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uPVC Door Mechanism Replacement

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uPVC Door Mechanism Fix / Replace

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uPVC Door Mechanism is always a problematic subject for home-owners or tenants but we are here to help your out!

There are a number of issues that you might have with your uPVC Door Mechanism and we have the expertise to help. Our company NW Locksmith is an experienced London Locksmith company in the replacement of multipoint locks for double-glazed uPVC, composite door locks, and windows locks.

  • You're having problems trying to lock your door?
  • Your key is stuck or it is hard to turn it in the lock?
  • Can you turn the key but then not be able to remove the key?

These days, multipoint locking is taking precedence over the traditional single-point locking of deadlocks and sash locks. Therefore, the multipoint locks were designed for uPVC doors because these plastic doors did not have the strength to rely on a single point of locking. More than that, if you did just have a single locking point on a plastic door, then it would be possible for a burglar to bend the door enough to facilitate their entry into the property. So, the most secure solution was to create multiple locking points at the top and bottom of the door, rather than just in the center.

Problems You Can Have With Your UPVC Door

  • Your UPVC Door has drop and needs adjusting
  • Faulty Euro Cylinder
  • UPVC door locking mechanism problems
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uPVC Door Mechanism

uPVC Door has Dropped and Needs Adjusting

THE MOST COMMON PROBLEM OF THE UPVC DOORS

Even if we are not installing doors, only locks, a common question we can get really often is “Why does my door Drop?”. Our company NW Locksmith is an experienced company in the replacement of multipoint locks for double-glazed uPVC, composite doors locks, and windows locks. We can solve any lock problem you might have on your uPVC door!

Here are some of the main reasons why you can find your door ,,dropped'' overnight: 

  • You have glazing or glass in your door.The door is too heavy for those 3 hinges that are supporting the entire unit and, over the time, that weight can be too much to carry.
  • Wear and tear is something normal for a door in constant use.After being closed and slammed for a long period of time, at some point, it will drop.
  • You door wasn't installed by a professional from the beginning. If it was never fittited correctly in the proper place by an expert, you can expect to see your door affected anytime. 
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from total number of uPVC doors emergencies are door adjustments

How can I recognise a uPVC door drop?

Suddenly, you’ve noticed that your door is difficult to stay locked or if has problems with the frame. It can happen to anyone and just overnight. It doesn’t mean that you have to change your door! No! At least, don’t change it before seeing a locksmith. In most of the cases, it just needs some adjusting from an experienced locksmith

When do I need a locksmith for my dropped uPVC door?

Maybe, your UPVC door has “dropped”. You will usually notice that the lock isn’t working as easily as it did, or will not lock at all. So, if you suspect that you have a drop door, the easiest way to find out is to measure corner to corner across the diagonals of the door. When the measurements are near enough the same, or to within a couple of millimeters, it is not dropped. But, if you can see a 10mm difference in measurements, that is too much and you need a locksmith to fix it for you!

How long it will take to a professional locksmith to fix my dropped uPVC door?

UPVC doors drop really often and it a problem we can hear all the time when we pick up the phone. Misaligning the locking points with the keeps will usually make the door difficult to open, if it can open it at all. Therefore, you can ask for a locksmith to come and quickly fix it. If you have a modern UPVC door, it would be really fast as these new doors are designed to be fully adjustable. Note, if after we are aligning the locking points and the door is still hard to lock while in the open position, it might be a more complicated job. Likely, in this cases it can be a mechanical fault. Probably, you will needing replacement parts or a brand new mechanism. In any case, we can handle this for you!

multipoint mechanisms uPVC Door Mechanism HOW CAN I RECOGNISE A UPVC DOOR DROP

NW LOCKSMITH FACT ABOUT OUR UPVC DOORS EMERGENCIES:

THE DROPPING OF UPVC DOORS IS THE MOST COMMON COMPLAINT WE HAVE.
THEREFORE, TO ENSURE A CORRECT AND SUSTAINED OPERATION OF A UPVC DOOR, IT IS IMPERATIVE TO GET A PROFESSIONAL ”TOEING AND HEELING” RIGHT THE FIRST TIME. 

uPVC Door Lock Faulty Euro Cylinder

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Our company NW LOCKSMITH is an experienced company in the replacement of multipoint locks for double-glazed uPVC, composite doors locks and windows locks. If the door is ok and it is not dropped, as we’ve explained you in the previous paragraph, then it is a big chance to have a problem with the euro cylinder. In this case, if the key cylinder has failed then our locksmiths can easily replace this part, providing new keys without the need to replace the full mechanism. This will help keep the cost to a minimum.

uPVC Door Lock Faulty Euro Cylinders

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If you have a problem with your lock /door then get a professional locksmith to have a look! The later you are asking him to come, the more expensive it will get!

Here are some signs of a faulty euro-cylinder on a uPVC door:

  • The key is not working anymore.
  • The multi-point parts of the lock are not functioning.
  • The mushroom rollers are not doing contact properly with the lock.

What problems are associated with the UPVC locks?

First of all, the lock problems encountered by the UPVC doors owners through their everyday use can include euro-cylinders getting stuck. This way, the key is not working anymore. More than that, the multi-point parts of the lock are not functioning, and the mushroom rollers are not doing contact properly with the lock. Most of these problems are a quick fix for a locksmith and do not require the full replacement of the door! More than that, he might be able to fix only your lock without changing it, if the problem is minor. 

Anyway, the problem can only be determined only by a professional locksmith. He will know this once the lock has been checked after it was removed from the door. On the other hand, if there is a problem with the mechanism inside the door and it’s a sealed unit, the entire door may need to be replaced. Otherwise, if this is possible, the mechanism itself can be replaced. In conclusion, the best way to solve your problem is to ask an expert uPVC locksmith from NW Locksmith to come over. 

UPVC DOOR LOCK FAULTY EURO CYLINDER
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Standard eurocylinder locks offer just 15 seconds of protection against locks snapping!

UPVC lock repair vs UPVC lock replace

Certainly, for an experienced locksmith it is a simple decision. After a locksmith is examining your lock, he can decide in seconds what’s the best way to solve your security problem. So, if the problem is a faulty lock, he will decide if it’s better to repair your uPVC lock or to replace your uPVC lock with a brand new one.

Sometimes, all that’s wrong with a lock is a broken spring that engages the locking mechanism after the key is turned. Therefore, while this is an easy repair for someone who is familiar with locks, finding the parts is often harder than purchasing an entirely new lock. Likely, that’s why you will be advised to buy a new lock rather than repair the old one.

More than that, uPVC locks are cheaper than their metal counterparts. So, if you are experiencing a problem with your current lock, it is probably a better way to purchase a similar replacement for your lock from our fully-equipped locksmith. Maybe, you could try to upgrade the security of your lock, for your peace of mind. 

Which UPVC locks are best

EVEN IF YOU’VE GOT LOADS OF LOCKING HOOKS AND BOLTS, YOUR DOOR IS NOT OK WITHOUT THE EXTRA SECURITY OF A GOOD LOCK! THE LOCKING POINTS ON A DOOR ARE USELESS WITHOUT THE CYLINDER TO LOCK THEM OFF. AS SOON AS THE LOCK HAS BEEN BYPASSED AN INTRUDER COULD OPEN THE DOOR WHITHIN SECONDS!

Which UPVC door locks are best?

When you buy something, you want to make sure you are getting a quality product. Our fully-equipped locksmiths have a wide range of brand new locks in their cars. Therefore, they have locks in different models, sizes and levels of security, that will function exactly the way you want.

In other words, the have several styles of some of the most popular manufacturers and good quality UPVC locks (including mushroom roller, roller, deadbolt, and small hook locks). So, we are talking about locks from brands like Yale, Lockmaster or Era.

Certainly, if you have to replace your lock, the best choice is to replace it with a lock from the same manufacturer, if possible. Also, they can recommend different brands and different styles, depending on the door they have to work on. For example, for the front doors, our locksmith usually recommends the deadbolt style of lock but for screen or sliding glass doors, they consider it’s sufficient to use mushroom rollers and small hooks.

Remember, if you are replacing the lock in your current door, you will need to purchase the same type of lock that you are replacing. Otherwise, the locking mechanism might not function properly and this is something you want to avoid when taking the safety of your family into consideration.

NW LOCKSMITH FACT ABOUT OUR UPVC DOORS EMERGENCIES:

STANDARD EURO CYLINDER LOCK OFFERS JUST 15 SECONDS OF PROTECTION AGAINST LOCK SNAPPING!

uPVC Door Lock Multipoint Mechanism

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Lastly, if the problem is not the dropped door or the faulty euro cylinder, it means you might have a more complicated problem with the security of your door. So, you might have an issue with the entire mechanism of your uPVC door.

In this case, we will try to solve everything as quick as possible. The uPVC door locking mechanism problems are very common as well, so we have a lot of experience, as we’ve been working with different brands for the past years. 

Therefore, there are two scenarios we might have:

  • Firstly, we will try to replace only the gearbox. If the full length mechanism is faulty, in certain circumstances it is possible to replace only the gearbox. This solution keeps the job cost to minimum.
  • If the first situation is not possible, all that we can do is to replace the entire mechanism. This process can be more expensive, but when we choose to do this, it means it is unavoidable.
uPVC Door Lock Multipoint Mechanism Replacement

Our company NW LOCKSMITH is an experienced company in the replacement of multipoint locks for double-glazed uPVC, composite doors locks and windows locks. After so many year of experience with the doors in London, we are ready to help you quick, no matter what’s your situation!

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What problems are associated with Multipoint Gearboxes

What problems are associated with the Multipoint Gearboxes?

Mostly, you recognise the problem if you notice that the handles are drooping on your front door. Moreover, sometimes the lift-locking mechanism is faulty or unreliable. For sure, the problem is your centre gearbox in this situation. Therefore, it means you don’t have to replace the whole mechanism!

How does it work a Multipoint Gearbox?

On multipoint locks, all of the locking points on the metal strip down the door are actioned by the central locking mechanism (the gearbox). The gearbox is an important part of a uPVC door. The gearbox allows you to control all of the locking bolts or hooks in a convenient and effective way. So, the centre gearbox works really hard to mechanically drive and withdraw all those locking points. Therefore, after a while, the gearbox mechanism begins to slip when lifting the handles to engage the lock.

At this point, you know the gearbox is nearing the end of its functional life. When you see these signs on your door, it should be replaced immediately. You are secure in your home only with a perfect functioning door! 

Multipoint Gearbox Replacement versus Full Mechanism Replacement

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Sometimes, when our clients call our office for an emergency locksmith, they ask us if we will change only the multipoint gearbox or the full mechanism for their door. For sure, we can’t offer an answer straight away. Only a fully-qualified locksmith can tell what’s the solution for each door, after a close inspection. Usually, there are two possibilities. 

  • If the gearbox is riveted on, then you cannot replace the gearbox. The manufacturers who choose to rivet the gearbox on, do not offer replacement gearboxes. So, in this case, you have to replace the full multipoint lock. Even if it's a bit more expensive than a simple gearbox, it's not necessarily a bad thing! At least, if you renew all of the locking points, you will have better security! Anyway, sometimes the old worn locking points can be too damaged for a brand new gearbox.
  • If the gearbox is screwed on, there's a good chance to have replaced only the gearbox. At this point, the locksmith will inspect the full locking strip for signs of wear, damage, or corrosion. After that, he will decide what's the best decision. For sure, if the hooks / bolts / roller cams along the locking strip are functioning properly, the locksmith will replace only the gearbox. So, there are big chances to simply replace the gearbox and save yourself some unnecessary spending.

If the entire mechanism looks old and tired, or if there are questionable signs of wear or damage, then the locksmith will replace the whole system for you. Even if it might be a bit more expensive at the moment, it’s a better decision to save your money in the long term. 

How complicated is the replacement process?

First of all, replacing a multipoint uPVC door lock may seem like a daunting task. It isn’t! With the right tools and know-how, it is a relatively simple job for our expert locksmiths. Mostly, it is possible to change just the center gearbox rather than the whole strip of the mechanism, as they are fixed on by a couple of bolts. So, if it’s possible we choose to replace the gearboxes only. Therefore, we replace only the gearbox for many multipoint locks. This is the part that takes all the strain and is most likely to wear down over years of use.  

The UPVC gearboxes are suitable for replacing the central mechanism on your lock when only the central mechanism on your lock is faulty. But, most of the time, the whole lock will be replaced. So, after a quick inspection, it’s a relatively straightforward job to do.

In conclusion, please check all the details with our locksmiths on-site. Please ensure if you need to replace only the gearbox or the entire mechanism – it’s a difference. Think about what’s your best solution in the long term and invest wisely in your security. For any advice, call us and we will help you out!

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Firstly, NW LOCKSMITH is a relatively new company. In other words, NW Locksmith is a fusion of two prestigious old locksmith companies from London. Therefore, our staff is truly an experienced one, and they’ve seen them all! Above all, all the locks in London are familiar with our locksmiths, especially the most common ones in the NW area of London, as they have many years of activity in the domain covering the North West of London, especially the Camden area. So, you can be sure you are in good hands when you are asking for our help!

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To sum up, we know all about the locks of the old days, we are aware of the trends in the industry and we are always with one step ahead of the future. We are curious about all the new discoveries in the domain and we are embracing all the new methods for better security. Most importantly, we’re available for you with a wide range of locks and highly trained crew of emergency locksmiths 24/7, working around the clock for you and ready to change your perspective about what security means. We’re spread all over North West London, including the Camden area, but if the situation requires we’re crossing these boundaries sometimes.

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