The most common variation of door handle is called “lever / lever”. This means that the lever on the exterior side of the door is connected directly to the lever on the interior side. Simply put, if you push down the lever on the exterior, the lever on the interior will move down also.
What Is A Lever / Pad Door Handle
The other variation of door handle is called “lever / pad”. This means that the lever on the exterior side of the door is separated from the lever on the interior side. Lever / pad door handles are used with lever / pad door locks to give an added security feature. The pad side will always be on the exterior side of the door. The lever side will always be on the interior side of the door. If you push down the exterior pad side, the interior lever side will not move.
How To Recognise A Lever / Pad Door Handle
Lever / pad locks are used to prevent someone from simply pushing down on the outside handle and walking in. The key is required every time to open the door. If you close the door behind you and you don’t have the key; you will be locked out.
Lever pad door handles will normally have a distinctive appearance on the exterior side. The exterior lever will normally be shorter and shaped like a paddle. Hence the name “pad”. The lock centres on some lever pad door handles can be different on the exterior than to the interior. The most common sized lever / pad size is 62mm on the exterior side and 92mm on the interior.
Replacement Lever / Pad Door Handles
At the moment we stock the 92mm / 62mm lever pad door handles in white and gold finishes. If you require the lever pad door handles in another finish please contact us and we can order it for you. Other finishes available: black, silver, polished chrome, polished brass. You can also check out our full range of door handles here and if you have any questions about which part you need then contact us!