3 Easy Steps to Replace a Door Knob

Are your doors looking a bit dated? Interior doors play a big role at home although they are often forgotten when home improvements are considered. Small updates to your door furniture can improve the look and functionality of your living space! To help you with this DIY task, here are our three easy steps to replace a door knob and upgrade your internal doors.


For this task you will need: a screwdriver, measuring tape, and brand new door knobs. You may also need a replacement door latch to suit the style of your door knobs.


Before ordering your new replacement door knobs, you will need to take the diameter measurement of your existing door knobs to ensure that the new door knob rose covers the hole on the door. Our selection of door knobs features a variety of styles, sizes, and finishes to suit the décor of both modern and traditional style properties. Discover our wide range of door knobs here!


Tip 1 IconRemove the screws on the rose of your existing door knob. Once unfastened, simply pull the door knob away from the door. The 8mm spindle which connects the door knobs on either side of the door will also be removed at this stage as it remains attached to one door knob.


Tip 2 IconOpen your Handle King package and locate the 8mm spindle and wood screws.


Tip 3 IconInsert the new spindle through the latch mechanism in the door then attach the door knobs and secure with the fixing screws.


If you are also replacing a door latch, you will need the measurements to ensure that the correct size backset is ordered. To determine the latch size needed, simply measure from the edge of the door to the centre of the spindle hole (centre of the door knob/hole in the door). This backset measurement should be either 45mm or 57mm. Check out our selection of internal door latches.


Changing a door knob is a simple DIY task that anyone can do to make small home improvements. If you would prefer to speak to our expert advisors, feel free to call us on 01 506 0403 between Mon- Fri from 9am – 5pm.


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