Jargon

What does this mean?

Faceplate  = This is the long metal strip that is at the edge of your door

Backset = This is the measurement of the gearbox into the door.

1670, 1660, 2060 and 2070 – the first 2 number is the width of the faceplate in millimetres.  The last 2 digits denotes whether the faceplate has rounded ends (70) at the top and bottom or flat (60).

M2, M3, M4 XL3, XL5 – The numbers at the end of the letter is how many hooks the lock has.

Composite –  Is wood which is tightly packed under pressure and bonded with a resin and then covered with either  plastic or thin composite panels which are then painted with gloss.

UPVC – Is a plastic door, made entirely of plastic with a metal profile in the middle of the frame.

Mullion – This is a vertical division betweek a pair of French Doors, can be fixed or a dummy mullion is attached to one of the doors.

NH – This means the lock is None Handed and therefore the latch can be for either a Left Hand or Right Hand door.

SF – Split Follower is how the gearbox operates the handle.  If the door is unlocked and closed, you cannot regain entry from outstide without the key. The hooks are engaged when the handle is lifted.

L/L – Lever/Lever this is when the door is unlocked and closed, you can press the handle to gain entry without the key. The hooks are engaged when the handle is lifted.

Key – The handle cannot be lifted to engage the hooks.  Hooks and Entry is gained when using the key.

92 Pz – This is the measurement from the centre of the spindle/handle hole to the the centre of the key (cylinder) hole.

92/8 – Can be found stamped on the faceplate.  Means the handle is 92 centres and the spinle size is 8 mm.

SKG – Sometimes this can be found stamped on the Faceplate, this indicates it is an AV2 lock.

Lock – At WinkhausDirect, the lock is referred to as what is installed in your door to secure your Front Door, Back Door or French Door.

Cylinder – This is where you put your key in to secure your Front Door, Back Door or French Door.  It may have a turn on the internal side.

SBD – Stands for Secure By Design.

Shootbolts – Found at the top and bottom of the door lock when using a French Door set.

TFT16200 – Often found stamped on our SLK lock but if the reference is TFT16262 –  the lock will be a SLK but the short version.

Entryguard – Secured solid metal bar resticts opening the door similar to a door chain.

Handle 3816N – Indicates Palladio handle but does not advise what type, Lever/lever, Lever/Pad, Fixed Pad or with a Snib.

Handle Ref F1 – Handle is Silver in colour and F3 – means Gold in colour.