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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I made an appt today at 11am, left work to get home on time to meet them, and NO-ONE. I called, and talked to Russ (i think) who said (at 11:20) "we're just finishing a job and we'll be out there in 20min or so." No call to me, no communication that they were running late. I complained that if I stood up my client or showed up late for work I would be fired. "things happen" When i got a little fiesty i was told "I don't work for you" (i agree, but i believe when I am paying for a service, there is a certain expectation of quality and good communcation). Russ told me "I'll not be admonished by anyone" When I said I'll find another locksmith he said "please do!"

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Here at Locksmith Nottingham we only use locks up to the British standards set by the British Standards Institute, this is because if we replace someone’s lock with a lock that isn’t up to British standards it could mean they aren’t covered by their home insurance if they get burglarised. Obviously you can’t tell how good a lock is just by looking at it, that’s why the British Standards Institute have a set of tests that simulate different well known methods of breaking into the types of locks being tested. And if a lock passes it’s branded with the British Standards kite mark (seen below), which tells you that it’s up to scratch.

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There is other Nottingham Pro Locksmith but none are as widely known as we are at Locksmith Nottingham. We offer residential, commercial, automotive and emergency locksmith services. Our Locksmiths in Nottingham are the best there are in the Nottingham area. They have all received professional locksmith training to be able to address all of your many locksmith service needs, big and small. With a team of the most talented Nottingham locksmiths at Locksmith Nottingham, there is nothing that we aren’t able to successfully handle for you. When you want fast and efficient locksmith services, you’ve come to the right place in Nottingham, Locksmith Nottingham. We work hard to make sure that our customers are able to get the help they need at prices that they can actually afford. Our locksmiths know what our customers in Nottingham expect and this is why the go the extra mile to deliver the quality of services that they want. Our customers in Nottingham expect efficient and affordable locksmith services. This is exactly what they receive when they rely on our locksmiths in Nottingham. We want your business in Nottingham and aren’t afraid to ask for it. Call on us for your locksmith service needs and you’re sure to be able to get what you pay for and more. We stand by the work of our locksmiths by offering guaranteed satisfaction.   http://the-local-locksmith.co.uk/Nottingham/images/Key-Maker_118.jpg

Locksmiths do not generally require formal education, but need to undergo extensive hands-on training and possibly certification. Locksmiths-in-training can receive foundational knowledge and skills through programs offered at technical colleges or vocational schools. These would include basic courses on lock mechanics and manipulation, along with general skills like business management.

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Of course, the benefits are enormous. No longer do you have to worry about the problems associated with keys. All you have to do is make sure you remember the code. This is also useful for other people who need access to your property. Instead of having to make sure you’re in, you can give the code to your property to as many or as few people as you like. Then, if you’re really worried about the safety of your property, you can manually change the code yourself. In fact, your locksmith Nottingham recommends you do this periodically just for that added security! What’s more, if you need to restrict access, you can obviously change the code instead of having to call a locksmith to change the locks over. Save yourself time and money by investing in a secure, digital lock.

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What many of our customers sometimes forget, is that we also specialise in all types of security that your home or business may require. For example, having a safe specialist Nottingham is important for all businesses – after all, it’s where you store your day’s takings overnight – but many don’t realise the extra security a safe can add to your home. Your locksmith Nottingham is able to supply, install and maintain a range of different specification safes and vaults to fit your budget and household needs. If you ever find yourself unable to get back into your safe, our record system management will allow us to prove your ownership and get yourself back in in no time. This is especially important as it’s likely you will use your safe to protect important documents such as passports. If you need access in a hurry, you need to be sure you can get a locksmith Nottingham to you as soon as possible. All our safes are guaranteed to be fire resistant and resistant to any attempts by a burglar to gain entry. With quality like that, you can’t go wrong by giving the local security experts a call today for a free quote!

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