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Welcome to the Lock Carpentry blog.


Each article will hopefully answer the biggest questions in regards to door handles, door locks & architectural door hardware.


If you have any questions, please ask them in the comment section below.

By Tony Gouverneur, Jul 15 2019 01:33AM

Problems Between Wanting Door Hardware & Having it Installed.

The Customer:

1. Doesn’t know the hardware language

2. Isn't aware that a consultation will save them more time & money

3. Doesn’t provide enough information to specify hardware correctly

4. Isn’t aware that hardware can be non compatible

5. Has no clear plan & is charged fees to return opened items

6. Assumes any tradesperson can install hardware correctly

7. Is unaware of the risks due to common installation errors

8. Assumes a commercial “locksmith” is also a neat “fix out carpenter”

9. Trusts the builder’s available worker to install 100% correctly

10. Becomes unhappy when handles & locks don’t work or feel right

Benefits of a Specialist Hardware Installation Service.

The Specialist:

1. Goes on-site to take photos and measurements

2. Provides the best hardware options based on the customers needs

3. Offers a free quote for installation

4. Ensures clear communication with the customer

5. Helps to order the hardware correctly the first time

6. Is highly skilled & experienced with all brands of hardware

7. Works very neat, tidy & ensures a professional finish

8. Makes the job highly efficient, reducing delays & extra costs

9. Eliminates communication & installation errors

10. Helps control of the whole process from start to finish

11. Guarantees their workmanship

12. Gives the customer the best buying experience

Door hardware is called “hard” for a reason. Customer complaints are through the roof!

Statistics show that one of the biggest problems builders have to deal with in their defect liability reports is…….. you guessed it, door problems! There is definitely a skill shortage in this area, so be aware!

Ask your hardware supplier to recommend a Specialist Installer!


Tony Gouverneur

The Tidy Tradie - Lock Carpenter

0414 559 970




By Tony Gouverneur, Jul 6 2019 04:23AM

If you are an expert designer, then you are most likely responsible for choosing the door hardware for your client’s home. It’s the important finishing touch of a door!

The client trusts you to make the right decision for them because they are either too busy or they just don’t know about home decor. They often just want the best of everything and expect you to be in the know of what will suit their amazing house.

Door handles and locks are kinaesthetic items which the client will use every time they’re at home. If the client is extremely happy with them, like the other things you have chosen, they will be pleasantly reminded of you.

You control the selection of door hardware for you client, but how much control do you have over the installation?

Do you always trust your builder to delegate the task of installing door hardware to a competent carpenter? Maybe he has ace construction carpenters, but they are unfamiliar with the up-market brand you have chosen. They could be learning as they go, which won't give you confidence over the outcome.

Too many times, the homeowner is left unsatisfied with the way their doors open and close. They talk about how much money the handles cost them and yet they don’t look or functioning like they should.

Not only that, sometimes the client is afraid to complain to the builder and so they pay for a specialist installer to adjust the locks, handles, bolts etc. These brand-new doors often need patching or replacing, which hurts reputations.

To avoid the risk of having your carefully chosen door hardware roughly installed, seriously consider using a specialist. Tell the builder you would like to use your own installer.

If you don't know a specialist installer, ask the supplier to recommend someone. This is for the client's sake and your own!

This article was written by a very experienced hardware installer in Sydney, to help you make an informed decision.

Tony Gouverneur

The Tidy Tradie - Lock Carpenter



#lockcarpenter #lockcarpentry #sydney

By Tony Gouverneur, Apr 25 2019 01:05AM

1. Why do “proud home owners” restore their existing doors or install beautiful custom-made joinery doors and then dress them up with low quality handles and locks?

Do you see proud car owners modify and customise their European luxury cars with low quality wheels, body kit etc? It would just look wrong!

2. Why do “proud home owners” who want beautiful, luxurious, worldly, handles and locks fitted on their expensive doors, assume it is a simple job for a qualified carpenter or locksmith to install?

A proud car owner who trusts a local qualified mechanic to modify and add customised accessories to their European luxury car would be a little too naive!

If you value your home and want other people to notice, give your doors the look and feel they deserve.

Always ensure your luxurious door hardware gets installed by an expert. Someone who can fit non standard handles and locks correctly, without damaging your doors.

Prestigious door hardware, perfectly installed, will last the life of your beautiful home! It’s one of those small things you get to enjoy every single day. Choose your hardware and installer carefully!

Yours sincerely,

Tony Gouverneur

The Tidy Tradie - Lock Carpenter



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