Having a conservatory is brilliant, as it’s an all-year-round benefit to your home. Whether you want to use it as an entertaining area in the summertime, or as a cosy corner of the house in winter, conservatories can add light and life to your home. You have the opportunity to completely customise it, but security, such as upvc door handles should be an important consideration for your conservatory.

A lot of budget DIY conservatories will already come with handles in place, but these can be replaced with a number of upvc door handles; offset upvc door handles and lever pad upvc door handles are the most popular, but there are other options out there. It may also be worth investing in an instant conservatory security lock for the door handle as well.

Once you have got your security down to a tee, you can then start to customise other essential parts of your conservatory like your conservatory gutter brackets, conservatory ladders and conservatory roof cleaners! These parts of your conservatory infrastructure are crucial, as it keeps them secure, safe and clean all year round. Then, you can start to build out the interior design of your conservatory, and really make it your own.

We review 12 of the best upvc door handles, taking into their account their looks, durability and overall security for your conservatory.

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Hoppe Ferco 70mm 70PZ 200mm Fixings Double Glazing Pair Set

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The UPVC Door Handle by Hoppe is a high quality, durable door handle that is suited to doors with a 70mm PZ. Its clean cut design will compliment even the oldest doors if your conservatory isn’t new, and the security of the door handle means that you won’t have to worry about flimsiness or a ‘cheap’ feeling when using it. The installation of the product is easy, so you don’t need to worry about not understanding the instructions that come with it. Overall a high quality product that does the job.

Key Features:

Easy to install

Clean cut design

Specification:

Brand

Hoppe

Dimensions

24.5 cm x 3 cm x 0.8 cm

Colour

White

Pros

Simple design will work even with old conservatory designs - won’t look out of place

Very easy to install, won’t require a professional to do it for you

Cons

Ensure you measure correctly before ordering so the fit is snug and secure

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Yale P-PVC-RH-PC Universal Security Door Handle

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The Yale Universal Security Door Handle is an adjustable door handle that caters to various door widths and is a DIY friendly product, meaning you won’t need to worry about fiddly installation. The design is ideal if you are not sure of the measurements of your door, and the product comes with multiple fixtures. The flexibility of the product definitely caters to your needs, without compromising the overall security. It works with older doors as well as new, so don’t worry if you are in the process of replacing them but concerned that it won’t fit – it will.

Key Features:

Flexible - can fit to many door sizes

DIY friendly

Specification:

Brand

Yale

Colour

Metal

Dimensions

37.1 cm x 17.5 cm x 8 cm

Material

Metal/polished chrome

Pros

Comes with multiple fixtures so you don’t have to go through the process of intricate measuring

Secure and sturdy, it feels like high quality

Cons

If you don’t like chrome then this colour may not be for you

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Vita Lever Pad Offset Upvc Door Handle

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The Vita Lever Pad Offset Upvc Door Handle is a straightforward, DIY friendly handle that takes a matter of minutes to install. It can work to replace older designs/dimensions and the sleek design looks and feels high quality. The snug fit of the handle will give you the security you are looking for, and the overall design fits a number of different door sizes, so you don’t have to be meticulous with measuring each aspect of the handle. Overall a reliable and sturdy product.

Key Features:

Spring loaded handle

DIY friendly

Specification:

Brand

Vita

Colour

White

Material

Coated metal

Pros

Lever pad door handle style is easy to install, looks and feels secure

Cons

Wouldn't suite dark doors unless you want a monochrome effect

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uPVC Door Handles - Lever Pad - D43 - White

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The UPVC Lever Pad Door Handle by Home Secure is a perfect match for a upvc door type that has a lift to lock motion to engage the locks at the side. The lever pad handle has a slick design that would work replacing older handles. The handle can be used commercially as it is built for coastal environments, as well as public areas such as hotels, restaurants and cafes etc. Overall a reliable product that is secure and does what it says on the tin.

Key Features:

Lever pad handle

Suitable for commercial buildings

Specification:

Brand

Home Secure

Colour

White

Material

Metal

Pros

Can work even on doors that are used on a regular basis - if you want to purchase this for a commercial building

Easy to install, takes a matter of minutes

Cons

If you don’t need a specific lift to lock handle, you may be better off with another design

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Pair of Trojan Sparta 92PZ uPVC Door Handle Set

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The Trojan Sparta UPVC Door Handle Set is considered a ‘universal’ design that will fit practically any door. It comes with a 10 year guarantee which is great if you’ve never purchased from this brand before. The interior springs stop the door from feeling flimsy/going floppy, and overall the design is sturdy and sleek in appearance. They have a comfortable grip and will compliment an old door, whose handles you are in the process of replacing.

Key Features:

Interior springs to keep the infrastructure strong

Universal design that will fit most doors

Specification:

Brand

Sparta

Colour

White

Dimensions

22 cm x 7.8 cm x 7.8 cm

Material

Chrome

Pros

Incredibly easy to install, takes less than ten minutes!

10 year guarantee, gives you peace of mind

Cons

The handle may be too thin for some people’s liking

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Hoppe Gold 'Atlanta' Pair Handle 92PZ Sprung Lever UPVC Door Handle

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The Hoppe Atlanta Pair Handle is a sprung lever handle with a matte gold design that would suit a black or wooden conservatory door style. The spring avoids the door handle sagging or looking worn out, and the overall infrastructure of the handle is sturdy and reliable. They feel strong too, easy to grip whilst also adding an extra pop of colour to your conservatory design.

Key Features:

Sprung lever handle

Gold, bold design

Specification:

Brand

Hoppe

Colour

Gold

Dimensions

24.2 cm x 3.2 cm x 1.2 cm

Material

Metal

Pros

Spring style keeps the door handle from sagging - ideal if you are replacing old, worn handles

Universal style, will fit most door types

Cons

The gold colour may be too bold for white/plain conservatory styles

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Avocet Affinity DHAFWHLLSA Lever Sprung Door Handle Set

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The Avocet Affinity Lever Sprung Door Handle Set is a durable and affordable handle with a high quality finish, easy to install and secure. It’s simple to fit which cuts out unnecessary labour costs, and the spring means that the handle won’t sag, and looks and feels high quality which is important – especially if you are concerned about your security. The overall size of the handle is great, and the grip works even for children and seniors that need to get in and out. Overall an affordable and durable door handle.

Key Features:

Sprung lever handle

Simple installation process

Specification:

Brand

Avocet

Colour

White

Dimensions

3.2 cm x 1.3 cm x 23.7 cm

Material

Zinc alloy

Pros

Simple design compliments multiple doors, isn’t too big so doesn’t look clunky Easy to install

Easy to install

Cons

If you are looking for something that has a ‘heavier’ appearance, you may be better off buying it in chrome

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Fullex 68PZ Lever / Lever - UPVC Door Handle

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The Fullex Lever UPVC Door Handle is an easy to fit door handle that can either replace broken/old door handles or be an upgrade to newer handles that you don’t like as much. It fits as a direct replacement for Fullex systems but also works on composite and uPVC doors. The design is simple, sleek and will complement multiple styles. Overall an affordable and trustworthy purchase that will take a few short minutes to install!

Key Features:

Lever door handle

Modern, simple design

Specification:

Brand

Fullex

Colour

White

Dimensions

12 cm x 3 cm x 24.8 cm

Material

UPVC

Pros

Can be installed in minutes - stress free!

Great upgrade for dated/old door handles

Cons

Make sure you check the depth of the door, although you can cut spindles to size, you want to ensure they aren’t too short.

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VERSA Universal uPVC Door Handles

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The Versa Universal uPVC Door Handle is a DIY friendly door handle which can save you labour costs as well as time. The simple design compliments a number of doors, and the overall feel of it is sturdy and secure. The screws that come with the handles may be slightly longer depending on the depth of your door, but these are easily trimmed down during the installation process. Overall an affordable and simple handle that is high quality and does a stellar job. 

Key Features:

UPVC multipoint lock

Simple installation process

Specification:

Brand

Versa

Colour

White

Dimensions

29 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm

Pros

Sturdy and high quality design/feel

Save money on labouring costs as you can fit this yourself with ease

Cons

Ensure that you have the correct measurements before purchasing - as it may not fit otherwise

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Hoppe Polished Chrome 'Atlanta' Pair Handle 92PZ or 92mm Sprung Lever UPVC Door Set

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The Hoppe Polished Chrome Handle is a sprung lever design which is sleek, modern and stylish. It comes with a 10-year operational guarantee and a spring block, which gives you the opportunity to spring load the door handle, which will stop sagging/looking flimsy later on down the line. Overall the value for money is excellent, and a subtle way to add shine and elegance if you are looking to upgrade from older door handles.

Key Features:

Sprung lever design

10 year operational guarantee

Specification:

Brand

Atlanta

Colour

Chrome

Dimensions

5.8 cm x 12.7 cm x 24.2 cm

Material

Chrome

Pros

Spring block option allows you to add extra bounce and sturdiness to the door handle

Chrome design is sleek, modern and stylish - looks great even on old doors

Cons

Chrome may not suit white/white wood designs

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uPVC Door Handles Set Lever/Lever PVD Gold (Brass Like Finish)

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The uPVC Door Handle Set by Home Secure is a stylish, shiny door handle with a brass look finish. The built in spring mechanism adds a sturdy feel to the handle, which will help it to not sag over time. The overall feel of the handle is heavy, which makes it feel high quality and that it adds security/not easy to break by intruders. In summary it’s straightforward to install, and the design is classy and of high quality.

Key Features:

Built in spring mechanism

High quality design

Specification:

Brand

Home Secure

Colour

Brass Finish

Dimensions

27.4 cm x 16.6 cm x 4.2 cm

Material

Metal, Aluminium

Pros

Built in springs which don’t creak and will resist sagging

Easy to fit design - no need to pay for labour costs

Cons

Brass colour may not be to everyone’s taste

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Mila ProSecure PAS 24 UPVC Door Handle

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The Mila ProSecure PAS Door Handle is a high security door handle which has a 10 year mechanical and 5 year surface guarantee – great if you want peace of mind. It protects against handle snapping, cylinder snapping, drilling and de-plugging. The level of security in this handle is excellent, and can give you peace of mind, especially if you have concerns about the security level of your current doors. Its construction is solid and the chrome plating adds a modern, sleek edge to the overall design.

Key Features:

Anti-snap, drilling and plugging security system

Comes with a 10 and 5 year guarantee for the mechanical and surface design

Specification:

Brand

Mila

Colour

Chrome finish

Material

Metal, Chrome

Pros

High security system throughout - very secure and can give you peace of mind

Simple design that looks sleek but also sturdy

Cons

May be out of price point if you are looking for a cheaper handle

Summary

Finding the right door handle for your conservatory can be difficult, especially if you have had a bad experience with a particular style or brand in the past. Although picking a door handle for some may seem mundane, it is an integral part of your security system, therefore should be taken seriously. 

If you are someone who has just invested in a conservatory you may find that the door handles are already provided, but if you aren’t happy with the quality and feel of them – that’s enough of a reason to change them as quickly as possible.

Things to consider when buying a uPVC door handle

Here are some things to look out for when purchasing your door handles.

Lever pad/offset

You’ll see that uPVC door handles will often be described as lever pad or offset handles, and it’s important to look at your current handles (whether they are new or old) and figure out whether this type of mechanism is going to work for you. These are often built with a spring and have benefits such as anti-sag (leaving your door looking newer for longer) and also they are fairly easy to install.

High security

Some door handles will be described as high security, and although it’s important to have strong locks in place for your conservatory, having another layer of security with your door handle should be considered, especially if your area is prone to burglaries or you have young children or pets. Although these types of door handles are more expensive, they are worth the investment if extra security is what you are looking for.

Chrome/coated

Believe it or not, aesthetics are important when picking a handle for two reasons. Firstly, you want the overall design to fit with the rest of your conservatory, and secondly, you don’t want to make it blatantly obvious that you have just changed your door handles, as if you are in a high-risk area it may pose suspicion that you don’t think your property is secure. Think carefully about the design as this also is important.

FAQ

How do I ensure I get the correct handle measurement?

With some door handles there is less pressure on measuring every aspect, as some designs universally fit a lot of doors. However, we recommend following the instructions given when purchasing, as it may differ depending on the brand and overall design/mechanism you are buying.

What is the difference between type a and type b Upvc door handles

Type A has a screw under the handle, and the distance between screws is 122mm. Type B has screws at the top and the bottom and has 211mm between screws.

How do uPVC door handles work?

They have a specific mechanism that is easy to maintain and won’t require you to replace the whole door. The spring interior keeps the handle pushed up, making it easier to lock and secure using a key.

How to tighten uPVC door handles?

If your uPVC door all of a sudden becomes loose, you’ll need to contact the manufacturer as this means that the door handle needs to be replaced. It will put extra pressure on the spindles and may damage the lock further.

How do I change uPVC door handles?

Simple! Most manufacturers will provide a set of instructions when taking off handles and putting on new ones, but often it is a process that will take less than 20 minutes.