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UPVC door and window locks are commonly found on your common domestic homes front & back doors, and also can be found on french and patio doors. Beckwith Locksmiths are a Liverpool Locksmith they deal with the following problems involving UPVC Door Locks in the Liverpool area on a daily basis and will be able to assist you:
The Lock is Jammed and/or Stuck
There are usually two common issues
This problem is normally indicative of one of two things and can be a combination the two, the two main components of a uPVC/composite door are the multi-point locking mechanism and the euro-profile cylinder lock .
1. THE KEY DOES WILL NOT TURN OR GO ALL THE WAY IN
If the key does not go all the way into the lock cylinder, usually referred to as the euro lock, or the key will not turn once it is in, this is usually down to euro-cylinder failure. This part needs then needs to be replaced once the door is opened.
Common reasons this happens are because the euro-lock worn, a cheap lock has been fitted, the lock is now out of sync because the lock has been operated from the outside with a key still in the lock on the inside, or alternatively just general wear and tear.
2. KEY DOES GO IN AND TURN BUT DOESN’T UNLOCK
If the key goes into the euro lock and turns anti clockwise (to unlock) one complete turn and the door still won’t unlock this is usually a sign that the multi point lock has failed or a security hook/bolt has stuck.
The usual reasons for this are: door or door frame aren’t fitting correctly or are not aligned and the handles have been forced up, normal every day wear and tear, this very delicate mechanism has broken or possibly that the door has been constantly slammed.
UPVC DOOR WON’T CLOSE
This is normally caused by either the strike receiver part of lock not being correctly adjusted or working loose and no longer being set properly, or the rubber door trim has moved and is not sitting correctly on door, thus stopping the door from shutting properly.
Door or Window Lock is Broken/Damaged
1. UPVC DOOR/WINDOW LOCK ISSUE WHEN LIFTING ( LOOSE HANDLE )
when lifting the upvc door or window handle, the Upvc door/window lock is very notchy. This is normally associated with a worn or faulty locking mechanism.
2. THE KEY HAS TO BE JIGGLED UP AND DOWN TO INSERT OR REMOVE
When the key is inserted into euro profile cylinder but you have to jiggle the key up and down, it is usually a symptom of a defective or worn euro-cylinder lock or poorly cut keys.
3. DOOR HOOK/BOLT WONT WITHDRAW IN OR OUT
One or more of the multi point hooks or bolts won’t withdraw in or out correctly when the window handle or uPVC door handle is operated. This is usually a sign of a damaged mechanism or locking security device.
Can you replace the Lock without a Key?
A KEY IS NORMALLY REQUIRED
The reason a key is normally required to change a euro-profile cylinder lock is that the cam on the lock needs to be aligned with the euro lock body to extract it from the door.
I DON’T HAVE KEYS
If you don’t have keys and the euro-cylinder retaining screw is extracted in the normal manner, the euro-lock will NOT slip out as the cam is in the wrong position restricting the euro lock from being extracted.
A LOCKSMITH CAN SWAP THE LOCK EVEN IF YOU HAVE NO KEY
Beckwith Locksmiths in Liverpool will be able swap out the euro-lock, even if there is no key by using an selection of professional tools and knowledge to align the cam to enable the removal of the euro-profile cylinder lock without any damage the door.
TYPICAL TYPES OF MULTIPOINT LOCKING SYSTEMS A BECKWITH’S CAN REPAIR/REPLACE:
Locksmiths in Liverpool can replace or repair various different types of upvc locking mechanisms insitu. Upvc locking mechanisms have evolved over time with the security levels offered originating with the latch and roller type mechanisms and now usually hook, latch and deadbolt variations offered from most high security upvc/composite door sets.
UPGRADE OUTDATED MULTI-POINT LOCKING MECHANISMS
Beckwith Locksmiths in Liverpool can also normally upgrade any outdated upvc multi-point locking mechanisms for the higher security, bolt and hook type of higher security locking units. Normally also helping with high security door furniture e.g. security handles with the most current euro-profile locking technology with anti snap, bump, pick, drill locks available today.
Popular makes of multi-point lock consist of AVOCET, YALE, ERA, FULLEX, MACO, FUHR, MILA, CEGO, WINKHAUS, LOCKMASTER, GU to name a few.
Common types of security on upvc/composite locking units consist of:
- Hook & Pin
- Roller Cam
- Mushroom Cam
Door or Window unable to Lock
1. Window or door strikes are not in the right position to allow for the mechanism to reach the fully locked position or handle to reach maximum lift position to allow the key to turn on upvc or composite doors.
2. Hinges may need a slight adjustment to allow the correct fitting of door/frame or window/frame.
3. Rubber seal surrounding window or door not sitting right.
4. Mechanical failure of either locking mechanism in window or door, euro-cylinder or hardware issue with damaged or worn lock furniture (locking window handle or upvc door handles)
If you experience any of the aforementioned issues, you will require your upvc door or window locks replacing or repairing. Contact Beckwith Liverpool Locksmith who will be able to give you expert advice.