How to install your new door handles
How to install your new door handles

How to install your new door handles

It does not take much to create a new feeling in at home, it can actually be as simple as changing handles on the doors that makes the big difference! However, it can be a little tricky to change door handles if you have never done it before, which is why we at Beslag Online have put together a guide that shows step by step and explains how easy it is to change door handles.
This instruction only applies to our door handles with mounting washers, for example Helix 200, Helix 200 Stripe, Tavira and Sintra.

Our door handles are delivered in complete pairs including key plates and mounting kit.
Our door handles in the Helix 200, Helix 200 Stirpe, Tavira and Sintra series are equipped with a return spring, which gives a luxurious feeling and means that the handles always return to their basic position even if the lock box's own spring is weak.

1. European or Scandinavian standard?

Before you place your order, it can be a good idea to double-check whether your doors have a Scandinavian or European standard. Then the question is, how do you know that? And what is the difference between these? 

Well, start by looking at your existing mounting washers or if you have a brand-new door, then you look at how the screw hole screw holes are placed.
If you have a door with European standard, the screw holes are parallel to the square hole in the middle of the mounting washer or lock case. The C / C dimension is 38mm, ie the distance between the centers of the screw holes, the C / C dimensions are always written in millimeters. 

A door with Scandinavian standard fits model 2014 and lock cases with the same hole configuration, usually it says which model is on the front of the lock case (the part that is visible on the short side of the door leaf).

In short, it is the locations of the screw holes that distinguish European and Scandinavian standards from each other.

Therefore, do not forget to check how the screw holes are placed on your door to make sure that you get home door handles that fit. (It is most common for the Scandinavian countries to have a Scandinavian standard and the remaining countries in Europe have a European standard on their doors, but there may be occasional exceptions. Therefore, we recommend that you check which standard you should have before ordering.

2. Find new door handles

Once you have determined what standard your doors have, it is time for the most fun, to find the right door handle for your particular home. Start by clicking on the menu at the top of the page and select the door handle. Here you will find a wide range of door handles from Beslag Design. Do not forget that you can filter by style, product type and / or color.

Are you unsure of the combination, between your door and your new door handle? No danger, we have environmental images that show different combinations. Therefore, do not hesitate to click on the different door handles to find what suits your home and your style. You can also find us on Instagram and Pinterest if you want more inspiration.

3. Disassemble your old door handles

Start by disassembling your old door handles. For this, a screwdriver and an insect wrench are usually needed.

4. Install your new door handles 

Start by disassembling the old handles and clean with a cloth where the old handles have been sitting. Use a screwdriver with the correct screw head when mounting the handles. Screws that are included in the delivery of the handles are M4 screws that have a combi groove as the screw head. This means that both a star screwdriver and a straight screwdriver can be used. We recommend that you screw the handles in there with a screwdriver not to damage the screw.

4.1  -
When your old handles are disassembled, you start by centering the included square rod, also called a rowing stick, in the lock.

4.2  - Then place the mounting washers on the square bar, remembering that the flat part of the mounting washers should be down towards the floor, the mounting washers close to the door. It is then time to screw on the washers with the supplied screws and sleeves. Tighten the screws a little at a time to avoid the handle getting caught. Tightening only one screw completely first and then the other can cause the handle to jam.

4.3  -
When the mounting washers are screwed on, remove the square bar and use it as a tool to pry off the guide washers located in the center of the mounting washers. Sort these as metal in the recycling. The guide washers are intended to facilitate installation of the mounting washers, but should not remain in place when using the door handle.

4.4Position the square bar so that the attached groove is directed from the nearest edge of the door leaf. This is so that the stop screw in the door handle can be fixed to the square bar. Center the square bar so that it protrudes equally on both sides of the door, feel free to use a straight screwdriver to correct the placement of the square bar.

4.5 - Then press the door handles so that they click into the lug on the top of the mounting washers. The door handle's bow should end up next to the door leaf.

4.6 - Now it's time to screw on the door handles. Screw in the stop screws using an insect wrench and finish by tightening them. The picture below shows the tension of the stop screw that attaches the handle to the square bar. - Do not forget the screw on the underside of the door handle, this stop screw attaches the door handle to the mounting washer.

5. Enjoy your new door handles!