Author Topic: difficulty locking upvc door  (Read 10709 times)

simon h

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difficulty locking upvc door
« on: 27 June 2007 12:55 pm »
The front door lock in my UPVC door doesn’t appear to be locking ok any more. Sometimes i cannot get the key out and have to fiddle around for ages to open/close or get the key out. Ive tried some oil in the lock but doesnt appear to have made any difference so i imagine it needs a new lock. Can i get a new lock for these kind of doors, if so is it something i should be able to do myself or will i need to get someone in to do it? Any idea of costs would be appreciated too.

Chris

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Re: difficulty locking upvc door
« Reply #1 on: 27 June 2007 12:56 pm »
Yes you will be able to get new lock, they are pretty easy to fit so i wouldn't bother paying somebody to come out and fix it.

If U R handy with a screwdriver you could buy one online and fit yourself. :)
« Last Edit: 28 June 2007 10:12 pm by Chris »

Jimevans

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Re: difficulty locking upvc door
« Reply #2 on: 28 June 2007 10:04 pm »
Sounds like you need a euro cylinder lock barrel.

I bought one from UPVC Harware and I found it fairly easy to fit. You can click on the link below and it will take you direct to the product you are looking for https://www.upvc-hardware.co.uk/locks-gearing/euro-cylinder-lock-barrels .

They provide a quick fitting guide at the top of the page. They cost about £12 plus P&P.

Locksmiths or double glazing repair company's would charge £60-£100 for supplying & fitting the lock if your not a diy buff. ;)
« Last Edit: 27 July 2012 10:58 am by Chris »