Your trusted double glazing installer will give you a choice of window handles for either your timber, aluminium or uPVC double glazed windows. Double Glazing on The Web also gives you an option of different colour handles when you use our window cost calculator.

The most common type of window handles are espagnolette handles and cock spur handles. Depending on what type of window style you choose and which type of material, your double glazing supplier will offer a selection of handle styles best suited to your window design and specification.

Espagnolette Window Handles

Also known as the ‘espag’ window handle, the espagnolette has a long spindle that operates a locking mechanism inside the double glazed window.  These handles are used in conjunction with the locking system to provide higher security.

They come in two options: in-line and cranked. An in-line handle is where the grip of the handle is inline to the central locking point and cranked handle is where the grip of the handle is offset to the locking point.

In-line uPVC window handles are designed to turn either left or right and are straight in appearance. This is why they are also often referred to as ‘universal’ window handles. Cranked handles are available in both left and right hand variations.

Cock Spur Window Handles

A cock spur handle is designed to hook over the window frame close to the window. They do not have a spindle on the back like espagnolette handles do but instead, they have a spur which is positioned onto a wedge.

Cock spur handles come in either left or right variants with different size back sets. The cock spur wedges are also available in different sizes to accommodate different windows.

Handles For uPVC Double Glazed Windows

Generally, uPVC windows most commonly feature espagnolette window handles, cock spur window handles and tilt and turn window handles.

Handles For Aluminium Windows

Aluminium windows are most likely to have cock spur window handles for opening and closing. Modern aluminium windows now also come with a choice of contemporary ‘monkey tail’ handles. Aluminium windows can also use espagnolette handle with a short spindle.

Frequently Asked Double Glazing Questions

Frequently Asked Double Glazing Questions

Do UPVC Windows Need Trickle Vents?

Trickle vents are not a requirement, however they do offer additional ventilation without the need for opening your windows so can be a valued add on.

How Long Do Aluminium Windows Last?

Aluminium windows have a long life span and should last about 20-30 years. Any type of window will require some maintenance but overall aluminium windows are extremely strong and durable.

What Colours Do Aluminium Windows Come in?

There is an infinite range of aluminium colours available for your windows and doors. The aluminium RAL colour chart consists of virtually any colour you could think of, allowing you to achieve the perfect look for your home.

What Are U-Values?

A U-value measures how effective a window or door is as an insulator of heat. The lower the U-values the more energy efficient the aluminium window or door is.

How Long Will It Take To Install My Casement Window?

Because every job is different, it is best your talk to your double glazing installer who will be able to give you an exact timescale.

Are There Other UPVC Casement Window Styles?

Other UPVC casement window styles include the French casement window which is a more traditional take on the standard casement style.

Will I Have A Choice of Casement Window Locks?

A high security lock will be fitted as standard with your new casement window but your double glazing installer will also offer a choice of security upgrades.

What Are Flush Casement Windows?

Flush casement windows are where the unit sits flush to the frame, creating a super sleek look.

Are There Different UPVC Casement Window Sizes?

UPVC casement windows come in a wide range of sizes to suit your property. You can specify your casement window size in our window cost calculator to get a unique window price!

Can I Choose My Casement Window Handles?

Your double glazing installer will offer you a choice casement window handles and casement window hardware options so you can achieve the perfect look.

What is a Casement Window?

A casement window is attached to its frame by one or more hinges. A casement window is hinged at the side allowing them to open extremely wide. These windows can double up as emergency exits and are perfect for hard to reach places within the home, with many home owners installing these windows behind their kitchen sinks.

Where Can I Get A Tilt and Turn Windows Price?

You can get a tilt and turn windows price using our window cost calculator which will give you a free and unique quote within a matter of minutes.

How Does The Tilt and Turn Window Mechanism Work?

The tilt and turn window can be ‘tilted’ inwards due to its unique turning action which allows the window to be easily accessed from both inside and out. All it takes is a swift turn of the handle.

How Much Do French casement windows cost?

The cost of French casement windows will vary depending on installer but you can get an average casement windows cost using our free online quoting engine

How do UPVC Sash Windows Work?

UPVC vertical sliding sash windows are built to either slide vertically downwards or upwards. This opening function makes the UPVC sash window much easier to use compared to traditional wooden windows where the only choice is double hung and single hand.

Are UPVC Sash Windows Easy To Use?

UPVC sash windows are very easy to use. Their spiral balance mechanism allows for smooth operation so you can open and close your windows with ease. UPVC sash windows are also incredibly low maintenance and require very little cleaning.

Why Should I Choose a UPVC Sash Window?

UPVC sash windows are incredibly attractive and make a stunning addition to any property and are relatively low maintenance thank to their UPVC design. You can enjoy a traditional aesthetic for many years to come thanks to their long standing properties.

Replacement Sash Windows In A Conservation Area

If your home is a listed property or within a conservation area then you will need to seek planning permission.

How Much Do Aluminium French Doors Cost?

Unfortunately our online quoting engine does not quote for aluminium however you can get a price by calling one of our advisors on: 0800 015 5679. Or alternatively, you can contact us using our online enquiry form.

Bay or Bow Window?

Simply put, it really depends! Bay windows offer often much welcome and useful extra storage space to the frontage of homes. On the other hand, bow windows provide a curved shape alternative in terms of look compared to bay windows. They are both beautiful options and can add much character and charm to the right property.

Can Bay Windows Look Modern?

Bay windows can easily be either modern or traditional depending on the combination of glass and / or coloured uPVC profiles now available. Subsequently, its easy for these windows to seamlessly blend in with contemporary or old properties.

Can Double Glazed Windows Reduce My Heating Bills?

When you install double glazing in your home or commercial property, it is likely that the extra heat retention will lessen the need to use central heating systems. In turn, this could mean you see a drop in heating bills. If you are concerned about your energy bills, it is easy to compare business energy or home energy online.

What Makes Flush Sash Windows Different?

Flush sash casement windows are specifically designed to imitate the appearance of traditional wooden timber windows by appearing to have the same sashes that finish 'flush' with the outside face of the window.

Should I replace my old sash windows?

Sash windows are a key feature for many traditional period buildings. Sash windows were traditionally built using timber, which is fairly high maintenance and has a tendency toward rotting and warping. Over time, these windows can become draughty and insecure. uPVC sash windows are a great way to experience the benefits of modern double glazing, without sacrificing the aesthetic of your home. uPVC sash windows will not rot or warp and require little maintenance. They are also thermally efficient, which means that your home will not require as much heating.

How much does sash window restoration cost?

The cost of sash window restoration will depend on the survey result. Standard draught proofed sash windows (without sill replacement) usually starts at about £500 per window. The time taken will also depend on the survey result.

Can I install double glazing into my original sash windows?

This will depend upon what type of window you have. Replacing existing moving sashes with new, double glazed replicas might to be possible.

How much does it cost to replace a sash window?

The cost of replacing a sash window will depend on many factors including: style, size, material and glazing. A wooden sash window will cost significantly more than a uPVC sash window. A wooden sash window can cost up to £1000. Wooden windows are more expensive to manufacture so expect to pay that bit more. uPVC sash windows can be designed to mimic wood and are much cheaper in price. The starting price for a standard uPVC sash window is on average £525.

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