August is often a quiet month for us and this year we shall be out of action for most of September due to a couple of medical issues. Now would be a great time to order if you’d like your new door or cupboard knobs soon!
Exciting news today – we’re launching a brand new door knob! Angela designed this one and it’s based on the Scandi look – quite minimalist and modern with beautiful simple lines that would suit any home. This one has been turned in ash, a lovely creamy coloured timber and not one we’ve used much in the past. It turns very well and we’ve added a touch of wax polish to make sure it stays clean in use. The dimensions are as follows – diameter 60mm, rose 60mm, projection 60mm. Its now available in oak too and the price is £55.00 per set. Please click here to order.
We are now able to offer tubular latches in our shop for brand new doors (or to replace old ones of course). Sourced here in the UK these latches work perfectly with our door knobs. They sit 102mm in from the edge of the door so you avoiding scraping knuckles on door frames. They also have an 8mm follower (the square hole through which the spindle will pass) thus ensuring the door knobs don’t wobble. You can order them along with your door knobs in our on-line shop here.
We recently renewed our business insurance and were told that if we export to the USA not only does this double the premium, but there is a £2,000 excess. As you’d expect from a small firm this is not a cost that we want to pass onto our customers so with regret we won’t be able to post to the USA or Canada in the future. If you are from these areas and wish to order then perhaps you can give us an address in the UK to send to for you to collect from if you are visiting. We could of course send to a friend or family member in the UK who could take the parcel to you when visiting.
When you buy from a small business you’re not helping a CEO buy his third holiday home, you’re helping a little kid have dance lessons or get a team jersey and enabling mums and dads put food on the table. Small businesses are the backbone of the UK, please support us if you can. Thanks.
Just to let you know that we’re open as usual this bank holiday weekend. If you get the weekend off do check out our shop and feel free to order when you’re ready. Enjoy the break!
How exciting, we’ve just taken delivery of some new Protek Royal Exterior wood finish in 3 brand new shades – Flamingo Pink, Giddy Green and Passionate Plum. You might know Protek for their wood preservers and fence products, but we tried their interior and exterior products on our cupboard knobs and they’re fabulous. Not only do they go on really well using our spray gun, but they’re water based which fits in well here at Knobbs Hardware as we try to keep chemical use to a minimum. After we’ve had a play we’ll show you some photos in the new shades.
It so happens that counting cupboard knobs can be more difficult than first envisaged. I’m not going to embarrass anyone or name names (although this does include me) customers often come back to us after ordering knobs for a kitchen to order one or two more. I managed to miscount by 5 in my own kitchen which is pretty good going! I don’t want to sound like I’m trying to get you to over order, but my suggestion is that you order one or two more to cover for this eventuality. That way you’re not paying twice for postage and having a spare is no bad thing. We’ve had several reports of dogs chewing cupboard knobs!
Today its 7 years since we took over the running of Knobbs Hardware. During that time we’ve learned a lot – mainly that we’ll probably never stop learning! Thank you to everyone who has ordered our door knobs and cupboard knobs since 2011, if we can help with your project please contact us.
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been able to make some price cuts this year. All our standard doorknobs with brass collars, brass roses or both have been reduced. Also our oak shaker cupboard knobs have come down in price. All these items are available to order through our on-line shop.