Hardware

Architectural hardware that is unique in both design and construction.

HARDWARE BY TURNSTYLE DESIGNS & KARCHER DESIGNS

 Gaulhofer carries a wide variety of handles and levers designed for seamless compatibility with your selected doors and windows. Here are some additional customizations available for all Gaulhofer products.

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 See below for a variety of finishes available, including: chrome/burnished chrome,
brass/burnished brass, stainless steel look and others.

HARDWARE BY TURNSTYLE DESIGNS

 Since 1992 Turnstyle Designs has been creating architectural hardware that is unique in both design and construction. As a design-led company, they are constantly experimenting with new ideas, designs, and materials.

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Based in Devon, England, Turnstyle Designs is a privately owned and operated  business. The people at Turnstyle pride themselves on their attention to detail, which follows through in every aspect of their business, from quality control in production to servicing the needs of their distributors. Turnstyle continues to have its products manufactured in England, believing that no other place can provide the wealth of talent and craftsmanship needed to create their diverse collection of products.

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GUARANTEE OF SATISFACTION

Each and every Turnstyle Designs product and component is quality checked both in component form and after assembly. If by some remote chance a substandard or faulty product does reach a customer, it will immediately be replaced.

Each and every Turnstyle Designs product and component is quality checked both in component form and after assembly. If by some remote chance a substandard or faulty product does reach a customer, it will immediately be replaced.

Environmental Statement
Turnstyle Designs endeavours to keep waste to a minimum and recycling to a maximum. All office stationery and inward packaging is re-used and/or recycled, outward packaging is 95% recyclable, energy is bought from renewable sources, and brochures are printed on PEFC sourced paper. The company uses vegetable tanned leather instead of chromium. Waste materials are recycled wherever possible. Turnstyle’s environmental stance does not come from a marketing perspective, but from a recognition that we all have to reduce consumption and think about every element of what we use and how we use it. The future of the planet lies with all of us; if we all contribute and improve our lifestyles and way of thinking, we can and will make all the difference.

Composites
Turnstyle’s unique composite blends have become one of the company’s trademarks: incredibly versatile and durable, each piece is hand cast and finished and will pass through at least eight pairs of hands before being finally packed for dispatch. Every piece is unique, with its own individually crafted character and charm. With the exception of Bone, all the composites are suitable for both interior and exterior use, including coastal environments.

All Turnstyle leather door levers, door knobs and door pulls are hand-stitched and bonded. This process is carried out by craftspeople with years of training and experience that produce unsurpassed quality.
Turnstyle uses only the very best vegetable tanned, full grain (the top and strongest section), drum dyed, bridle leather. They select leather that comes from cattle that are farmed outdoors without the use of barbed wire, which dramatically reduces scarred hides (and which the cows also prefer). Leather, like all natural materials, will change with age, according to the situation, exposure to sunlight and usage (or lack of). The more it is used, the better, as the oils from hands feed the leather and adds a unique patina. Tactile and seductive, there is nothing better than the feel and smell of real leather, a natural choice for handles.
Turnstyle uses a host of manufacturing processes to produce the best results, including hot forging, turning, stamping and wire forming. Most handle are made with solid brass, apart from the Saddle and Combination D handles, which are made with Zamak. Whatever the method, Turnstyle provides superb finishing.
Because Turnstyle’s products are all handmade, it is impossible to maintain 100% consistency with all the materials. Subtle variations can occur from batch to batch, please allow for this.

HARDWARE BY KARCHER DESIGNS

 Since 1992 Turnstyle Designs has been creating architectural hardware that is unique in both design and construction. As a design-led company, they are constantly experimenting with new ideas, designs, and materials.

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Karcher Design of Germany provides an exclusive range of door and window hardware created by noted designers. Karcher’s patented rose construction for door handles and fittings guarantees a surprisingly simple assembly and a stable and durable product. This unique technology allows them to create beautiful European-style handles that function perfectly with North American doors.

DESIGNS OF STAINLESS STEEL

Function and form characterize the Karcher aesthetic. Colour and tone combinations emphasize shape and design. The theme ‘Designs of Steel’ combines the beauty and elegance of materials and pure lines, allowing individuality in every location. Karcher has supplied window and door hardware for residential and commercial projects throughout Europe and now also in North America.

Karcher Designs provides an exclusive range created by noted designers that offers solutions and options in both design and finish.

As a family-run enterprise, Karcher puts great passion into making our daily lives more attractive with esthetically-formed handles made of high quality materials. Everything starts with an innovative idea, using both visual and haptic (touch) senses in equal measure to determine the visual and sensory appeal of a piece.

Before being put into production, Karcher handles are subjected to a battery of tests and quality control measures to ensure that they meet the company’s high standards for durability. Their most popular door handles are then expanded into product families especially tailored to architects’ wishes.

Karcher Design offers high-quality innovative design levers with a unique installation method which are suitable for both residential and commercial use.

Karcher’s handles and accessories are made of stainless steel 304, a modern material whose qualities allow it to be used in a wide range of areas. It is resistant to corrosion and is suitable for indoor and outdoor application. The corresponding 3-piece escutcheon is secured with a resistant back-to-back bolt connected with M4 bolts. The spindle (with eccentric hole) guarantees a sturdy fixing, as the special grub screw breaks into the offset drilled spindle. For projects, spindles are also available in stainless steel. The simplicity of this mounting system offers a quick and economic assembly for the fitter.

Karcher’s general range is offered in the hardwearing Karcher ‘Satin Stainless Steel’ finish. In addition to this finish there are a large number of dual finish levers. These have colour combinations of satin/ polished stainless steel and satin/ polished stainless steel/zirconium brass. This long-lasting brass finish is easy to maintain.