Asked by Sarath on 1st Mar 2019
I have a hollow bedroom door currently, which I would like to add a lock to.
Is this possible to install, or would I need to replace the door for this?
Is there any adjustments I could make to a hollow door to enable a new lock to be fitted?
rotherham and doncaster locksmith
"So called hollow doors have a "lock block" inside the door but only usually down edge where the handles fit so it may be possible"
Answered on 10th Apr 2019 - Member since Jun 2016 - report
Lock Stocke & Farrel
Answered on 1st Mar 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
This should be possible for you – all hollow doors feature an area known as a ‘lock block’ for this purpose.
The ‘lock block’ is featured usually about 70-80cm up from the bottom of the door and should be around 30cm or so in length. (The top of a door will usually indicate which side the lock block is featured on.)
You should be able to adjust the mortice for the lock of your choosing if it requires more space.
If you have any issues with this, feel free to ask further questions on here or perhaps check the door with someone you know with DIY experience.
Good luck with your locks! "