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  • How to fix a broken internal door?

    Bedroom door is stuck shut and I can’t open it from the outside. I’m not on the side with the latch visible so I can’t open it that way. Can I open the door without damaging it? It’s just a standard wooden door with a lever latch handle and I can lower the handle but the latch inside isn’t moving. Help!

    Asked by Robert on 15th Apr 2020
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    UPVC front door won't lock

    My porch door won't lock, it is a double glazed upvc door only fitted a year ago. The handle lifts up but it seems like it is sticking so I can't turn the key. Does anyone know how to fix it cheaply?

    Asked by Akinfolayan on 31st Mar 2020
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    How Can I Fix Stiff Door Locks?

    My front door’s lock has become very stiff recently when I try to turn the key in it to unlock it. However, it doesn’t seem to bad when locking the door. I’d like to solve this soon so I don't get locked out. It seems to have gone worse over time and is now consistently stiff, despite the door and lock only being a few years old. Is there anything I can do to make the lock a bit looser? Or is it more likely that I need to replace the door’s lock? If anyone has any ideas for what could have caused this, please let me know – as I don’t want any repeats of this in future.

    Asked by Cheryl on 19th Jun 2019
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    Can I fit a lock to a hollow door?

    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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    UPVC door lock - inside handle up, outside still opens it!

    Pushing the door handle upwards, would normally stop the door opening from outside from what I understand. This does not seem to be the case. Is the a lock issue or something else?

    Asked by Thufael on 22nd Jun 2021
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    uPVC door handle won't lift up

    The handle on my uPVC door should lift to lock, but it only moves a small way. Has something inside broken?

    Asked by Luke on 21st Mar 2023
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    advice on secure locks that aren't too expensive for exterior door

    I want to upgrade the locks of every exterior door of my property. What type of locks should I have fitted if I want ones that are more secure than most but not necessarily too expensive either?

    Asked by Carol on 17th Aug 2020
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    Police approved door locks

    What exactly is a police approved door lock?

    Asked by carole on 19th Apr 2022
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    Front upvc door lock

    I have just changed the handle and lock on my front uPVC door but the door won't lock when closed. I tried repositioning the striking plate but it only lock when I took it off. The lock works when the door is open. Do I need the strike plate? Or do I need to replace it?

    Asked by Ken on 21st Dec 2021
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    Broken follower in kitchen door

    I have an internal door which is shut and when took the door handles off discovered the follower is shattered, how can I get the door open to take out the barrel

    Asked by Stephen on 21st Mar 2022
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