UPVC and Composite Door Specialist
UPVC / COMPOSITE Door Lock Repairs
Recent example of a very satisfied customer.
A very good professional service from Warboys Locksmiths. The gearbox on my UPVC door had broken (yep I forced the door shut when it was sticking) leaving the door fully locked and unable to open it! The Locksmith quickly unlocked the door and was able to replace the broken gearbox using parts he had 'on board'. He also upgraded my barrel locks at my request and at a very reasonable price. Much cheaper than a new door and with no need to damage the door or frame. Now the hinges are aligned correctly no more sticking! I will be using again if I have a need for a locksmith. Thank you.
Multi-locking System Replacements
It always pays to use qualified experts to provide a service that does more than simply replace a lock. As a qualified Master Locksmith we are proud to constantly strive to maintain and develop the skills and expertise required to handle any situation that may arise with upvc or composite doors with multi-locking mechanisms as they evolve Recently these lock types have become modular where in many cases you do not require the expense of a complete replacement system but simply repair or replacement of a far less expensive component part
In twenty years we have rarely advised a Customer that they would need to replace their door. Almost always we can get it back to an "as new" functionality. While UPVC doors can be expensive to repair compared to a standard lock, the solutions we offer are always far more cost efficient than door replacement!
UPVC Lock Attack / Snapping
In recent years there have been many press releases increasing the fear of this type of forced entry.
In order to protect against lock snapping a 3 star rating needs to be reached. In order to achieve this you can use a 3 star cylinder. We recommend that a 3rd party approval of this standard is sought. For example look for the 3 star kite mark logo. See a list of Kitemarked Lock Cylinders here (external link to the British Standards Institute’s Website) from leading manufacturers such as: ABUS, Assa Abloy UK, Avocet, Eurospec, Imperial Locks, Kaba, Mul-T-Lock, UAP. Visit https://www.ultion-lock.co.uk/ for full information on how Ultion can prevent this.
An alternative standard is TS007 3star (which the Association of Chief Police Officer’s Secured By Design scheme have equated to SS312 Diamond) and any cylinders meeting this 3 Star Kitemark standard can also be used. The alternative option is to use a 1 star Kitemarked Cylinder in conjunction with 2 star Kitemarked handles.
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