Rated 5 out of 5Â by S0R1 Good product
Good product, surprisingly easy to fit. I did have to adjust the opening for the main body of the lock slightly, but other than that it was very straight forward. I have only just fitted the lock so it is too early to comment on reliability but so far would definitely recommend this product.
4 Jan 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MechanicalSam Universal upvc yale lock
Excellent quality straight out the box and fitted with just a few minor adjustments to my door.
You don't need a PHD in mechanical theory to fit it, but knowing what end to use on a screwdriver helps a lot.
Simple to follow instructions are included as were all fitting screws etc.
Mechanism a little tight on initial install.
Slightly expensive, but not in comparison to tracking down spares and purchasing them.
Recommended for Mr Diy to secure a upvc door.
13 Nov 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Steveyk Universal replacement lock.
As the instructions say, read carefully and proceed slowly, however the fault with my door is there is no keeper slot for a hook and I had to get help to drill and file a slot through the steel of the door frame.
After that plain sailing, but must have spent 6 hours before finishing, still it was managed as a DIY, so success.
10 Nov 2015
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