About Us

Handles4u is part of Bridges Trading Company which was established in 1995 to supply architectural ironmongery direct to our joinery and building divisions, (with roots going back to 1857), which were unable to source good quality ironmongery at competitive prices. As we had this problem we felt others would be in a similar position. This proved to be true as we quickly built up a loyal customer base consisting of builders, joiners, developers, maintenance contractors, architects, local authorities, hospitals, schools and many others.

Due to our expanding customer base, mostly in the Surrey/Hampshire/Berkshire area, we opened a shop with a showroom. We increased our range of products to include more handles and knobs, cabinet and cupboard handles and other domestic hardware. These competitively priced, quality products proved popular and a larger proportion of our customers were householders who wished to improve their homes. Over a period we found that our good reputation had spread and more customers, both domestic and trade, were approaching us from further afield. We have supplied since 1995 handles for homes throughout the country to many satisfied customers.

After researching customer requirements we opened our online shop, handles4u, which has rapidly further expanded the geographical area we cover. We now supply, on a regular basis, customers from all over the UK. 

Customer Service

Good service has always been of paramount importance to us. The experienced members of personnel at handles4u have over 150 years of combined knowledge of architectural ironmongery. We are aware that the buying of ironmongery can be a complex procedure with the wide choice of products available with different styles and finishes. There are also technical and regulatory issues to be considered. For these reason we welcome any enquiries by email at [email protected].

We take pride in trying to provide the best service to our new and returning customers. If you're not happy with the service, please feel free to let us know so we can improve on our mistakes for the future. We are a well established Architectural Ironmongers in Hampshire, and we hope to keep it that way by keeping all our customers happy with the products and service.


We do not supply simply door handles but a wide range of architectural hardware. We source good quality, competitively priced products from all over the world in order to provide a wide and diverse selection to our customers. We work closely with leading manufacturers and designers, both in the UK and overseas, to constantly increase the range of quality architectural ironmongery we are able to offer to our customers.

Door Handles and Door Knobs. We understand our customers want a choice of different styles to best suit their homes. Therefore, we offer a vast selection of door furniture from outstanding designers including contemporary, traditional, antique, classic and rustic styles. There is also available a diverse range of finishes such as satin and polished chrome, satin and polished stainless steel, antique black, antique and polished brass, bronze, nickel and many, many others. If you cannot find the door handle or knob you want at the handles4u online shop please contact us as it is likely we will be able source your requirement as our product lines are constantly expanding.

Kitchen, Cupboard and Cabinet Handles and Knobs. Again, the range we provide is extensive. The variety of styles available makes it possible for the discerning customer to match the appearance they require, should it be modern or country, art-deco or classic or any other look. The choice of materials and finishes is considerable with options such as wood, glass, porcelain as well as a wide variety of metals being available with different finishes such as satin, polished, matt and antique. For the customer who is replacing pull handles it will be important to match up with existing screw holes and for this reason, and to allow a greater choice, we supply our range of kitchen, cupboard and cabinet handles and knobs in a variety of sizes.

Accessory and other Architectural Ironmongery. To coordinate with our range of door handles for doors and knobs we supply matching bathroom door fittings and escutcheons. We also provide locks, latches, hinges, door closers, pull handles, door stops, letter boxes and other door related accessories to enable our customers to complete their projects. All of our products are of the highest standard and are sourced from renowned designers and manufacturers.