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Kitchen Cabinet Knobs

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Kitchen cabinet knobs are an essential finish for your space. They can bring contrast and tone, and help to highlight particular aspects of your aesthetic. With the right choice, they will enhance to look of your space and of course, offer essential functionality you’d expect. View our full range of cabinet door knobs.

When it comes to door furniture, we seek out the highest quality pieces. For this reason, we work with From The Anvil, an ironmonger that specialises in hand-crafted works. From The Anvil’s blacksmith produces cabinet knobs for spaces throughout your household – including your kitchen. And it doesn’t matter what the style is; it could be a rebuild, refurbish, or a brand new modern open-plan design; your kitchen can gain a touch of class through hand-crafted ironmongery with exquisite detailing.

Kitchen Cabinet Knobs: Beehive Finishes

From The Anvil’s Beehive design can provide a stunning finish for your kitchen cabinets. All beehive knob designs come in small or large options. The large design is forty millimetres diameter and has a thirty-three-millimetre projection.
These look superb on painted doors and drawers and are manufactured to the highest quality. Each and every piece has a unique appearance and comes in Aged Brass, Aged Bronze, Polished Bronze, Ebony and Aged Brass, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, and finally Rosewood and Aged Brass.

Prestbury Knobs

In a similar style is the Prestbury range which also has matching doorknobs. Like the others, these are sold as single items. The larger size has a thirty-eight-millimetre diameter, a rose size of 36 millimetres, and a projection of forty millimetres. They come in Aged Brass, Aged Bronze, as well as Polished Chrome and Polished Nickel.

Flower Cabinet Knobs

The Flower Knob design, reminiscent of a chess piece, has a removable bass and looks beautiful in the kitchen. It looks striking when paired with hand-crafted doors. This comes in Beeswax, traditional black as well as ‘natural smooth’ finishes. All of which are stunning.

If there is something more specific you’re seeking, we encourage you to view our full range of cabinet knobs. If there’s something else on your mind or you have a query about a particular piece, you can reach out to us at sales@wedressdoors.ie.

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Argenta Sliding Doors

argenta sliding doors

Argenta Sliding Doors have been designed from the ground-up for professional use. They are exceptionally robust and designed to hold up even with high-frequency use. The Argenta Proslide sliding doors can work with automated systems, floor-to-ceiling setups, as well as single, symmetrical, parallel and simultaneous configurations.

Argenta Sliding Doors Are The Professional’s Solution

Many sliding doors kits can be cumbersome to install, often requiring two people to finesse the door into the frame as it’s being mounted. The Argenta uses an exceptionally stable aluminium upper rail with a sophisticated roller system designed with ease of installation and durability in mind. The rollers use extra large and wide wheels and precision ball bearings to improve stability and longevity — even in high-traffic areas.

Both the two-metre and three-metre Proslide come with the ESSI Module (‘easy slow stop install-module’) makes it easy to mount and remove the slow-stop damper from the upper rail. The patented ‘slow-stop’ rail buffer does away with the bumps and shudders that typically come with sliding doors. By holding and controlling the movement of the door, it not only drastically increases the lifespan of the sliding door, but it also creates a more satisfying experience. This module doesn’t need any extra space, though as the shock absorber needs to be quite large. This means that the door needs to be at least 92cm in length.

Invisible Glides

For Room-height sliding doors with plasterboard ceilings, the Invisible Glide system virtually eliminates the risk of cracking in the plaster while allowing for rapid installation thanks to a design that was built from the ground-up with the installer as well as the user in mind. It achieves this using better plastering adhesion, engineered profiling to allow for simple placement of plasterboard plates, a three-room profile to increase stability, and increased anchoring so that you can get a stable connection using just two rows of screw holes.

Fixation Systems

To increase ease of installation, Argenta has three fixation systems available. With Classic-Fix, the mounting plate is attached to the top of the door as you’d expect. This then hooks onto the roller assembly where it is fastened. With the Click-Fix system, however, the mounting plate is either surface mounted or milled in for concealed mounting so that the doors can be fastened to the roller assembly in just one step, for fast and easy installation.

For more information on our sliding door systems, reach out to us by email on sales@wedressdoors.ie

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Brass Door Handles

brass door handles

It’s the attention to detail that make a space, and when it comes to detail, our handcrafted brass door handles can certainly leave an impression. Many of our brass handles and functional ironmongery are handcrafted by “From the Anvil”, a Welsh workshop with a vast stock (which makes for prompt delivery times). You can view our full range of door handles, or continue reading to see a few from our selection.

Aged Brass Avon Lever Latch Handle Set

The Aged brass Avon Lever set is designed with simplicity in mind. The lever is hand-hammered to shape to give each piece a unique appearance that is both contemporary and individual.

Backplate Size: 152mm x 48mm x 5mm
Handle Length: 118mm

The Avon range allows for installation in any location including a bathroom set which can be used with a bathroom mortice lock, with a coin and release thumbturn mechanism.

Avon Slimline Door Handles

For an even more modern appearance, the Avon Slimline gives you the same hand-hammered, unique handle and gives it a much slimmer body. The Avon Slimline with locking as well as the Avon Slimline Lever Door Handle both come with the following dimensions:

Backplate Size: 242mm x 32mm x 13mm
Handle Length: 118mm
Fixing Centres: 212mm
However, for the Slimline with a locking mechanism, its centres are 92mm.

Many of our pieces are part of Under The Anvil’s period range. This range aims to achieve a timeless quality. Each piece is produced by hand by a blacksmith, meaning it holds up under inspection. The brass has been aged to highlight the detail and design but polished on all surfaces when you first receive them. If you prefer the tarnished effect, this will be attained through natural wear and tear. And if at any time you wish to return to a bright sheen, these handles can be polished whenever necessary.

For Brass Door Pulls, our Regency handles are designed to match our period cupboard knobs and mortice/rim sets. This allows you to achieve more of a uniform finish for your space. We also have our range in Aged Bronze for a beautiful, timeless, classic look.

If you have any questions about our items or are seeking something more specific, please contact us today at sales@wedressdoors.ie so that we can reply with relevant brochures and visual material.


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Pendant Lights’ Advantages

pendant lights advantages

Pendant lights’ advantages are many. They can truly create a mood in your living space. And with a massive range of styles, colours and textures available, they’re more popular than ever. It doesn’t matter your style. Whether art deco, classical or contemporary, you can find pendant lights to suit your tastes and enhance your environment.

Pendant Lights in your Kitchen

Pendant lighting is often found in the kitchen, where they can create an ambient mood. Paired with modern dimmable and/or multicoloured LED lighting, you can set the atmosphere for dinner, work and social gatherings. When they’re placed in sets they can light up a table or island, creating a visual focal point for the room — and for social interaction.

Add Space Or Create Focus?

Downward-facing pendant lights have shades directing the light source downwards. This will create a focused, clear light in the centre of the room (or wherever you choose to position it). This makes them great for lighting for ambience or specific tasks. If you prefer working from a kitchen island or table, then it can be helpful to have a direct light source for more refined activities. In some situations, an upwards facing light may be preferable if you need a more diffuse, all-encompassing light. Our range of Brindley Pendants come in various styles and finishes for adding a stylish focus.

Pendant Lights Advantages: Decorative or Primary Lighting?

When choosing your style, it helps to consider how you already use your space. Old habits die hard, and if we have a preference for certain activities in certain spaces, it is sometimes better to accommodate that existing pattern into our renovation plans. Do you need these lights to be the main light source in the room, or can they be paired with an ambient light source such as ceiling spotlights? Pendant lights are a great way to support your space and existing routines with a great aesthetic. Our Harborne Pendants make for an excellent focal point for lighting that exudes style. The Yardley range offers a beautiful contemporary tone to your space with a range of outer styles combined with a hammered copper interior finish to create any kind of mood you want.

If you have any queries about any of the products in our range, we are happy to help. Reach out to us today at sales@wedressdoors.ie

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Pendant Lights: Which Are Best For Your Kitchen?

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Pendant lights come in many shapes and sizes to fit all styles of look, feel and finish in your home. The kitchen is where you’ll spend much of your time so it’s important to create the right ambience to match your space. With that in mind, here are a few of our best pendant lights for the kitchen.

Yardley Pendants

The Yardley offers a sleek, contemporary style exemplified in the Dark Grey & Hammered Copper finish. It works beautifully as a centrepiece or hung in a line. Each model is hand spun from solid steel and given a copper finish. The diameter of the Yardley is 460mm, with a height of 210mm and a Rose diameter of 120mm.

Hockley Pendant Lights

The Hockley range is similar to the Yardley, with a sleek shape but in larger, more dramatic proportions. Our range of Hockley pendant lights are beautiful and elegant, with a modern shape and coming in many finishes to suit almost any kitchen space. For example the Hockley Black & Hammered Copper

It is handspun from solid steel with a copper finish, the Hockley is available with other interiors besides copper, such as black, dark or light grey matt exterior. For the Hockley range LED bulbs are a necessity and it supports dimmable LED bulbs.

Brindley Pendant Lights

The Brindley’s hammered copper interior is available a choice of interiors such as black, dark or light grey matt. This is a versatile pendant which can be hung at different levels to highlight particular areas within a room. There are many variations on the Brindley including the Hammered Copper Interior, Hammered Nickel Interior, Pale Blue & White Interior as well as the Sage Green and White Interior. The Brindley has a 260mm diameter, a height of 270mm and a rose diameter of 120mm.

Harborne Pendants

The Harborne offers a Classic British design. Its curves and proportions make it the focal point in any kitchen space. As with others in our range, this Harborne is hand spun from solid steel with a copper finish and is built for LED bulbs. It has a 400mm diameter, a height of 270mm and a Rose diameter of 120mm. The Harborne’s fittings are E27.

To find out more about our range or for any inquiries, contact us today at sales@wedressdoors.ie

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Push Plates

push plates

Push Plates, also known as Finger Plates, are an essential piece of door furniture on any commercial and customer-facing property. At We Dress Doors, we provide a large selection of different finishes to accommodate almost any style.

When Are Push Plates Used?

A door frame doesn’t mix well with a thousand handprints. In heavy-traffic areas where a door handle is either unnecessary (or to compliment the ‘pull’ side of a door), push plates cover a portion of the door in a durable, easy-to-clean surface. The plate becomes a natural target for a person’s hand, helping to reduce the amount of wear on the door, which means less frequent repainting and cleaning on the door frame. If there is a ‘pull’ handle, the plate also conceals the fixings for a clean finish.

Our plates come in sizes and finishes to complement our commercial pull handles. The three main sizes are 1800mm x 66mm, 800mm x 66mm, and 400mm x 66mm. All come with a standard 4mm thickness which we have designed to keep the plates flush against the doorframe to remove the risk of snagging or injury.

Our Styles

The plain beeswax finish comes in two sizes; 400 millimetres and 800 millimetres. This finish is an authentic, forged finish. After forgery, the steel range in colour tone from deep red ochre to blue. We supply these and all other finishes with matching wood screws.

We achieved our Plain Black (or Traditional Black) finish by baking the steel in a high-temperature oven. The process results in a durable, corrosion-resistant finish which is salt tested to 480 hours.

We create our Pewter Finish using a unique process which highlights the steel’s texture. Salt tested to 480 hours; it is highly resistant to corrosion. Though in order to keep it in its best condition we recommend wiping it occasionally with a lightly oiled cloth to remove damaging deposits.

Our Art Deco style Aged Brass fingerplates offers a striking appearance for any commercial property or large entrance. Forged by From The Anvil using solid brass, the brass finish is unlacquered to highlight the quality of the material and unique manual process. This will arrive highly polished on all surfaces. Though naturally, given the materials it will tarnish over time as part of the ageing process. You can polish this to rejuvenate it at any time, depending on whether you prefer a tarnished look or a striking finish.

We hope this helps. If you have any questions, contact us today.

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Front Door Knobs

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Front door knobs are worth careful consideration. At We Dress Doors, we pride ourselves on sourcing superior door furniture fit to adorn the most luxurious spaces. When it comes to choosing furniture that will make an impact, front doorknobs rank highly. In addition to the obvious functional tasks, your front door will set the tone for the rest of your space.  We provide over 16 styles of front door knobs which can set the tone and style of your home. Here are a few from our selection.

Beehive Front Door Knobs

Our range of beehive doorknobs come in a spectacular array of finishes to accommodate most styles and ideas. From Rosewood Mortice to polished chrome, this gorgeous style can succeed in art deco style as well as a more classical look. The aged brass finish offers a beautiful contrast with the rimmed areas contrasting with the engraved areas.

The Art Deco style will always have a place in modern architecture, and we have other styles which also match this beautifully. For example, our bun doorknobs exude 1920s chic. Available in Ebony and Polished Brass, they provide great versatility, allowing them to work well with a wide range of styles and finishes. 

The Tewkesbury door knob ornate style absolutely exudes tradition and class. Inspired by a Georgian original, it’s perfect for period properties or townhouses. Available in Aged Brass, Aged Bronze, Polished Nickel and Polished Chrome, this style. 

A special ageing process is used to highlight the detail on the square backplate so that it contrasts nicely with the polished elements. This style tarnishes over time and so can be left if this is preferable, or polished periodically to maintain their sheen. 

Flower Door Knobs

This flower door knob is another classic style which can highlight and accentuate the right door. Available in Aged Brass, ‘Black Flower’ and ‘Natural Smooth’,  each piece has a unique story to tell. Created by From The Anvil, each doorknob is handcrafted with a hammer by a master blacksmith. 

A simpler traditional look is achieved using the Mushroom Front Door knob. Available in nine different finishes which include aged bronze, polished brass, polished bronze, polished chrome and polished nickel. 

These are supplied with detachable roses as well as two lengths of threaded spindle. This means you can use this a number of different situations around the home. You can use this with a mortice latch, lock and escutcheon or bathroom thumb turn. We also have matching escutcheons and thumb turns available.

For further inquiries about our range, please contact us by email at sales@wedressdoors.ie 

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The Importance of Front Door Furniture

The importance of front door furniture to the overall look and feel of a build can be underestimated. We all know that investing in a high-quality front door is essential not just for the security of your home, but for creating the right impression for you and your guests. But having the right furniture for the door is just as important. When the furniture mismatches the look and feel of the door and the home itself, it stands out in ways that people may not be able to verbalise.

Your front door is likely to be one of the most expensive fixtures in your home. It’s essential to plan it well, choosing a front door that will look well for years after you install it. It needs to function efficiently, provide excellent security, high levels of insulation, and of course, be aesthetically pleasing. 

The Importance of Front Door Furniture: Choosing a Finish

Having an excellent piece of ironmongery to complement this investment can enhance the look and feel of the space as well as the security.  These should also be weather hardened to provide lasting strength, protection, and aesthetics for years after they’ve been installed. 

Whether you’re looking for front door knobs or door lettering, choosing furniture that matches the look and feel of the door and the home itself is essential for creating an impact. 

importance of front door furniture

If you decide to have a door knocker, we have a variety of options available, from Art Deco, “Doctor’s Door” and traditional Lion’s Head styles.  We also have incredibly unique looking finishes, such as the Regency door finished with Pewter which really highlights the importance of front door furniture for creating an effect.

An aged bronze finish can provide an ageless look suitable for a more traditional or a gothic appearance. You can attain a more modern feel using polished or satin chrome. For brighter colours and shades, polished bronze can often make for excellent contrast. And Antique Pewter can often work with various styles thanks to its somewhat neutral finish. 

In terms of security, you can back up the existing locking mechanism with a deadbolt system or door chain. In addition to improving security, these can also help to enhance the appearance of your space. Another element in this category of safety and style is the door peep, which is available in our four main finishes to match your door, your home.

If you have a query about one of our products, styles or finishes or are simply looking for advice or information, contact us today.

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Sliding Internal Doors

sliding internal doors

Sliding Internal Doors make for beautiful barn conversions, and can give an authentic accent to period homes and offices. The system we use is produced by the renowned From the Anvil and are hand-made by a blacksmith. From the Anvil specialise in traditional ironmongery, and the results are as gorgeous as they are unique. This provides a beautiful, classic look on your sliding wooden doors. The handcrafted steel straps are left exposed down the front of the door, providing an old-fashioned look to your space. The sliding door kit we use can support doors weighing up to 80kg, and the hangers run smoothly along the bar track.

Sliding Internal Doors: What Are the Specifications?

From the Anvil’s internal door kit is available for a two-metre sliding door kit, or three-metre sliding track. Both the two-metre and three-metre track are suitable for a door with a width of at least 50 centimetres. The maximum door with for the two-metre track is one-metre, whereas the three-metre track requires a max door width of one and a half metres.  For both kits, the door thickness has an allowable range between 3.6 centimetres to 4.6 centimetres. And the maximum door weight is 80 kilograms. The 3-metre track costs €389.35 and the 2-metre track is available for €315.65.

If you’re choosing sliding internal doors, consider that this is something you will use and see every day. It might seem like a ‘small detail’, but the correct choice of finish can completely transform and elevate the appearance of your home interior. With handcrafted iron finishes, you will accentuate the look, function and feel of the space.

Advantage of Sliding Internal Doors

Compared with a regular door, you’re going to ‘save’ corner space where a regular door would hinge. The downside, of course, is that the area alongside the walls will need to free for the doors to retract. This can limit where you place radiators, fixtures or wall hangings, but this can be avoided by using a sliding pocket door kit as the wall retracts into the wall itself. Other things to consider are that sliding internal doors may not provide a complete seal if heating is a concern or when you anticipate noise issues.

If you have any further questions about sliding doors or would like advice on your project, feel free to contact us today.

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Front Door Knob: Which One Should You Choose?

Front Door Knob: Which One Should You Choose?

Which front door knob should you choose? It’s a question we often hear. Small things can often make a big impact on the look and feel of your living space. When you have large panels that are otherwise uniform in shape or finish, the furniture is often the things to make it stand out. This is absolutely the case when it comes to front door knobs. While we have a vast collection, today we look at three beautiful designs that can make a visual impact.

Brockworth Front Door Knobs

Brockworth offers a classically ornate yet timeless design for your front door that adds a level of quality to the finish. Available in Aged Brass, Aged Bronze, Polished Chrome or Polished Nickel, there’s a finish for most front doors. The Aged brass finish, somewhat reminiscent of a chess piece, manages to provide an accent of class to most doors. These are unsprung solid mortice knobs with fine beading to the handle and rose. These are designed for Mortice only and are not suitable for rim locks. These allow for different door thicknesses with an 8mm x 140mm adjustable spindle. We recommend that the centre of the knob be at least three inches from the door’s edge. For maximum efficiency, we recommend four or five-inch heavy-duty latches.

Mushroom Door Knob Set

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The mushroom door knob set is suitable for both Mortice and Rim doors, making them a suitable option for both traditional and modern front doors. Their versatility is furthered by compatibility

with most thumbturns, latches and heavy-duty locks. Salt tested to 480 hours, the aged bronze finish is forged from solid unlacquered bronze (with at least eighty-five percent copper). A gorgeous matt and rich finish is attained through our ageing process. The ageing process at first darkens the surface, but as it oxidizes over time the copper undertones become apparent.

The ‘Flower Mortice’ Front Door Knob Set

This finish offers far more contrast and flourish than most of our designs. Intended to be striking, we finish this unique look with a natural, smooth feel. We include all fixings and screws and both roses come attached.

If you have something else in mind,  view our full collection or contact us today.