You're on the uPVC Door Handles page with lever designs! So what's to talk about?
Follow these guidelines to ensure you get the correct set or click the links to walk you through the process! How do you find the correct handles? Simple..
Measure the centre positions of your lever, key-hole and fixing screws.
Scroll through the handles on these pages and search for your lever centre to key-hole centre size (A) i.e. the size on each picture (92 is 92mm - there may be several to choose from) or use the sort button at the top to filter them. Then find the correct screw positions. That's it!
Most uPVC door handles work off one inline spindle. If your levers are off-set then try the pad uPVC door handles.
There are so many types of handle sets that have been used by door lock manufacturers over the years and the consumer can find this challenging at best. To replace your handle requires a little bit of patience to follow a few basic guidelines. The importance of selecting the correct uPVC door handle cannot be emphasised enough. HandleStore have produced a simple uPVC Door Handles wizard that you can use and if you follow these steps it will lead you to the correct replacements to choose from.
If all of that is too confusing then scroll down the pictures until you come to one that looks the same as your current handle or has the fixings spaced correctly. Then click on the handle image and read through the details including the sizes diagram. Remember you can always use our technical support service - just send an email to email@example.com and we'll get straight onto it!
Some of the handle sets have springs and you can see these inside the backplates if they have them. They are not always necessary but they do help if the spring inside the lock goes as this will give it some spring and keep the handle horizontal instead of a droop.
Good quality and secure uPVC door handles are vital these days as some burglary techniques involve breaking the backplate to get at the door lock. Hoppe have come up with a security uPVC door handle that has a special guard over the cylinder as well a chunky backplate. These are a must for any exterior door as long as they fit the lock you have.
Most of the lever door handles on this page are symmetrical so you can set them either way on the door. Only the D11 with its swan neck design is handed so how do you determine if its a right handed or left handed needed? Viewing the door from the outside which side are the door hinges on? On the left side means you need a left handed set and vice versa for right handed.
Colours of handles vary depending on the age of the lock set and the level of demand. Most handles are available in the primary colours of white, gold and silver. White and black colours are generally powder coated finishes whereas the silver and gold are anodised. The bright finishes of chrome and brass are electro-plated finishes and in some cases they are coated by PVD or Resista for a more hard wearing surface.
The base metal of these locks can vary between aluminium alloys and a zinc alloy. Nowadays a lot of the locks are made from aluminium castings and these tend to be more lightweight but nevertheless upto the job. The zinc alloy castings are usually much heavier and give a good feel of quality. The manufacturers have tended to go for aluminium levers for ease of finishing and the lighter weight of the handle to avoid over-stressing the locks and hence less likelihood of spring failure in the lock itself (drooping handles to you and I).
Only use a dry cloth and at best a very very mild soapy water solution to keep the handles looking good! If you use anything more than this the finish can deteriorate and even decompose. We certainly don't recommend any other method such as general chemical based household cleaners - avoid!
The selection of products we offer you are chosen to last. Good quality manufacturers and businesses that are going to be around. Take Hoppe for example, most of their products are shown on this website and for a good reason - genuine quality products, quality company and products at competitive prices. Hoppe have an operational guarantee for 10 years and we pass that onto you when you purchase from HandleStore. Other manufacturers do the same so look out for the detail on each page carrying the guarantee mark. Sadly we can't offer a guarantee on the finishes apart from the Resista or PVD you will see across the site. Like all things if you treat things well and with care they will last a very long time.
We try our best to keep every product we sell on our shelves and if you order before 3:00pm and the product is in stock we will get it to you the very next working day, all being well. DPD use some of the most advanced satellite systems available and can pin-point a delivery time within a one hour time zone. They will let you know by email and also text you if you left your mobile number on the order details. You can read more here regarding our delivery rates and services to various parts of the UK.
Handlestore.com aims to give you the widest possible choice of replacement uPVC door handles in our on-line door handles catalogue – We provide high quality handles that are sourced from the best UK suppliers, including: lift to lock upvc door handles with a euro lock design, Hoppe uPVC door handles, designer handles, Mila lever handles, upvc door handles with snibs, security handles with strengthened backplates, PAS24 approved upvc door handles (see reference D102) and interior door handles. We are sure you will agree that our range of handle sets meet every solution possible!
HandleStore began trading online in 2004 and has since built up its reputation for quality and service to now stand as one of the UK's major online retailers for window and door hardware products. Our growth is testimony to the number of customers who keep coming back and we are proud of the growing number of customers that search and ask for the HandleStore brand. Of course not everything in life is plain sailing so if you have a problem or complaint let us know because the feedback is vital to us. Write to HandleStore Ltd, Empire Business Park, Aldridge, Walsall. WS9 8UQ or use our contact form.