1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Can you tighten the actual handles on uPVC windows?

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by MrMrMr111, 6 Apr 2020.

  1. MrMrMr111

    MrMrMr111

    Joined:
    27 Mar 2013
    Messages:
    65
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Location:
    Tyne and Wear
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Can you tighten the actual handle on uPVC windows? Not the base as I’ve tightened those but it’s the actual handle that is loose.

    Some are obviously loose with the constant opening and closing and sometimes stiffness of them.

    I’ve tightened all the bases and used WD40 on the window hinges so it’ss loot better now.

    However the handles you can still wobble about and so wondering on those. I want to be sure before I take one off in case snaps or can’t get a replacement, and then be stuck not being able to repair in today’s situation.

    They are lockable, press type.
    Thanks
     
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. HERTS P&D

    HERTS P&D

    Joined:
    9 Apr 2010
    Messages:
    12,523
    Thanks Received:
    1,915
    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I have just replaced some of mine today, nice and tight now.

    Andy
     
  4. HERTS P&D

    HERTS P&D

    Joined:
    9 Apr 2010
    Messages:
    12,523
    Thanks Received:
    1,915
    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
  5. MrMrMr111

    MrMrMr111

    Joined:
    27 Mar 2013
    Messages:
    65
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Location:
    Tyne and Wear
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Is that the only option, to replace though, you can’t tighten just the handle as the base is tight.

    Thanks
     
  6. HERTS P&D

    HERTS P&D

    Joined:
    9 Apr 2010
    Messages:
    12,523
    Thanks Received:
    1,915
    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    No, It needs to be replaced before it snaps.

    Andy
     
  7. ronniecabers

    ronniecabers

    Joined:
    14 Nov 2014
    Messages:
    849
    Thanks Received:
    161
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    As Herts P&D says , you can't tighten the actual handle to the ' base' , the fixing inside wears away over the years and eventually will fail, very common. Best to get replaced as soon as you can
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. MrMrMr111

    MrMrMr111

    Joined:
    27 Mar 2013
    Messages:
    65
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Location:
    Tyne and Wear
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Ok thanks everyone, looks like need a couple of new ones then, glad I asked before removing in case. Plenty YouTube videos on replacing, couldn’t find any with tightening the actual handle, know why now.

    Thanks again for help, I’ll look on screwfix.
     
  9. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
  10. Sponsored Links
Loading...

Share This Page