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UPVC French Door Handles - FAQ's

How do I find the correct replacement french door handles for my upvc conservatory?

French door handles are found on double doors like in conservatories or patio areas. The handles themselves  can be very tricky to replace. In the first instance you need to find the correct upvc door handles for the main door and then look for the slave door version (if available).

To help you find the correct main door handle use this guide on how to measure upvc door handles. When reviewing the upvc handle check the Related Products section within the details page to see if a slave door handle is available. If not contact us for further guidance.

What are the different types of upvc double door handles?

There are several different types of french door handles to be found on upvc double doors. The types we have available are shown on our french door handles page. Here are 3 common types you can expect to find.

French door handle with blank outer plate. French door handle using a blank plate on the outside.
French door handles without key holes. French door handle with no key-holes.
French door handles with key hole one side only. French door handles with key-hole one side only.

 

 

Can the upvc french door handle be used on timber doors?

They can be used on any type of door provided you have a multi-point lock and a cylinder. If you have a mortice lock then you will need a rebated lock on the slave door and these are very different locks but still available.

Can I change the slave door lock to one without a lock on the outside?

It's possible to do this if you can find a handle to fit your lock in the first instance. You would then need to use a half cylinder lock so that you can still lock the slave door from the inside.

Troubleshooting Tips for uPVC French Door Handles

Can I use these handles on a wooden french door?

You can only use them if you have a multi-point lock mechanism as found typically on a upvc door. You also then need to ensure that you can find the correct handle to fit.

I can't find the handle variant I need?

It has to be said that these type of handles for french doors are declining in use as new double doors are made with a much simpler design, where both the lever and the keyhole are omitted from the backplate for reasons of security. Your only alternative may be to contact a local double glazing repairs company.