Monkey Tail Espag Window Handle "specially engineered" for UPVC windows in Antique Black
A monkey tail handle is traditionally used on wooden windows but Fab and Fix have created this handle to be used on modern upvc windows with an espag locking system.
- Supplied with 1 key and colour co-ordinated fixing bolts
- Spindle size: 40mm
The spindle is marked at 5mm increments to allow easy cutting if a shorter spindle length is required.
- Distance between screw holes is 43mm
- Spindle width is 7mm
- Matching dummy stay bar also available - click here to view
These handles are handed, click here if you are unsure which hand you need.
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Information from the manufacturer
- Elegantly designed Monkey Tail handle for espagnolette windows
- Retains the classic looks of period windows; but compatible with modern locking systems
- Inspired by 19th century ironmongery
- Classic finish to a heritage window
- Strength tested to equivalent of a modern espagnolette window handle
- Strong espagnolette operator
- Manufactured from die-cast zinc with specially formulated finish
- Harder wearing finish than traditional wrought iron furniture
- Supplied with colour coordinated screws
- Perfectly matching hardware, even down to the smallest detail
- Slotted 40mm spindle
- Allows cropping to 5mm increments
- Key locking
- Security enabled
- Matching Monkey Tail Dummy Stay Bar also available
- Create a perfectly matching heritage window
All finishes salt spray tested to 480 hours (BS EN 1670: Class 5)
Designed for PVC-U and Timber windows systems
Includes 3 x 4mm x 25mm colour coordinated screws
What is an espag window handle?
Firstly let's explain what an espag is. An espagnolette (shortened to espag) locking system is the metal strip which runs up the locking side of a window and moves when the handle is turned. They most often have round studs on them called mushrooms which move up and down (or side to side depending on how your window sits). The mushrooms catch into a metal plate on the window frame called a keep. In the centre of the espag is a gearbox with a square hole in it, the spindle from the handle goes through this hole and when the handle is turned it operates the mechanism.
So the handle which moves an espag mechanism is called an espag window handle.
The double glazing industry has made some parts of an espag handle standard – the fixing holes are always 43mm apart and the spindle is always 7mm wide. The length of the spindle will differ and can range from 10mm up to 40mm. Some companies occasionally used longer spindles but these have been phased out generally.
Just to spoil the descriptions the espag handle also operates other types of systems in upvc windows such as gearboxes and shootbolt systems. But these systems have stuck to the standards and are operated using espag window handles
Espag Window Handle Measuring Guide
Simple steps to help you Measure the Spindle for your Window Handle
Make sure the spindle is pushed right back in to the existing handle and then measure the amount it protrudes from the handle as per (referenced A) the drawing on the left.
If you do not have a handle you can measure the existing Window Bolts you have. The bolts should be the same length as the spindle length that you need but it is not always the case
DO NOT MEASURE THE SPINDLE TOTAL LENGTH WHILST IT IS OUT OF THE HANDLE,
THIS WILL RESULT IN A SPINDLE THAT WILL BE TOO LONG FOR YOUR WINDOW
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. All espag handles have fixing points which are 43mm apart
This depends on your level of DIY skills but most people should be able to manage.
Take a look at the image on this link which shows the different styles. In the end its generally a personal choice as to whether you go for inline or handed.
Yes. However they will be 40mm long so if your spindle is shorter than this you will need to cut them down or re-use your old bolts.
If all the handles are the same make then 1 key will fit them all.