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Window Handles

If you are looking to buy window handles from a UK source whether that's for the home, office or any other application then you've come to the right place! We've got old replacement window handles that will fit windows going back many decades, and that makes us probably the most comprehensive online store for handles in the UK. Each of the categories listed below in our catalogue represents the main types of handles available whether for upvc, timber or aluminium windows. Don't forget that your insurance company will require locking window handles and so all of our handles supplied with a key-lock will meet that requirement.

uPVC Window Handles

Over the years there have been many different types of window locks used in the UK with the oldest being cockspur handles followed by the more modern espag locks which are used for windows with a multipoint lock. To get more insight into the different types of upvc locks and how to replace them then check out this upvc guide. Today’s handles for upvc windows are better known now as espag handles as they operate different types of espagnolette multipoint locking systems via a 7mm spindle. Our range of window handles for upvc windows is impressive to say the least and covers specialist applications like window handles for blinds or espag handles with a 50mm spindle used on old Anglian windows. If you are looking to replace upvc window handles then let us guide you further using our video How To Replace uPVC Window Handles.

Timber Handles

This is a wide ranging area and much care is need when it comes to replacement window handles. Older timber windows tend to have quite large frames and this makes life much easier to consider alternative casement window latches in more modern designs including key locking. Wooden frames made over recent years here in the UK have tended to be much slimmer and in many cases some of the major timber window manufacturers had their own bespoke window handles. These factors do tend to make things much harder but help is at hand using our How To Replace Timber Window Handles guide.

Window handles for Aluminium

Aluminium was the first real double glazing window material used in the UK and the handles for aluminium windows were basic and fortunately fairly standard. A simple non locking cockspur window handle in a standard 9mm size like the WMS Reg De window handle was all that was really on offer at the time but of course this has moved on to locking window handles as well as the espag handle where aluminium windows are now made with multipoint locks.

We know you will be delighted with the range of window handles we have to offer and once ordered it could be less than 24 hours before they are fitted on your window. Trust HandleStore and let us show you the very best the web can offer - truly! Read our customer reviews if you don't believe us. Visit our new Knowledge Centre for guides, videos and questions all about replacement window handles.

    • Espag


      Considered mostly as uPVC window handles but also found on aluminium and timber windows. Identified by a 7mm spindle protruding from the back of the handle which drives a multi-point lock around the window perimeter. The fixing screws should be 43mm apart as standard but the spindle length varies.

    • Cockspur


      Found on older upvc and aluminum windows. The handle closes onto a plastic wedge on the adjacent side of the frame. They are fairly standard fixing positions but step heights vary. Aluminium windows are usually 9mm size and upvc mostly 21mm but not in all cases. Follow our cockspur handle guide for more details!

    • Timber Latches

      Timber Latches

      Casement handles for various types of timber windows. Replacement handles are available for mortice slots, wedge fastener and cockspur including key locking. All keeps are supplied with handles. Use our guide when clicking through to assess the type of window latch and catches you need for your type of window.

    • Timber Stays

      Timber Stays

      Casement window stays used on wooden windows. Locking and non-locking available as well as contemporary designs in 8, 10 and 12 inch sizes. Matching fasteners also available for most designs. Stays are a great way to keep windows open and now can be locked open at different angles using window stay locks as shown in our comprehensive range.

    • Tilt & Turn

      Tilt & Turn

      These are for two-action opening windows operated by a 7mm spindle protruding from the back of the handle. Found on uPVC and some timber windows these handles are used where windows open inside and tilt for ventilation. The fixing screws are 43mm apart and ordering is easy once you know the length of spindle needed - 32mm, 38mm and 44mm are typical.

    • Sash Window Locks

      Sash Window Locks

      Sash window locks for upvc, timber and aluminium windows. Includes sash stop restrictors, sash lifts, fitch fasteners, brighton fasteners and quadrant locks. All fittings are for vertically sliding sash windows. Be sure to check out the rest of our range for sash lifts, sash eyes and sash window stops for ventilation and enhanced security.

    • Cadenza


      One of the oldest multi-point locks found on much older upvc and aluminium windows where a 15mm wide blade operates the multi-point locks around the window opener. Two types exist for flat or angled blade locks so please check carefully as fitting the wrong one can cause failure of the handle. These handles are fitted to the frames using 4 screw positions.

    • Cockspag


      These handles are rarely found these days but do exist. They combine a 7mm espag spindle with a cockspur nose for added security on some of the older locks. Found on older upvc double glazed windows. They can provide a repair solution for multi-point locks as they have the same centres as espag handles and the spindle can be taken out.

    • All Window Handles

      All Window Handles

      View our entire range in one place. Use the filters down the left side of the page to find the correct type like handles for upvc, aluminium and wooden windows, handles with locking keys, colour ranges and so on. Many types of replacement window handles can be found here but if not get in touch and send us an image to help the process of identification.