Why change your uPVC door handles?

There are a few reasons for wanting to replace your uPVC door handles, the current one may be damaged or has started to operate stiffly. It could just be that your current uPVC door handle is weathered or that you just want a change of aesthetic. Whatever your reason for wanting to change your door handle we’re here to show how simple it can be. 

The first thing you will need to do is take 3 measurements. It is important that these measurements be as accurate as possible.

  • From the top to bottom of the door handle
  • From screw to screw
  • From the centre of the door handle lever to the centre of the euro lock barrel keyhole

For more information on measuring your door handles you can view our in-depth guide: Measuring Your uPVC Door Handles

Once you have all your measurements you can start looking at our range of uPVC Door Handles.

Removing your old uPVC door handles

Removing your old door handle is a very simple task. With your door in an open position use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the screws (most handles have two screws but sometimes their may be three). Once the screws are removed you can now pull the outside handle and inside handle apart with little effort. Lastly you will remove the old spindle.

Installing your new uPVC door handles

Now that you have removed your old door handle you are ready to install your brand new one. Installing a new uPVC door handle is just as easy as it was removing your old one. Firstly you will put in your new spindle, once this is done you’re ready to put on the new handle and screw it into place making sure you do not over-tighten the screws. Your new handle should now be installed. To see what a simple task this is see the video below.