Metal Sheets Ltd manufactures antimicrobial hygienic door handles and drawer handles in copper and brass. Copper has the intrinsic property of being antimicrobial, it kills many types of bacteria, viruses, and yeasts.
Hygienic door handle are ideally suited to doors at the entrance to medical establishments, surgeries, dentists, care homes or any buildings where disease spreads easily.
We can make to order bespoke designs and sizes to suit most doors.
The Copper Push Pull Handle is 240mm x 75mm. The Brass Drawer Pulls are 400mm for top fixing and 360mm face fixing to 18mm MDF for example.
This standard range of products is aimed at new installations and replacements for existing stainless steel and aluminium door handles. The most effective antibacterial hygienic door handles are made of pure copper, our copper is 99.9% pure. Our brass contains 63% copper. We have other styles currently being designed to suit different types of doors and fixings, these will be on show here as soon as manufacturing begins.
Copper requires regular cleaning to its maintain its appearance and antimicrobial efficacy. More information on copper as an antimicrobial surface can be found in research done by Southampton University. Copper has been found to kill many common pathogens like MRSA in a few hours. Our copper page is a good resource for more information on copper.
Door Kick Plates and Push Plates in copper or brass will compliment any door fitted with hygienic door handles, we also make these in bespoke sizes.
Natural copper will patina age and soil with constant use and will require period maintenance to regain the natural copper appearance and remain hygienic. Bar Keepers Friend is a cream cleaner that easily removes stains and grime from copper.