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The Perfect Trio – Door Knobs, Door Handles and Wobbly Teeth

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    Were you the same? Whenever I had a wobbly tooth as a young child, I couldn’t resist relentlessly fiddling with it. My parents always threatened me with a piece of string being tied around it and the door being slammed, in an attempt to drag out my wobbly tooth, which obviously irritated them more than it did me. It is thought that the idea of slamming doors to remove teeth via the use of a piece of string has originated from the Victorian era but seems to have lasted much longer than the majority of their traditions. It may seem like perhaps a strange topic to write about but it is actually relevant, I feel, as originally door handles and door knobs would have been the key part in this tooth extracting process. But can you guess what has replaced them?

    Don’t Drone on about Door Knobs or Door Handles

    It became apparent last week that door knobs and door handles had a new rival, as it went viral that multiple children were asking their parents to extract their wobbly teeth by using…drones! A drone is small, radio controlled, helicopter like device which has an inbuilt camera (often multiple) and they are designed to be controlled from a smartphone or tablet.

    Victorian Door Knob Method

    Malcolm Swan, for example, used a quadcopter drone, to enable him to remove his sons loose tooth. This was done by attaching dental floss tightly to Adam’s loose tooth, with Malcolm initiating the drone to start flying. Adams reaction in the illustrative video shows that it was definitely not a traumatic or painful experience but one of ease, excitement and great success. However, do not be so naïve as to think that this is the case every time. There are many stories that involve drones in relation to child tooth extraction which are nowhere near as successful or as pain free, so as much as we are pleased that Adam had a lucky escape with his extraction, perhaps we should all stick to using the old fashioned, tried and tested Victorian method, which never seems to have failed – door handles and door knobs!

    Handsome Handles Door Knobs and Door Handles

    Would you rather stick to the old fashioned, reliable method of using door knobs and door handles? But want a modern and elegant twist? Then why not contact Handsome Handles. Whether you need kitchen cabinet knobs, internal door handles or external door handles such as PVC door fittings, suited to your home or your work place, they can work with you to find exactly what you are looking for. At Handsome Handles they provide beautiful, contemporary door knobs, door handles and door knockers. They offer the best and most handsome handles exclusively for you, offering their friendly and professional service to all of England and Scotland from their South Yorkshire base. So if you can’t wait to get your teeth stuck in to choosing yourself some new door knobs or door handles, get in touch with Handsome Handles on 07961 832 812 or alternatively you can email them at info@handsomehandles.co.uk or check out their website by clicking here to see what they have in store for you.

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      Could The Key to the Safety of Dementia and Alzheimer Sufferers Be Door Knobs?

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        Studies show that 3 in 5 people that suffer with dementia often ‘wander’ off and can consequentially become lost. However, it isn’t the act of ‘wandering’ off that is usually the problem, it is unfortunately their inability to return. A person with Alzheimers may not be able to recall the information containing their name or address and will often, sadly, become disorientated, despite being in a familiar place. ‘Wandering’ is not connected to the level of care put in place by the caregiver, but can actually still occur even under the supervision of the most diligent of Dementia and Alzheimer carers presence.

        Door Knobs Prevent ‘Wandering’

        It is interesting that door knobs have been suggested as being a preventative for ‘wandering’ sufferers. Clearly, it is not being suggested that a person suffering from Dementia or Alzheimers is ever ‘locked’ in a room, but specific fixtures of door knobs seem to be becoming prevalent in their safety promotion and the safety of others around the sufferers. It has also been found that these new door knobs have reduced carers levels of stress because they drastically decrease the frequency that ‘wandering’ occurs. Camouflaged door knobs have been recently been trialled – which is where door handles are painted the same colour as the door or the walls in the room so that they blend in with their background and become camouflaged and therefore harder for the escapee to escape. However, this is not seen to be unsafe because if there was ever to be an emergency, the handle remains evident, just like any normal handle, from the outside of the door, permitting easy emergency access. An alternative option is to use child-proof door knobs which can increase a sufferers’ safety. A third idea is to use a device connected door knob. This is a door knob which lets off a signal when a door or window is opened. This could be a bell or a buzzer, which can be located above a window or door in order for the carer to be made aware every time the patient has exited a room by either of these methods.

        Handsome Handles and Door Knobs For Your Home

        Finding the correct door knobs for your home is clearly extremely important. If this article has made you think about changing the door knobs and door handles in your home, we are here. Our professional staff here at Handsome Handles will be happy to help you find the appropriate door knobs and door handles to fit perfectly for your home. To contact us at Handsome Handles, please phone us on 07961 832 812 or alternatively email us at info@handsomehandles.co.uk

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          Germs Handled Effectively in Scunthorpe Hospital

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            Germs carry all sorts of invisible little nasties, but not for much longer. However, Domestic departments in North Lincolnshire hospitals are using a combination of special fluorescent marking gel and UV light to highlight specific areas, such as door handles, to make these invisible little nasties visible to all.

            They are able to do this by using the fluorescent marking gel in conjunction with UV lighting, so that the germs are more easily seen and therefore either cleaned more frequently. This is an attempt to make patients, visitors and staff more aware of what is on their hands, to try and lower infection rates and cross-contamination. Areas such as door handles are very prominent places for such germs to be lurking due to the volume of people that touch them. The NHS hopes that this new idea can instil confidence in visitors, patients and staff.

            Hi-Tech Door Handles

            Certain areas around the hospital are to be tested with the new fluorescent marking gel and UV lights. They will be working in conjunction with I-Pods enabling the collected data to be recorded. The equipment need to test this strategy of germ prevention in parts of the hospitals involved, will be on a two year lease from Trust’s Dragon Den scheme. The idea was highly thought of by the executive and non-executive directors, which David Mooney, a hospital support services supervisor, had created, initiated and pitched to the Trust.

            Dragons Den Door Handles

            David Mooney secured £7,000, post Dragons Den scheme, to enable the lease of specialist equipment and technology to record trending data. This is an important step, as Mooney is aware, purely due to the rate at which the germs in question are able to spread in a hospital. Mooney stated that they have “…previously been able to monitor and record how clean an area is by checking the visual signs such as dust. We have never been able to look any further until now.” However, since the hi-tech data collection and analysis technology has been leased to Mooney, it is now more than visible. Cleverly, the I-Pods alert the user as to which area has passed or failed the germ cleanliness test enabling monthly reports to be collated for staff, patients and visitors to see.

            The battle is now on between humans and germs. Unity is being formed between the Dragons Den scheme, hospital, staff, patients and visitors. In order to gain this unity and retain it, feedback is needed so that this new fluorescent marking gel can be nurtured in to being as effective as possible.

            Door Handles Make Germs Visible

            The specific areas in the hospitals that are having the fluorescent marking gel used in them are the most frequently used places. They include areas such as door handles, trolleys, desks, call bells and bedside tables. It is applied through a sponge on the tip of the dispensary gel tube – thus known as a dabbing device. Once applied, it is left on the applied area for 24 hours and is then shown the UV light – this is when the magic is apparent. The invisible germs are now visible, which, in theory, should reduce the time that patients spend in the hospital.

            If this article has made you think about how important internal door handles or external door handles are in your home or work place, get in touch with Handsome Handles on 07961 832 812 or alternatively email them at info@handsomehandles.co.uk

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              Thousands of Handles make Millions of Pounds

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                Expecting to triple his outgoings and make £60,000, one South Shields builder is now estimated to make a minimum of £2m, all thanks to vintage door knobs, door handles and other brass fittings at auction.

                Having heard that an estimated 655,000 ornate, rare and vintage brass items, purchased many decades ago by a Cornish millionaire, now needed rehoming, Mr Brian Cairns had a plan. He aimed to triple his outgoings of £20,000 by selling these items for scrap. This was, until he discovered, that this so called scrap was harbouring a secret.

                He embarked on a journey to Penzance, to a property full of brass after a tip-off, where Cairns entered a time warp. It was evident on entry that the property had not been changed at all since the wife of this Penzance junk shop had died in 1975. A newspaper abandoned mid-read, unfinished, still spread open on the table – “the owner just didn’t want to go back in to the premises again.”

                Mass of Brass – All 12 Tonnes of It

                Cairns and the elderly owner concluded a deal, which although did not reflect the brass’ true price or later discovered value, the junk shop owner wanted rid. His reason for this was due to the number of painful memories and connections which the belongings held in relation to his deceased wife. Cairns made transportation plans for the 12 tonnes of brass, hiring two seven-and-a-half tonne lorries to carry the mass of brass back Northwards. The 500 mile journey took multiple days as the lorries were limited to remaining between 10 and 30 mph due to the weight of the brass they contained.

                Get a Grip on a £200 Handle

                All 655,000 brass items slowly but safely back in the North East with 55-year-old Brian Cairns ready to sell them for scrap, he decided to do some research and have them valued…luckily! During this he discovered that many of the door knobs, door handles, light switches, hat stands and letter boxes were actually Valli and Columbo Vintage. This had been an Italian company which ceased production 55 years earlier. Many of the handles estimated worth, he later found out, was that of around £150 each and the brass handles estimated £200 each. Cairns comment implies how lucky he realised he was, “I bought it all for scrap but I started looking in to what they really were and realised many were vintage Italian handles.”

                Individually each handle price was not going to make Cairns a particularly huge profit but with 655,000 brass items to sell, a huge percentage of which were the afore mentioned brass door knobs and door handles, the estimated profit has grown. Mr Cairns has since had many of these items looked at by specialists and auction houses and it has been estimated that he is set to make a minimum of £2m. It pays to have potential “scrap” valued before letting scrapping commence, as this has made one South Shields father-of-four an overnight multimillionaire!

                Handsome Handles Door Knobs and Door Handles

                Great door knobs and door handles are available at Handsome Handles and won’t cost you a fortune – they are quality, affordable products which can be found on their website. To find out more about brass door handles, door knobs and door handles visit them at info@handsomehandles.co.uk or call them on 07961 832 812.

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                  Door Knockers Require Practical Decisions

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                    You can improve your home without spending a fortune thanks to door furniture purchases. Handsome Handles continue to provide great choice and style when it comes to these products; through their ranges of door knobs, door handles and door knockers.

                    Taking a closer look at the latter of those, there are a few important things for you to consider if you want to be successful with the purchases that you make. Your available price range and the existing design scheme of your property are perhaps the most important of these. With that in mind, Handsome Handles have taken a closer look at why these and some other relevant factors are important in your purchasing decision process.

                    What Sort of Statement do You Want to Make?

                    Perhaps the most important thing to decide is what sort of statement you want to make with any door knockers that you buy. With such an extensive range of these door furniture pieces, Handsome Handles can provide you with everything from the boldest to the most subtle of designs – leaving you free to make the choices you feel best reflect your tastes.

                    What’s the Right Size and Shape?

                    To match the right knockers to your doors, it’s important that they look right in-situ; in terms of both size and shape. Delicate and shimmering ring door knocker designs may be better suited to a delicately-varnished light-wood door; whilst a rugged, heavy-set black iron door knocker may be the right option for a contrasting property.

                    What Sort of Budget to You Have Available?

                    As mentioned, the budget that you have available will influence the purchases that you’re able make. Thankfully, Handsome Handles have so many affordable door knockers for you to choose from that this hopefully won’t be an issue. Great prices are available for products of all different shapes, sizes and styles – so this company remains confident that they can deliver satisfaction to you.

                    Which Materials Are Right for Your New Door Knockers

                    As Handsome Handles often mention in their blog, the materials you select for your new door knockers are vital with relation to their overall appearance. Looking for something more traditional? Then antique brass, black antique and black iron pieces would be most suitable for you. Or, if you’ve got more of a contemporary eye for property design, then their polished chrome and satin nickel door knockers would be more appropriate for you.

                    Plenty of M Marcus Door Handles for You to Choose From

                    As well as their impressive array of door knockers, Handsome Handles also continue to offer great choice and pricing with relation to door knobs and M Marcus door handles too. Each of these have their own unique charms and can also go towards improving your home.

                    If you’re interested in finding out more, then why not pay their site a visit today? There, you’ll be able to survey all the fantastic products they have on offer and decide which would work best for you. Further to this, if there’s something that you’ve got in mind that you don’t see across our ranges then a member of the Handsome Handles team will do their best to source it for you.

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                      Door Knobs Can Help to Improve the Aesthetics of Your Home

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                        It can be rewarding to make successful investments in your property. There a number of ways in which you can achieve success; and the size of any project that you undertake is likely to be influenced by the budget you have available to you.

                        If you want to make changes but don’t have endless amounts to spend, the products available with Handsome Handles are absolutely perfect. Ideal for implementation right throughout your home; their door knobs, door handles and door knockers are continuing to deliver long-term satisfaction to their clients. Offering plenty of scope for you to stamp your own individual interior design taste on your home, each of their ranges features products of great value and style.

                        With that in mind, Handsome Handles have put together some more information surrounding their door furniture; to help give you an idea of which would be most suitable pieces for helping you to improve your own home with:

                        Door Knobs

                        No matter the style of your property, door knobs always present a great way to invest – simply because there are so many different routes you can go down. For Handsome Handles, the key factor towards providing satisfaction with this range has been the choice they can offer – both in decor and material terms. With everything from ornate polished brass and chrome designs through to sleek and slender pieces made from satin; they remain confident you’ll find the right ones for you with them.

                        Carlisle Brass and M Marcus Door Handles

                        When it comes to door handles, the possibilities are wide-reaching, as there are designs suitable for doors and furniture right throughout your home. From aesthetically-pleasing upgrades for your kitchen and bathroom furniture; through to replacement handles for doors themselves, you can be sure that Handsome Handles will be able to assist you. Their M Marcus and Carlisle Brass door handles are always particularly popular with their customers.

                        Door Knockers

                        With a focus on the exterior of your home, Handsome Handles also have many years experience when it comes to the supply of door knockers to their customers. As one of the first things that people are likely to notice about your home, these property features may seem insignificant; but they can in fact be the most important contributor towards you leaving a positive first impression on your visitors. With an abundance of both traditional and contemporary designs, Handsome Handles can help.

                        Find Out More from Our Team Today

                        To find out more about how Handsome Handles could help you to upgrade your property for a relatively minimal investment today, why not call their helpful and friendly team? You can reach them on 01246 852 770.

                        Alternatively, if you’d like to browse through their impressive choice of products, you’d be well advised to go and check out their website – www.handsomehandles.co.uk. There, you’ll be able to find the inspiration you need and decide on the door furniture that you think is most suitable for you to purchase.

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                          Stylish Door Knockers to Add a Touch of the Unusual

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                            Being able to add a personal touch to your property can be invaluable. Handsome Handles understand this and have a variety of impressive door furniture pieces to help satisfy this need. Door knockers and door knobs are just two examples of these products that can help you to transform the grander scheme of your home.

                            It’s little wonder that the customers of this supplier find them to be so popular. With that in mind, here’s a closer look at some of the door knockers options available to you with Handsome Handles:

                            Conversation Starters

                            Handsome Handles highly-unusual door knockers have been designed to meet the requirements of property owners who want to leave a noticeably lasting impression on guests visiting their home. Traditionally designed as talisman features to protect properties from evil, they’re a great conversation starter!

                            Polished Chrome Um Door Knockers and More

                            Satin chrome and Florentine bronze are just some of the many options available to you with um door knockers. When used in the right way, these door furniture selections can work appropriately for both older and more modern homes; leaving you free to use them as you wish.

                            Sleek and Slender Stainless Brass

                            Manufactured by the highly-reputable Carlisle Brass, Handsome Handles find that these pieces are always popular with their customers as they provide the potential to make classy, reasonable upgrades. Sleek, slender – and available in stainless brass – Handsome Handles doctor designs take elements of traditional door knocker style and add a contemporary spin.

                            Matched to Modern Homes

                            Antique brass and satin chrome versions of this design are all on offer to you with this business; giving you plenty of choice to make the right call. Manufactured by M. Marcus, they work particularly well with modern homes. Handsome Handles retro style door knockers are available in a variety of materials and match well to all exterior property doors.

                            Kitchen Door Handles, Carlisle Brass Handles and More

                            To find out more about any of the products covered here why not give Handsome Handles a call? You can reach them on 07961 832812. Or, alternatively, why not drop them an email to info@handsomehandles.co.uk? One of their dedicated members of staff will be able to provide you with guidance surrounding choosing the right products for you.

                            Handsome Handles’ door knockers, decorative door knobs and Carlisle Brass door handles are all currently popular with their customers. These products can also provide you with the opportunity to upgrade your home whilst meeting a reasonable budget, so it’s understandable why they’ve become so popular.

                             

                             

                             

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                              Excellent Variety of Kitchen Door Handles

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                                Customers of Handsome Handles have been benefiting from their door furniture for a number of years. Their vast ranges give you great choice on everything from decorative front door knockers to new door handles; so you’re sure to be able to find the most appropriate products to upgrade your home when you choose to purchase from them.

                                Handsome Handles kitchen door handles have proven to be consistently popular over the years; simultaneously combining style, material and shape in a stunning way. With both form and functionality taken care of, these products have helped many property owners to add the finishing touch to their homes over the years. Deciding on the right kitchen door handles should be an enjoyable process and to help point you in the right direction Handsome Handles have taken a closer look at some of the options available to you with them:

                                Kitchen Door Handles for Modern Schemes

                                With designs in stock made from the cutting-edge materials such as stainless steel and polished chrome; Handsome Handles’ contemporary kitchen door handles are sure to appeal to you. From angular to curved; slender to bold; they’re extensively experienced when it comes to making sure that they have the right style for everybody.

                                They also carefully consider how particular pieces can match with existing furniture. Many of their modern kitchen door furniture pieces are well-placed to suit contemporary kitchen units made from materials such as acrylic; and they can often be the key factor towards whether you successfully complete the aesthetical appearance of your kitchen.

                                Kitchen Door Handles for Traditional Schemes

                                For more traditional homes, Handsome Handles have specifically-tailored the kitchen door handles that they stock to suit the needs of varying homeowners. They’ve done this so that you’re able to match an appropriate material to either your existing furniture units or the ones that you may be installing within a new kitchen.

                                Pewter-effect door handles and black antique pieces are always popular choices with property owners who have one eye on developing historical home schemes in Sheffield, Rotherham and beyond; as they resonate with elements of traditional property design.

                                Door Knobs and Door Knockers

                                Whilst Handsome Handles are experts in the supply of bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, external and internal door handles; they also stock a number of other door furniture pieces too. Their door knockers and door knobs are ideal for decorating your home in a cost-effective way and can add value once they’re installed.

                                The many other benefits that come attached to choosing Handsome Handle’s products include the chance to impress friends and families visiting your home and the fact that they give you the means to truly complete an interior or exterior scheme. Handsome Handles always remain confident that you’ll see the value in their door furniture and want to find out more about how they could help you to transform your home.

                                Handsome Handles are the Experts

                                To speak to Handsome Handles about any of their fantastic pieces why not contact them today? You can talk to a member of their helpful and professional team by calling 07961832812. Or, alternatively, why not drop them an email to info@handsomehandles.co.uk?

                                 

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