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Stainless steel pull handles: a beginner’s guide

Written by Lucy Thornton ,
Published on June 13, 2024 at 12:29:23 PM PDT June 13, 2024 at 12:29:23 PM PDTth, June 13, 2024 at 12:29:23 PM PDT
Stainless steel pull handles: a beginner’s guide¬

Have you ever found yourself talking to a customer about a door that’s hard to open, or a handle that’s become loose or rusted?

Perhaps you’ve had a call back to a job where the handle you fitted is no longer delivering the customer experience they were sold.

The handle of a door is often seen as the finishing touch, but it can undo a lot of the great work you’ve done as a fitter or manufacturer, leading to complaints and dissatisfied customers.

Imagine instead a happy customer, thrilled that your craftsmanship has given them the front door of their dreams, with a sleek sturdy handle that delivers quality every time.

We recently received a request for a replacement handle for a property in Exeter; the original cheap handle that had been installed with the front door two years previously had corroded and the fixings had become loose.

Coastal's new stainless steel HAB pull handle was a huge improvement, transforming the experience of using the front door and delighting the customer.

Say goodbye to call backs and hello to rave reviews with a Coastal handle that’s built to last; more than a functional necessity, a front door handle is a touchpoint that combines ease of use with aesthetic appeal.

Durability & longevity

Material strength

When it comes to door hardware, strength is paramount. Our stainless steel pull handles are crafted from high quality marine grade stainless steel, known for its exceptional durability.

This makes them ideal for high traffic areas where door handles endure frequent use and wear and tear. Whether in a busy office, a commercial environment or a bustling home, these handles will stand the test of time.

Corrosion resistance

One of the standout features of stainless steel is its corrosion-resistant properties.

Unlike other materials that might tarnish or rust over time, with the right care stainless steel maintains its pristine appearance. This ensures your pull handles remain as beautiful and functional as the day they were installed, with minimal maintenance.

Weather resistance

Coastal’s stainless steel pull handles are designed to last in all weathers. Whether exposed to rain, snow or harsh sunlight, these handles won’t lose their look.

This makes them perfect for both indoor and outdoor use, providing peace of mind that you won’t be receiving call backs, whatever the season.

Aesthetic appeal


Coastal’s stainless steel pull handles are available in two stunning finishes:

- Brushed stainless steel – the subtle texture and matt appearance provide a sophisticated look that complements modern and traditional designs

- Matt black – offering a sleek and modern look, the solid black adds a touch of sophistication to any door


Coastal’s range of pull handles offer visual appeal and different designs.

The round pull handles offer a smooth comfortable grip, while the rectangular pull handles provide a modern look that works well with minimalist designs. Inline pull handles are streamlined, while offset handles offer a unique statement and improved leverage.


Achieving consistency is crucial in creating a cohesive look across your installations and designs. Our stainless steel pull handles are CNC machined, ensuring consistent production for ease of fitting and suiting.

Range of sizes?

Wide range

We’ve worked with the industry to develop handles that meet your needs, so we understand there’s no such thing as ‘standard size’.

Available in a variety of sizes, you can find the perfect pull handle for any door, from small residential doors to larger commercial entrances.


Our dedicated research and development department can create bespoke designs, unique to your needs and have a proven track record of collaborating with various companies.

Talk to one of the team about the customised solutions we can develop that meet your unique needs.

Ease of use

We can help you find the best design for your next job, considering the user experience and accessibility at every step.

Larger handles can provide better grip and leverage, important when catering to individuals with mobility challenges. Our team of technical advisors can help you find the right style.

Practical benefits

Ease of installation

Once you’ve chosen the right pull handle for your project, installing the handles is straight forward and hassle free.

Designed for easy installation, with a universal fixing kit, these handles save time and effort, leaving you to focus on delivering the perfect front door for your customer.


Thanks to the inherent properties of stainless steel, Coastal’s pull handles require minimal maintenance.

They resist smudges, fingerprints and stains; a wipe with a damp cloth and perhaps a splash of protective conditioner is normally enough to keep them looking their best.

Cost effective

Investing in stainless steel pull handles is cost-effective. They aren’t the cheapest, but their durability and low maintenance needs mean you will save on call backs and replacements in the long run.

This makes them a smart investment whether you’re working with a private home owner or a commercial client.


Are you ready to say goodbye to those call backs? Ready to delight your customers with stainless steel pull handles that offer unmatched durability, good looks and longevity?

Coastal is ready to talk; get in touch and let us help you find the perfect handles for your next front door project.

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