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No. 1: the backset
No. 2: the centre
No.3: the faceplate(or “forend”) length
No.4: the faceplate(or “forend”) width
No.5: Case width
No.6: Case height
The most critical measurement is the centre and the backset, as both are the critical size for installation. Followed by is the size of the forend, or “faceplate”, although the forend usually is hidden when the door is closed, out of aesthetic purpose, it is still be considered as the least important measurement.
A – The case width
The case width is commonly referred to as the “block size”. There are many different case width.
B – The backset
The backseat is a very important measurement. It is the distance from the centre of the keyhole( or the cylinder hole), to the leading edge of the lock.
C – The Case Height
The case height depends on the specification and manufacturer of the lock.
D – The “Centres”
Similarly to the backset, the centre measurement is very important.
The centre is the distance between the centre of the follower (the square hole the spindle passes through for door handles), and the centre of the rounded part of the keyhole(or the cylinder hole).
E & F – The Faceplate / Forend Size
The faceplate size is the width and height of the faceplate. This is visible on the edge of the door once fitted.
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