UPVC Door and Window Repairs
Multi-point Lock Gearbox Replacement for Composite and uPVC Doors
uPVC doors and windows are really popular these days because of the low-maintenance and multiple choice of product range associated with uPVC, unfortunately the lock or mechanism can break or need adjusting over time. The Multipoint Lock, as it is known, can be made up of a combination of hooks, bolts and rollers on the edge of the door, which all engage into the sides of the doors known as keeps which are in the door frame once the handle is lifted, then locks with a key. Key Fit Locksmiths Newcastle are specialists in all aspects of uPVC door and window mechanisms, and can supply and fit all makes and various types of multipoint locking systems. Here are some popular types come in different sizes:
Common Problems with uPVC Doors and Windows
uPVC, composite / wooden doors are usually secured by a multipoint locking mechanism. Which consists of several locking points, either hooks, bolts or rollers, which lock into there receivers on the door frame. The uPVC door lock is usually operated by the handles and the whole thing locked by using a key.
Over time, due to movement within the door you might notice that the handles are becoming harder to operate. The handle might become floppy. The weight of a door also plays a big part in doors dropping. The more glass the heavier the door, meaning the door won’t line up with the holes. This means that greater force is needed to lift the handle up, forcing the bolts into their keeps before locking occurs.
We can resolve this quickly usually by making a few adjustments which can save you a lot of money. If neglected, and by continually forcing up the handles, the mechanism will break. Multi-point Locking Mechanisms and Gearboxes can be costly items to replace once they have failed completely. At Key Fit Locksmiths Newcastle we can repair, supply and maintain uPVC door locks window locks, handles and mechanisms.
Lock Snapping on uPVC Doors
uPVC doors have a multi-point locking system which is usually very secure but lock snapping is a very common occurrence with inferior Euro cylinders that are within the door mechanism. Burglars know that poor quality Euro cylinders are easy to snap and entry can take a matter of seconds as this video shows.
We can fit snap safe Euro cylinders which will make it impossible for burglars to use the lock snapping technique to break in. If you want to make your uPVC doors secure consider upgrading your Euro cylinder to snap safe.
Call – Key Fit Locksmiths in Newcastle – 0191 364 3031