Rated 3 out of 5Â by 345DIYer 4 hrs later.....
Having had a quote for Â£528 inc vat for the supply & fitting of a new locking mechanism I thought I would try one of these.
It did eventually go on my old Anglia windows back door but it was a struggle.
Firstly I had to have a set of Yale door handles as the fixing centres on my old ones were not big enough. This meant drilling right through the door - though the plastic outer & steel inner frame.
I found that my door wasn't hung plumb and I had to adjust the bushes in the hinge however the top of the door still very slightly rubs the mechanism on closing.
I had to file down the stop blocks so the latch part sat flat on the door frame.
Adjusting the various door frame catches is time consuming.
Due to the multi adjust-ability - particularly on the frame part it is a mass of ugly little brackets and screw heads.
It did work it was cheap compared to what I was quoted, but I thought I would write this to balance the prevailing reviews that fitting these are easy - not in all cases.
31 Jul 2016
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DIYHARD Good product, easy to fit
Used this to replace an old Yale lock of a different design. The product was proposed to me by Yale based on the info I gave them and they suggested Screwfix as a seller.
Pretty easy to fit and the instructions were clear. Works well.
22 Jul 2016
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Bamber Genuinely universal lock
My original door lock totally failed, and having checked out the cost of a like-for-like replacement (overÂ£100) I was relieved to identify the Yale universal lock as a potential alternative. So far I have not been disappointed. If you can use a drill and screwdriver this is a doddle to install. Took less than 1 hour to remove old lock and install this replacement up to the point of adjustment. Only problem, in my case, was getting the bolts to align with the keep plates. The keep plates themselves are fully adjustable and the problem has been resolved and lock works well. However on initial installation, if there is mis-alignment, it is not possible to identify the offending bolt/keep match. I'd recommend removing all the keep plates and replacing them one by one until that specific bolt is aligned. Then continue one by one - pity the instructions don't advise this. Also don't fix the screw in the central plate (where main door catch/bolt is) until you have adjusted that plate's position - otherwise you could find that the hole that you initially drilled into the pvc frame is now in the wrong place. Great money-saving replacement - don't be put off by the adjusting advice above - all becomes apparent - only mentioned it to help. Early days to give rating on reliability
6 Apr 2016
Rated 4 out of 5Â by flashtest well designed but didn't fit
Mechanism looked well made with all the bits to install available. Unable to fit it due to difference between lock and spindle distance. Returned for refund.
6 Apr 2016