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How to Measure for a New Door Handle

Be sure that it fits Not all handles fit all multi-point mechanisms. Before ordering, check the distance from the centre of the spindle to the centre of the cylinder barrel (PZ) and the distance between fixing screws. Handle Measuring Guide Measurement 1 There are only two measurements that are required to ensure the full working operation of your new uPVC door handle. The first one is what is known as the PZ measurement. This measurement is the distance from the centre of the keyhole to the centre of the handle lever or spindle hole. This is measurement B on the technical diagram. Measurement 2 The second measurement is the distance between the two fixing points which are the screw holes on the uPVC door handles backplate. This is measurement F on the technical diagram. If the above two measurements match up then the door handle will fit and operate perfectly. All other measurements on the door handle are mainly aesthetics and won’t affect fitting or operation if they’re different. What does un-sprung mean? Unsprung means the handle will use the door lock spring to return to position. There are a few door locks that will use a sprung handle to return the lever to the position. The easiest way to check to see if you need a sprung or un-sprung handle is to first remove the door handle, then operate the lever to see if there is a return spring fitted to the handle.

Be sure that it fits

Not all handles fit all multi-point mechanisms. Before ordering, check the distance from the centre of the spindle to the centre of the cylinder barrel (PZ) and the distance between fixing screws.

Handle Measuring Guide

Measurement 1

There are only two measurements that are required to ensure the full working operation of your new uPVC door handle. The first one is what is known as the PZ measurement. This measurement is the distance from the centre of the keyhole to the centre of the handle lever or spindle hole. This is measurement B on the technical diagram.

Measurement 2

The second measurement is the distance between the two fixing points which are the screw holes on the uPVC door handles backplate. This is measurement F on the technical diagram.

If the above two measurements match up then the door handle will fit and operate perfectly. All other measurements on the door handle are mainly aesthetics and won’t affect fitting or operation if they’re different.