All About Escutcheons | Keyhole Covers

If your new to DIY home improvements, you’re bound to come across many terms that you’ve never heard of before. Here we’ll discuss escutcheons – their purpose at home and why you may need them.


Escutcheons are more commonly known as keyhole covers. Usually supplied in pairs, escutcheons are an item of door furniture which surround the keyhole on a key locking door. Unlike door handles on lock backplate, escutcheons are required if you have installed door handles on rose to an internal key locking door. Utility, bedroom, study and closet doors may require a key lock if you’re intention is to increase security and limit access to these rooms.


Escutcheons will need to be installed below the handle lever to conceal the lock and any rough edges caused as a result of the lock installation. The purpose of escutcheons, or keyhole covers, is to provide a neat finish to the overall look of a door. Escutcheons also provide protection from damage as key insertion and high frequency of turning action within the doors’ key lock mechanism can cause general wear and tear. All our escutcheons are concealed fixing meaning no screws will be visible.


Our high-quality selection of escutcheons are easy to install and available in several sizes and finishes along with the option of round or square to coordinate with the model or door handles selected.


Euro Profile Escutcheons - A euro profile escutcheon features a classic key hole shape and is required to fit alongside a euro cylinder lock.


Standard Profile Escutcheons - A standard profile escutcheon features a slim, oval shape key hole and is required to fit alongside a 3 or 5 lever lock.



Our modern range of escutcheons have been designed to pair seamlessly with the corresponding door handle style. If you’re only looking to buy escutcheons without the handles, then you are sure to find the finish and perfect match to your existing door furniture.


There’s a finish for every style and it’s easy to choose door furniture to complement the existing metallic finishes of your home accessories and décor. Our extensive range of finishes include:


  • Satin Stainless Steel Polished
  • Stainless Steel Duo Stainless Steel
  • Duo Chrome
  • Duo Black
  • Polished Chrome
  • Polished Brass
  • Coloured Chrome
  • Polished Copper
  • Matte Black
  • Pewter


Available in a wide selection of thicknesses, we offer 6mm, 8mm and 10mm escutcheon thickness with diameters from 50mm to 54mm.

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If you’re unsure or need a little assistance, then contact us, we’d love to chat. Our award-winning Customer Service team have great expertise and will be more than happy to help.


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