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Replacement Upvc Window Handles

The majority of replacement windows handles made of upvc come with everything you require. However, if your old handle was fixed by pins or screws, they’ll need to be removed. Remove the’snap-in’ covers at the base of your handle.

Replacement Windows Tea CircleYou’ll need to determine the type of window lock and handle you’re replacing. This is crucial!


Espag handles are a multipoint lock system that can be used to secure casement windows like uPVC and wooden double glazing. They come with a 7mm square spindle which fits into the gearbox on the uPVC window. When the handle is turned, it opens a series of locks around the perimeter of the window. Espag handles are also referred to as shootbolt handles and offer more security than the conventional single point lock used on older window frames.

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

You will need to measure the size of the spindle from the base of your uPVC handle in order to order the correct replacement. This measurement, known as the step height, will assist you in selecting the best uPVC window handle for your home.

It is possible to remove any screw covers that protect the screws that hold the handle in place, and if this is the case, use a screwdriver to remove these or pliers to take out the pins holding the handle. After this is done, you will need to remove the handle from the frame by taking out the screws or pins that secure the spindle and then pulling it away from the window.

Once the handle is 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 attached to the handle to allow the window to open. The replacement double glazed window uPVC window handles that you’ve purchased will now be able to fit on the wedge block of the cockspur and then into the handle spindle and allow the window to open once again. Ideally, you should replace the cockspur wedge block a new one whenever you Replace Upvc Window Handle your uPVC handle to ensure that it is properly secured.


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

The handle locks by a small spur (little triangle bit) pulling up against a plastic wedge which is attached to the frame. These are usually one-way handles, but the deadlock that locks is a possibility to add additional security.

The replacement cockspur handles are also simple to install. All you require is the correct backset and a brand new set (supplied). The backset is the distance from the baseplate of the window to the underside of the handle’s nose. Aluminium window frames are typically 9mm wide, whereas UPVC is 21mm wide. There are many other variations however, so it is crucial to measure before buying the handle (see video below for how).

The spindle or, in some cases, the entire handle assembly can be removed by unscrewing the handle. The new handle can be screwed into place with the help of pozidriv screws. The pozidriv screws come in either a brass or zinc finish to match the existing hardware, and there is the option of a self-locking version.

This is an easy to install replacement for the cockspur handle that is ideal for repairing or replacing old uPVC windows, they have a universal design, making them suitable for most profiles and backsets. Each handle comes with three packers, each having different thicknesses. They are installed on the underside of handle noses and can be used together to create backsets as small as 9mm or as big as 21mm. They are available in right and left handed versions, and are available in lockable or nonlockable models with a range of nose heights.

Tilt and Turn

Tilt and turn windows are a premium European window style that has been around for a long time in Europe however, it is only just starting to catch on in the US. They combine the benefits of 3 window styles – tilt, in-swing, and pivot. They are ideal for older homes as they offer more airflow than standard windows.

When tilt and turn windows are closed, they are locked like any other fixed window. 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 into allowing air to circulate through the space at the top of the frame. This is a great solution for ventilation without the need to open a large windows, which could pose a safety risk if not properly secured when opening.

The sash can be opened fully by turning the handle 90or 180@. This allows for full air exchange, which is particularly useful in draughty rooms or houses where smoke or other odors are likely to accumulate. This makes it easier to clean the outside of the glass, as you can do it from inside your home. This is a task which often requires precarious steps.

Tilt-and turn windows are also safe. When locked in a closed position they are difficult to open from the outside, and they have double seals that prevent rainwater from getting into the home when they are in the tilted or in-swing position. This is a beneficial feature for older homes, where intruders are more likely to target traditional windows that can be opened using the side hinges.


There are a few different types of window handles that can be installed to double-glazed windows made of upvc. The two main kinds are Espag handles and Replace Upvc window Handle Cockspur handles, then there’s also tilt and turn handles blade or spade handles, and monkey tail handle. The type of handle you choose will depend on your preference and the type of window you have.

In order to choose the right replacement upvc window handle, it is important to know how your current handle is attached to the frame. This is called handing and is a crucial piece of information, especially when purchasing online since some handle variations don’t fit all windows. Certain cockspur handles, as an example, are angled while others are straight and can be turned left or right. You will also need the spindle’s size which is the distance between the base of the handle and the handle’s head.

Another aspect to consider when choosing the right handle is knowing whether your windows require a restrictor or not. These are typically employed in high-rise flats or commercial structures, but are not a requirement for domestic homes. You should also be aware of the step height which is the distance between the screw plate and the apex of handle.

The word spade originates from Old English spadu, spaedu or spada. It has been translated into numerous 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, the word has become an emblem of African American pride and heritage.

It is important to get the right size when replacing a handle that is Cadenza-style. Handles are available in straight and angled styles that differ by only a few microns. The handle head is available in a variety of designs that include a T or D shape. It can also be left with handles.

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