11 "Faux Pas" You're Actually Able To Use With Your Replacement Upvc Window Handles

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Replacement Upvc Window Handles

Most replacement window glass upvc windows handles come with everything you require. However the handle you had previously was fixed by screws or pins, they will need to removed. Take off the “snap-in” cover at the base of the handle.

The next step is to identify the type of window and lock your new handle – this is crucial!


Espag handles are a multipoint lock system that can be used to secure casement windows such as uPVC and double glazing made of wood. They feature a 7mm square spindle which fits into the gearbox on a uPVC window and when the handle is turned, it triggers with a series of locks that run around the perimeter of the window. Espag handles, also referred to as shootbolts, offer more security than the single point lock that is found on older frames.

There are a range of options to choose from with cranked and inline handles that can be operated by either the left or right hand. You can also find ergonomic handles that improve the appearance and feel of your window as well as the handle.

If you are looking to replace your current uPVC window handle with an espag type handle, you will be required to determine the dimensions of the spindle that is fitted and measure this from the base of the handle to ensure you order the correct replacement. This measurement, also known as the step height will assist you in selecting the perfect 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 that’s the case, you can use a screwdriver or pliers to break the pins holding the handle. After this is done, you will need to disassemble the handle by removing the screw or pins that hold the spindle before taking it away from the window.

Once you have the handle removed, you’ll be capable of accessing the locking mechanism within the frame of the window. You can then remove the wedge block cockspur that is fitted adjacent to the handle, allowing the window to open. The new uPVC handles you have ordered should be able slide over the cockspur block, and then into the handle spindle to allow the window to open again. If you want to be sure that your uPVC handles are secure, it’s best to replace the cockspur block an entirely new one.


Cockspur handles are generally found on older uPVC and aluminium windows. The handle closes and turns into a wedge-shaped plastic catch. (Not to be confused with timber latches which are also covered in this section.) The handles are lockable or non-lockable. They are available in a variety of different nose heights to fit the frame.

The handle is secured by a small triangle-shaped spur (spur) that is attached to the frame. These are generally one way handles however the deadlock cylinder with a locking mechanism is a possibility to add security.

As with Espag handles cockspur handle replacements are simple to put in place, all you need is an additional set of screws (supplied) and the proper backset. The backset is the distance from the baseplate of the window to the underside of the handle’s nose. Aluminium window frames are generally 9mm wide, while UPVC is 21mm wide. There are a variety of different styles, so it’s crucial to measure prior to purchasing the handle.

The spindle, or in some 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 a choice for self-locking pozidriv screws.

It is a simple to install cockspur handle replacement that is perfect for fixing or replacing old uPVC windows. They have a universal design, making them suitable for most profiles and backsets. Each handle comes with 3 packers of different thickness. They are placed on the underside of the handle’s nose and can be arranged in a variety of ways to create backsets of 9-13mm, 17mm and 21mm. The handles are available in left and right-handed versions and are available in locks and non-lockable versions. They also come in a variety of nose heights.

Tilt and turn

The top European window style with tilt and turn has been in use in Europe for decades, but it’s just now beginning to take off in the American market. They combine the functionality of three different window styles into one – tilt, pivot, and in-swing. They are ideal for older homes as they are more breathable than standard windows.

When in the closed position tilt and turn windows close like a normal fixed window. By turning the handle 90° or 180° depending on the type of tilt-and-turn window the sash opens inwards, and the window will turn inwards to allow for air exchange. This is a great method to let air circulate without opening the large potentially dangerous window.

The sash can also be opened fully by turning the handle 90or 180@. This allows complete air exchange, which is particularly beneficial in rooms with a lot of draft or homes where smoke and other odors are likely to accumulate. This allows you to easily clean the glass’s outside by doing it from inside your home. This is a task that can be a risky task.

Tilt and turn windows are very secure. When locked in a closed position, they are difficult to open from the outside and they feature double seals that stop rainwater from getting into the home when in the tilted or in-swing position. This feature is especially useful for older homes where intruders tend to target traditional windows which are opened with side hinges.


There are many kinds of window handles that can be installed to double-glazed windows made of upvc. The two most popular types are Espag handles and Cockspur handles. There are 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 kind of windows you have.

You must know how your current handle is attached to the frame to select the appropriate replacement upvc handle. This is referred to as handing and is a vital aspect to consider when shopping online. Certain handle styles do not fit all windows. Certain cockspur handles, as an instance, are angled whereas others are straight and can turn either left or right. You should also know what the spindle’s length is, which is the distance from the base of the handle to the head of the handle.

Another crucial aspect of selecting the right handle is determining whether your windows need a restrictor replacement Upvc window handles or not. These are typically used in high-rise apartments or commercial buildings, but are not a requirement for domestic homes. Also, you should be aware of the step height which is the distance between the screw plate and the apex of the handle.

The word spade originates from Old English spadu, spaedu or spada and has been translated into many languages, including German spaten and Low German spathen. During the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s in New York City the word spade was used to mock black people. Since then, the word has become an emblem of African American pride and heritage.

It is crucial to select the correct size when replacing a handle made of Cadenza. The handles are available in angled and straight versions which differ by only a few millimetres. The handle head may be shaped in a D or a T shape, or have no handles at all.