uPVC Door Locks

uPVC Locking Systems – Bedford Locksmiths

Multipoints & uPVC

As Bedford Locksmiths we can supply and install, repair and service all types of UPVC locks in and around Bedford, Milton Keynes, Rushden, Biggleswade and Luton.  So if your uPVC lock is broken or a criminal has used ‘Lock Snapping’ on the Lock ( which can now be prevented – ask us how!) then contact us for a free quotation.

Master Locksmiths Association Approved Company

We are approved UPVC specialists

 

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 UPVC Door History

Unplasticised PolyVinyl Chloride (uPVC) doors were introduced in this country in the 1970’s. This new type of very strong plastic could be made into a totally new type of door and window system. Flexible and strong enough to substitute for wood, it is also weather resistant, so never requires painting. The construction of uPVC doors makes a lot of the locking mechanisms unique.  Very often a multi-point locking system is operated by a single locking cylinder, while still using a system with multiple secure locking bolts.  However, some of the old mechanisms are very insecure having only a few rollers and a latch and do not meet any insurance requirements, so an upgrade may be required incorporating a modern system featuring multiple hooks and deadbolts.

 

To check your door: Open the door, then lift the handle to throw the boltwork.  If the boltwork only slides up and down, then your door is almost certainly not secure! If a series of nice big hooks and/or bolts slide or pivot out from inside the door, you are probably up to scratch. Now depress the handle again before closing the door.

 

uPVC Multipoint lock

  • If you have a damaged or broken strip we can replace or upgrade from rollers and sliders, to hooks and deadbolts or component parts such as gear boxes.

Composite Door Locks

  • If you have a damaged or broken strip we can replace or upgrade from rollers and sliders, to hooks and deadbolts or component parts such as gear boxes.

uPVC Lock Cylinders

  • We can replace any cylinder including single, double, thumbturn or we can up-grade to high security Sold secure SS312, break secure, or TS007.  Any of these can be keyed alike or master keyed

uPVC Door Handles

  • If you have broken or distorted handles we can replace or upgrade to ‘Secure by Design’ approved

uPVC Door Hinges

  • Broken or damaged door hinges can be repaired, replaced or up-graded to the latest Flag hinges

uPVC Windows

uPVC window handles

  • We can replace damaged locking handles, fit window locks, Stays and restrictors

Additional Security For uPVC Doors

  • We fit letterbox Cowls and cages, Spy holes, door chains, Sash jammers and many other devices to improve security