How to buy a bell entrance door or gate in genuine bronze.
The main function of a bell is to be heard

The main function of a bell is to be heard by the occupants of the house. Therefore we recommend the bronze bells which sound crystal is easily perceptible by all. Bell-founders for over 200 years, the Paccard Foundry uses genuine bronze, an alloy of noble copper and tin, also known as the "bell bronze" to ensure a good sound and richness of timbre also linked with the profile (shape of the bell).

Bell tinted or placed to swing

You have two ways to ring a entrance bell :

          Either by ringing: small cord hanged at the bottom of the bell clapper allows you to hit it on the inside of the bell;

          Or by placing the bell in stolen through the mechanism to swing the bell on its axis. The bronze clapper set in motion with the bell will strike the opposite sides of the interior of the bell, alternately.
From experience, a "call bell," place in order to swing will be better heard if the occupants of the house are away from the door or gate

The scope of the sound of the bell

The sounds of the bell are vibrations which would be perceived easier if there will be no obstacle for the propagation of sound and if the bell would  be placed at a high position. This configuration will depend on where you can place the bell. You will need to consider this matter in the choice of the model.
The size of the bell which is generally viewed by its diameter at the base will also play on the power of the sound, in other words,  as more the bell is important ( heavy) as the scope of sound will be great ....

Our recommandations, according of the place choice

Here are our top tips to help you buy a door bell or portal sites on our online sales:

At the entrance door
If you need to be heard just inside the house from the outside, the door bell ě10cm fixed-mount is perfect.
But if you have a big house, we will advise you a bell diameter ě160mm with its "Swan neck" support or bigger.  You could order and customize it the online sales site:

At a gate to a house with a courtyard
If the house is not far from the gate, the door bell with
oscillating mount  ě10cm be convenient and you can place it slightly inside on a pillar of the portal, leaving the stainless steel chain available (video example).
If the house is a bit away from the gate with a courtyard or small garden, customers generally prefer to choose a bell called "classical" or "harmony" with a diameter of 200mm ě160mm to appear on the site .

A large  house
The owners of a large house or mansion would like to be heard by children or grandchildren in surroundings  area. The choice will be on a "classical" bell (or other) with a diameter of ě230 to 270mm.
To give you an indication: bells  of our school yards are often from a diameter ě230mm.