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ERA Charisma uPVC Handle

ERA Charisma uPVC Handle
Average Customer Rating:
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18 of 19(95%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for ERA Charisma;PVCu Window Handle White
Review 1 for ERA Charisma;PVCu Window Handle White
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Perfect!
05-Oct-2014
By
, Scottish Borders
"Not being that confident with DIY I first checked with youtube how to fit these handles. These are perfect replacements for my old handles that once were gold in colour, but over time the gold has fell off leaving my old handles looking well tardy, these new handles in white have spruced up my windows again and once more they look like new! I also used Screwfixs No Nonsense UPVC cleaner on my window frames and it is also amazing! the windows look like new again and for me this was such an easy DIY repair. I did have to cut the square peg thing as it was too long but this was even for my limited DIY skills very easy to sort out - and I saved a fortune on getting a glazier out to do the repair"
Review 2 for ERA Charisma;PVCu Window Handle White
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Perfect Handles
17-Sep-2014
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, Cambridgrshire
"These window handles were perfect for my old windows. They fitted a treat did not require any cutting down of the screws or the spindles, fitted perfectly.
I would recommend these to everybody.
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Review 3 for ERA Charisma;PVCu Window Handle White
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Easy fix for broken pvcu handl
05-Sep-2014
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, Sussex
"Easy to fit in just a few minutes.. Now to replace all the other tired ,grubby handles in the house!"
Review 4 for ERA Charisma;PVCu Window Handle White
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Needed handles, fitted handles
09-Aug-2014
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, West Yorkshire
"Old handles collapsed, needed to buy new ones and found these at Screwfix a lot cheaper than elsewhere. Good value, fitted easily, job sorted, customer happy, no problems."
Review 5 for ERA Charisma;PVCu Window Handle White
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Good Value for money
30-May-2014
By
, Milton Keynes
"This product is a functional replacement for a standard uPVC locking window handle.
Both the fixing screws and the spindle are excessively long but better this way than too short. A few minuites with a hacksaw soon brought them all to the correct lengths for my window.
Will use for any other handles that need replacing in the future."
Review 6 for ERA Charisma;PVCu Window Handle White
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Window Handle
08-May-2014
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, surrey
"Well made fitted 3 in ten mins, used old screws asnew ones were to long"
Review 7 for ERA Charisma;PVCu Window Handle White
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Perfect
25-Feb-2014
By
, Falkirk
"I bought a repossessed house, and there was no key left for the conservatory window locks. Happily (or maybe not from a security point of view!) they'd been left unlocked, so swapping these on was a doddle.
The spindle is long, so needs cut back to the right length - it's a bit of a long job with a hacksaw, however it's a doddle with an angle grinder! (if you don't have one, get one!)
Finally, I thought I could use these to replace other window handles on older windows in the house itself, as they didn't lock at all, but these handles have a 5mm spindle, and the older ones in my house were 7mm, so these are no use for that (you can get sleeves to bulk up the spindle from specialist locksmiths, but probably best to buy a handle with the right spindle size in the first place!)
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for ERA Charisma;PVCu Window Handle White
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Good cheap replacement
18-Sep-2012
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, Horsham
"Went to buy the listed product with this one replacing it at an even lower price. Excellent value for money. Works well. Will have to see whether it stands the test of time."
Review 9 for ERA Charisma;PVCu Window Handle White
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Window latch
14-Oct-2014
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, Colchester
"Nice slim handle. Finish looks good. Very easy to fit. Would recommend."
Review 10 for ERA Charisma;PVCu Window Handle White
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Good product
17-Sep-2014
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, Crewe
"Excellent product for price.
Just fitted them needed to cut about 1.5cm off spindle but other than that perfect.
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Review 11 for ERA Charisma;PVCu Window Handle White
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Window handle
12-Aug-2014
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, Scotland
"Just what I was looking for and cheaper than others on web .Handle was ready for me when I entered store 10 mins after opening ,excellent quality ,easy to fit and would certainly recommend"
Review 12 for ERA Charisma;PVCu Window Handle White
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Does What It Says
02-Apr-2014
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, Wigan
"I bought this to replace a UPVC window handle that literally came off in my hand! Really pleased, the fixtures were an exact match to the failed unit, so the whole job was done and sorted in a few minutes. One of the easiest DIY jobs I've done. Obviously can't comment on reliability as it's only just been fitted."
Review 13 for ERA Charisma;PVCu Window Handle White
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Ok but not straight forward.
16-Sep-2013
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, Surrey
"Successfully replaced old window handles that were permanently locked but not straight forward.
Good looking handles with the advantage they can not be accidently dead-locked without the key.
First problem was to unlock the existing handles. This was done with an opened safety pin. No idea what I was doing but after 10 minutes each handle lock opened!
These new handles have an oversize rod that needs to be cut to match the length of your existing handles. As it is about ¼” brass you may need to also buy a junior hacksaw.
The other issue was the supplied screws were too long. You may need 10mm M4 countersunk screws.
Recommend removing one old handle first to see what is needed!
G
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 14 for ERA Charisma;PVCu Window Handle White
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Very Good For The Price
29-Jun-2013
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, Hamilton
"At the price I thought these might be wobbly and flimsy, but was pleasantly surprised by the tightness of the closing action, the materials used, and the overall finish.
The double glazing is about 30 years old and the original silver handles were tacky and loose through use over the years. I just wanted to tart it up a bit without spending much money.
No problem with the alignment of the bolt holes into the "spags" (espagnolette - the mechanism in the side or bottom of the window with the sliders that lock into the socket "keeps" on the frame).
An easy enough DIY job for someone competent with a screwdriver, with the patience and forward planning capacity to look first and align the handle before jumping in and screwing it on the wrong way, and with access to a hacksaw and vice to cut the spindle to length if required.
It was not easy trying to hold down the handle on eg. a block of wood and saw the fixed-in spindle without it moving around and scraping the white finish on the handle. I did get the job done by wrapping it in slightly a dampened sponge cloth, but it would have been much easier (and safer) with a vice."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 15 for ERA Charisma;PVCu Window Handle White
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Spindle Length
26-Mar-2013
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, Liverpool
"Good handle quality but take care the length of the spindle was longer than the existing and are hardened steel making it difficult to cut."
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Good PVCu Window Handle
13-Nov-2012
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, Bexhill
"Very good quality for the price. Works as well as expensive ones."
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Low Cost Window Lock
18-May-2012
By
, Welling, Kent
"Hello, All.
I ordered 21 of these nice white window locks to replace the normal type of non-key window push button locks?
I must say for a cheap window lock they are very good, nice and soild you get two keys per lock in the bags they all are sealed in!
One thing you should note, these window locking handles can turn quarter of a turn left and right of the middle of the lock?
I found that beause of this fact you would think. ah, I can fit them on left or right windows?
Well, you can fit them to the frames of left or right opening windows,
But remember you must turn them so the handles for the big windows left or right locked have the handles hanging down and the small windows the handles locked facing to your right as you look at the window inside?
Because of the fact I first see the handles unlocked could turn left or right I wrongly thought ah. I have to fit them on the big windows with the handles pointed up not down on the right hand windows and facing down on the left big windows because of the way the windows locking system worked?
But I mis-read this moment of the locks?
So remember big windows handles always hanging down with the lock part at the top and for small windows facing to the right with the lock on the left side as seen inside? great locks very strong and plenty of spare keys too, plus they have the to long screws too,
I think you should do what I did, and spray WD40 onto all the screws shafts before driving them in by a very slow set screwdriving drill to almost the full way then finish the tightening of it by hand cross head screwdriver so you don't damage the screws as they are less hard metal than some?
Lastly you only have one screw white rubber cover with each set to cover the top screw, the bottom screw is covered by the handle in the locked state?
You get a nice soild cheap and well made lock here for a great price too!"
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Review 18 for ERA Charisma;PVCu Window Handle White
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good price
11-Sep-2014
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, cambridgeshire
"good handles and seem to last along time.will bye again."
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Cheap handle
18-Jul-2014
By
, tunbridge wells
"The first one of these I bought broke the first time I tried to open the window, it was the locking mechanism that went, so I got a replacement and this one seems ok. Not the sharpest looking handle but fine as a cheap replacement."