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 […]

Customer wants replacement Yale rim cylinder for this lock

The customer called to say they just need a replacement Yale cylinder on the front of their front door.
Looking at the back of the door they had this Yale (model – number 1) lock.

Whenever we provide a replacement Yale cylinder on the front of the door we always re-pin the internal cylinder lock in the handle of the lock body.
This helps the customer keep the property more secure as they can deadlock the handle with the same key to stop people from reaching in through the glass panel in the door and unlocking the door from inside while the customer is out.


2019-09-16T09:19:38+00:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Locks, Servicing locks|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Failed lock in aluminium door replaced

We were called out to a commercial premises to replace a failed lock in their main entrance aluminium door. The latch on this lock had disintegrated and other associated parts had fallen out.
It was a very quick repair as it just required a new lock in it’s place.

This door is their main door controlled by access control so that no-one can just stroll in to the building. With this lock being broken it leaves the building vulnerable as the door can’t be secured by the access control during the day.

This failed due to wear and tear – and possibly would have lasted longer if […]

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: , , , |

Failing mortise lock serviced after many years of use

We were asked to make these old Union KYY mortise locks on the front door work again, so after stripping them down, cleaning all of the dirt out of them and making new keys, we re-fitted them to the door and they work well. I really couldn’t believe the amount of dirt we got out of the old locks – they were VERY dirty.

These are Union KYY locks which are usually found on commercial glass doors.

We really enjoy this particular aspect of locksmithing as we bring good quality locks back in to circulation.

See some before and after images below. […]

2019-09-16T09:51:06+00:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: Locks, Servicing locks|Tags: , , , , , |