3 SEPTEMBER 1988, Page 27

Don't Look Now

Today, I have been seeing stairparts. It is best not to look directly at the heavy duty fixers, the two-gang pattresses (japanned and countersunk) or the sinisterly named door knob set with escutcheons.

The togglers, with their rising butts and easy-on hinges, were hanging around as usual, waiting for straight couplings and high performance cavity screws; but the white-faced hardboard lay motionless and epoxy: it was sashlocked to the roundheads.

Connie Bensley