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    Can I fit a lock to a hollow door?

    Locksmiths

    Hello all
    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?

    Asked by Sarath on 1st Mar 2019
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    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

    "Hello
    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! "

    Answered on 1st Mar 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Fort Cox locksmiths & access control

    "You could fit a night latch to the door or find the lock rail inside the door by tapping down the door until the noise becomes more of a thud and fit a morticed lock to that section.
    Alternatively contact your local trusted locksmith and they can go through your options."

    Answered on 15th Nov 2019 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    All London Locksmiths Ltd

    "It would be better to fit a solid wooden door and then install the lock.
    With a hollow door one kick and the door will split and you won't be able to close it."

    Answered on 22nd Aug 2019 - Member since Dec 2018 - report

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