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I had a call from a customer in Keighley who said they couldn’t open their door

The door in question is the upvc door pictured,if you look at the handle you notice it’s drooping.This is a common occurrence in upvc door locks,you can prolong the life of a upvc door lock, by simply lubricating the mechanism via the latch,they also sometimes need realigning.

This is a tell,tell sign your mechanism has failed or it has not a lot of life left in it.

The customer told me the door was about 17 years old, considering a upvc mechanism has a 10 year life, it had given good service.
I opened the door , fit a new mechanism and left a happy customer with a fully working door.

I am finding more and more upvc door lock problems like this on my travels around Bradford,Keighley,Shipley, Bingley, Halifax and Huddersfield, where there has been a lot of new properties built, upvc doors seemed to be the favoured door of most builders these days.

If you do have any upvc door lock problems contact Absolute Locks we are locksmiths with many years experience in this and all lock related issues.