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  BU638 Finishes on Architectural Hardward

Architectural hardware describes the fittings used for windows, doors, furniture, electrical and bathroom components. 

It includes:

• door fittings - handles, knobs, locks, latches, bolts, kick plates, closers, hinges
• window fittings - stays, catches, locks, hinges
• furniture fittings - handles, catches, locks, hinges, drawer runners
• bathroom fittings - taps, faucets, shower roses, shower controls, towel rails, toilet roll holders, soap trays, grab rails, robe hooks
• electrical fittings - light fittings, switch plates, socket outlets

Most architectural hardware is manufactured from a range of metals. Plastic is commonly used for electrical fittings (such as light switch and socket plates), cupboard door pulls and knobs. Door knobs and pulls may also be made from timber, glass or ceramic.