Failed WinkHaus locking system replaced

Failed locking system on uPVC front door. We attended an address in the early hours of the morning to a failed locking system which had failed in the locked position with the door closed unfortunately… Once we’d opened the door (quietly so the neighbours didn’t get woken up!) we replaced the failed locking system part (the gearbox that does all the work). It was a WinkHaus lock (German made). These gearboxes get riveted to the full length locking system making it more difficult to replace. We removed the broken part and re-riveted a new one back in it’s place and put it back in to the door where it works perfectly.


Replacement ‘gearbox’ for full length locking system on composite door

I was called out to investigate a fault with the full length locking system on the front door of a property as the handles just spin completely round without locking or unlocking the door.
I replaced the failed ‘gearbox’ part of the full length locking system as the square hole that receives the 8mm square spindle from the handles was broken and not able to move when the handles were lifted or pressed down.

Door lock fixed – happy customer. It was a simple fix, this is a common gearbox part for locking systems. It was a Mila lock. We had some problems with Mila a year ago where we […]

uPVC door locks

You’d be surprised how many different locks, mechanisms, and full length locking systems we hold in stock to cater for all eventualities.

For example: uPVC doors (& composite doors) use a full length locking system to secure the door in to the door frame. This is controlled by a ‘gearbox’ part in the centre of the full length locking system. We stock many different types of these to be able to repair / replace same day.

Here are a few of the failed locking systems we’ve replaced recently


2019-09-16T09:39:54+00:00June 15th, 2019|Categories: Composite door locks, Locks, Servicing locks, uPVC|Tags: , , , |