Mortise Lock Repair and Replacements
These days more and more properties are now fitted with simple euro-cylinder locks, at least in some shape or form. There is a main reason for this. It is that we have seen the rise of new builds being fitted with composite or UPVC doors.
While these doors have standard cylinders, they do have further comprehensive security mechanisms on the inside of the door which provide an advanced level of security.
After all, it’s very rare that a professional locksmith would recommend leaving a property with just a euro-cylinder lock on. They are the least complex locks for a would-be criminal to tackle.
If you move into a property with a wooden door, it will most likely have both a euro-cylinder lock – likely a Yale lock – and a mortise lock. Mortise locks are also known as deadlocks to a lot of people and they provide an extra layer of security to most wooden doors. You can find out if you need one by having a security survey done.
Operating with 5-levers on the inside of the door, in order to ensure a correct, professional installation you should call your local Totterdown locksmith or any other locksmith that works for us in Bristol. These locks are some of the toughest around and by fitting them on the inside of the door itself, they provide an extra level of security that euro-cylinders simply cannot provide.
Double-check the standard
Often you will find that home insurance providers for houses with wooden doors will not be willing to insure your property unless you have such a lock.
Calling your local locksmith to supply and install such a lock means you can be sure that one of our professional lock technicians will be able to certify the installation as well as provide you with assistance in any other lock matters at the same time.
It is important to understand that in the UK, there are two different standards for mortise locks. One is large and the other is small, and it’s important to know which one your property needs in order to ensure that your paperwork is valid.
A small mortise lock means a faceplate length of 6 inches and a large is slightly bigger at 7 inches. Often the small standard is used for indoor locking needs.
Be sure to double-check the standard you require and feel free to ring one of our friendly lock engineers at any time of day or night should you have any questions. We are open 24/7 and always happy to assist with your security needs.