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Low profile window opening handle

Post by Le Démerdeur » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:58 pm

I want to replace my voile type blinds which are beginning to tear with UV exposure with the day/night type roller blinds, - store enrouleurs jour/nuit / zebré / tamisant.

Some of my windows are very tall and narrow with double casements so my existing blinds cover both, I cant do this with the new type as the centre handle would create an unsightly bulge in the middle, what I need is a very low profile lever or T type handle, I dont even mind something where I need to use a tool to open the casements as they are very rarely opened.

Any ideas or suggestions welcomed.

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Re: Low profile window opening handle

Post by mysty » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:03 pm

We have French doors at the rear of our house which we rarely use. Years ago someone tried coming in via them.
I have a opening handle close by but not fitted. So if I want to open them just put the handle in place.
You could do that.
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Re: Low profile window opening handle

Post by Fitter » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:33 pm

I replaced all our silly brass retro faux-antique tee-handle non - locking window latch handles with these when Lidl had them on offer at about €4 a pop. The roller blinds in the kitchen don't catch on them now.
Proper job - very solid. Just a screwdriver action to replace them.
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Re: Low profile window opening handle

Post by Le Démerdeur » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:29 pm

I will do that Mysty if I dont find anything suitable and aesthetic.

Fitter, my existing handles have the same proection as those, with a normal roller blind a small spacer would make it clear although it would let a lot of light in around the edges, the day/night ones are a loop of material that goes up at the rear and cannot be used over a handle.

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Re: Low profile window opening handle

Post by b33jay » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:34 pm

Fitter wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:33 pm
I replaced all our silly brass retro faux-antique tee-handle non - locking window latch handles with these when Lidl had them on offer at about €4 a pop. The roller blinds in the kitchen don't catch on them now.

I've just had the whole house (UK) fitted with new windows using Pilkington K glass and the difference is amazing. The handles are similar to those in the Lidl video albeit a little more aesthetically acceptable. but they would stick out too far to fit a blind that lay flush with the frames. My granddaughter has just had blinds fitted that lie within the internal edges of the window frame and avoid contact with the handles which may be the answer for LD.

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Re: Low profile window opening handle

Post by Le Démerdeur » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:31 pm

It would require twice the amount of blinds and look naff as the windows are narrow and tall, a mistake very early on on my part. With ust one blind over the 2 openers the ouverture looks in proportion.

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Re: Low profile window opening handle

Post by b33jay » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:27 pm

Le Démerdeur wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:31 pm
It would require twice the amount of blinds and look naff as the windows are narrow and tall, a mistake very early on on my part. With ust one blind over the 2 openers the ouverture looks in proportion.
In which case a 'Lidl' type handle removed from the base unit would do the job. Insert T handle into base to lock/unlock as required.

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