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How To Tell If You’re Prepared For Replacement Handles For Windows

Replacement Handles For Windows

Window handles are among the most used parts of your double glazed windows. Over time they can get rusty or worn out.

To replace a UPVC window handle, you have to know the length of the spindle of the handle you are replacing window handles and also the fixings. This can be accomplished by examining the base of the previous handle.


Over time, uPVC window handles and locks can become damaged due to wear and tear, or accidental or intentional damage. This could result in the lock or handle becomes difficult to open or close, or that it’s not even locked at all. If this occurs, it might be tempting to replace the entire window unit, but this isn’t always the case. Most of the time, it’s the case that a replacement handle or lock will suffice.

The espagnolette style is the most well-known uPVC window handle. The handle comes with an outer spindle that extends out of the handle. It is inserted into a gearbox which operates the multipoint locking system within the window. We stock a variety of locks and handles for all types of uPVC window to ensure they function in a coordinated manner.

When replacing a uPVC window handle, it’s a good idea to use screw cover caps in order to ensure the screws are secure and prevent them from rust. You can also make use of a spacer, washer or another sealant to make an even tighter fit. A screw cap will stop debris and water from getting into the handle, which can cause damage.

After taking the handle out of the window, it’s a good idea for you to clean both the spindle and the threaded part of the bolt. This will ensure that the handle is fitted and functions correctly and also keep dirt out of the multipoint lock.

Next it’s time to install the new uPVC handle. It is essential to follow the directions provided by the handle you have purchased, and to take a look at your old one before you begin to have an idea of the correct way to go about it. Most of the time, the process is quite simple. If you do encounter any difficulties that aren’t addressed in this guide you should contact our team for further assistance.

It is also important to note that if you’re replacing the uPVC handle with a cockspur (also called an Espag handle) you must check the step height of the window in order to determine the proper size of handle. The step height is the distance from the frame or base of the window to where the nose of the cockspur handle rests when it is put in place.


The hinges might not be aligned with the frame of your window when windows begin to open and close with a visible space. It is usually a simple fix that can be fixed with a set of replacement hinges. We offer a range of different options and even customize the size of the hinges to fit your requirements.

If you have a conventional wooden or upvc-framed window, we can supply an array of various kinds of hinges for your windows. These are available in a choice of colors that match your existing window frames and come with all fixings required to install. We can supply repair screw packs for double-glazed windows that have older style hinges. This allows you to cut the old thread back into the frame.

We offer a wide range of hinges. These include standard casement hinges, which can be used with an incline and turn handle or a standard handle and fire escape egress sash hinges, which are specifically designed for larger side-hung windows. They are designed to be opened fully in the event of a crisis and have an easy-clean position that makes it easy to clean. We also have hinges with restricted-egress designed to limit the opening angle of a window to 100mm maximum. This is ideal for homes with children.

A squeaky hinge could indicate that the hinges require to be replaced. It’s typically due to metal hitting metal. A small drop of lubricant might help, but when the noise continues to recur, it is likely that the hinges will need to be replaced.

This is because plumb windows are capable of avoiding binding options. The operating sash is aligned with the frame and the window will close and open in a proper manner. A window that’s not plumb could have issues closing and opening or becoming damaged over time, causing problems with the seal and appearance of the window.

You can purchase replacement hinges for windows made of upvc door handles in imperial and metric sizes. In general the metric sizes are a little more precise but it isn’t evident when they are fitted. The first corner holes on the track are standard however, the rest of the holes may vary based on the original hardware. We advise that you measure the hole spacings on your existing frame before purchasing any hinges made of upvc to be sure that they are the correct size.


Over time, normal wear and tear can result in damage to the window handle the lock, crank mechanism or even the handle. This could make it difficult to open and close your windows. It can also impact their security. If you notice that your window is difficult to open or close, or hear a clicking noise when you turn the handle, it may be a sign that you need to replace the crank mechanism. If you are unable to close your window or the multipoint locks is broken, then it might be worth replacing the crank mechanism also.

It’s simple to replace the window crank with little effort. However, it is essential to buy the correct size replacement. You can determine if the replacement upvc door handle has the exact same height of step as the original one by measuring the distance from the crank arm guide bushing to the notch on the track at the bottom of the frame. You can also determine the length of your spindle on the handle you currently have to determine the size of the replacement upvc door handle.

The kind of window handle you have will determine the type of crank mechanism you need for your casement or awning windows. Espag handles feature a spindle that is a mental component on the back that is attached to the window frame and controls the window mechanism, while cockspur handle have pegs that are held in place with screws of three or four which are fixed to the frame and sash.

It’s simple to replace the window operator once you have found the appropriate replacement. Remove any screws for mounting trims from the casement cover, and carefully lift the cover to reveal the innards of the window operator (Photo 1). Compare the new operating lever with the old one, and then remove any trim screws that have rusted. Then, attach the replacement to the window frame, replace window handle any screws that were rusted or bent, and place the casement cover on top of the mechanism.

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