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UPVC DOORS & WINDOWS
Door locks come in various types and are generally known as multi-point locks. The number of locking points, vary from lock to lock. Thermal movement associated with UPVC doors, can cause locking mechanisms to become jammed due to the large number of keeps fitted. In the majority of cases the door may only require re-towing and heeling to rectify the problem, however if a new lock is required, this will fall into two main parts
- The euro-cylinder
- The Multi-point Lock
If you have lost your keys or want a new lock then it is only the euro-cylinder that will need to be replaced. Generally this will not need replacing if the multi-point lock is broken or faulty
If the multi-point lock is broken or faulty then due to the array of locks fitted to these doors the chances of our locksmiths having a replacement lock on their van is remote. A second visit is normally required once the type of lock has been identified following the first visit. Normally within 48 hours
We also supply and fit all types and colours of handles for UPVC doors
There are a number of hardware parts that can fail on UPVC windows, which we can repair or replace these are:
- Espagnolette locking
- Friction stays
Espagnolette locking incorporates a gearbox, these vary from window system to window system. it is this part of the lock which invariably fails. Our locksmiths carry the most commonly fitted locks on their vans, so in most cases can replace these on a first visit. If a second visit is required we will identify the parts and return within 48 hours.
Friction stays are the component parts which hold the window open. When these fail it causes the window to jam or become difficult or impossible to open. This is particularly dangerous in bedrooms where escape may be required in the event of fire. Our locksmiths carry the most commonly used friction stays on their vans so can replace faulty or broken hinges on our first visit. If not we will be back within 48 hours with the correct parts to complete the job.
Handles can come under the heading of cockspur, inline espagnolette and cranked espagnolette. These may or may not have a key locking facility. Our locksmiths carry the most commonly used handles and in m most cases can repair or replace this on our first visit.
REPLACEMENT DOORS OR WINDOWS
If you have a damaged window or door that is beyond repair, we can carry out a manufacturing survey and have a new replacement fitted by a FENSA registered installer within 48 to 72 hours of our visit to your home.