England, United Kingdom, June 22, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Consumers are increasingly swapping classic lever door handles for ones that incorporate locks.
Sales of World of Brass door handles have grown over the past few years, with the company befitting greatly from the growing tendency for people to buy from the web. Sales have increased across their range, though sales of some items have increased by a larger percentage than others - this is certainly the case with lever lock door handles.
There appears to be two main reasons behind the increase in demand. Primarily, it seems that people simply want more privacy - they want the ability to shut themselves off more effectively from other members of the household. In the past, door handles with a lock operated by a knob built in were mainly sold for use on bathroom or cloakroom doors. Today, they are increasingly being installed on bedroom and home office doors as well.
The fact that the number of multi-generational households is on the increase is another factor behind an increase in demand. With far higher house and rental prices than ever before, many children are now opting to stay living at home well into their adulthood. As a lot of young people are struggling to move out of the family home, they are sometimes also moving their girlfriend or boyfriend into their parent’s home. Understandably, a lot of young people prefer to have a lock on their bedroom door for added privacy and to avoid any ‘awkward’ situations.
In addition, more and more people are renting out rooms in their properties to make a little bit of extra cash. Fitting internal locks is a good option here too, in order to ensure that they and their tenants get the privacy they want and need when in their bedrooms.
Security fears may also be feeding demand.
There is also some evidence that people are fitting door handles with privacy locks for security reasons. Despite the fact that burglary rates across the UK have fallen by 8%, many people are, understandably, still worries about having their property broken into. Some are fitting locks to their bedrooms, in the hope that, should they be burgled, the lock will discourage or prevent the burglar from entering their bedroom.
The World of Brass team are expecting the demand for privacy lock door handles to continue to increase, so are working hard to source them in more styles than ever before.
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