Lever Handles - An In Depth Guide

Lever Handles - An In Depth Guide

Aidan Mamo Cooney
Here at Roundtower Hardware, we are proud suppliers of a wide variety of lever handles from some fantastic suppliers. There are styles and finishes for every building from commercial levers on rose such as the Monza Lever Handle to the   
traditional malleable black iron style Lever Handle on plates like this handle from Kirkpatrick Ironmongery. 
Monza Lever Handle
As well as these commercial and traditional style lever handles we have unique and stunning statement handles from Mandelli, such as these Juno and Callas lever handles, and from master craftsmen Oliver Knights.

Choosing what type of lever handle you need for your home can be a confusing task. We stock a variety of different lever handles, suited to any style of door or requirement. Here is a basic guide to our lever handle options.


The majority of our lever handles can be purchased in Lock, this style of handle is for use with a traditional key operated locking system. The keyhole is cut out of the backplate or comes separately with some of our lever handle systems. Lock handles are ideal for exterior doors.


Latch lever handles are normally used for interior doors, these feature a spring-loaded tongue, which ‘clicks’ shut holding the door closed but not locking it. This means that no locking mechanism is required, only a tubular latch. All Kirkpatrick lever handles can be made in a latch style as well as many of our From the Anvil handles. Contact us for more information.


Bathroom style lever handles feature a turn and release locking system which allows for the door to be locked and unlocked from one side for privacy without a key. All of our bathroom locks are fitted with a safety feature, which means they can be opened from the outside in-case of emergency.

Euro Cylinder 

Our Euro lever handles have a cut out keyhole shaped barrel for use with a Euro Cylinder. This is primarily used on exterior doors. When choosing this style of handle it will need to be matched with a Euro Cylinder lock. This style is primarily used on UPVC doors.

If we don’t have what you are looking for, did you know we can also source bespoke ironmongery suited to your requirements?

With such a fantastic variety of lever handles available in a range of different lock options, Roundtower Hardware and our friendly and experienced staff are sure to be able to find the perfect door handles for your next project.