Upvc door won’t open

You’ve gone to open your Upvc door and it just won’t budge, it’s locked shut. Not only is this a inconvenience but if your the wrong side of the door and don’t have access to another entrance your locked out!

Almost all Upvc Doors are made up of two locking parts, a Cylinder lock where you put the key into and turn and a multipoint lock that you engage by lifting the handle or on really old models repeated turns of the key.

Upvc door won't open - Upvc multipoint lock

Upvc door won’t open – Upvc multipoint lock


The most common case when a Upvc door won’t open is because the multipoint has failed, this can happen due to excessive pressure (normally if the door is misaligned extra pressure is used to lift the handle and engage the multipoint locks) or general wear and tear after years of use.

So to rule out a problem with the cylinder insert your key and turn to unlock, did it turn freely and sound like it unlocked? If yes the Cylinder in fine but the multipoint has broken and will need replacing.

Upvc door won't open - cylinder lock

Upvc door won’t open – cylinder lock


If the key won’t turn then there’s a chance that just the cylinder has failed and you will be able to remove the cylinder and replace with a new one, but more then likely when the key won’t turn it means the multipoint has failed and will need replacing.

The only problem with replacing cylinder locks and replacing multipoint locks when the Upvc door won’t open is getting the UPVC DOOR OPEN.

Now unless your a locksmith or a Upvc lock specialist I strongly advise you don’t attempt a DIY approach as this will in almost all cases result in damage to your door, I’ve attended many failed attempts of opening a Upvc door and not only can it end up more costly to put right but can also will leave the door with visible damage for its remaining life. You have been warned!

So what should you expect if you call a locksmith to open your Upvc Door?

A fully trained and certified locksmith like LS Locksmiths will be able to open the door quickly leaving no damage to the door, frame or parts, a quick check to see what’s parts have failed and new branded part/s fitted straight away so the door is fully functional and secured to insurance approved British Standards. Plus if you choose a certified locksmiths like LS Locksmiths the replacement parts will be covered with a 10yr guarantee giving you peace of mind.

Don’t be left out in the cold call LS Locksmiths for a No Obligation Quote on 0115 8320195

Upvc door lock - Upvc door multipoint lock

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Emergency locksmith response time

In the early hours of Sunday morning about 3:30am a call came in from a gentleman who had a fault with a wooden door lock and was locked out, now we wasn’t the first Nottingham locksmith he had tried to call, he had used a directory equires service (think moustaches and running atire) who supplied him with a supposedly 24hr locksmiths number and when he tried to book with them he was told that there locksmith would be a minimum 1 1/2hrs before they could attend. Now of course unless the locksmith was based in Watford this was just a excuse to not attend and when your stuck locked out your property on a cold winters night at 3:30am you don’t won’t excuses you won’t a locksmith to be there as quickly as possible.

So when we said we could attend in under 30mins (I think the locksmith got there in 20mins) and agreed a fixed fee to gain entry and fix his fault the gentleman was more then pleased. But why can we at LS Locksmiths be so accurate about how long it will take to attend? Well it’s simple we know we have locksmiths on call 24/7 and unless already out on jobs we know where their based so once we know where they are needed we can be confident that the time we agree to be there we will be there no matter the hour of day.

Emergency response time 24/7 for the areas below in 15/20mins*

NG1 Nottingham City Centre
NG2 Nottingham City Centre, Sneinton, The Meadows, West Bridgford
NG3 Carlton, Sneinton, St Ann’s, Mapperley
NG4 Carlton, Gedling Village, Netherfield
NG5 Sherwood, Arnold, Bestwood, Carrington, Top Valley, Rise Park
NG6 Bestwood Village, Bulwell, Old Basford
NG7 New Basford, Forest Fields, Hyson Green, Radford, Lenton
NG8 Aspley, Wollaton, Whitemoor, Bilborough

Emergency response time 24/7 for the areas below in 20/30mins*
NG9 Beeston, Stapleford, Lenton Abbey, Chilwell, Trowell
NG10 Long Eaton, Sawley, Sandiacre
NG11 Clifton, Ruddington, Gotham, Kingston on Soar
NG12 Cotgrave, Radcliffe on Trent, Keyworth
NG13 Bingham, Whatton, Bottesford, Aslockton
NG14 Calverton, Lowdham, Burton Joyce
NG15 Hucknall, Ravenshead, Newstead

Emergency response time 24/7 for the areas below in 30/40mins*
NG16 Kimberley, Eastwood, Nuthall, Langley Mill, Pinxton, Selston, Awsworth, Ironville, Jacksdale, Underwood, Brinsley, Watnall
NG17 Sutton-in-Ashfield, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Stanton Hill, Skegby
NG18 Mansfield
NG19 Mansfield Woodhouse
NG20 Shirebrook, Market Warsop
NG21 Rainworth, Edwinstowe, Clipstone
NG22 Bilsthorpe, Newark-on-Trent
NG23 Newark-on-Trent
NG24 Newark-on-Trent
NG25 Southwell
NG31 Grantham South Kesteven
NG32 Grantham, Croxton Kerrial, Sedgebrook
NG33 Grantham, Castle Bytham, Corby Glen
NG34 Sleaford, Scredington

*all times are dependent on driving conditions and may be longer at times which are out of our control i.e traffic and adverse weather – your attending locksmith will always keep you updated if they are delayed.

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