Door Knockers designed with your door in mind
We use quality brass combined with skilled craftsmanship to create our door knockers. We chose brass due to its sustainable qualities, enduring beauty and excellent resistance to corrosion. Brass will change in appearance over time but with love and care your door knocker should last a lifetime.
door knocker finishes
Aged Door knockers
Patinated using a chemical-free process, each of our aged door knockers has its own unique ‘antique’ appearance. Once the desired colour is achieved we add a clear protective sealant. This is an invisible durable coating (not a lacquer) that has a slight sheen. It will prevent your door knocker from ageing further. Unlike a lacquer, it remains flexible throughout its life and will not crack or peel. With built-in UV protectors, the coating will not discolour or yellow. It contains elevated levels of anti-oxidants which give protection against acid rain and salt air. If you would prefer your door knocker to continue to age further, please leave a note at checkout and we will not apply our sealant.
You should not use metal cleaning products if your knocker has our protective sealant applied. We recommend wiping down with a soft cloth periodically. Warm soapy water and a soft brush (toothbrush) can be used to remove any stubborn dirt.
Polished Door Knockers
Our polished door knockers show brass in its natural ‘living’ state. After casting they are highly polished until very bright and shiny. This finish can be maintained using a metal cleaner and soft wire brush or if left unpolished your door knocker will dull and age naturally. If you would like your door knocker to remain highly polished without regular cleaning, we can add our protective sealant. Please let us know by making a note at checkout.
To maintain a gleaming appearance, clean regularly with a soft cloth and polish with a metal cleaner. Use a soft wire brush on engraved areas to remove any residue left by the metal cleaner or white oxidisation residue.
Fitting your door knocker
We love door knockers but hate the thought of drilling a hole through a beautiful wooden door. That’s why our door knockers are surface mounted. You won’t see any bolts or screws on either side of your door. Fitting your door knocker is a simple process and should only take a few minutes. The necessary screws and fixing brackets are supplied.
1. Position your knocker and make a small pencil mark on your door at the top and centre of the bracket. Drill a pilot hole approximately 7mm down from the pencil mark and screw in the longest screw. It’s important not to screw it completely into your door – leave approximately 3mm clearance between the screw head and door.
2. Position the keyhole on the back of the knocker bracket over the screw head and slide the bracket down until it stops. If the bracket is not fitting tight to the door, make small adjustments to the screw as necessary.
3. Make a second pilot hole, then insert the second screw and tighten it fully. Attach the brass cap to the screw head.
4. Position the round fixing bracket on your door so that the door knocker falls squarely on its centre.
5. Attach the round fixing bracket to your door using the small screws then screw the knocker stop to the bracket until it sits flush with the door.