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COCKSPUR OR ESPAGNOLETTE? KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.

COCKSPUR OR ESPAGNOLETTE? KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.

Trying to find a replacement for a broken handle can be a nightmare! There are two main types of window handles, those that are called "cockspur" and those that are called "espagnolette" or "espag" for short. Espagnolette handles as the name suggests operates an espagnolette lock mechanism fitted within or along the leading edge of the window, this locking mechanism always requires a square drive bar to operate it, this square bar is fitted to the backside of the window handle and is the easiest way to differenciate between the two. Also worth noting for espag type handles is the...

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Fixing Sticky Door Locks

Fixing Sticky Door Locks

A common misconception for a sticky door lock is to use wd40 or maintenance spray, whilst initially that may fix the problem this type of lubrication strips away any remaining grease and dries up causing the lock to worsen. A white grease or silicone spray is much more suited to the job. All of which can be bought in store and online from Sash Hardware.

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Broken Upvc Lock? Replace it here!

Broken Upvc Lock? Replace it here!

We stock a wide range of replacement gearboxes, if yours is broken bring it down & we will replace it for you there & then, free service. We also keep spare parts like the latches & top & bottom lock boxes & much more! Here are some of the brands we keep in stock: Era Lockmaster GU  Ferco Avocet Cego Fuhr Yale Fullex Mila Maco Plus we can source your lock for you if you cannot identify it, usually within a day or two. Send us a picture of your broken lock! Grab a cuppa & a bickie while you...

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Measuring & Fitting Euro Cylinders

Measuring & Fitting Euro Cylinders

Measuring up your euro cylinders is a quick & simple job.   1) Remove the lock from your door 2) Take the two measurements shown to the left 3) Find your replacement here  

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