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Lock Fitting and Replacement
If you are locked out, have lost your keys, had the misfortune to be burgled, or simply need to replace your existing locks to British Standard BS3621: 2004 in order to meet your insurance requirements. We can help you.
The fitting of door locks, window locks and other forms of additional security will help to keep burglars out. In 20% of burglaries thieves gain entry through open doors and windows, so not only do you want the fitting of good, strong locks but also you should make sure your doors and windows remain closed and locked.
LC Joinery provides a professional installation, door opening, lock repair, fitting and replacement service for all types of doors and windows.
The Home Office recommends fitting five-lever mortise deadlocks (British Standard BS3621: 2004) to all external doors. Many insurance companies require this as a minimum standard.
Mortice locks are embedded into the door itself and can only be opened with the key. They are commonly found on back doors and are often fitted to front doors in addition to a cylinder rim lock (Yale lock).
Mortice locks can often be described as a deadlock or sash lock. A deadlock is a mortice lock, which has just a keyhole and a bolt. A sash lock has a bolt and a latch and a pair of handles.
Mortice locks have several lever variations: a 2, 3, 5 or 7 lever mechanism. 5 lever and above can be British Standard or non British Standard. The higher the number of “levers” the more difficult the lock is to “pick” and the more secure it will be, the higher the lever the lock the more key variations there are eliminating duplicate keys.
Most front door locks and internal door locks are cylinder locks, commonly known as ‘Yale’ locks, after one of the leading brands. If your front door locks automatically when you shut it and you need a key to open the door from the outside, but it opens without a key from the inside, then you have a cylinder rim lock (Yale lock).
Timpson Locksmiths will replace cylinders with lock cylinders of at least like-for-like quality, preferring to upgrade to a more secure high quality lock where necessary. In instances where keys have been lost or stolen, we would only change the cylinder of the lock.
Cylinder rim locks are fitted to the surface of the door and are mounted on the surface of the inside of the door with a connecting cylinder, which is fitted into the door with the keyhole on the outside.
Get in touch with us today if you need our assistance.