22nd August 2022

What Double Glazed Door & Window Handles to Choose?

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What Double Glazed Door & Window Handles to Choose? Monkey Tail Window Handles

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With so many different types of window styles, choosing handles that suit your double-glazed doors and windows can be difficult, especially with so many options to choose from! From colour to style and ease of use to price, there are many factors that you will need to consider.

Rather than feeling lost about which double-glazed door and window handles to choose, take a look at our quick and easy top tips for choosing the right solution for your property!

Know Your Style

Before you can choose handles for your double-glazed windows, you need to have a clear idea of the style of your property and the interior or exterior look you are trying to create. You may need replacement uPVC window handles or have an older property that has been restored to its original glory that needs brass or gold window furniture or something chic and modern with a minimalistic look that would benefit from chrome.

No matter your style choice, it is important to find a handle with a secure locking system that complies with your home insurance and works with your look so that they do not draw the wrong attention to your design.

Think About Budget

Another important consideration is your overall budget for new handles. Many people choose a handle and purchase it without thinking about how much it will cost to replace across an entire property, resulting in disappointment in updating the rest. Plan your purchase logically by calculating how many handles you will need and then setting a budget per handle to give you a good idea of what you can afford.

Remember to Match

Once you have decided on a specific style, it is important that the handles you purchase all match to get the finished look you want. While a style may be similar across brands, there are often small differences that can cause problems when it comes to getting a sleek finish across your property. With this in mind, it is always a good idea to buy all the handles you will need in one go, reducing the risk that you will end up with different handles when the project comes to a close.

Popular Style Options – Windows

Now you know how to choose the right window handles for uPVC, wooden, aluminum or composite, take a look at some of the common styles to help you start planning the right choice for your property. You will find that each option comes in a range of colours and finishes to create the look you want to achieve.

  • Espagnolette – Also known as espag handles, a popular modern choice that is used with uPVC windows and has a handle installed that can open the window in different ways with a hidden multi-point opening system via a 7mm spindle length.
  • Tilt and Turn – if you have aluminium windows that open fully or on a tilt, then tilt and turn window handles are the ones you need. These locking window handles can also rotate and lock your windows in different positions!
  • Sash Openers – if you have sash windows installed, then you will need to find sash window openers that will enable you to pull the window up and open it. They tend to come in a D-cup or handle design to make it easy to slide upwards and down.
  • Casement Handles – if you have wooden windows and are looking for a more traditional look, then casement handles could be the best look. They have a lever handle that sits in a latch to close the window and comes in several style options to suit the period of your property.
  • Cockspur Window Handle– these simple glazed window handles offer a latch and catch system with a latch attached to the handle and a catch installed on the window frame.

Popular Style Options – Doors

Choosing your door handles can help you create the interior look you want, but with so many options, it can be difficult to work out the best choice for your property. We’ve listed some of the best styles on the market, and they come in a wide range of colours and finishes.

  • Lever Door Handles – these handles are the most commonly selected choice for doors in all types of properties. You can attach them to a backplate that sits on the door or a circular rose to create a more modern look.
  • Pull Door Handles – these handles are fixed to the door and are used to pull and push them open when a lever is not required. They come in horizontal and vertical designs and can be modern and traditional in style.
  • Door Knobs – this type of handle is traditionally rounded and can either be pulled to open or twisted to turn open. They can be used for internal and external doors and are often chosen to help create a traditional look.

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