The Three Greatest Moments In Replacement Upvc Window Handles History

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Replacement Upvc Window Handles

Almost all replacement window handles made of upvc include everything you require, however if the previous handle had pins or screws that held it in place, they are required to be removed. Remove the’snap-in’ cover at the base of your handle.

You’ll need to determine the type of window lock and handle you’re replacing. This is vital!


Espag handles are a system of multipoint locks that are suitable for casement windows like uPVC or wooden double glazing. They come with a 7mm square spindle that fits into the gearbox on the uPVC window. When the handle is turned, it operates an array of locks around the perimeter of the window. Espag handles are also referred to as shootbolt handles and provide additional security when compared to the typical single point lock that is found on older frames.

They are available in a range of different options such as inline and cranked designs that can be used for either left or right hand operation. You can also find ergonomic handles that enhance the look and feel of your window, as well as handles.

If you are looking to replace upvc window handle your existing 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, referred to as the step height will help you select the perfect uPVC window handle for your home.

You may have to remove any screw covers which protect the screws that hold the handle in place and if that’s the case, use the screwdriver or pliers to break the pins holding the handle. Once this is done, you will need to remove the handle from the frame by taking out the screws or pins that secure the spindle before pulling away from the window.

Once you have the handle removed, you will then be in a position to access the locking mechanism within the frame of the window and remove the wedge block for cockspur which is placed next to the handle, allowing the window to open. The new uPVC handles you have ordered will be able to slide onto the cockspur block before sliding into 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 with an entirely new one.


Cockspur handles are found on older uPVC or aluminium windows. The handle rotates and closes on 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 can be lockable or non-lockable. They are available in a variety of nose heights that can be adjusted to the frame.

The handle is locked by the small triangle-shaped spur (spur) which is fixed to the frame. These are usually one-way handles, but a deadlock with a locking mechanism is a possibility to add additional security.

As with Espag handles, the replacement handles for cockspur handle are simple to put in place All you require is a new set of screws (supplied) and the proper backset. The backset is the distance that runs from the baseplate of the window to the underside of the nose of the handle. As a general rule Aluminium window frames usually have a 9mm backset, while UPVC uses 21mm. There are also many variations, so it’s essential 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 is then screwed in place by using a pair of pozidrivs screws. The pozidriv screws are available in either zinc or brass finishes to match the hardware and there is also the option of a locking version that self-locks.

This cockspur handle is simple to install and is ideal to replace or repair old uPVC Windows. They feature a universal design that makes them suitable for all profiles and backsets. Each handle is supplied with three packers of varying thickness. They are placed on the side of the handle’s nose and can be used in a variety of ways to get backsets of 9, 13mm 17mm, 21mm and. They are available in left and right handed versions and come in lockable or nonlockable versions with a choice of nose heights.

Tilt and turn

The premium European window style with tilt and turn has been in use in Europe for a long time, however it’s only just beginning to catch on in the Americas. The windows combine the functionality of three different window styles: tilt, in-swing and pivot. This makes them suitable for older homes as they are able to provide more ventilation than traditional window types.

When tilt and turn windows are closed, they are locked like any other fixed window. However, by turning the handle 90@ or 180@ (depending on the kind of tilt and turn window) the window sash will open inwards and the window will be tilted in order to allow air circulation through the gap at the top of the frame. This is a great method to allow air circulation without having to open the large windows that could be dangerous.

The sash can be opened fully by turning the handle 90or 180@. This allows complete air circulation, which is particularly useful in rooms that are chilly or houses where odors from smoke or other sources are likely to accumulate. This allows you to easily clean the glass’s exterior, as you can do it from inside your home. This is a job which often requires precarious steps.

Tilt and turn windows are also extremely secure. They are extremely difficult to open if locked in closed position. They also feature double seals that prevent rainwater from entering your home while in the tilted position, or in swing. This can be a particularly useful feature for older homes, where intruders are more likely to target windows that can be opened from the side hinges.


There are several types of window handles that can be installed to double glazed windows made of Upvc. There are two kinds of handles: Cockspur and Espag. Other choices include tilt and turn handles, spade or blade handles, monkey tail handles and other styles. The type of handle you select will depend on your preferences as well as the type of windows you have.

To select the appropriate replacement for your upvc window handle, it is important to know how the existing handle is attached to the frame. This is known as handing and is a crucial element to be aware of when shopping online. Certain handle styles do not fit all windows. For example, some handles for cockspurs are angled, whilst others are straight and turn left or right. It is also important to know what the spindle’s length is that is the distance from the base of the handle to the head of the handle.

Identifying whether or not your windows need a restrictor is also important when choosing the right handle. These are usually used in high-rise apartments or commercial properties, but they’re not required for replacing most domestic homes. Lastly, you should also think about step height, which is the distance from the bottom of the screw plate to the top of the handle.

Spade is the word from Old English spadu or spaedu and has been translated in several 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 denigrate black people. Since then spade has become a symbol of African American pride and heritage.

It is essential to choose the right size when replacing a Cadenza-style handle. The handles are available in both straight and angled designs that differ by just a few millimetres. The handle head is available in a variety of designs such as the T or D shapes. It can also be left with handles.