The Secret Secrets Of Replacement Window Handle

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Choosing uPVC Replacement Window Handles

Nearly all customers agree that the upvc replacement window handles are simple to install and feel like good quality. But it’s important to understand that the type of handle you choose is the one that’s right for your window.

The step height is the most crucial factor. This is the distance between the handle and the base or frame. Other factors to consider are lockable styles and mechanisms.

Replacement parts

You can purchase a range of replacement double glazing windows handles made of upvc. There are many designs and colors to pick from, and you’re certain to find something that matches your existing windows. It’s easy for you to purchase a product on impulse particularly when the handle breaks. It is therefore advisable to look over a few aspects before purchasing the replacement. The first step is to be aware of the type of upvc handles you have and what the differences between them. The table below lists the most popular handles to help you select the best one to suit your window made of upvc.

Most double-glazed windows today have handles that are epag. They are usually fitted to the frame with two screws that are screwed in from both sides.

The spindle bar in the back may be of different sizes, and can determine whether they are left-handed or right-handed. This is the reason it’s crucial to determine the handle size in order to make sure you’re getting the right replacement.

Typically fixed by two bolts much like the Espag handle but they have a low projection from the frame, which means that the handle won’t poke through your blinds. This is a good option if you have blinds on your upvc windows and you want to make sure the handle will blend in with them.

Cockspur handles are similar to Espag handles but they have a nose which closes over a wedge that rests on the frame of the window. This type of handle is available on a few older wooden and Upvc windows.

On casement windows the tilt and turn handles can be operated by either turning the handle or pressing on the top of the window. The window is opened from the inside and allows you to clean the outside without having to go out onto a ladder or climb over the fence. They are also a great option for those with limited mobility, and can improve security and access in the home.

Tips and tricks

Many people will have to replace their uPVC window handles at some moment. It’s important to have some tips and tricks that can aid in the process.

Check what type of handle is located at your residence. Depending on the type of handle is attached to and which locking mechanism it is using it could be necessary to change the entire handle and lock. For instance, if shoot bolts (espag) and roller cams are seizing or jammed and sizing, you’ll have to replace them, as well as the handle itself.

Fortunately, the majority of uPVC handles are similar and conform to industry standards for sizes, making replacing them a simple task. The first step is to remove the screws from the handles, which are typically pozi-drive screws. Once the screw covers are removed then you’ll be able to dismantle the handle.

It’s a great idea take note of how far the spindle sticks out from the base of your handle when you separate it. This will allow you to determine the length of the spindle to determine a replacement handle. Simply measure the length the square peg sticks from the bottom of the handle.

This is especially important for inline uPVC windows handles, as they are always straight and will only open to the left or right. They aren’t able to function in the middle. If you’re not sure what kind of handle you have in your home, it could be an excellent idea to borrow a handle from a neighbour’s house and see how it functions to get an idea.

You can also determine the handiness of a uPVC window by watching how the handle spins when it is used. Handed handles can turn either clockwise or counter-clockwise. If you’re not sure, ask someone to open the window with the handle to see what happens.

Measure the spindle

It can be difficult to choose the appropriate replacement handle for your window because different handles do not have the same size. It is crucial to accurately measure the spindle when installing the new handle. This will ensure that the handle fits. There are many different types of uPVC handles that operate in different ways. It is important to determine which one you have, and what locking mechanism you have.

The spindle of the espag handle extends from the handle’s rear, and is connected to the lock gearbox within the window frame. When you turn the handle, this will turn the lock inside the gearbox to open the window. They are installed on uPVC windows with casement and can be locked with keys for extra security.

Cockspur handles are equipped with a “nose” that is closed over the striker block in a wedge shape on the frame and they are usually found on older double-glazed uPVC windows. They are also quite simple to use and can be locked using keys. These handles can be somewhat more difficult to locate replacements for as they are not as common as the handles that have a swivel.

If you have a tilt and turn uPVC and you require a replacement handle with a different locking mechanism. It can open the window, but also turn it inwards and outwards to open it fully. It is essential to make sure that the handle you select has a length of at least 55mm or it won’t be able to penetrate the window frame.

The same method can be used to remove and replace the uPVC handle. However, you’ll have to be careful when you remove it. You may have to open the window a little wider than usual to ensure you get to both screws fixing it to the frame. Once you have put in your new uPVC handle and checked that it is in the proper position, you can tighten the screws and test the lock to make sure it is working correctly.

Fit the new handle

Once you have the right replacement handle, it will be easy to screw it into place. It will require a screwdriver and an electric one might be more convenient. It is essential not to overtighten the screws before screwing them into. This could cause the handle or knob to become warped.

The other important step when fitting the new handle is to put in the spindle. It is the part that is inserted into the handle and is responsible for operating the locking mechanism inside the window. It is crucial that the part is fitted correctly to permit the window to be opened and closed securely.

There are a myriad of different kinds of uPVC handles. There are several types of window handles made of uPVC.

Espagnolette Handles are handles inline that can be used to open tilt and turn windows.

Cranked Espagnolette Handles – these are similar to the inline handle but feature a curved design that is ideal for windows in hard-to-reach locations.

Tilt and Turn Handles These are used on tilt and turn windows for operating the opening and closing mechanisms.

These are the most common and the majority of uPVC windows have them in their place. In the UK they are often called “Bay Windows”.

It can be frustrating If your uPVC handle fails. However, there is no need to replace the entire uPVC window because of a damaged handle. There are many easy ways to repair or replace a damaged uPVC window handle.

You can repair your broken window handle swiftly by identifying the type and upvc replacement window handles determining the spindle. It is essential to be patient and prioritize safety when working with windows and tools, but this is a easy task. It could be the difference between a safe and secure home or having a window that can be easily opened. Bridgewater Glass is the place to go if you have questions or need to speak with a specialist regarding replacing your window handle. We have a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable professionals who can assist you with any problems you may be facing.