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uPVC door handles can be fitted to any uPVC door type such as front & back doors, french doors & even bi-fold doors, but are tested to different security standards, some door handles are more secure than others.
Find out what the best and most secure uPVC door handles you can fit are, the price of a replacement door handle and the benefits of fitting a high-security external door handle to a uPVC door.
The best and most secure uPVC door handle to fit is a handle that is approved to TS007 2 Star and has Secured By Design accreditation, which is sometimes referred to as Police Approved.
We recommend your external uPVC door handle is:
Look for the TS007 2 Star Kitemark on Door Handles
The pros of fitting a high-security external door handle to your uPVC door are:
The cons of a uPVC door handle are:
The supply only price of a high-security uPVC door handle should be from £40.
For a locksmith to fit a replacement door handle to a uPVC door including labour the cost will be from £90.
Our locksmith price guide gives a full breakdown of prices a locksmith charges and a checklist of questions.
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The estimated time to fit a uPVC door handle is from 20 minutes for an experienced locksmith.
The most time-consuming aspects of fitting a door handle are:
A lot depends on the brand of door handle you are fitting. some brands of handle are slightly different from each other.
This is not something we would advise, as fitting a door handle incorrectly could lead your door vulnerable to attack.
We recommend you hire a vetted, inspected MLA approved locksmith.
uPVC Door handles come in various PZ sizes.
A locksmith will be able to measure your door and ensure the correct size handle is fitted. This is the reason we always recommend you use a local professional locksmith to supply and fit your high-security door handles.
Alongside any high-security door handle fitted to a uPVC door we would recommend fitting:
Anti Snap Lock fitted to uPVC door handle can improve security | Image provided by Mul-T-lock
If you need a uPVC door handle supplying and fitting all locksmiths approved by the Master Locksmiths Association are vetted, inspected and fully qualified.
Contact a local MLA locksmith in your area to fit a new uPVC handle to your door
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