How to identify and measure your uPVC door handle

Posted by: Home Secure | Date: Monday, May 21, 2012

The first Step in identifying and measuring a uPVC door handle is to check if the top screw is above or below the handle, see below:

Door Handle Measurement

Top Screw Below uPVC Door Handles

If the top screw is below the handle then you’re in luck! Top screw below handles all have roughly the same dimensions, all you need to decide is which design you prefer. We have design one here and design two here.

Top Screw Above uPVC Door Handles

uPVC door handles with the top fixing screw above the handle come in various sizes.

To identify your handle we need to know measurements A, B & C, shown above.

Measurement A is known as the PZ. This is taken from the centre of the handle to the centre of the keyhole. Most common PZ is 92mm.

We then need measurement B which is from screw to screw. E.G. 215mm

Overall length is less important but you may need this to ensure you cover the area where your old handles once where.

Lever Lever or Lever Pad uPVC Door Handles?

Pictured below we have a lever pad uPVC door handle arrangement. The pad is the shorter handle which you will find on the outside of your door. Quite often you find that the pad side is lower than lever, meaning the PZ is shorter. E.G. 62mm.

Lever Pad uPVC Door Handles

Top Tip!

Lever Pad arrangements are not always but quite often used as a security feature to prevent somebody from accessing your property unless they have a key!

What Next?

Now that you have all the information you need to identify your uPVC door handle please follow the links below to browse our range:

Lever Lever uPVC Door Handles

Lever Pad uPVC Door Handles

Patio Door Handles

If you need any further assistance please contact us