Pad handle "on latch"

24 Aug 2008
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United Kingdom

When I had my old wooden front door replaced for a UPVC door I specified a pad handle to replicate the functionality of the Yale lock I had.

It works great apart from the fact that there is no way to put the lock "on the latch" like you can with a nightlatch. I'd like the ability to leave the door unlocked when I'm expecting guests etc.

The best I've managed is to lift the handle to engage the multipoint latches when the door is open thus preventing it from closing fully but it really isn't a good solution.

Is there a way I can do it without sacrificing the pad handle?
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Why dont you get in touch with whoever did it?
This must be a regional thing

Where I come from, we keep our doors locked and expect visitors to ring the bell.

My old granny used to leave her back door open for the postman, milkman, vicar, burglar to wander in unasked.

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