Monkey tail handle

vbhHardware supplier, VBH, has added monkey tail espag handles and dummy casement stays to the greenteQ range of door and window furniture.

VBH advises that greenteQ’s monkey tail has been designed specifically as an espagnolette handle, rather than modified from an existing casement fastener and that window manufacturers and end-users receive a number of benefits as a result.

To eliminate the ‘unsightly’ machining marks associated with the modification of casement fasteners, the backplate is a bespoke precision cast component. This also provides the product consistency necessary for modern window production lines.

The handle’s ‘lift to turn’ function prevents handle droop on top hung sashes and guards against external manipulation. Full key locking is provided by the working cylinder.

To complement the monkey tail handle, there is also a non-handed greenteQ monkey tail dummy casement stay. This is a purely decorative item that fits to the bottom of the opening sash to replicate a casement stay and peg, thus completing what is described as the ‘traditional illusion’.

Gary Gleeson of VBH commented: “Everyone appreciates the comfort and benefits of high performance modern windows with their thermal efficiency and security features.

,However, many end users desire a traditional appearance to windows that current contemporary handles cannot provide. The answer to this is the greenteQ monkey tail espagnolette handle, which works with the latest security espagnolettes and shootbolts and is an ideal product to fit to timber and the decorative and coloured PVC-U windows that are so popular now.”

Both the handle and stay are finished in hard-wearing Antique black powdercoat and are covered by the 10 year greenteQ guarantee.

More information can be downloaded from or requested by calling 01634 263300.

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