There a numerous reasons that you may want to replace your window handles, the two main reasons we find are due to either the current window handles becoming worn or that the window security needs to be updated. Window security is becoming an essential with most insurers now requiring that you have key lockable window handles installed in your homes.
Here at Locks and Hardware Direct we have a huge range of Window Handles, which can be viewed below. If you have any further queries about any of our products then please get in touch with our team of experts by phoning 0800 304 7355.
Types Of Window Handles
There are a number of different window handles available on the market, these can be split down by the different window materials, which often determine which kind of window handle you will require. Common window materials are UPVC, Wooden and Metal.
Common window handles found on UPVC windows are either espag or cockspur handles. Both of which are usually locking handles. Espags differ as they have multiple locking points.
It’s also worth looking out for which handed the handles are when choosing them. This indicated which way the handle will turn and will either be left or right handed. There’s also universal window handles available which can be turned either way.
How To Replace Window Handles
If you’re replacing an espag window handle then the process is quite simple as long as you are replacing like for like. Here are the steps for doing this:
- Remove the current handle. There are usually 2 screws holding this in place. The first will be covered by a screw cap and the second should be visible when in the unlocked position.
- Once removed you should be able to see the spindle length and the distance between the screw holes. If you’ve already purchased a door handle and it has a longer spindle then required it can be trimmed down in order to fit.
- Put the new handle in place and fix with the screws provided. Once fixed check that the locking mechanism works and then add the screw caps.