Why People Don't Care About Replacement Upvc Window Handles


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Replacement Upvc Window Handles

The majority of replacement windows handles made of upvc include everything you need. However should you find that your old handle was fixed by pins or screws, they will need to removed. Then, you need to remove the snap-in cover at the handle’s base.

The next step is to determine what kind of window and lock your new handle is for – this is crucial!


Espag handles are a multipoint lock system that can be installed on casement windows, such as uPVC and double glazing made of wood. 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 triggers a series of locks around the perimeter of the window. Espag handles are also known as shootbolt handles and offer extra security compared to the typical single point lock that is found on older frames.

There are many choices available with cranked and inline handles that can be operated with either the left or right hand. You can also find a variety of ergonomically designed handles that are designed to enhance the feeling of the handle and how it looks on your windows.

You will need to measure the size of the spindle from the base of your uPVC handle in order to purchase the right 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 are protecting the screws that hold the handle in place, and if this is the case, use the screwdriver or pliers to break the pins that hold the handle. After this is done, you will need to remove the handle from the frame by removing the screw or pins that hold the spindle before taking away from the window.

Once the handle is removed, you’ll be capable of accessing the locking mechanism inside the frame of the window and take out the cockspur wedge block that is attached to the handle, allowing the window to open. The replacement uPVC handles you ordered should be able slide over the cockspur block and then into the handle spindle, allowing the window to reopen. It is recommended to replace the wedge block cockspur with a new one when changing your uPVC handle to ensure it is securely secured.


Cockspur handles are found on older uPVC or aluminium windows. The handle rotates and closes onto the receiver, which is a wedge-shaped plastic catch (not to be confused with window latches made from timber that are also covered in this section). These handles are available in lockable and nonlockable models. They are available in a range of different nose heights to fit the existing frame.

The handle is secured by the small triangle-shaped spur (spur) which is fixed to the frame. They are usually one-way handles, however the deadlock cylinder with a locking mechanism can be fitted for additional security.

The replacement cockspur handles are easy to install. All you require is the correct backset as well as a new set (supplied). The backset is measured from the baseplate to the nose on the underside of the handle. Aluminium window pane replacement frames are generally 9mm wide, whereas UPVC is 21mm wide. There are also many variations, so it’s important to take measurements prior to purchasing the handle.

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

This cockspur handle can be simple to install and [Redirect-302] is ideal for replacing or repairing old uPVC Windows. They are an unidirectional design that makes them suitable for all profiles and backsets. Each handle is equipped with three packers, each having different thicknesses. They are installed on the underside of handles and can be stacked to make backsets as tiny as 9-13mm or as big as 21mm. These handles are available in both left and right-handed versions and are available in lockable and nonlockable models. 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, but it is only now starting to gain popularity in the United States. They combine the advantages of three window styles into one: tilt, pivot, and in-swing. They are great for older homes because they offer more airflow than conventional windows.

When in the closed position, tilt and turn windows close like the normal fixed window. By turning the handle either 90@ or 180@, based on the tilt-and-turn type of window, the sash will open to the outside and the window will tilt inwards to allow for air exchange. This is a great way to ventilate without opening a large, potentially dangerous window.

If the handle is turned a further 90or 180 degrees the sash can be fully opened, much like doors. This allows complete air exchange, which is particularly beneficial in rooms with a lot of draft or homes where smoke or other odors are likely to accumulate. It also makes cleaning the exterior of the glass much easier as it can be done from inside the home – a job that usually requires precarious ladders.

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


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

To select the right replacement upvc window handle, it is important to know how your current handle is fixed to the frame. This is known as handing, and it is an important aspect to consider when shopping online. Certain handle styles do not fit all windows. For example, some handles are angled whilst others are straight and either turn left or right. It is also important to know what the spindle’s length is and the distance from the base of the handle to the head of the handle.

Another aspect to consider when choosing the correct handle is knowing whether your windows need a restrictor or not. These are typically used in high-rise flats or commercial structures, but are not a requirement for homes used by the homeowner. Also, take into consideration step height, which is the distance from the top of the screw plate to the nose of the handle.

The word spade comes from Old English spadu or spaedu and has been translated in several languages including German spaten and Low German Spathen. In the 1920s, during the Harlem Renaissance in New York City spade started to be used as a sexist term for black people. The word has since risen to prominence in pop culture and is a widely recognized symbol of African American heritage and pride.

It is crucial to select the right size when replacing a handle made of Cadenza. Handles are available in straight and angled versions that differ by a few microns. The handle head can also change between a D and a T-shaped shape, or even have no handles at all.

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