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Hardware Handing

What is Hardware Handing?

When you’re buying new hardware, you may have noticed that certain items will be either handed (left or right) or non-handed. But what does that mean?

Essentially, hardware handing refers to the direction the lever will point when the hardware is engaged. Some hardware is non-handed and can be installed for any suitable application. We’ve created a guide to multi-point door lock handing so that you can choose the correct product for your need.

Multi-Point Lock Handing Guide

Some multi-point door locks are handed, so it’s important that you choose the correct handing for your door. Additionally, you can use this guide to determine what direction the latch on the centre case of a standard lock will face.

Keep in Mind

Not all hardware is handed, so it’s important to make sure you have the correct hardware for your project. At Security Hardware, we include the hardware handing in the descriptions on our product pages so you can be clear that you’re buying the right item.

For further guidance when you’re looking to buy new hardware for door locks, see our help guides on measuring door handles or get in touch with our friendly, expert team.