How to Fix a Loose Door Handle (uPVC)
If you have a loose door handle, this is usually nothing to worry about. Your door handle could feel floppy and loose and no longer has the solid and firm feeling of a new door. Your uPVC door hardware will experience a lot of use through opening and closing. For a front door or the main door, this could be excessive.
It’s quite common for the screws to work loose over time.
To test your door handle is loose and not broken, there will be a visible gap between the handle base plate and the door frame (see the featured image at the top of the page). A tightened handle will not have any gaps around the edges.
It’s not a good idea to leave a loose door handle, as it can damage the handle or door. In fact, it’s good maintenance to regularly check and tighten screws on your door handles to keep them in good working order.
To fix your loose door handle, you only need to tighten the base plate screws with a cross-head screwdriver and just five minutes of time.
Watch our Everest Expert in the video below to show you how to tighten a loose door handle on a uPVC door.
Also read, how to fix a loose window handle
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