The Complete Guide to Dummy Door Handles
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TLDR: A Dummy Handle is decorative handle that is only really used to open or shut a door and does not lock (aka fake handles)*.
Dummy Handles are usually used as decorative door pulls, often found on interior French doors, wardrobes, linen cupboards, or pantry doors. These are mounted to a door simply to give the door a handle to pull open without turning – they don’t actually have any internal working parts.
To allow the door to stay closed you may require a door catch like our T37 – roller catch or a magnet catch like our T-Magnets. Some of our door lever handles may require a Dummy Kit. These are to be placed behind the door lever, this stops the lever from turning or moving. Dummy Door Levers also could be used to make a door look visually appealing and more balanced.
The process to install a dummy door handle is simple (the process is the same for dummy knobs):
*To give a longer and more technical explanation: A ‘Dummy Handle’ is one handle or a pair of handles with no latching or locking function that are also a non-turning door lever or door knob. In other words Dummy Handles & Knobs do not turn to open but rather are used to push or pull a door open or shut.