LBP locksmiths attended a house in Rottingdean. The customers UPVC door lining had rusted along with the old Multipoint Lock unit (MPL). It took significant effort to remove due to the rust. The new MPL locking unit was fitted and we cleaned up the door with a UPVC cleaner. However, these locks can also depreciate through time.
Multipoint locks (MPL) are more secure than standard uPVC locks because there are more than 1 locking points. A typical MPL has one solid deadbolt, paired with a “live” latch and at least two other sturdy bolts.
Here’s what you need to know about this type of lock:
- It’s called “multipoint” because it has numerous locking mechanisms. Doors with MPLs are much more secure.
- MPL’s are recognised by UK insurance companies and may bring down your home insurance premium. The level of security is better for commercial applications like shops and industrial
- MPL’s can reduce wear and tear of the door hinges as the load is spread across different locking points.
LBP Locksmiths can repair UPVC doors and locks. Doors can be realigned if the door is failing to close or lock properly. We can even replace the whole door is the damage is irreparable.
Rusty door hinges are often stiff and difficult to move and can lead to breakage. If the UPVC door becomes misaligned it may not close or lock properly. If your doors are getting hard to open, then a patio door hinge replacement may be the fix that’s required.
We removed the UPVC French doors and changed the rusty hinges with sixteen new butt hinges. The doors were then rehung and realigned. Now it feels good as new.
LBP Locksmiths gives you the best price for UPVC door repairs and alignment for front and patio, for homes and commercial. Contact us or leave a message we always respond promptly!
Flat doors have to withstand a lot of pressure. They keep us safe from any weather whatever the season is. We also get the assurance that our loved ones and property are safe.
But a door’s quality depreciates over time. And this may call for a replacement door.
Here’s a broken flat door. It was kicked. We made an emergency repair with hasps, staples and a 60mm padlock. The door is due to be replaced shortly.
How’s secure is the front door to your flat or office? You might need a replacement door if you’re already experiencing any of these:
- Opening or locking the door is difficult.
- A broken door may lead to security issues.
- You see cracks
LBP Locksmith repair or replace front doors for your flat, house or office. The doors can be traditional wood or UPVC. We can custom fit locks. Contact us now!
Yes, UPVC windows are long-lasting and they keep you comfortable. But you need to maintain them from time to time to enjoy its benefits.
Here’s another UPVC window repair in Hove. We removed the entire window, the broken espag, and old handle. Then, we refitted the window to make sure it lines up flush with the frame, creates a good seal and opens and closes perfectly.
If you have a UPVC window in your home or office, check the following:
- Espag and Handle. You want your locks tight and easy to unlock. Keep your children safe with child restraints and property secure.
- Hinges. Make sure your windows are easy to close and open for whichever type of weather we get, day or night.
LBP Locksmith keeps your UPVC windows in place. Contact us now!
A UPVC Window Repair job for LBP. Customer reported a problem the window would not open. Upon inspection the hinge was broken. The window was removed carefully and the hinge was replaced. Windows can seize and get stuck especially in winter time. If the hinge is badly corroded or broken then we can put a replacement in easily and quickly. Thank you for the coffee.
We installed a new we high quality Codelocks branded mechanical push button lock by replacing an old broken digital code lock in an office in Hove.
Before and after of a Union (formerly Chubb) 3G114E British standard insurance approved deadlock in Brighton. We also cut and tested four additional keys for the new lock whilst on site. Ideal service for landlords with multiple tenants.