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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.
When it comes to bathroom and bedroom door locks the most popular type is the one with a simple push button lock from inside of the room and can be opened up from the outside by using a key. For doors that do not make use of the lock system you can find non-locking sets which are opened by the simple turn of a latch and are closed utilizing passage latch sets. One example of such is the door hardware. When it comes to the varieties of door handles you will find a plethora of forms and styles; however these are typically categorized in two. The first one is the knob kind of door handle and the other one is the lever type.
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Make sure you remove the key from the lock once you have locked the door. Any letterbox should be fitted at a distance of at least 400mm from the deadlock. Nightlatch - for timber doors. A nightlatch secures front doors and other external doors. It is mounted at around shoulder height and has a spring loaded latch which allows you to simply shut the door behind you to lock it. Nightlatches are very useful but they should always be used in conjunction with a deadlock. Many people use their nightlatch during the day and their deadlock and nightlatch at night. Remember - with a nightlatch you can lock yourself out so make sure you have your key with you before leaving the house.