Latches, Hinges & Handles

Latches, hinges and handles are mechanisms used on doors, cabinets and draws. They often come under the classification of Door Hardware, Cabinet hardware and Door furniture. They are available in a wide range of materials and finishes and are suitable for many different applications. RS Components offer a comprehensive range of Latches, catches, hinges and handles for all your needs.


What is a Latch?


A door latch is a mechanical mechanism used to hold a door or gate in place. Door latches are usually used on internal doors and are operated by a handle or knob. They come in two parts. The main part of the door latch is fitted into the door itself. A door latch will engage with another piece of hardware (usually a catch) which is fitted into the frame or other surface keeping the door closed.


Types of Latches



  • Gate latches

  • Internal door latches

  • Night latches

  • Paddle latches


What is a Catch?


Door catches are designed to keep a door in its normal closed position. Door catches usually work in conjunction with a door latch.


Types of Catches



  • Magnetic catch

  • Pressure catch

  • Ball catch


Handles


A handle is a mechanism used to open or close a door, drawer, cabinet or cupboard. Door handles come in three main types, pull, lever or doorknob. They come in a range of materials and finishes. Door handles can be also be fitted with concealed fixings


Materials



  • Aluminium

  • Brass

  • Polyamide

  • Stainless Steel


Finishes



  • Polished

  • Satin

  • Stainless Steel


Hinges


A hinge is a piece of door hardware that attaches to a door or gate. A hinge is a movable jointed device that joins a door and a frame or a gate and a fence. Hinges come in various types and materials.


Hinge Types



  • Butt Hinge

  • Piano Hinge

  • Pin Hinge

  • Concealed

  • Spring


Hinge Materials



  • Plastic

  • Brass

  • Aluminium

  • Stainless Steel

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