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What locks should I have on my wooden back door?

Different insurance companies have different requirements regarding back doors. Some ask just for a 5 lever British Standard BS3621 mortice lock, either a sashlock or a deadlock. A sashlock is a lock which has a latch as well as a bolt and works with a pair of handles and a key from both sides. A…

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What locks should I have on my PVC front door?

Most PVC doors are fitted with a multi-point locking system. This is a lock that when you lift the handles up, throws locking devices from the lock mechanism in the door into strike plates situated on the frame. You also need to turn the key in the cylinder to fully lock the door which also…

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What locks should I have on my wooden front door?

Traditionally on a wooden front door you would have a rim lock/ Nightlatch, often referred to as a Yale lock, which is normally fitted around shoulder height for convenience opening the door and latches shut when you close the door. You should also have a 5 lever British Standard BS3621 mortice deadlock, often referred of…

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How much is it to change my front door locks?

The cost to change your front door locks depends on what locks you currently have in your door as there are several manufacturers of locks with each making a number of different locks. Some manufacturers make it so that once you have there brand of lock in your door you have no choice but to…

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A nightlatch is a type of spring lock that can be opened from the inside by turning a knob, but when opened from the outside it can only be opened using a key. Here is a list of some of the night latches that Alexandra Locksmith supply. ERA BS3621 High Security Nightlatch The BS High…

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