Doorset Handings

Handing (of a doorset or assembly) is determined by the position of the hinges (or pivots) on a single leaf when seen from the pull side. (See fig. 1)

The handing of doorsets with unequal leaves is determined by reference to the larger leaf. The Master is the first opening door leaf which determines the handing of equal and unequal double doors. (See fig. 2)


  • LH = Left Hand Single Door
  • RH = Right Hand Single Door
  • RHM = Right Hand Master (Double Doors)
  • LHS = Left Hand Slave (Double Doors)