When restoring an old building, preserving its original charm and character can sometimes be compromised by modern practicalities.
Our collection of traditional door and window ironmongery is suitable for a wide range of modern lock types. However, if a completely authentic look is desired then here are three simple suggestions for ways to add extra security and privacy to our more traditional product types …
Number 1 - Use Bolts.
We offer a collection of cranked, straight and universal bolts for use on non-locking inward or outward opening windows or doors.
Number 2 - Fit Locking Stay Pins on windows that have non-locking fasteners.
Some of our most authentic window fasteners are non-locking. If these fasteners have been fitted to windows that you would like to make more secure, then using a locking stay pin is a great option.
The Locking Stay Pin is suitable for use with any of our Window Stays and can also be locked in the night vented position.
Number 3 - Add a Locking Staple Pin to your Thumblatch.
If you have a house full of gorgeous ledge and brace doors but would like a bit of privacy in the bathroom or downstairs loo, then a locking staple pin is the answer.
Locking Staple Pins are supplied with a leather thong that has a metal pin attached. The pin stops the door being opened from the outside by restricting the movement of the latch bar, hence preventing any embarrassing moments.