The Gibbons 800 is a popular mortice latch and takes the form of what is commonly referred to as a "flat pattern latch". This is something between a tubular latch and a standard case latch and is actually proving to be a very popular choice for installation, so if you're looking to replace your latch it's quite possible this type of door latch is what you may have.
A distinct benefit of the Gibbons 800 is its two-way follower operation. This means that you can operate the latch by turning the spindle clockwise or anticlockwise. This is particularly desirable when you wish to use door knobs rather than lever type handles, as some latches work clockwise while others work anti-clockwise, so this caters to both, so no matter which you or other visitors are used to, any turning of the door knob both ways will work.
They come in the two standard sizes of 64mm and 75mm - which equates roughly to 2.5" and 3" case sizes, offering 47mm backset and 60mm backset measurements accordingly.
Hi, guys. Many thanks for tuning in. My name's Darrel, head of the tech team here at locksonline.co.uk. Today, we're looking at some products, and more importantly, we're looking at the Gibbons 800 Flat Panel Latch that is designed to go on internal doors, or any door that you just want to hold closed with use of either a knob or a lever handle.
This particular type of flat type lock, as to opposed to a tubular lock, as far as I am concerned, is a better choice. Some of the tubular latches can . . . it's one of these things, the cheaper you buy, the more crunchy they are. Gibbons have been around as a manufacturer for a considerable amount of years up in the Black Country, and their reputation precedes them. So, if you're thinking of wanting to get one of these then, to be honest with you, you'll get a lot of bang for your bucks in that respect -- very, very solid construction.
We would recommend that you use sprung furniture with this particular type of latch. I don't believe it's scotch sprung, so therefore you would need to have furniture that has its own springs built in. This particular type of latch comes in either a 64 millimetre case size or a 2.5 inch, or a 76. The 76 is the one that I've got here, which is 3 inch.
Now, to give you some sort of idea as to where this follower is, this is what we call the follower. This is where the spindle would actually sit into the door. This is where your handles are going to sit. But I'll get you that measurement now on this three inch version here. I'm getting that as being around about the 62 millimetre, 63 millimetres, so that's from there right to that faceplate here.
They come in a standard silver finish here. There's nothing really special about the finish. But it's all about the quality of this lock. I mean, you feel that -- you could feel that it's strong, it's built well and, again, still using brass there as the latch itself. Now, it comes standard with a keep, but what I have noticed as well though, is that these particular latches don't seem to come with any screw fixings. So, if you need some screw fixings, you may have to get your get your own screw fixings, or pop an email over and let us know that you need some screw fixings, and we'll try and farm some out for you.
We're finding now that a lot of manufacturers are not supplying screw fixings into the substrate because there's so many different types of substrates that you can fit these to — composite, uPVC, aluminium, and wood being the most common, obviously. And certain screws are used for certain applications. But there you go, there's not really much that I can say about the Gibbons 800s, other than they are a refined sort of latch. If you've got some invested in some really good quality door furniture, then, guys, you might want to invest in this is being the latch that works with that door furniture.
So, from me, I hope I've talked about everything that I could possibly talk about in regards to this latch. But listen, if there's a measurement there that you think you may need, or there's something that I haven't mentioned there, feel free to give us a call and I can get some measurement, I'll get the tape out, and by all means, I'd be more inclined to pop an email over to you. What I will do whilst we're here though, just very quickly, I'll give you some of those measurements off the fore end there. The fore end there is 75 millimetres from there to there. And if I'm right,yeah, that's standard 23 millimetres, or 24 millimetres across there.
There you go, guys. Many thanks for your time. Thanks for taking the time to have a look at this video. Short and sweet, I know. If you need any more info from me, Darrel, or any of the guys here at the team, come and pop an email over. More importantly, we'd love to see you as a customer. Take care, and chat real soon. Bye-bye.