The most common of these uncommon variations is the oval shaped euro cylinder. Euro cylinders are usually found in Upvc doors and are shaped like an ice cream cone, usually that is. Sometimes we’ll get to the job expecting the first type of lock to actually discover it’s an oval shaped euro cylinder, these are a bit more expensive but the differences are purely aesthetic. Locksmith Nottingham, changes like for like and couldn’t possibly fit an oval cylinder to get more money out of you because it wouldn’t fit and visa versa the other way around. Call today and we can come and change your locks, fast.

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If you’re looking at saving some money for your business or even adding extra security, the great thing about mechanical code locks is not having to provide everyone at your office with a key, and then not having to provide everyone in the office with a new key and yourself with a new lock if one of the keys is to go missing, because there isn’t any keys.

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The number one cause of Upvc Door Closing and Locking Problems is misalignment of the Upvc door and it’s frame. Misalignment is normally down to worn hinges and/or incorrectly packed door panels or glass. So how do you check if your Upvc door is out of alignment and how to we remedy it. 1. Take a look at the mitres on the door and frame - they are the diagonal joints in the corners - do they line up with with each other and form a continuous straight line? 2. With your door open place a spirit level on the top of the door, is the door level? 3. Open the door ever so slightly and look down the edge of the door on the lock side, is the gap between the frame and the door consistent all the way down or is it a smaller gap or even making contact at the top? If you find any or all of the above problems then your door and frame is misaligned and that will be the cause of your locking or unlocking problems and if left will only get worse to the point where you will not be able to lock the door or cause damage to the locking mechanism resulting in a multipoint failure. Adjusting the Upvc Door Hinges to fix the misalignment. Most modern Upvc doors have FLAG HINGES fitted that have a up and down & in and out adjustment option. Older upvc doors may have BUTT HINGES fitted that offer a very limited adjustment. Adjusting a Flag Hinge. Upvc Door Closing Problems1. Lateral Adjustment 2. – 3. Height Adjustment or Compression Adjustment Height adjustment can either be No 2 or No3 depending on the make and model of the hinge. Remove the plastic plug No1 and insert an Allen Key into the hole, turn the Allen Key until the door starts to pull back towards the hinge side of the frame a great tip that will help is draw a line with a pencil on the case of the hinge and onto the door this will give you a visible indication that the door is moving in the correct direction, note how many turns you have completed and adjust the middle hinge (if needed) by the same amount until the door is level with the frame. Keep checking after every adjustment to see if the door is closing and locking correctly. If the door still catches on the bottom of the frame or is difficult to lock then you may need to raise the door by removing the plastic cover No 2 or No 3 and adjusting all of the hinges up by the same amount until the door closes and locks correctly. Again mark the position of the adjuster with the pencil until you have determined which one is the height adjustment. This can be determined by closing the door and turning adjuster No1 or No2, if the door moves towards you or away from you the adjustment is Compression, If the door moves up or down the adjuster is the height. If the door has been fully adjusted but still does not close or lock correctly there are a few more things that you will want to try. The first is to adjust the bottom hinge away from the door. This will lift the door on the lock side, but be aware that sending the door out at he bottom will also narrow the gap between the lock and the keeps and any over adjustment may make the lock or door hit the frame or keepers. The second thing you can try is to move the keeps down until they are in line with the locking points - Latch, locking Bolts, Hooks and or rollers. Butt Hinges: Upvc Door Closing and Locking ProblemsButt hinges offer very little adjustment options. The old style type of Butt Hinges have an Allen Key grub screw that holds the hinge pin in position. To adjust these type of hinges, remove the grub screw and turn the hinge pin with an Allen Key to pull the door towards the hinge side of the frame. The hinge may have just one grub screw and pin or may have two. The new style type of Butt Hinges have a cross headadjuster at the top and bottom and can be easily adjusted with a screwdriver. They only offer a very small adjustment but it may be enough to fix the locking and closing problem.

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If you are asking yourself what door material is the most secure for you and wondering what to pick for your new installation. Remember that what matters most is not the material of your preference, but the work of the installation and the choice of product. Our Locksmiths of Nottingham team is available at any hour to assist, guide and recommend high security items for your situation. http://the-local-locksmith.co.uk/Nottingham/images/UPVC-Locksmith_187.jpg

If you find yourself in a difficult situation and require the assistance of an Emergency locksmith Nottingham personnel, please call right a way on 0115 772 2107 and our team will be happy to assist, in most cases we can have a locksmith with you within 15 minutes of calling, we'll give a time and price over the phone so you are fully aware of our reasonable rates upfront.

Upvc door locks and most composite locks are called Euro Cylinders, they come in various sizes and are most commonly standard key hole shaped. It is imperative that you to measure the cylinder accurately and only fit the correct size cylinder for the Upvc door. A cylinder that protrudes more than 5mm from the handles is vulnerable from an attack called “snapping” and would allow a burglar to gain entry to your property in a matter of seconds. Removing the Cylinder: How to Change a UPVC Door Cylinder Cylinder Retaining Screw Locate and remove the cylinder retaining screw - this is a single cross head screw and is located in line with the lower portion of the cylinder. Insert your key into the cylinder and turn the key To align the cam inside the bottom of the cylinder while applying a little light pressure to the other side of the cylinder from the key and the lock should slide out. Top Tip. Loosening the handle screws may make it easier to remove the cylinder. measure upvc cylinder measure the cylinder Measure from the centre of the retaining hole to the end of the cylinder. Both sides of the cylinder will need to be be measured as some cylinders are not equal in length. Cylinder lengths increase in size by 5mm increments i.e. 30mm, 35mm 40mm, 45mm, 50mm and so on. Installing the new correctly sized cylinder. Insert the key into the cylinder and turn to align the cam in the bottom of the cylinder so that it is not protruding from the body. Slide the cylinder through the handles and secure with the retaining screw. After the cylinder in inserted lift the handles to engage the the multipoint then turn the key so that the bolt throws, by doing this you are certain to be aligned in the correct position. Mark The Cylinder Mark The Cylinder If the existing cylinder protrudes more than 5mm from the handles, mark the cylinder against the edge of the handles with a pencil before removal so that when it is removed you can measure from the retaining screw to the pencil mark so the replacement lock will be a flush fit and more secure. Upvc locks vary in price based on the size and the level of security they offer, at a minimum you should should only fit a lock that has 5/6 pins that includes security pins (this will make the lock better protected from picking and bumping) and has some measures that provide security from drilling.

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Call today and speak to someone who isn’t trying to sell you a bunch of services you don’t need, but rather providing information about the services that are at the end of your fingertips. Call now and speak to one of our trained advisors about the fantastic services we have to offer and our availablilty to provide those services. We’ve got all the tools and experience to make any lock trouble a thing of the past, today. Call now!

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This is a more common problem than you may think. Do you have to lift the handle and hold it in the fully up position and still struggle to turn the key? If so, this can be putting undue stress on to the multipoint locking system, the cylinder, the handles and hinges of your door. This can lead to premature failure of any or all of these parts and land you with an expensive repair bill. If you are really unfortunate your door could fail in the locked position, either locking you out or into your property. If this sounds familiar, give us a call, we will attend, assess and resolve the problems for you, normally within an hours labour charge plus parts and VAT where necessary.

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We offer a top-quality security service in the city and the surrounding area. All types of tasks are covered, and we work hard to keep our prices competitive. Feedback from our customers tells us that we are on the right track, with our quick and reliable service and our friendly and professional outlook. Locksmith Nottingham employs experienced professionals. Whatever the time of the day or night, our emergency locksmith service will gain entry to your car or property. Locksmith Nottingham looks forward to welcoming more residential, commercial and industrial clients. http://the-local-locksmith.co.uk/Nottingham/images/Professional-Locksmith_165.jpg
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For all you new and veteran home owners, something we would like to raise awareness of is the importance of the security measures which are needed when going through the process of a house move. If you are in need of a locksmiths Nottingham provider to help you make sure all the security bases for your house move are complete, please feel free to give our team of expert Nottingham locksmiths a call at any time. One of the key things when moving house, is just that, the keys. what you need to know about locks when you move home from the locksmiths Nottingham team It’s important to make sure that only you are the key holder to your new property. You never know where the keys of the old owner has been, and how many copies are out there and who’s hands they may be in. So it’s of up most importance to make sure you get new locks fitted to all doors fitted, locksmiths Nottingham can provide and fit locks for your new home, please give us a call and we can arrange a time which is convenient for you. Changing locks is a fast and simple way to keep the integrity of your security. If you have any more questions and need to speak to a locksmiths Nottingham professional, you can call us and speak to one of our experienced team today, we can help you not only with the fitting of new locks.


The security upgrades available depend on the type of door you have. If you have a UPVC door, then you should consider upgrading to an anti-snap, anti-bump lock to ensure a would-be criminal cannot gain entry to your home. If you have a wooden door, then your locksmith Nottingham recommends a combination of a mortise lock and Yale lock as a bare minimum. All locks installed are British Standard which means that not only are you guaranteed effective security, but it should also ensure your home insurance policy is validated by our work. http://the-local-locksmith.co.uk/Nottingham/images/Professional-Locksmith_199.jpg
Many of Britains van drivers could be putting themselves at risk of theft without the correct level of insurance cover according to a survey by a leading insurance comparison website. Approximately 65% of van owners surveyed, which included many small businesses, said they used their vans to transport tools, goods or equipment and over half of those surveyed said they left items in their vehicles overnight. Approximately 10% of those surveyed also admitted to selecting the 'social only' insurance level to reduce insurance costs which would not be adequate for a business/commercial insurance claim. Read more about this story at : http://www.locksmithjournal.co.uk/van-drivers-put-their-vehicles-at-risk-of-theft

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At Pick Me Locksmith Ltd we suggest there are three main reasons you should replace your lock. Firstly if you have recently moved home or a change in curcumstances mean you dont know who has a key to your home or busines, secondly and the most obvious is when a lock dosn’t work and the final reason we suggest is when a lock is not up to the standard you require.
"Until I met Alistair I was having to force my door closed with my shoulder, not a good situation. In less than an hour he solved the problem, and I now have a safe, secure door again. Alistairs fees are very fair and his customer service is first class. I would not hesitate to recommend his services. Iwouldn't have any hesitation in recommending him to others who need the services of a Locksmith."

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