One2One Locksmiths Bromley offer specialist uPVC lock repairs. I have an in-depth knowledge on the mechanics and operation of these types of multipoint locking systems, found in this kind of door or window.
I have been servicing and carrying out repairs to uPVC double glazed doors in Bromley since they were introduced onto the market. I have a fully stocked van carrying a wide range of uPVC spare parts to ensure I can repair your uPVC lock problem on the same day!
The multipoint locking systems are also found on composite doors, especially on new build properties. Care and maintenance should be taken seriously, as it can become difficult and expensive opening a jammed door lock. Lock opening of a jammed door lock should be left to the professionals, as if you do not have the expertise it can cause more damage and make the job twice as difficult.
There is a huge range of multipoint lock manufactures with various sizes, measurements and operations that need to be considered when searching for a replacement lock. I have a well-established network of suppliers so I can always provide a genuine lock replacement or lock change solution, even when your current faulty lock is obsolete.
Common Upvc lock problems
Door jammed shut - This situation is normally caused by a lock mechanism failure, where the gearbox will no longer retract the hooks, bolts or rollers. It is advised to call us to provide our door opening service, as we have the specialist tools and knowhow to prevent costly damage.
Key snapped in lock
We find that poor quality copy keys are the main culprit. It is strongly advised to always have genuine key copies as a prevention. We have expert extraction methods to remove broken or snap keys.
Upvc handle loose or handle has come off
Unfortunately over time wear and tear can cause your door handle to become loose or even break. We carry a wide range of the most popular sizes and variations, lever/lever and offset door handle furniture.
Upvc door dropped
Often due to an alignment issue, we can normally solve this issue by adjusting the hinges or lock keeps on frame to enable the door to fit square in the frame. Is best to get this issue solved when you first notice, as continual use will cause stress and pressure to the gearbox lock case.
Hook or bolt sticking out preventing door closing
This is normally due to an ongoing alignment issue or lack of maintenance, causing friction and stress on the gearbox. A gearbox replacement is normally required to rectify the fault.
Key left on inside
It is always good practice to remove any key from the inside of the lock. The reason being is the cylinder will only work from one side, which prevents you being able to use a key from the opposite side.
upvc door handle spinning round
This is normally when the uPVC door handle lever is engaged in a locked position. The crunch sound when locking usually occurs as the follower cracks in the gearbox. The handle is normally what people assume is the faulty part, but it is the actual mechanism that has failed in this situation.
removing a lock from a upvc door
It is very common to get a call for a lost key to the back door. Providing the locking mechanism is in full working order it is a relatively simple job, if you have the right tool. It is wise not to try and remove the cylinder/lock/barrel without the correct tool, as you can end up damaging the mechanism and turning a simple job into an expensive replacement.
I want my door to lock automatically lock
I can supply a solution for many multipoint lock mechanisms to automatically lock or latch when closed for extra convenience. Equally I can also convert doors operating on a night latch to not lock without the use of a key. Please get in touch to find out more as there are many variations.
gearbox for upvc door
The multi-point lock mechanism has a gearbox centre case which operates rods to the locking points on the strip. Most uPVC gearboxes can be replaced as a modular part. Some though cannot be and require a full strip. If the gearbox style or size has been discontinued I carry alternative locking mechanism solutions.
french door won't open
Normally the main opening door lock mechanism has jammed. This can be due to age or most commonly due to miss alignment. When the uPVC door alignment is out, it puts a lot of stress on the lock. Also french uPVC double doors tend to open outwards, when not aligned correctly the seal will have a gap and allow rain water to penetrate the gearbox, which in time will cause corrosion.
how to unlock upvc door without key
Depending on the type of locking mechanism and grade of the euro cylinder, the lock should be able to be picked open. I also have bypass tools for non destructive entry. The last resort would be to drill the lock open.
UPVC window lock repairs
whether you have just moved into a new home and not been provided any window keys, or your last key has gone missing, we have you covered. If they are all in a locked position, we can have them picked open and provide new keys in no time. It is always good to note that most insurance policies require you to have keyed window locks on all ground floor windows, but it is always good practice to have locks throughout the property to enhance security.
Window mechanism jammed
If you find that the window handle turns, but will not open, it usually means the mechanism has a failed spindle, or the rods have become disengaged with the mechanism. We have specialist knowledge and tools to open the window with minimal damage and can get the window operational.