhanced grip, leverage, and size.

Cons:

Door knobs do not naturally give as much grip as door handles.

Door knobs need to be set back further into the door than handles to avoid the user catching there knuckles on the door frame.

They are not ideally suited to people with arthritis in the hands or wrists, damp or wet hands, or for toddlers/small children, due to a general lack of grip and added tension/force required when twisting the knob to open the door.

 

Door Handles

Door handles are available in both modern and traditional styles. The traditional handle on backplate has been around for hundreds of years, whilst the more modern lever on rose is the more popular choice for renovations and new home builds.

Pros:

Handles are convenient when opening and closing doors. Even when your hands are full, you could easily open the door using your elbow.

As the handle is fitted away from the frame of the door, there is little to no chance of the user catching there knuckles on the frame.

Handles are available in a wide selection of designs & styles, suitable for both modern and traditional homes.

Cons:

Handles may not lend themselves to suiting period properties, particularly doors previously fitted with surface mounted rim locks.

The basic shape of a handle means that it may get caught on loose clothing as you walk through the door.

Handles may require greater maintenance over time, as they contain springs that hold the lever in position.

 

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