Madinoz Architectural Hardware have put together a useful guide to ensure door hardware and door & handle clearances are compliant with the Australian Standards and National Construction Code (NCC).

Two important door compliance elements are:

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  • The door handle and related hardware shall be of the type that allows the door to be unlocked and opened with one hand
  • The handle shall be such that the hand of a person who cannot grip will not slip from the handle during the operation of the latch


In addition to the door hardware compliance, there are specifications with regard to the door clearance and location of hardware on the door.

To familiarise yourself with compliance requirements surrounding door hardware, read “A guide to Door Control and Openings Compliance