28th July 2016

Window Handles

What type do you have

The window handles that get fitted on double glazed windows in your home will get a lot of use and will eventually get worn and will need replacing. The first signs of this will be a loose handle, and it is best to get us to replace sooner rather than later before it eventually breaks off.

As you would expect, we carry a various different types of handles on our van and can normally replace your handles within one visit.  Sometimes, it is the locking mechanism inside of the window that breaks and people think that the window handles are the problem. However, this may not be the case and we can identify this problem when we visit your property.


3 main types

Replacement handles for Upvc windows are available with different sizes and options. This includes left, right and inline handed handles in a variety of colours. The three main types of handles you will find when trying to repair a Upvc window handle are Espag, Cockspur and Spaded type window handles.

  • Espag Upvc window handles get fitted with a square spindle to turn the lock mechanism fitted.
  • Cockspur Upvc window handles, also known as cotswold handles incorporate a long nose that locks over either the outer frame. Cockspur handles were commonly used in the earlier days of Upvc windows and are still regularly found today. If you have this type don't worry, we still have a good stock of them.
  • Spaded Upvc window handles are more commonly used on commercial properties but get used by some suppliers on domestic installations. Spaded window handles get fitted with a large rectangular piece of metal protruding which observers say looks like a spade.

If that has confused you then don't worry. We provide free no obligation quotes so its worth getting us out to advise and put your mind at ease.

Get in touch with us today for your window handles.

“Just had 10 double glazed units fitted in insulating glass by Steve, fitted quickly with no mess, no the cheapest but customer service and guarantee sold it for us :)”
Mrs Betts
Corby, Northants