How to Replace Old Door Handles with New UPVC External Handles

  • Tianbian
  • 2024-05-23
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Is the exterior door handle on your UPVC door starting to show its age? Whether it’s faded, broken, or simply outdated, replacing it yourself is a relatively straightforward DIY project. Here is a comprehensive guide to help you update your door handle and enhance the aesthetics and security of your home.

Materials Required

– New UPVC external door handle set

– Screwdriver

– Measuring tape

– Pencil or marking tool

– Drill (optional)

Step-by-Step Guide

1. Remove the Old Handle

– Locate the two screws holding the interior handle in place.

– Use a screwdriver to remove them, then pull the handle off.

– Repeat for the exterior handle, removing the screws and pulling the handle off.

2. Take Measurements

– Measure the distance between the two screw holes on the door.

– This measurement will determine the spacing of the new handle.

– Mark these measurements on the door with a pencil or marking tool.

3. Position the New Handle

– Align the new handle with the markings on the door.

– Ensure that the handle is positioned correctly and fits snugly against the door surface.

– Use a screwdriver to insert the screws into the screw holes.

– Tighten the screws securely, but do not overtighten.

4. Install the Exterior Handle

– Repeat the process for the exterior handle.

– Insert the spindle through the hole in the door and align it with the interior handle.

– Attach the exterior handle to the spindle and secure it with the provided screws.

– Ensure that the handle is securely fastened.

5. Check the Handle Operation

– Open and close the door to check if the new handle operates smoothly.

– If it is misaligned or feels loose, adjust the screws accordingly.

– If the handle feels stiff or binds, lubricate the spindle with a suitable lubricant.

Tips for Successful Replacement

– Choose a UPVC external door handle that is compatible with the make and model of your door.

– Use a screwdriver with the correct size and type of head for the screws.

– Apply a small amount of silicone sealant around the base of the handle to prevent water ingress.

– If you encounter any difficulties during the replacement process, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions or consult a professional locksmith.

By following these steps, you can successfully replace old door handles with new UPVC external handles and improve the appearance, functionality, and security of your home. This simple DIY task is both time-saving and cost-effective, and it can provide a noticeable upgrade to your property.

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