The first step of the process is to identify which part or parts are actually broken. The multipoint locking mechanism has fine internal components which may break when the door is slammed to shut close. In this case, replacing the mechanism is the only solution. The Euro profile cylinder can break as well when a great amount of force is applied directly to it or used for turning the key. Again, replacement is the only option. Broken hinges make the door uneven and often impossible to close. They should be changed immediately. The new ones must have the same specs. Adjusting them accurately is necessary to align the door with the frame. Sometimes, a broken frame can be repaired with the right set of techniques, but very often, it has to be replaced. The same is true for the panel.
When the existing lockset is very old, greatly damaged or outdated, a new one has to be installed. The cylinder should withstand picking, drilling and snapping attempts. It’s important to note that a one-star British Standard cylinder equipped with two-star security hardware will have the same resistance to snapping as a model with a three-star rating. The multipoint locking mechanism can be equipped with a deadbolt, a set of security pins, upward or downward hook, roller or mushroom. Generally, the stronger, longer and thicker a locking point is - the better. The best UPVC door locks come with a high-security strike receiver which has very long screws. With accurate fitting, the cylinder, mechanism and strike receiver will work perfectly together.Back To Our Services
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