Suffolk latch

Suffolk latch... a handle and latch widely used on ledge-and-brace doors, any thickness, left-hung or right.

The 'standard' is nailed or screwed to the door with fixing points top and bottom. The latch assembly has a lifter and pivot pin, with a rectangle bar (staple) hammered into the back face of the door and a spike keeper hammered into a pilot hole in the door lining edge.

We offer a range of extras and alternatives:

  • side keeper, forged or cast, fixed to face of door lining
  • Lifter knob in brass or iron, replacing curved lever
  • Reverse keeper, enabling the latch to be mounted on either side of the door.
  • Locking pin, to hold the latch down, eg in bathroom (unlockable from outside)

Our Services

We specialise in honest, hot-hammered iron… no nickel plating, no chemical patinas, no pretend castings, no fake hammer marks

If we don’t make it ourselves, it’s made to our designs, copied from originals. We don’t buy from some Far East website

We offer a bespoke service too. Send in a sketch (post, fax or e-mail) and we’ll tell you if it’s possible and how much it’ll cost

Try our sample service (link) We send you the piece you need, you tell us if you want it or more of the same and we send an invoice, or just send it back

Call in at the workshop, for a look around or just a chat. Just phone us first, or e-mail, because we’re often on site or buried in paperwork<

Need advice ? Give us a call, or send an e-mail. We love talking about hot metal !

Need a single hinge ? Or three ? Just write 0.5 or 1.5 in the quantity box. The same with part kilos of nails

We take card payments on the phone now, or by e-mail.... cheques and bank transfers too, whichever's easier

We supply across Europe and (sometimes) across the Atlantic. But call us first to talk about freight costs and currencies.

If you’re planning to paint our items, opt for ‘primed’. Then it’ll come in red oxide ready for any colour under the sun We specialise in honest, hot-hammered iron… no nickel plating, no chemical patinas, no pretend castings, no fake hammer marks

If we don’t make it ourselves, it’s made to our designs, copied from originals. We don’t buy from some Far East website

We offer a bespoke service too. Send in a sketch (post, fax or e-mail) and we’ll tell you if it’s possible and how much it’ll cost

Try our sample service We send you the piece you need, you tell us if you want it or more of the same and we send an invoice, or just send it back

Call in at the workshop, for a look around or just a chat. Just phone us first, or e-mail, because we’re often on site or buried in paperwork

Need advice ? Give us a call, or send an e-mail. We love talking about hot metal !

Need a single hinge ? Or three ? Just write 0.5 or 1.5 in the quantity box. The same with part kilos of nails

We take card payments on the phone now, or by e-mail.... cheques and bank transfers too, whichever's easier

We supply across Europe and (sometimes) across the Atlantic. But call us first to talk about freight costs and currencies.

If you’re planning to paint our items, opt for ‘primed’. Then it’ll come in red oxide ready for any colour under the sun

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