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Frelan Lever Door Handles: Step-by-Step Fitting Guide

In the 40+ years that Frelan Hardware has been established, the company has developed and built upon its impressive reputation to become one of the UK's leading suppliers of door furniture and ironmongery. Working with carefully-chosen suppliers like JAS Timber, Frelan Hardware continues to set the standard when it comes to designing and manuf­ac­turing world-class door furniture.

The previous edition of the JAS Timber blog focused on pull handles from Frelan Hardware. In this article, we'll be sharing with you a simple step-by-step guide on how to install lever door handles from the leading brand. All of the styles available are supplied on a rose and with all of the required fixings.

  • First, prepare the door by thoroughly cleaning it and allowing to completely dry.
  • Mark out fixing holes that exactly correspond to the holes in the lock/latch body. The easiest way to do this is by using the door's existing lock/latch as a template. 
  • Working carefully, drill out the fixing holes you have marked using an appropriate drill bit.
  • Expose the lever's fixing plates by simply unscrewing the cover rose from each lever.
  • Fit the spindle into the back of the rose on one side. You should make doubly sure that the split/­grooved side of the spindle is lined up exactly with the grub screw.
  • Tighten the grub screw fully. This should be done with the allen key provided. 
  • Check to see that the lever is correctly orientated before inserting the handle and fitted spindle through the lock/latch. The rose should be flush with the face of the door. 
  • Now fit the second lever onto its spindle on the opposite side of the door. 
  • Hold both of the roses flat to the faces of the doors. Use the allen key again to tighten the grub screw into its spindle.
  • Fit the shorter of the bolts into the barrel then insert through the fixing rose into the holes you have previously drilled. 
  • Now take the longer of the bolts and push through the rose. Screw into the barrel and tighten securely. 
  • Check that both grub screws are tightened securely. You can then proceed to replace the cover roses by simply screwing them into position. 

The method outlined above is known as 'bolt-through fixing' and gives the most secure and lasting results. If the lock or latch does not allow this method to be used, you can instead fit the levers directly to the face of the door using the wood screws supplied. Maintenance involves simply keeping the roses and handles clean using a non-abrasive polish with a soft cloth.

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