Door Hardware Melbourne - Guide To Buying

The right door hardware will ensure that your home looks great and protects your belongings. This includes locks, hinges, handles, knobs, latches, door stops etc.

This is where we come in at Architectural Choice. We have the experience, knowledge, and product catalogue to ensure your project is the most outstanding it could be and if we don’t have it we will make sure you get what you require.

Most Popular Door Hardware Melbourne

Right now there is a big move towards PVD products around the coastline of Melbourne and lucky for you this is our specialty. The Monaco Matt Black Door Handle (pictured below) is the most popular lever at this current time.

Monaco matt black door handles are not only great to look at, they're also ergonomic on your hand and gives the user a real sense of quality and world class design.

The textured feel and elegant style of the complete lever design works with so many variations of property in Melbourne.

Door Hardware Melbourne Finishes Available

If you're looking for a particular finish for your door, then you should consider what will suit your home's style. For example, if you live in a modern house, you might prefer a brushed nickel finish, satin brass, or a matt black. However, if you live in an older house, you might prefer an antique brass finish. This was one of Melbourne's most popular finishes due to the number of Victorian and Edwardian homes across the city.

This by no means is a must do, style is certainly in the eye of the beholder so what your personal taste is, simply follow what you would like.

We have all the above finishes in stock at Architectural Choice. Matt Black, antique brass, satin brass, and copper are finishes we stock in PVD which is the longest lasting finish of door hardware products on the market. When you’re buying PVD, your buying peace of mind.

Image of the Melbourne CBD skyline on dusk with the Yarra River in the foreground.

Brushed Chrome, of course, and white is also proving to be popular choices among renovators and new home builders alike.

Types Of Doors

There are so many different types of doors available in the market today. They vary in terms of materials used, design, and functionality.

If you’re looking for hardware on a front door the main tip we would give is ensure there is enough space between the lock and the door handle. Nothing worse than trying to get in your door with an armful of groceries and the key is right where the handle is. Minimum distance we would suggest is 60mm.

From there make sure your door stile (the vertical pieces of the door) has enough space to fit the mortice lock body in it. If your door has glass in it or is a cricket bat style door, please consult a professional before making a decision on your hardware and furniture.

Internally there are so many options it’s best to take advantage of our door scheduling service (link below). The most common options are simply going with a door handle and latch for passage doors and fitting the extra components of a privacy latch and snib on bathroom doors.

It is of course becoming more common practise to also have locking functions on bedroom doors, be it euro mortice locks or a simple privacy, and that is certainly an option for you.

Installation Options

A variety of installation options are available for your doors. We always recommend to use a professional installer where possible.

It pays to have peace of mind that your new door hardware is installed correctly so please make sure you select someone that has a great reputation of installing various types of products.

There is of course the option to go it alone and do a DIY job. This is fine of course as we have the drill templates and installation guides for you. We do need to say again though, if you can, use a professional as it could and most likely will end up saving you money overall.

Try Our Free Door Scheduling Service

If you have a project, no matter the size or urgency why not try our door scheduling service for free? All you need to do is send your plans (or if this is for a small renovation a simple list of what doors you have would be fine) with a little more info and we send back a detailed document outlining each door (or however many you would like) of the project and what hardware and furniture will go on the door including accessories such as door stops.

This comes back to you within 48 hours in a format detailing not only each door, but a summary of your project, pictures of selected products and totals. So, if you're looking for door hardware Melbourne and someone to produce a door schedule for you get in touch with our team today. Simply click this link and fill out the form and we will take care of the rest.