- These upvc door handles all have a snib for holding the door open.
Lever Lever uPVC Snib Handles
These handles are known as uPVC door handles with a snib and all have a special snib button towards the top of the handle which allows you to lock the door open - ideal when going into the garden! You can only use these handles if your door lock has the lock functionality but equally if you don't use the function then you can also replace the handle with a 'snibless' version if that is still available. We've got plenty of other upvc front door handles too if these aren't the ones you need!
Snib door handles were all the rage during the early years of double glazed doors when the pvc market tried to replicate the old fashioned night latch feature which you will still find on timber doors with a rim cylinder.
Fullex Door Handle With Snib
Fullex is a brand steeped in tradition and excellent lock manufacturing over the years and it is here that the first upvc door handles with a snib first started their life. Fullex became famous not only for its snib handles and locks but also for being the only manufacturer of 68pz upvc door handles in the UK, and that was the case for many decades. The term 68pz refers to the size between the lock centre and the lever or spindle centre and means 68mm to you and I. Several Fullex door handles still exist, and you will find them on this site, and this is largely because the locks have outlasted the handles which is testimony to the quality of the Fullex lock.
The Fullex upvc door handles with a snib have changed their design over the years to keep up with modern tastes and so we can feel privileged to still retain some excellent handles, all be it a much smaller range to choose from. The snib button is one very different change and this sometimes confuses customers as to whether the latest Fullex snib handles can actually replace the old ones as the old snib handles had a round turn button on the face of the backplate. The new Fullex handles have a button to the side which is more discrete and acts like a switch which rocks upwards and downwards. This movement turns the spindle for the snib latch, which is still centrally located as the old one, and this then operates the latch lock. The new snib latch can be seen on a video we have prepared how to fit upvc door handles with a snib so you can see how it is assembled and how the Fullex snib 68PZ door handle actually operates. This handle on the face of it seems more complicated than many other upvc door handles which are on the market these days but the Fullex door handle is unique so it is easier to track down, but if you do run into problems just touch base with our Technical Support team who will help you through the answers to many questions about upvc door handles with a snib.