How to Replace a Upvc Espag Window Handle

How to Replace a Upvc Espag Window Handle

Replacing a uPVC espag window handle is very easy and can be done in just a few simple steps. Before we begin lets start with a list of tools you’re going to need.

What tools do I need to replace a uPVC espag window handle

  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • Utility knife
  • Philips screwdriver or Drill

How to remove a uPVC espag window handle

First you need to remove the screw cover cap which is covering the first screw. You can now proceed to remove the first screw. Next go ahead and turn the window handle to the open position, revealing the second screw and remove it the same as the first. The window handle should now slide away from the window.

How to measure your uPVC espag window handle

Espag window handles are quite universal and therefore you only need to measure the spindle length to ensure it fits correctly. The spindle is the square bar which protrudes from the bottom of the handles base. Simply place your measuring tool on the underside of the base and measure to the tip of the spindle.

Ordering the correct uPVC espag window handle

GB DIY Store stock an extensive range of espag upvc window handles. Now that you know what size you need you can browse the style of handle you like and select the appropriate spindle size from the drop down menu.

How to install a uPVC espag window handle

Installing an upvc window handle is just as easy as removing it. Ensure that the window handle is in the same locked or unlocked position as the window and slide the spindle in to the window. Proceed to install the two screws making sure the handle is nice and secure.

Test the handle and make sure it operates the window locking mechanism correctly. You should also test the key to double check it correctly deadlocks the button on the window handle once turned. Finally fit the screw cover cap over the screw and you’re all done.

Video on how to change replace a uPVC espag window handle

Hopefully you found this guide helpful and if you need any assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us.

1st Feb 2021 Nathan

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