uPVC door problems?
The locking mechanism will fail after years of use leaving you with a door that can not be opened or locked but this does not mean you need a new door.
We can save our Doncaster customers hundreds of pounds by replacing the faulty parts with genuine original materials leaving your existing door feeling and working like new again!
Mobile uPVC door repairs in Doncaster, we can help…
A uPVC door is held locked and secure by what is termed a “multipoint lock” or mpl for short. You operate this mpl by lifting the handle and then locking the door in place by turning the key. When new they work great but after years of use they do fail. The average length of time they last is 10-12 years.
Does this mean a new door?
Not at all, we have specialised in uPVC door repairs in Doncaster since 1980. In fact we only repair doors and so will not try to sell you a new door. If you visit a double glazing installer with your door problem their reply will be that the parts required are no longer available. This could be true but in nearly every case, we will have an alternative multipoint lock which will give the same security as before or an upgraded anti-snap lock which will increase the level of security your present door is offering. We are fortunate in having three suppliers who have the largest range of multi-point locks available in Europe. Our mobile workshop is stocked to be able to complete 99% of call outs on the initial visit.
How will you get the door open if it’s still locked?
We often get asked this question but as experienced locksmiths, it’s not going to be a problem. And it will not involve taking the door off at the hinges or removing any glass units or panels. There will be no damage to your existing door and when open and the new mechanism replaced, we would expect the door to operate like it did when first purchased and fitted, if not better. As part of the cost of the repair the door will receive a full service and check over.
Often the main reason why a door locking mechanism does fail will be that the door has moved out of alignment. This will have made the door difficult to lock because the locking points are pressing against the door frame keeps. The increased pressure placed on the door handle when locking and unlocking that this can cause does eventually cause a lock failure.
Can you repair any uPVC door?
We like to think so. Our knowledge extends to all doors including patio doors, conservatory doors, tilt & slide doors and many more.
There are many different types of mechanisms fitted to doors. These can be made by GU, Advocet, Mila, Fuhr, Millenco, Fullex, Ferco, Yale, Winkhaus, ERA and many more. We can supply and fit all of these and also carry them with us to ensure the repair is completed the same day we attend.
So regardless of who fitted the door originally or how old the door is, give us a call for a free quote.
How much is all this going to cost?
A new uPVC or composite door can range in cost fitted from between £600- £1,500 and if you were to get a quote from the likes of Everest, Anglian and Safestyle much more than this. Also the “big boys” will endeavour to sell you new windows at the same time, or bombard you for years to come with future phone calls or flyers.
An approximate cost to replace your existing mpl with an original genuine version is between £160-£200 and should last an additional 10-12 years. This price will cover all materials and labour and comes with a two year guarantee. The door will receive a full service afterwards and checked for any other possible issues.
If the handles or existing lock barrel require changing, this can also be done at the same time. The cost of these is minimal and are often incorporated into the original quote given.
How quick can you come?
We appreciate that the situation can be stressful and inconvenient. SF locksmiths operate an emergency service for the benefit of our Doncaster customers and will be able to have your door repaired often the same day you call. And yes we will turn up when we say we will.