Here Roland Etheridge, category manager at IronmongeryDirect, reveals the latest ironmongery trends to be aware of, in order to make the best specifications and recommendations for your customers ...

Front doors hold the key

Front doors are increasingly being incorporated into overall household design schemes, with customers demanding more choice when it comes to finishing touches that create impact and a style statement to visitors and passers-by. 

IronmongeryDirect stocks a wide range of door hardware and furniture in a variety of finishes such as brass, nickel and bronze, that provide professionals with the versatility to meet any style. 

For premium properties, the Hampstead collection encompasses locks, latches, bolts, door stops, and accessories, to provide an opulent range of solutions that promise longevity and style with a 25-year guarantee. 

Back to black

Black continues to be a popular colour choice for ironmongery products. Whether paired with bright colours, or to blend with dark and dramatic features, door hardware solutions in this colour can be used to create a sophisticated finish that never goes out of style. 

For those looking to offer a more sumptuous style, products with a matt black finish can work well with other materials such as metallics, wood and stone. The Altro matt black collection, which is exclusive to IronmongeryDirect, offers a stylish range of options in this luxe finish, including the Altro Mitred Door Lock Handle for interior and exterior doors. This elegant, hard-wearing product is manufactured from Grade 304 stainless steel to offer outstanding protection against corrosion, even in damp or external environments.  


Celebrating the charm of country life, Cottagecore has seen a rise in demand with customers looking for more traditional and rural design features throughout their interior schemes. When working on these projects, IronmongeryDirect’s exclusive Elan range is ideal. Crafted featuring subtle, lightly hammered textures for a truly faithful design, this solid cast iron ironmongery is backed with a 25-year guarantee as standard.

IronmongeryDirect is proud to claim that it’s the UK’s largest online supplier of ironmongery to the trade, with over 18,000 products in stock, including everything from cabinet hardware to sliding door gear. Woodworkers, carpenters and joiners can choose from a range of flexible delivery options to meet the needs of their busy schedules, including free next day delivery on orders over £45 ex VAT, same day delivery to postcodes in selected areas of London and the East of England, as well as click and collect from 6,500 pick up points across the UK. 

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