Avocet Affinity Cranked Espag Handle
Avocet Lightning Espag Handle£9.20 – £10.20
EasyFit Espag Handle£13.58 – £15.58
Fix No. 83 Espag Handle£39.00 – £60.00
Greenline Espag Handle£5.74 – £7.59
Hoppe Tokyo Espag Window Handle£10.80 – £130.80
Monkey Tail Window Handle (Locking Espag)£20.70
Pro Linea Espag Handle£10.35 – £15.75
Q-Line Espag Locking Window Handle£11.00
R9 Monkey Tail Espag Handle£26.89
R9 Pear Drop Espag Handle£26.89
Stronghold Brass Cranked Espag Handle
Titon Derwent Espag Handle£22.61
Titon Select Standard Espag Handles£21.40 – £21.70
Velfac V200 Key Locking Window Handle (For Velfac 200 Sash Windows)£126.00
Espag Window Handles Explained
Espag handles are probably the most common type of window handle used in the UK today. The word espag is short for the French word espagnolette — a locking system with a flat metal strip which runs up the side that locks into the frame. The locking mechanism moves when the window handle is turned. They fix onto the window with two fixing screws and have a square spindle bar which protrudes from the base. This spindle slots into the lock and then operates a lock located inside the window.
Approximately 90% of Espag handles have a standard fixing size, with two screws which are 43 mm apart.
You can usually interchange Espag handles with any other type, without having to make any adjustments.
One thing to be aware of is that they also have various spindle lengths depending on the window in question, and can be a short as 10 mm or as long as 60 mm.
Most of our handles come with a 50 mm spindle length as standard and this can then be cut down to suit with a normal hacksaw if necessary.
Alternatively, for a simpler method of getting the correct spindle length the Easyfit Espag handle comes complete with 5 interchangeable spindle sizes to save time and effort.
Finally, most Espag handles are sold inline (non-handed). However, cranked handed versions are also available if a right or left handed handle is required. Ensure you order the correct hand as shown in the picture.
Be sure to visit the Window Handles section to view the complete range of handles that we sell online.