6

  • 6 mm spindle
    Carré de 6 mm

7

  • 7 mm spindle

8

  • 8 mm spindle

A

  • Allen's key
    Clé Allen

    We use that key to tighten the screw which is used on most of our door handles

  • Aluminium
    Aluminium

    Aluminium is a soft metal, light but resistant. It has a mat silver-grey aspect, due to a thin layer of oxidation of five to ten nanometers, which forms rapidly when it is exposed to air, and which stops corrosion from progressing under normal chemical exposure conditions. This film, composed of alumina, forms fast and spontaneously when the aluminium comes in contact with an oxidising environment such as oxygen.

    Contrary to most other metals, it is usable even oxidised. Without this layer of oxide, it might even be improper for most of its functions. It is possible to artificially increase the thickness of this oxidation, through anodising, which allows both for better protection and for the metal to be coloured for decoration. Whereas aluminium is a great conductor, aluminium oxide is an excellent insulator.

B

  • Basket
  • Bathroom accessories
    Accessoires de salle-de-bains

    We display a selection of liquid soap dispensers, towel, soap, brush and paper holders etc. in our “Complements & Accessories” shop, 4, Boulevard Saint-Germain. A refined selection of solid objects, mostly made out of chrome and stainless steel.

  • Bathroom privacy set, thumb latch
    Condamnation

    On a rose or on a plate, it allows to get privacy in toilets and bathrooms.

  • Bec-de cane
    Bec-de cane
  • Brass
  • Bronze

C

  • Cabin hook
  • Cable box
    Boîte à cables

    To adapt on a desk in order to get all the wires together.

  • Cable pass

    To unite all the wires of an office and avoid atrocious mixes…

  • Card frame
  • Casement stay
    Entrebâilleur de fenêtre

    The maker of this interesting object resides near Tours – les chateaux de la Loire – and calls it “streamer” or serpentin in french. Nothing better on french windows to prevent them to slap…and break.
    Exists in chrome, white or gold.

  • Catch bolt
  • Ceramic
  • Chrome plated
  • Covered escutcheon
  • Cupboard catch

D

  • Dark chrome
    Canon de fusil
  • Design
  • Door
  • Door catch, door holder
    Arrêtoir de portes

    To keep a door open.

  • Door frame

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  • Door handle
    Clenche

    A door handle in Belgium.

  • Door knocker
  • Door knocker
  • Door retainer
    Entrebâilleur de porte

    A cop in every house.

  • Door stop
    Butoir

    An other word for our “butée”

    We have at La quincaillerie a choice over 100.

  • Door viewer
    Oeilleton

    A new design for these very common protective instruments.

  • Door viewer
    Judas
  • Door-Handles
    Poignées de portes

    Principal object of this web-site.

  • Door-handles
    Béquilles
  • Doorbell button
    Bouton de sonnette

    These accessories are also placed around your doors, we show a lot of them, some lit by diods, and some assorted to the colours of your door handles.

  • Double threaded screw
    Vis queue de cochon ou double-filet

    Used to fix a knob or a hook at front.

  • Dowel
    Vis pointeau

    A very discreet but necessary element to fix our handles on your doors.

  • Drawer pull
    Poignée de meuble

    For furniture and cupboards, two screws in every product, separated in most of the cases by an entreaxe of 32 mm.

  • Dustbin
    Poubelle

E

  • Emergency release
    Décondamnation

    See Bathroom privacy-set. Exist with or without a green/red indicator, depending on the makers. Just ask us.

  • Entreaxe
  • Escutcheon
  • Espagnolette
  • Euro escutcheon, Yale escutcheon
  • Euro profile
  • Exagon spanner
    Clé six pans

    We use that key to tighten the screw which is used on most of our door handles

F

  • Face plate
  • Finger plate
  • Fixed door knobs or Center doors knobs
    Boutons de portes fixes

    These knobs are usually placed only on the outside of main doors, and serve to pull the doors towards us when we close them. There are many exceptions, when they are placed on both sides of doors, on glass doors or as rotating handles, on locks adapted to their size.

  • Floor door-stops
    Butées de portes au sol

    To avoid your door banging on your glass shelves.
    Door-stoppers are commonly used on the floor in private places. You won’t use them if you possess a floor-heating system or a very beautiful marble or nice tiles. You’ll have to use a wall-mounting door-stop (see this term).
    It is interesting to match the door-stopper colour to the door-handles’one. You can also try to get black on a dark floor or white on a clear one.

  • Flush handle
  • Flush handle
  • Flush handle
  • Flush ring
  • Furniture knobs, cabinet knobs
    Boutons de meubles

    For cabinets’ doors and for drawers.
    At La quincaillerie, our designers’ dreams are made true. From the simplest, discreetest brass sphere to a true teddy bear for children’s cupboards.

G

  • Gold

H

  • Handle
  • Handle escutcheon
  • Hardware
  • Hinge
  • Hinge
  • Hinge
  • Hook, catch
    Crochet

    To keep a door or a window opened or closed.

  • Hooks
    Patères

    To hang everything.

I

  • Identification

K

  • Key
  • Kicking plates

L

  • Latch
  • Leather
  • Letter box

    There are some beautiful ones, and a few years ago we displayed some of them, which sold quite poorly. Two explanations for this: French norms, since the pieces were German and Dutch, and the fact that most of our customers live in apartments and thus have no use for this accessory.

  • Letter plate
  • Letter plate
    Passe-lettres
  • Letter plate
    Passe-porte
  • Liquid soap holder
    Porte-savon liquide
  • Lock

M

  • Magnifying mirror
    Miroir grossissant
  • Mat or satin chrome
  • Mat or satin gold
  • Mat or satin nickel
  • Metal screw

    Used by us at La quincaillerie to fix knobs and handles.
    In France is in general 4 mm wide and 25 mm long.But we can supply many different other lengths.

  • Mirror
  • Mortice lock escutcheon
  • Murano glass

N

  • Numbers
    Chiffres

    To put on a main door or on the rooms of a big family.

O

  • Opening way
  • Oval escutcheon

P

  • P.V.D.
  • Patent escutcheon
  • Perforated plate
  • Pictogram
  • Plate
  • Polished brass
  • Porcelain
  • Profile
  • Pull handle
    Bâton de maréchal

    This is a charming term. Much prettier and meaningful than “pull handle.” We carry some beautiful ones, often drawn by architects or designers based on a door handle model. Their lengths vary up to two meters and more. They are half-measure products, often made on demand. We do not stock them.

  • Pull handle
    Tirant

    A handle for doors without locks, or for sliding or push/pull doors.

R

  • Resin
  • Ring
    Anneau

    We have multiple definitions of the word “ring:” the bathroom ring, represented here, the curtain ring, which we do not yet carry, the furniture handle ring, the door handle ring, some modern, some less.

  • Rose
  • Round escutcheon

S

  • Screw
    Vis

    Is used to fix most of our products. The standard size for knobs is 4mm wide, the length varies according to the width of your wood.

  • Shelf
    Tablette
  • Shell handle
  • Small bolt, sash bolt
    Targette

    Small flat lock used to close from the inside a door or a window.

  • Soap holder
  • Spring
  • Stainless steel
    Acier inoxydable

    A noble metallic material. It is a family of steels, iron and carbon alloys, to which we add mostly chrome, which, above 10.5% of a solution in the mould, causes the formation of a protective layer of chrome oxide, which makes these steels stainless. In order to be recognised as stainless, a steel must contain at least 10.5% of chrome (EN Norm 10020). In most cases, cleaning it with soap is sufficient.

  • Stile

T

  • Thread
  • Toilet brush holder
  • Toilet roll holder
  • Towel rail
    Porte-serviette
  • Towels holder rack
    Rack porte-serviettes
  • Turning door knobs
    Boutons de portes tournants

    Made exclusively for antique locks, they allow the use of these handles without banging oneself against the side of the door. They can be used on newer doors, but only if they are equipped with horizontal locks.

U

  • Under escutcheon

V

  • Varnished brass
  • Ventilator

W

  • Wall door-stops
    Butées de portes murales

    When you don’t want to drill your nice floor. For example. Or when you are using a floor central-heating.

  • Wheels
  • Window handle
  • Window handle
  • Wood screw
    Vis à bois

    We use those principally to fix under-constructions on your doors.

Z

  • Zamak
  • Zirconium

    Used in alloys for the nuclear industry, or in the chemical industry due to its high resistance to corrosion.
    Some of our products, color shiny gold exist in this material, and are guaranteed twenty years in extreme conditions, sea, mountain, for example.