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There are a number of reasons why your UPVC Door or Window lock will need repairing if it is broken or damaged, you will either be able to fix the faulty lock or you might need a lock replacement.
Contact your nearest locksmith who can help advise you on the best solution.
The most common locks to be repaired are UPVC locks on door and windows, which are found on your domestic home front & back doors, they can also be found on French and patio doors.
The follow are types of locks that can easily be repaired:
The below are issues that can be solved:
The most requested window lock to repair is a UPVC window lock, but locksmiths can also repair and replace:
As well as locks, locksmiths can often also repair or replace other hardware on both doors and windows such as handles, hinges, door closers etc.
The below are common window lock issues a locksmith can help with:
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The below are problems a MLA approved locksmith comes across on a daily basis and can help fix:
Have a problem with the door not locking?
Common reasons this happens are:
Replace faulty parts or realign door, contact a vetted locksmith near you.
This problem is usually one of two things usually but can be both.
If the key goes in the lock and will not turn this means the lock is faulty or there is an alignment issue with the door & frame being out of alignment.
Common reasons this happens are usually because:
The lock will need to be replaced once the door has been unlocked & opened, a replacement can then be fitted along with new keys.
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If the key goes into the euro lock and turns, and the door won’t open, this usually means the multi-point lock has failed or a security bolt or hook has jammed.
Common reasons this usually happens are:
May need a new multipoint locking system and or door alignment.
This is commonly caused by either:
The most common issues you could be facing are:
If your door/window lock is very ‘floppy’ when lifting this means the handle is usually due to a worn or faulty locking mechanism.
If you have a problem when lifting the handle it’s usually due to faulty mechanism
When a key goes into a euro profile cylinder but you have to jiggle or pull key up or down, it is usually a sign of badly cut keys or a faulty or worn euro cylinder lock.
Locksmiths can repair or replace many different types of upvc locking mechanisms usually on site.
Upvc locking mechanisms have evolved over time with the security levels offered originating with the latch and roller style mechanism’s and now usually latch, deadbolt and hook variants on offer from most high-security upvc/composite door sets.
MLA locksmiths can also usually upgrade any out of date upvc multi-point locking mechanisms for the higher security, hook and bolt style higher security locking units.
Helping also usually as well with high-security door furniture (e.g. security handles and the latest offerings of euro profile locking technology with anti-snap, bump, pick, drill locks available today.
Popular makes of multipoint lock consist of ERA, GU, YALE, FULLEX, CEGO, MACO, MILA, AVOCET, WINKHAUS, LOCKMASTER, FUHR to name a few.
Common types of security on upvc/composite locking units consist of:
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For repair costs see our locksmith repair prices section for approx costs.
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Should you have any of the above problems, need your uPVC door or window locks replacing or repairing then contact an MLA approved locksmith can provide expert advice.
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