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Windows - open and shut case?

Posted by Kevin Readman on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, In : UPVC 

We got a call today from someone whose window would not close properly. It was a UPVC window and one of the hinges was damaged which is why it wouldn't shut. Everything worked fine after we changed both hinges (don't change just one as they have both been used the same amount so the other one will probably fail fairly soon). The window did not have any lock fitted, which is often a requirement that insurance companies insist upon in their policies. All the windows in the house now have locks ...


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Window locks - do you need them?

Posted by Kevin Readman on Sunday, June 3, 2012, In : Security 

Went to a job a couple where the customer had wanted locks fitted to their windows. They had called a locksmith as they were unsure which lock would be most suitable. After a discussion about the options available they decided to swap the window handles for locking handles. The reason they had called was because they had just moved in and their insurance policy stipulated that all windows must have key operated locks fitted. Do you know if all the doors and windows in your house have locks in...


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Don't make it too easy!

Posted by Kevin Readman on Saturday, March 10, 2012, In : Security 
We were called out to a lock out situation this week. Upon arriving I noticed that the bedroom window on the first floor was ajar. When I asked the householder if they minded me getting my ladders and climbing in they offers me the use of their ladders which were in the alley at the side of the house. This must be a dream scenario for a burglar - open window and ladder provided! We would always recommend keeping windows shut and locked if not in the room, and all ladders, steps etc. should b...
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Timber Doors - Is Your's Secure?

Posted by Kevin Readman on Thursday, March 8, 2012, In : Security 
We have recently done a few jobs on timber doors, which although not normally fitted to new builds are still fairly common in older properties. Here is some advice if you have a timber door on your house. Timber doors are traditionally fitted with two different types of locks: night latches (commonly referred to as Yale locks) and mortice locks (commonly referred to as Chubb locks). Mortice locks come as either deadlock or sash lock variants, sash locks have a latch as well as a deadbolt and...
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