External ironmongery includes hinges, brackets, bolts, hooks and much more! We have a variety of finishes including waterproof to protect from damage.


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  • Letter Plate AC1 PB 76 x 254mm

    Letter Plate AC1 PB 76 x 254mm

    A popular polished brass letterplate 76x254mm in size. The sprung flap automatically closes once the package has passed through the aperture. Defined edges make the letterplate easy to clean.
  • Chain Secuity Door PB

    Chain Secuity Door PB

    Increase the security of your home with this polished brass chain lock.It is easy to fit in any home or apartment. Allows you to partially open the door to see who is there before fully opening to allow access. A really simple security devicefor peace of...
  • Door Chain PCP

    Door Chain PCP

    Polished Chrome Plated
  • Automatic Gate Catch 51mm ZP

    Automatic Gate Catch 51mm ZP

    51mm zinc plated automatic gate catch.
  • Gate Spring Black 203mm

    Gate Spring Black 203mm

    Zinc Plated
  • Bow Handle PCP 6inch

    Bow Handle PCP 6inch

    The 6-inch Polished Chrome Plated Handle offers a classic bowed design that looks great when fitted to doors in both modern and traditional homes. Ideal for sliding doors and/or wardrobe doors.
  • Fire Door Hinges SSS (3 Pack) 102 x 76mm

    Fire Door Hinges SSS (3 Pack) 102 x 76mm

    102 x 76mm hinge, including intumescent plates with satin stainless steel finish
  • Fire Door Hinges PSS (3 Pack) 102 x 76mm

    Fire Door Hinges PSS (3 Pack) 102 x 76mm

    102 x 76mm hinge, including intumescent plates with polished stainless steel finish.
  • Yale Short Backplate Fixed Door Handle uPVC White Visi Pack

    Yale Short Backplate Fixed Door Handle uPVC White Visi Pack

    Yale uPVC Fixed Door Handles have short white back plates and can be used to replace existing handles on uPVC doors and doors that have multi-lock systems. The handles are suitable for door with lock centres of 92mm.


When thinking about the exterior of your property, there is more thought on the notion of security, especially when it comes to doors. Therefore, external door handles and hinges need to be stronger than those used for internal doors. Handles for external uses will also need to be weatherproof so that they will not rust and will be resistant to corrosion, especially during the hottest and coldest months of the year.

At Howarth, we currently stock a variety of external ironmongery products, all of which are available in various styles, sizes, and finishes. All external door handles will have a lock that will usually be operable from both sides. The most common external door handle is a Lever Lock. This type of lock is excellent for extra security measures, as it is made up of several layers that prevent the bolt from moving within the lock.

We also offer a wide range of door hinges, including fire door hinges, gate hinges, t-hinges, and cabinet hinges. All our hinges are available in a variety of metals such as chrome, brass, steel, and stainless steel.

Door chains are a simple and effective method of offering extra security when you open the door to visitors. This is because it allows you to open the door just fair enough to see who the visitor is and interact with them, with the added security of knowing that should you feel threatened, they will not be able to get past the chain.

Angled screws give the door further restraint if anyone attempts to force the door, and bolts are an excellent method of adding extra security to your home.

For further information and expert advice on external ironmongery, please contact your friendly local Howarth branch.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many hinges are on a fire door?
All fire doors are required to have 3 hinges.
Where to place hinges on a gate?
Generally, hinges are placed at the top and bottom of the gate. For heavy gates, a third hinge is added in the middle to support the weight.