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.
Thieves are using stickers advertising a fictitious local locksmith company to mark homes which are an 'easy target'. The criminals carry out a preliminary reconnaissance on the area and mark houses which are deemed as having poor security measures in place. They later return to break into the houses which have already been marked as targets. The authorities are advising residents to remove the stickers immediately if they see any on their doors or windows.
Every locksmith we employ in Nottingham is mobile, meaning that no matter your location we will be able to help you 24/7. To give you piece of mind we are in regular contact, updating and informing you of your locksmiths estimated time of arrival. If you need assistance after a break in, our Keytek® locksmiths in Cardiff will be able to provide an emergency boarding up service. We only ever leave your home when you are satisfied that it is safe and secure.
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.
Thieves are using stickers advertising a fictitious local locksmith company to mark homes which are an 'easy target'. The criminals carry out a preliminary reconnaissance on the area and mark houses which are deemed as having poor security measures in place. They later return to break into the houses which have already been marked as targets. The authorities are advising residents to remove the stickers immediately if they see any on their doors or windows.
You can also connect timers to your TV to make noise and movement throughout your home – think like Home Alone! If the TV is on then it is likely that someone is in, and a thief will probably not enter. These are most useful during the daytime and evening. A TV being on can also cast shadows which will further deter entry. You can even get a timer that links to a speaker, playing music or occasional dog noises to imply that there are people or pets in the home. All of these are great options and come highly suggested by the Locksmith Nottingham team to help keep you secure during the day and night!
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.
Your locksmith Nottingham is renowned in the local area for providing expert emergency locksmith services whenever they’re required. That means that if you have broken your keys in the lock and or find yourself locked out, a helpful member of our team will always be there. Our vans are fully stocked and well equipped, whilst our professional locksmith Nottingham team have received the highest training to ensure they are able to deal with any possible security issue you may be facing. With this level of investment, we’re sure we can pass the savings on to you.
This let’s locksmith Nottingham keep our website as more than just a place to find our number but also a place where people can genuinely find out about all of our services and take useful information from our website with regards to maintaining your locks and upvc doors. These articles could save you time and money on call outs and teaches you the right way to look after your home and your locks. Call now and speak to one of our trained office advisors if you still have a question about any of the services we provide!
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.
All of our locksmith Nottingham engineers are CRB Checked or as it is now known, DBS Checked. We perform a CRB check (DBS check) on all of our locksmiths to ensure that whatever locksmith Nottingham service you require you are receiving the best service possible and are confident that you are using a trustworthy and reliable locksmith Nottingham engineer.

Not that we don’t want to speak to our customers but locksmith Nottingham understands with things like lock outs and emergency locksmith work time is of the essence and if you can get an answer to a question before you phone us you could save yourself a call or even just some time on a call. One of the ways we know what our customers are asking the most is speaking to our trained advisors who man the phones regularly and their feedback gets turned into articles on the website.
Lock problems can happen at the most inconvenient of times, but it’s our job to make sure that you’re never inconvenienced for long. As soon as you make the call to Locksmith Nottingham, an emergency locksmith will be on the way to assess your window, shutter, gate, or door lock. Whatever type of lock, we’ll help you to regain entry, repair or replace your locks as soon as possible.
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.
Keyless entry, remote surveillance access, remote control access and easy to use control panels. There are many great features which can be included when you get a smart home security system installed with your locksmith Nottingham installers. We recommend professional installation as there are many factors involved, meaning many areas where something can go wrong. An experienced locksmith Nottingham installer is ideal for the situation and of course offers the security of accompanying guarantees.
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. http://ultimatehometips.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/led-lights-for-cars-1.jpg
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