How to Fit Levers on Backplate

Fitting Lever Door Handles on a Backplate

Lever door handles on a backplate are one of the most popular types of door handle, and when it comes to fitting a lever door handle on a backplate, it doesn't need to be a complicated endeavour. Lever door handles on a backplate are commonly available in standard latch versions, bathroom versions, and lock versions. The exact steps for fitting a lever door handle on a backplate will depend on the type of door handle that you have.

Bathroom Lock/Lever on Plate

  1. Locate the spindle through the square hole in the door latch or lock and place the backplates onto the spindle bar each side of the door.
  2. Mark screw holes with a bradawl.
  3. Remove backplates and spindle bar.
  4. Drill pilot holes for wood screws.
  5. Fit backplate locating spindle through the square follower in the door lock/latch ensuring enough projection of spindle on either side.
  6. Tighten grub screws where applicable to secure spindle.
  7. Screw wood screws in place when aligned.
  8. Ensure correct bathroom lock is fitted to take 5mm spindle bar and that door has been drilled to receive the fitting.
  9. Thumbturn and release mechanisms are fitted using the grub screw and allen key provided, simply tighten to secure.

Lever Lock on Plate

  1. Locate the spindle through the square hole in the door latch or lock and place the backplates onto the spindle bar each side of the door.
  2. Mark screw holes with a bradawl.
  3. Remove backplates and spindle bar.
  4. Drill pilot holes for wood screws.
  5. Fit backplate locating spindle through the square follower in the door lock/latch ensuring enough projection of spindle on either side.
  6. Tighten grub screws where applicable to secure spindle.
  7. Screw wood screws in place when aligned.

Lever Latch on Plate

  1. Locate the spindle through the square hole in the door latch or lock and place the backplates onto the spindle bar each side of the door.
  2. Mark screw holes with a bradawl.
  3. Remove backplates and spindle bar.
  4. Drill pilot holes for wood screws.
  5. Fit backplate locating spindle through the square follower in the door lock/latch ensuring enough projection of spindle on either side.
  6. Tighten grub screws where applicable to secure spindle.