Handles.net.au Glossary

Glossary

HANDLES.NET.AU GLOSSARY

Below is a list of some of the common terms used on www.handles.net.au Handle and Knob Shopping website.

C-PULL

A C-Pull handle curves out from the surface of the door/drawer in the shape of a letter C. Quite a common shape and very easy to use, easily slip you fingers into the gap and pull the door/drawer open.

D-PULL

A D-Pull handle normally has two straight post legs followed by a curve, more or less in the shape of a capital D.

RAIL

A Rail handle usually has two straight post legs joined by a bar or rail that extends past the legs.

T-BAR

A T-Bar has just one post leg, surmounted by a bar or rail.

D or Ø

D or Ø followed by a number is an abbreviation for Diameter. The number is the diameter in millimetres of the knob or handle, eg. D25 or Ø25 is a diameter of 25mm and D30 or Ø30 is a diameter of 30mm

DIAMETER

Normally diameter is associated with knobs and is the distance from one edge of the knob to the other at its widest point.

HC

HC followed by a number is an abbreviation for Hole Centre. The number is the distance in millimetres between the screw holes, eg. HC76 is Hole Centre 76mm and HC288 is Hole centre 288mm

HOLE CENTRE

Hole centre is the measurement between the centre of the screw holes on the handles. Thus a 96mm hole centre would indicate a distance of 96 millimetres between the centre of each post leg on the handle. Knobs typically only have one screw, so they don’t have a hole centre.

LENGTH

Length is the overall length of the handle from one end to the other, and can be quite different in size to the hole centre, especially in the case of Rail handles.

POST DIAMETER

Normally the post diameter is associated with Rail-type handles where the rail diameter is different from the post diameter.

RAIL DIAMETER

Normally the rail diameter is associated with Rail-type handles where the rail diameter is different from the post diameter.

PROJECTION

Projection is the distance the handle projects outwards from the surface of the door/drawer.

FINISH

Finish is the kind of finish and/or colour of finish the handle/knob has:

  • ABL – Antique Black
  • ABR – Antique Brass
  • AL – Aluminium
  • BC – Bright Chrome
  • BLN – Black Nickel
  • BRN – Brushed Nickel
  • MB – Matt Black
  • PB – Polished Brass
  • PC – Polished Chrome
  • PEW – Pewter
  • PL – Platinum
  • SC – Satin Chrome
  • SS – Stainless Steel
  • SSS – Satin Stainless Steel

MATERIAL

Material is what the handle/knob is made from some of the common materials are:

  • ACR – Acrylic
  • ALU – Aluminium
  • BR – Brass
  • CM – Ceramic
  • GL – Glass
  • HB – Hollow Brass
  • K9 – K9 Crystal
  • LTH – Leather
  • PC – Porceline
  • PL – Plastic
  • SB – Solid Brass
  • SS – Stainless Steel
  • WD – Wood
  • ZA – Zinc Alloy

CODE

Code is our internal stock code. It helps us work out which handle and/or knob you are ordering, what colour and what size.

SKU

Stock Keeping Unit is our internal stock code. It helps us work out which handle and/or knob you are ordering, what colour and what size.