Coldseal Door Repairs Doncaster

24th November 2013

Coldseal doors and windows were a popular choice many years ago. For most households they were a good value choice for new double glazing installations. But unfortunately the company went into liquidation, leaving it's customers with not only no warranty but no backup service. 

Does This Means A New Door? 

Absolutely not!

S F Locksmith have access to either the original parts or where these are no longer available we can use alternatives that offer either equal or higher quality fitting standards.

The Door Will Not Open

As you are aware, you need to lift the handle to put the door into a locked position and then turn the key. The locking mechanism is called a "multipoint lock"

The majority of Coldseal doors had multipoint locks  either made my Advocet (WMS) or Mila. Both had 4 hooks incorporated into the locking strip. The Avocet version never felt smooth but was capable of lasting upto 15 years before it failed. The Mila felt smoother to operate but after a period of time the hinges "dropped" and the hooks were too far away from the door frame. This made it difficult to lock and you often had to put pressure on the handle when lifting to get the door locked. This force is often the reason for the multipoint lock failing. 

What Happens Next?

Ring S F Locksmith, we will be able to get your door open and replace the faulty parts. We won't need to cause any damage to the door getting it open and afterwards the door will be good for at least another 10 years. If the handles are worn, these can also be replaced and the barrel can be upgraded to a high security antisnap lock as well. 

How Much Is This Going To Cost? 

If you have the Mila version an approximate cost to replace the gearbox, handles and a new barrel would be £150.

The Advocet version is slightly more expensive because there is extra work involved and a full length keep is required for the door frame but when complete this model is far superior to the original, the cost is usually £165. 

All work is covered by our 2 year guarantee on parts and labour. 

When Can You Do The Work?

Often the same day you call. Ring 01302 378 067 or the mobile number is 07990 583 857 and ask for Stephen. That's him on the website. We are not a National company with high overheads and are based in Doncaster. 

We also repair Coldseal windows and Coldseal tilt and slide doors. So if you are having problems with these as well do not hesitate to call or email. 



Call 01302 378 067 we'll be there within the hour

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