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How to Fit a Door Knocker

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A door knocker is a practical piece of door hardware as well as a stylish accessory for those who are going for a traditional style décor. Installing a knocker on your door can be easy when you follow our simple step by step guide.

Step 1

Measure Centre Line

Measure Centre Line

Begin by determining the position of the door knocker. We recommend a central position at shoulder height. Carefully measure and mark a centre line.

Step 2

Assemble Knocker

Assemble Knocker

Place the door knocker bolts into their positions in the knocker.

Step 3

Mark Bolt Positions

Mark Bolt Positions

Hold the door knocker up to its position and mark the top bolt position with a pencil on your centre line.

Step 4

Measure Bolt Holes’ Distance

Measure Bolt Holes’ Distance

Measure the distance between the bolt holes on the back of the knocker from centre to centre. Use this distance to measure down from your previously marked top bolt position to give you the accurate position of the bottom bolt. This will ensure that the knocker sits perfectly flat with the surface of the door.

Step 5

Drill Holes

Drill Holes

Drill the mounting holes using a drill bit half a millimetre larger than the diameter of the mounting bolts. Drill at a 90 degree angle to the surface of the door. To avoid splintering the door, drill very slowly and stop just as the drill bit breaks through the surface at the far side of the door, and then drill from the other side.

Step 6

Fit Knocker

Fit Knocker

Fit the door knocker in place with the bolts.

Step 7

Trim Bolts

Trim Bolts

Wearing protective gloves and safety eyewear, trim the excess length off the bolts using a hacksaw blade.

Step 8

Tighten Nuts

Tighten Nuts

Use a spanner to firmly tighten the nuts in place.

Step 9

Hang Door Knocker

Hang Door Knocker

Well done, you now have a new door knocker to welcome any visitors to your home.