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Knobs, handles and pulls, your guide to cupboard door furniture

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Knobs, handles and pulls, your guide to cupboard door furniture

At BPF Online, we offer a wide range of door pulls, handles and fastenings. Technically a handle is a piece of material that is wide enough to be gripped with several fingers to open a door, but realistically, each of these terms can be used interchangeably.

The bigger issue when it comes to choosing door furniture is whether it is a dual fix or single fix door handle.

Dual-fix door handles

A dual-fix door handle uses two screws or bolts to keep it in place. Therefore, this is more likely to be the case with long or wider designs, where the load distribution needs to be carefully managed to ensure that the door handle remains secure long-term. This is also typically used on heavier doors – although for large external doors, handles, knobs and door pulls can have four or more fixtures securing them.

If you are upgrading your cupboard handles to a handle of a different shape, size or number of fixings, you may want to switch to a dual fix door handle and use the existing hole to fix one side, and then create a new hole for the second fixing.

If you are replacing an existing dual-fix handle with a new handle, you’ll want to measure the distance from the centre of one fixing hole to the centre of the next hole to ensure that your fixing holes on the new handle will meet the holes in the door or drawer.

Again, if you visit www.bpfonline.co.uk and navigate to dual fix handles, you’ll find that we categorise our handles by the distance between the hole centres, so you can easily see the pull handles or door handles that have holes placed just 32mm apart, those at 64mm apart and then the longer ones at 96mm, 117mm, 128mm, 132mm, 160mm and 192mm apart. We even have handles longer than that, with hole centres 224mm, 256mm, 288mm and 320mm apart. Once you’ve selected your size category, you’ll be able to see the variety of handles in our range that have fixings in the correct places. Whether you’re looking for a bow handle, a D handle or a T-Bar handle, whether stainless steel, brushed steel, or even nylon.

Our handles come supplied with the relevant screws, so you’ll just need a drill bit the right size.

If you can’t find the dual fix handle that you’re looking for, we even make it possible for our customers to make their own dual-fix handles.

 Single fix door pulls

A single-fix door handle or door pull uses just one screw or bolt to keep it in place. This tends to be used on lighter cupboard doors such as kitchen cupboards or wardrobes and is often easier to fit, as it’s just the one hole to be positioned in the correct place.  We have a range of single-fix door pulls and handles on our website. These also come with their fixing screws, so you’ll just need the right size drill bit.

Inset handles

Inset handles (sometimes referred to as flush pulls) look great, but unless you already have an inset handle in a cupboard door or drawer, they can be more difficult to fit. If you already have an inset handle fitted to the door or drawer, then it’s about finding a replacement handle that is the same length, width and shape.

If you don’t already have a flush pull set into your cupboard door or drawer you’ll have to create the holes to fit the flush pull yourself.

Fitting an inset handle/ flush pull

  1. Measure the desired height that the flush pull will sit at. Make sure you measure from a fixed point such as the bottom of the door and mark it clearly.
  2. Measure the cut-out length and width needed to be able to sit the inset handle into the door and mark it on the door in pencil.
  3. Use a chisel to remove the door or cupboard material to the correct depth, width and height. Beware of trying to do this with melamine or chipboard cupboard doors. If you’re installing a flush pull, back-to-back with an identical flush pull, you could just cut your hole straight through.
  4. Ensure that the back of the insert fits within the cutout.
  5. Apply a silicone-based adhesive inside the cutout and set the handle.
  6. Secure with the fixings included within the handle kit.

You can order these door and drawer pulls and handles on our website or, for more information, please contact our helpful advisors on our chat at www.bpfonline.co.uk.

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