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If you are particular about simplicity selecting a door accessory that has a simple look would be appropriate. They are available in plenty in the market and would not cost you much. There are door levers that have an antique appearance but have designs on them. Construction is an important aspect that should be checked before buying a door accessory of this kind. Quality and suitability of the particular accessory should also be taken care of. These factors are important in making a particular door fixture more durable. Information regarding the best manufacturers in this sector is available in various sources such as the internet.
When you buy a mortice lock of any kind make sure that it conforms to BS3621 and that it has the Kite Mark. This British Standard is a mark of quality and is also recognised by insurance companies. Timber doors fitted with five lever BS3621 sashlocks are considered to be high security doors (compared to other residential lock/door combinations) and can reduce the cost of home insurance. Mortice deadlock - for timber doors. A deadlock is usually used on a front door in tandem with a nightlatch. It is a key-operated single bolt. Deadlocks are fitted at waist height which gives extra security and they can be locked from inside and out.
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The best lock for you will depend on the material of your door the type of door and the level of protection you require. Here we take a look at the types of locks available and some of their applications. Mortice sashlock - for timber doors. This type of lock is a mortice lock combined with a handle that operates the latch mechanism. This allows you to open and close the door without the need for a key and to lock it with a key as you leave the house. A three lever sashlock provides a mid-level of security whereas the five lever version provides a higher level. Five lever locks are usually used on back doors which require high levels of protection. Three lever sashlocks are typically installed on internal doors which need to be lockable.