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uPVC Door and Windows


uPVC doors and windows are increasingly popular choices in the UK for their durability and energy efficiency. However, like any locking system, issues can arise, affecting your home’s security. Below are common problems with uPVC locks, why they occur, and why consulting a local locksmith is your best course of action.

Common issues with uPVC door and window locks:


Over time, uPVC doors and windows may shift or settle, causing misalignment in the locking mechanism. This misalignment can lead to difficulty in locking or unlocking the door or window.

Worn-Out Mechanism:

Continuous use can wear out the internal components of the lock, such as the gearbox or cylinder, resulting in decreased functionality and security.

Key Snapped in Lock:

Keys can snap in the lock due to various factors, including age, excessive force, or a worn key. This issue can leave you locked out or compromise the security of your property.

Jammed Locks:

External factors like dirt, debris, or adverse weather conditions can contribute to jammed locks, making it challenging to operate the uPVC door or window.

Why addressing uPVC lock issues is important:

Home Security:

The primary function of uPVC locks is to secure your home. Any issues with the lock compromise the overall security of your property, leaving it vulnerable to potential intruders.

Energy Efficiency:

Well-functioning locks contribute to the energy efficiency of uPVC doors and windows. A faulty lock may result in gaps, affecting insulation and increasing energy costs.


A smoothly operating lock enhances the convenience of using uPVC doors and windows. Issues like difficulty in locking or unlocking can disrupt your daily routine.

When to call a local locksmith:

Difficulty in Locking or Unlocking:

If you find it increasingly difficult to lock or unlock your uPVC door or window, it’s a sign of an underlying issue that a locksmith can diagnose and fix.

Key Breakage or Loss:

If your key breaks in the lock or if you’ve lost your keys, a locksmith can provide key extraction or replacement services, ensuring secure access to your home.

Visible Wear and Tear:

Visible wear on the lock, handles, or other components should not be ignored. A locksmith can assess the extent of the damage and recommend necessary repairs or replacements.

Jammed Locks or Mechanism Failure:

If the lock is jammed or the mechanism has failed, a locksmith has the expertise to identify the cause and implement the appropriate fix.

Why choose us?

Expertise in uPVC Locks:

We specialise in uPVC locks have a deep understanding of these systems – we can repair/replace your lock professionally and efficiently.

Prompt Response:

We are a small, local company. We offer a quick response time, and always turn up.


We are highly professional and are popular, trusted local company. We have thousands of happy local customers.

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