I have a UPVC front door, which seems to have a handle which is comming
lose, and one of the locks which go into the frame is not going back into
the door properly, does anyone know if I can fix these problems myself, or
is it a case of a new door. I have just moved into this property a few
months ago and dont know the make of the door.
I'm not too bothered about the lock problem at the moment, its easy just to
push it back in, but if the front door handle comes off, them im in a bit of
There are firms which repair UPVC doors and windows - we have had a couple
of catches replaced and some sealed units.
This is generally cheaper than a new window or door.
Best look in your local Yellow Pages.
If its just the locking system thats faulty then it should'nt be a
problem to repair.
Maybe local double glazing company would take it on, but if its not a
system they work with they me not be interested. (could be expensive).
To do yourself
Take some notes off the Dimesions of the locking system and handle
(backset size normally 35mm flush side off plate to C/L off spindle),
ask some local pvc fabricators/double glazing company if they have the
parts (complete locking sytem and keeps).or any hardware suppliers
that could sell you the parts.
The again you could ask one off the factory fabricators to do it on
the side, Prob be cheaper and knows what to do
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