UPVC is common material for door due to many advantages. Every door uses handle to let people open and close then key to keep it secure. Replacement UPVC door handles is easy task as long as you know some basic things before deciding to install. Few people still expect the door handle is similar to knob. Practically, handle and knob is similar, but different in design. You grasp door handle as similar to hold long stick. On contrary, knob is like small ball, which you need to spin when open or close the door.
Some Stuff to Know about Replacement UPVC Door Handles
UPVC Door Handles consists of several parts. Handle comes in pair for internal and external part, which cannot misplaced when install on door. There are spindle, keyhole, top and bottom screw, and internal cartridge. Door uses such cartridge to let your hand grasp and move from up to down.
Certain measurement is called PZ which means distance from spindle to keyhole. If you decide to replace old handle to new one, PZ is important. Keyhole in door cannot be removed unless replace with new door. It is important if you want replacement UPVC door handles at right size and position. Distance starts from 5 cm to more than 10 cm. You just pick replacement door with similar PZ, but be careful for other measurements.
PZ is not the only thing you need to measure. Top and bottom screw are the next important part. You may find top screw at below or above spindle. What is difference his location? Top screw below spindle is common for UPVC Door handles to keep spindle as high as possible. To keep balance, this handle will have long back plate. On the other hand, few handles have spindle with position at center of back plate which top screw is above it. You may find this composition where handle is short.
Other considerations in replacement UPVC door handles are total length of handle, keyhole, and size for screw. You need to know total length of handle before replace it. Different handle needs adjustment. The problem is when you buy shorter than previous model. Door should be modified to fit this length. Different
Different length affect keyhole and screw sizes. It is better to get similar keyhole to prevent modified version. You need to take more work to fix handle. Replacement UPVC door handles also put screw sizes as important matter. Sometime, you can use old screw to install new door handle in UPVC front doors.