UPVC Door Lock Repairs in Cambridgeshire
Most uPVC doors are fitted with a multi-point locking system. With this type of locking system, when you lift the handle and turn the key the door will lock at several different points. Most insurance companies now insist on a cylinder lock with at least 5 pins. If the euro lock cylinder on your upvc door is broken we can change it or upgrade it to 3 Star TS007 cylinder. This high security lock can prevent ‘cylinder snapping’ which is becoming more and more common in Edinburgh.
uPVC doors may develop faults for a variety of reasons. When they do, they become a security risk to your home. Thankfully they are usually inexpensive and fast to fix, typically sorted in one visit.
At Anglia Locksmiths our vans are stocked with a wide variety of multi-point locking mechanisms for uPVC door lock repairs. We know the importance of good quality and will only ever install branded locks that we know are tried, tested and up to the job.
It is not always the lock that is the problem on your uPVC door. Sometimes if the door is not properly aligned with the frame, or has slipped slightly, it can be difficult to engage the multipoint locking mechanism. In this case it can take several attempts to lock or unlock the door. You may even feel that you have to lift the door slightly to get it to lock. This problem is something that we at Anglia Locksmiths can easily deal with. Making small adjustments to the alignment of the door of a few mm can usually sort this type of problem. It can also usually be done for a fraction of the price charged by a double glazing company.
Not everyone uses their uPVC mechanism correctly – as some just turn the key on their lock without pulling the handle, this may not fully activate your uPVC locking mechanism which can leave you at risk to intruders.
This can also affect the way in which you can make an insurance claim as your locking mechanism was not deemed to be locked correctly.
We provide honest advice when providing you with an assessment and quotation for a new uPVC door locking mechanism. We may recommend that an upgrade may be required for your locks as this will ensure that your locks are set to insurance industry standards. There is also modern technology available that will allow you to protect your uPVC doors from intruders such as anti-snap cylinders for increased security.