Installing UPVC External Door Handles- A Step-by-Step Guide

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  • 2024-05-23
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Installing UPVC External Door Handles: A Comprehensive Guide

Installing UPVC external door handles is a relatively straightforward task that can be completed with minimal tools and DIY experience. This step-by-step guide will provide detailed instructions to help you achieve a secure and aesthetically pleasing installation.

Tools and Materials

Before you begin, gather the following tools and materials:

UPVC external door handles



Ruler or measuring tape



Silicone sealant

Marking the Position

1. Position the UPVC handles on the door, ensuring they are level and aligned.

2. Use a pencil to mark the center of the spindle hole.

3. Measure and mark the position of the screw holes.

Drilling the Holes

1. Use a drill to create a 10mm deep hole for the spindle.

2. Drill the screw holes to the required diameter and depth as specified in the handle instructions.

Inserting the Spindle

1. Insert the spindle into the spindle hole.

2. Secure the spindle with the grub screws provided.

Fixing the Handles

1. Align the handles over the spindle.

2. Insert the screws into the screw holes.

3. Tighten the screws securely using a screwdriver.

Applying Silicone Sealant

1. Apply a bead of silicone sealant around the edges of the handle backplate.

2. Ensure the sealant is evenly distributed and makes a good seal.

Final Inspection

1. Check that the handles are correctly aligned and securely fastened.

2. Operate the handles to ensure smooth and easy movement.

3. Inspect the sealant for any gaps or imperfections and repair as necessary.


By following these steps, you can successfully install UPVC external door handles and enhance both the functionality and aesthetics of your door. With careful attention to detail and proper execution, you can achieve a secure and reliable handle installation that will last for years to come.

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