UPVC Lock Repairs in Chelmsford


UPVC type doors presented a new learning opportunity for locksmiths when they were introduced some 25 years ago. Access to the mechanisms is difficult, and since they have multiple bolts – hook bolts, dead bolts, rollers, mushrooms – there are many things to go wrong.

These days, we can usually repair the locks by replacing the gearbox (the central part which the handles and cylinder go through) which is usually the part that goes wrong. On older models it may be necessary to replace the entire lock, which is 7 feet long before being cut down to fit the door (not much fun to carry around!)

Given the opportunity to adjust the door/ hinges/ strike plates when the locks begin to feel stiff, replacement of the locks can usually be avoided, so “a stitch in time” is a good motto!

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Aluminium type doors are relatively less complicated than UPVC doors, but using (usually) similar lock cylinders ND KEYS. Replacement locks are generally still available (even quite old locks).

Composite Doors

Composite type doors have generally similar locks to UPVC doors. Parts are generally available.

Safe Installation

We supply and install most types of safes.

Burglary Prevention

We can offer locks to insurance.

Key Cutting

We can cut most types of keys either in our vans or at our premises.

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If you would like further information on any of our UPVC, aluminium or composite doors then please do not hesitate to give us a call and a member of our friendly team will be delighted to assist you.