How to Measure Upvc Door Handles

How to Measure Upvc Door Handles

In this article we will go through all the steps on how to measure upvc door handles. At first glance it might seem quite complicated, however, it’s quite simple because you only need to take two measurements.

How to measure the uPVC door handle PZ

The first and most crucial measurement is the PZ. The PZ is measured from the centre of the handle lever to the centre of the circular part of the key hole. I have included a diagram below which shows measurement B as the PZ.

how to measure upvc door handles
How to measure a Upvc door handle PZ

Measure the backplate fixing centres

The second and final measurement you need is the backplate fixing centres. This is the distance between the two fixing holes. Again, I have included an image below which shows measurement F as the backplate fixing centres.

how to measure upvc door handles
How to measure uPVC door handle backplate fixing centres

uPVC door handle size guide

All upvc door handles can be identified by the combination of these two measurements. There is an industry standard set of combinations which means only certain combinations exist, further reducing the amount of variations. Here is a list of possible combinations.

PZ CentresBackplate Fixing Centres
117mm215mm
92mm122mm, 162.5mm, 200mm, 210mm, 215mm, 245mm
70mm180mm, 200mm
68mm215mm
uPVC door handle size guide

Now that you know how to measure upvc door handles you can look to order one. GB DIY Store stock a full range of upvc door handles and affordable prices. You can view our full range here.

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