WHITE Securistyle Virage Cranked Espag UPVC Window Handles

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Left handed WHITE Securistyle Virage Cranked Espag UPVC Window Handles

WHITE Securistyle Virage Espag window handles to repair or replace your current espag handles on your UPVC double glazing.

Supplied with 1 key and screw covers. New bolts available separately

  • Spindle sizes in 15mm, 20mm, 30mm and 40mm.
  • Distance between screw holes is 43mm
  • Spindle width is 7mm
  • Fixing bolts sold separately

These are the cranked version so will be left or right opening. Click here to see the Inline version

The Securistyle Virage handle is also available in gold

We also have spare keys available for this handle - click here to go to the key page

 

Not sure what window handle you need?  

Call us on 01204 652211 for free advice

 

 

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

window-spindle-measuring.jpg

 

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.

No. You should either re-use the old bolts or you can click here to buy new bolts.

If all the handles are the same make then 1 key will fit them all.

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  • 5
    WHITE Securistyle Virage Cranked Espag UPVC Window Handles

    Posted by Mark Smith on Jan 03, 2019

    Exactly what I needed, reasonable and prompt delivery

  • 5
    Ian Gethin

    Posted by Ian Gethin on Dec 27, 2018

    Perfect.

  • 5
    Does the job

    Posted by Jane on Oct 13, 2018

    Staff were extremely helpful as I didn't really know which one to buy

  • 3
    screws missing

    Posted by Anja Walters on Oct 09, 2018

    The handle looks good, but unfortunately did not come with screws in the package, so have not been able to fix this yet.

    Comment from Handles & Hinges.
    Unlike other handles on our site the Virage does not come with fixing bolts as stated within the description. You could re-use your old ones or purchase from the link on the web page.

  • 5
    Easy to replace

    Posted by Wan on Sep 17, 2018

    The handle is very easy to replace. But the only trick is that you have to ensure the spindle length.

  • 4
    White espag window handles

    Posted by Ron Bullen on Jul 31, 2018

    I bought three of these handles to replace two faulty ones on the same window
    They arrived promptly, correctly handed.and took only a few minutes to fit.Same key fits all. Website for ordering was helpful.

  • 5
    As described...

    Posted by Random Geeza on Feb 05, 2018

    Easy to fit, as described... Arrived quickly. Pleased with the transaction.

  • 5
    Well-made, as described.

    Posted by Brian Crane on Jan 18, 2018

    Good, prompt service.

  • 4
    Quick delivery

    Posted by J. Welford on Nov 09, 2016

    Very easy to fit. Received within 36 hours of ordering. Very pleased.