Rated 5 out of 5Â by Jeff1964 Well designed and made product
I needed to replace the gearbox on my UPVc door but finding a replacement to fit the existing sliding connectors was near impossible so decided to go for a complete replacement lock. This is designed to replace existing locks and beautifully covers up old the old holes on door and frame with no tell tale signs. The lock dropped straight after minor adjustment with a drummer for the gearbox. I used the packing strips provided to file old claw holes and the swing out eyelets provided additional secure points. The keep lined up easily with a single datum line and was easy to secure although the adjustable brackets and grub screws didn't add much value and I removed them for a cleaner look. It otherwise secured fine.
Adjusting the door and looks took most of the time in fitting. As the rollers, catch and claw all line up vertically okay if your datum line is correct, it was their horizontal position that need adjusting using an Allen key on the door hinges. The keep catches were fine in line with the frame and shouldn't need adjusting - Tip: check the door first before adjusting the lock as it's precision made to fit itself.
I was hesitant about doing this as a DIY'er but it's beautifully made, fits over existing holes, has a nice stainless steel finish and the keep looks part of the door frame. Finally, it's a got a split spindle so fit 2 short spindles to ensure your outside handle cannot open the door (i.e key only). This will save you needing a key on the inside to lock during the day.
30 Aug 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by flinders easy fit!
this came ready to put straight in place, was an easy fit with only a couple of small adjustments to door.
18 Aug 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mack1 Excellent Replacement Lock
Old lock jammed, had to drill it out, this lock is far superior to the original, was easy to fit if you follow the well illustrated instructions, well pleased
5 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Harrid18 Works great, highly impressed
As above, I wouldnt say it takes five minutes took me an hour or so... Great quality. Minimal tools required I may just have been luckily tho.
Instructions are very well guided, I had to file away some of the door plastic on the exciting door hole to make the new piece fit ( the piece where the lock goes) but other than that went in well.
Box from screw fix was abit battered but product perfect and new.
Tip tho......... When you replace the strip on the frame not the door, I put my new where the old went and it left a small gap when the door was fully locked, enough for a draft and noise to get through. Just screw the top, bottom and middle first and test before putting all the screws in make sure it's nice and tight but not stiff.
Also some of the tiny screws ( Allen key ones ) will stop the door closing when testing I never needed them so never used them as sometimes you don't, it's in the instructions.
Hope this helps, highly recommended would do all my doors front and back but abit costly, changed because I had too other one broke.
13 Apr 2015