Choosing internal door handles no longer a simple task

(PRWEB UK) 13 November 2012

Door Handles Ltd is today giving its customers tips on buying internal door handles. Not too many people take a lengthy time when choosing their external door handles but it is a different story when it comes to the internal door handles. For one, these handles come in a variety of designs that can leave many consumers in a state of panic, deciding which of the attractive handles to choose from.

While the cost of handles for doors vary depending on the design and material, most handles are now pretty affordable, thanks to the increasing number of manufacturers in the market. It is best to take a look at the various designs online before you even decide to check out the handles personally to avoid spending too much time brooding over which handles will look best on the door.

Internal door handles come in three general types including the mortice knob, the rose lever handle and the backplate lever handle. While some people do not exert much effort in choosing their handles, those who are installing new doors should take extra care when choosing their handles if only to make sure that it provides the appropriate accent to the door and the general room design.

Door handles may be small but they are actually the first fixtures touched by visitors when they enter the room. While some visitors will just enter the room and ignore the handle, there are visitors who take some time to inspect the handles. The good thing about these handles for doors is that they can be matched with the escutcheons that are well-coordinated with the rooms overall design. Check them out,

Door handle on rose

Designers who want some touch of luxury recommend door handle on rose to their clients. Chrome handles for interior doors are highly popular for rooms with modern interior design. It is easy to get that cutting-edge design when chrome handles for interior doors are combined with other materials. Consumers can now choose between the square door handle on rose and the round door handles on rose for internal doors. While the round handles have been around for quite some time and are very popular, the square handles on rose are unique alternatives for interiors with minimalist designs.

Door handle on backplate

Consumers looking for door fixtures that will match their interiors, whether modern or traditional, will be able to appreciate the classic door handles on backplate styles. There is a wide array of choices when it comes to the finishes of the door handles including nickel, chrome, brass and even leather. Those looking for internal door handles for their kitchens or bathrooms or some other areas exposed to water and other elements should go for handles made of chrome.

Mortice knobs

A perfect addition to a country home is a mortice knob as it is not only aesthetically pleasing but is also superior in quality. Homes with solid wood internal doors can be matched with mortice knobs made of bronze or brass depending on the owners preferences. Consumers can even opt for the mortice knobs with black antique designs.

There is a vast array of choices when it comes to internal door handles and the only limit is your budget at

Accelerate launched – major internal communication training initiative to improve comms practitioner strategy skills

(PRWEB UK) 5 July 2012

The Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) and communication training specialist Gatehouse Academy have joined forces to launch Accelerate a fast-track masterclass that puts communicators on the path to success when tackling strategic internal communication.

As internal communicators move on in their career, what makes them stand out from the crowd is their ability to translate organisational objectives into meaningful communication strategy and implement this smoothly, taking senior managers and colleagues with them.

The Accelerate masterclass has been designed to help practitioners achieve just that, providing a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of strategic internal communication within a short time frame two blocks of two days.

Subjects covered include: the fundamentals of planning; hardwiring communication to organisational objectives; choosing and using the right channels; driving engagement through leaders; becoming a trusted advisor; leading organisations through transition; managing projects effectively; creativity for communicators; and research and evaluation.

This internal communication course is fast-paced, interactive and pragmatic with a focus on equipping delegates to deliver practical solutions while also covering the vital theory. It includes techniques and insights to fine-tune those vital people skills.

Going forward, the programme offers ongoing benefits and networking opportunities for course alumni.

In addition to the training expertise of the two organisations, Accelerate is able to draw on the detailed competency framework developed by the Institute in its capacity as the professional body for IC practitioners and Gatehouses extensive experience as a leading full-service agency of advising major clients in the UK and overseas.

Institute chief executive Steve Doswell said: Internal communication has a higher status than ever before but, for the function and individual practitioners to reach their full potential, they must make a genuine contribution to achieving organisational objectives and add real value whatever the challenges. Accelerate provides key knowledge and confidence required to make this happen.

We are delighted to be working with Gatehouse on this programme which is fully integrated with our other training and development offerings and further contributes to the Institutes objective of providing learning solutions for a spectrum of career stages and circumstances.

Gatehouse director Lee Smith commented: This is an exciting collaboration focused on providing delegates with practical tools and techniques, alongside robust theory, that they can use from day one back in the workplace.

Considerable emphasis is placed on people skills as the ability to persuade, influence and ultimately become a trusted advisor is something that really makes a successful communicator stand out.

The first Accelerate course will run in central London in October.

In addition to being available as an open course, the programme can also be offered on an exclusive basis for in-house teams.

Further information is available at or email sue(at)

The Institute of Internal Communication is the only UK professional body solely dedicated to supporting internal communication practitioners throughout their career, and promoting best practice in the function, through training and development, events, awards, networking and the development of knowledge and research.

Gatehouse Academy is the dedicated training arm of fast-growing communication consultancy Gatehouse. Launched in 2009, it provides training, coaching and professional development support for professional communicators, line managers and aspiring leaders across a wide range of sectors, including central government, financial and professional services, FMCG and oil and gas.

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