10 Essentials About Replacement Upvc Window Handles You Didn't Learn In School

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Replacement Upvc Window Handles

Most replacement windows handles made of upvc come with everything you require. However, if your old handle was held in place by pins or screws, they’ll need to be removed. Remove the’snap-in’ cover at the base of the handle.

You will then need to identify what type of window lock and handle you’re replacing. This is important!


Espag handles are a multipoint lock system that can be installed on casement windows such as uPVC and wooden double glazing. The handle has a 7mm square shaft that fits into an internal gearbox that is mounted on the uPVC window. When the handle is turned, it activates a series locks around the perimeter of the window. Espag handles, also referred as shootbolts, give more security than the single point lock that is found on older window frames.

They are available in a variety of different styles, such as inline and cranked designs that can be used in left or right hand operation. You can also find a range of ergonomically designed handles that are created to improve both the feeling of the handle and the way it appears on your windows.

You will need to measure the spindle size from the base of your uPVC handle if you wish to order the correct replacement. This measurement, also known as the step height will assist you in selecting the ideal uPVC window handle for your home.

You may have to remove any screws that protect the screws that hold the handle in place and if this is the case, you can use the screwdriver or pliers to take out the pins that hold the handle. Once this is done then you must take the handle apart by removing the screw or pins that secure the spindle, and then pulling it away from the window.

Once the handle is removed, you will then be capable of accessing the locking mechanism within the frame of the window and remove the wedge block for cockspur which is placed next to the handle in order to allow the window to open. The replacement uPVC window handles you have ordered should now be able to fit on the cockspur wedge block, and then into the spindle of the handle which will allow the window to be opened again. It is recommended to replace the cockspur wedge block a new one whenever you replace your uPVC handle to ensure that it is securely secured.


Cockspur handles are usually found on older uPVC and aluminium windows. The handle is turned and then closes on an aluminum wedge-shaped receiver catch (not to be confused with window latches made of timber that are also covered in this section). These handles are available in lockable and nonlockable versions. They are available in various nose sizes that can be adapted to the frame.

The handle locks using the slender spur (little triangle bit) pulling against a wedge of plastic which is attached to the frame. They are typically one-way handles, however a locking deadlock can be added to give additional security.

The replacement handles for cockspurs are easy to put in. All you need is the correct backset and a brand new set (supplied). The backset is the distance from the baseplate of the window to the underside of the nose of the handle. Aluminium window frames are usually 9mm wide, whereas UPVC is 21mm wide. There are many variations, so it’s important to measure prior to purchasing the handle.

The spindle, or in certain cases, the entire handle assembly is removed by unwinding the handle. The replacement handle can then be secured with two pozidriv screws. The pozidriv screw can be purchased in a brass or zinc finish, to match existing hardware. There is also an option of self-locking pozidriv screws.

This cockspur handle is simple to install and is ideal to replace or repair old uPVC Windows. They have an universal design, making them suitable for all backsets and profiles. Each handle is supplied with 3 packers of different thickness, these are neatly fitted to the underside of the handle’s nose and can be combined in different ways to achieve backsets of 9, 13mm 17mm, 21mm, and 13mm. These handles are available in left and right-handed versions, and in lockable and nonlockable versions. They also come in a variety of nose heights.

Tilt and Turn

The premium European window style with tilt and turn has been around in Europe for a long time, however it’s only just beginning to gain popularity in the United States. They combine the advantages of three different window styles into one – tilt, pivot and in-swing. They are perfect for older homes because they offer more airflow than standard windows.

When tilt and turn windows are closed, they lock like any other fixed window. By turning the handle either 90° or 180°, based on the tilt-and-turn type of window the sash will slide inwards and the window tilts inwards to allow for air exchange. This is a great method to ventilate without opening a large potentially dangerous window.

The sash can be opened fully by turning the handle 90° or 180°@. This allows for complete air circulation which is especially useful for draughty houses or rooms where smoke or other smells can accumulate. This allows you to easily clean the glass replacement windows‘s exterior by doing it from inside your home. This is a job which often requires precarious steps.

Tilt and turn windows are also very secure. They are difficult to open if they are locked in the closed position. They also have double seals that keep rainwater out of your home when it is in the tilted position or in swing. This is a useful feature for older homes where intruders are more likely to target traditional windows that are opened using the side hinges.


There are a few different types of window handles that can be installed to upvc double glazed windows. The two most popular kinds are Espag handles and Cockspur handles. There’s also tilt and turn handles blade or spade handles and monkey tail handles. The type of handle you pick will be based on your preferences and the type of windows you have.

To select the right replacement upvc window handle, you need to know how your current handle is fixed to the frame. This is known as handing. It is a crucial piece of information, especially when purchasing online since some handles aren’t suitable for all windows. For instance, certain handles are angled whilst others are straight and will turn either left or right. You’ll also require the size of the spindle, which is the distance between the base of the handle and the handle’s head.

Knowing whether or not your windows need a restrictor is also important when choosing the correct handle. These are typically found in high rise flats or commercial properties, but they’re not a requirement for replacement Upvc window Handles the majority of homes. You should also consider the step height, which is the distance between the screw plate and the nose of handle.

The word spade originates from Old English spadu, spaedu or spada. It has been translated into many languages, including German spaten and Low German spathen. In the 1920s during the Harlem Renaissance in New York City spade began to be used as a derogatory term for black people. Since the time spade has been a symbol of African American pride and heritage.

When replacing the handle of a Cadenza style handle, it’s crucial that you get the right size. Handles are available in straight and angled versions that differ by a few millimeters. The handle head is available in a variety of designs such as the T or D shapes. It is also possible to be left with handles.