The primary situation where the use of rim locks would be appropriate is where mortice locks won't fit. Some older doors may be far too thin to hold an internal lock comfortably and securely, so this style is offered as a practical alternative, mounted on the outside of the door. Like a mortice lock, these are operated using a set of doorknobs or handles, but it is important to double-check that the chosen set is compatible with this lock style.
Rim locks have also become very popular when used to retain the look of older properties. These locks provide a very traditional appearance, with the chunkier mechanism offering a visual focal point instead of one that looks more modern. Several different styles are available on our site, each slightly different depth and size, depending on the desired appearance. Chrome, black and even polished brass finishes can be used to enhance the surrounding location.
When it comes to fitting door locks, quite a few options are available at Buildworld. Selection of the locks depends on the style of door as well as its location. Rim locks are a very traditional looking choice and are often seen in older style housing. At Buildworld, we offer a range of Rim Locks. Explore our range and buy the right one that suits your requirement.