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How to Measure a Window Handle

There are two types of window handles used on uPVC windows. The older type of window handle is known as a Cockspur window handle. More modern windows will use espag window handles. 

Cockspur window handles use a spur which locks over the edge of the window frame to secure the window. Espag window handles use a spindle which operates a window locking mechanism inside the window.

In this guide you will find measuring information for both of these types of upvc window handle.

How to measure an espag window handle

Espag window handles are very universal so the only thing you need to measure is the length of the spindle.

To measure the the spindle you measure from the base of the handle to the tip of the spindle.

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What hand espag window handle do I need?

There are two types of espag window handle, inline and cranked. Inline window handles are not handed and can be used on both left and right handed windows.

Cranked window handles are handed so you would need to work out what hand you need. To work out what hand window handle you need is easy. It's the hand you use to open the window with. If you have to use your right hand, then its a right handed window handle.

How to measure a cockspur window handle

The main thing you need to measure on a cockspur window handle is the stack height. This is the distance between the underside of the spur to the base of the window handle.

What hand cockspur window handle do I need?

Cockspur window handles are handed so you would need to work out what hand you need. To work out what hand window handle you need is easy. It's the hand you use to open the window with. If you have to use your right hand, then its a right handed window handle.

Where to buy cockspur and espag window handles

GB DIY Store stocks a full range of cockspur window handles and espag window handles. You can view our full range on our website here: Window Handles.

29th Jul 2022 Nathan

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