The doorbell is one of the often overlooked finishes on a new or renovated home but it really shouldn’t be. A doorbell is as much a part of the general character of your home as anything else and, what’s more, it’s usually the first thing that your visitors experience when they come to your home. Our selection of doorbells includes a wide variety of styles, colours and materials, ideally suited to anyone looking to replace their finishes and accents as close to the original styling of their home as possible. We specialise in sourcing antique reproduction styles that suit Australian Federation styles, Art Deco styles, Victorian styles and many more.
Along with our selection of doorbells, you’ll also find a range of other door hardware including handles, hinges and locks. Choose from vintage inspired designs to give your home a bit of character or rely on the RestorationOnline collection and team to find you exactly the type and style you need to complete a restoration project. For example, if you’re looking to update an old shop front but want to keep the heritage look and feel, then consider our collection of ships bells available in satin brass, antique brass and matte black. Service counter bells include our collection of stunning handbells available in polished brass and ornate polish nickel styles.
Returning to our front doorbells, we also have a range of vintage inspired and ornately detailed manual doorbells. Finishing tones and textures include antique copper, black and polished brass. For a more contemporary look and feel, choose from our chrome finish manual doorbells with retro, mid-century styling. In fact, if you’re looking for the best locks and latches and general hardware for a beachfront property, consider choosing chrome for all of your external materials. Chrome is naturally hardy and will weather well as it is naturally resistant to tarnishing.
Our attention to detail ensures that we have a style of doorbell and doorbell buttons that you’ll love in a texture or material finish that you’re looking for. Other finishing looks include polished nickel, satin chrome and wood. Choose from traditional styles as well as reimagined looks based on traditional styles which give you a taste of the aesthetic with a little modern finish for easier installation and long-lasting durability.
What is a mechanical doorbell?
A mechanical doorbell uses a mechanical chime to create its signature sound. Within the doorbell mechanism itself there will be a mechanical hammer and a little bell. When the doorbell button is depressed or the manual winder is turned, the hammer moves inside the mechanism to create that particular ‘ding-dong’ sound. Electronic doorbells use a pre-recorded sound that is piped through speakers when the doorbell has been activated.
Which is best for your project? Well, that depends on the look and feel that you’re ultimately searching for. As with any restoration, renovation or new build project, you will have decided early in the design phase what sort of overall design theme you are aiming for. If this was a Bohemian style beach shack, then keeping the finishes clean and simple but with just a touch of detail might mean choosing from our Victorian inspired mechanical doorbell range. These pieces are heavily detailed but relatively small and will look fantastic against plain coastal colours at the front of your property.
Mechanical doorbells are easy to install compared to electronic doorbells which will require knowledge and safe handling of electrical wires. This also makes them great for saving on costs as they’re DIY friendly. You can search for online tutorials for some tips and tricks but if you’re really not sure whether you’re up to the task then please feel free to get in contact with us and ask our advice. We’re happy to give you an overview of how your chosen doorbell works and how it should be installed.
When you choose to shop online with Restoration Online, you’re shopping with a team of experts who have over 40 years of building and restoration experience. If you are looking for a particular style of doorbell, then please feel free to get in contact with us and we can point you in the direction of exactly what you’re looking for. If we don’t seem to have it, then we can usually arrange for modifications to our existing stock or, at the very least, ensure you have the details of a specialist stockist who does have what you’re looking for. It’s all part of our service.
We also screen every order that we send out for accuracy, including making sure that you have ordered everything you need to complete your installation in the right materials and style. For example, if you’re purchasing a new mechanical doorbell but it looks like you missed a bit of what you need to successfully install it, then we’ll get in touch with you. Our screening process is a quick once over on your total order ensuring that you haven’t accidentally ordered something of the wrong size or type. If we do flag anything then we’ll let you know as soon as possible, saving you time spent receiving the wrong item and exchanging it for the right one.
Browse our selection of doorbells and other door hardware online and when you buy with us you will enjoy quick and easy shipping on every order direct to your project site.