If the door in question swings open or swings closed when you have not touched it, there could be an aligment problem.
Assess if the hinges are in a true vertical line above each other. The door frame may have moved slightly due to floor or wall movement.
The easiest way to do this is with a traditional plumb line and weight by holding the top of the line close to the top hinge. You should see the same size space on the bottom hinge as you can the top hinge.
Determine where the door sticks by closing the door as far as possible and look at the left, top, right and bottom edge of the door. You will see where the door is either close or far apart from the door frame.
If one side of the door has a gap and the other side is tight then you could adjust the door. If the gap around the door is even apart from the sticking point then remove the door and use a block plane to trim the door.
If your door is not locking smoothly, you can do a quick test that takes a few seconds. From the outside of the door that is not locking smoothly, open the door.
Whilst slightly open, lift the door handle up to engage the multi-point locking mechanism on the side of the door.
Turn the key in the lock as if the door was closed to lock the door. If the lock bolt operates smoothly then the problem is not the lock.
The door locking fault is likely to arise from the door being misaligned. It is essential to correct this alignment problem that you employ our UPVC Door Repair services.
We know exactly how to realign the door. Attempting to resolve the problem yourself without the required knowledge and experience can quickly make the situation a lot worse.
Our team are always available and willing to help.
The patio doors to the rear of your house need to be as secure as your front door. We can supply you with new laminated glass panels or tinted toughened glass panels so the view into your house is obscured. UPVC patio doors should last a long time but they can wear or warp in the hot summer months and become misaligned.
We are repair experts when it comes to patio doors and uPVC doors with over 40 years of combined experience. We can remove and install parts from all major door brands for french doors, patio doors, sliding and tilt doors. We carry a large stock of parts on our vans but if we need to source a part we can do so quickly and fit then next working day.
Lock Repairs Barnsley replace broken or worn lock parts without the cost of a replacement door lock. Your door lock will work like new when we remove worn or sticking lock parts.
Conservatory Lock Repairs can be difficult as these doors are left for long periods over the winter without opening and then used constantly throughtout the summer. Multi-point mechanisms can malfunction at anytime for a number of reasons.
Garage Door Lock Repairs replace broken or worn lock parts without the cost of a replacement door lock. Your door lock will work like new when we remove worn or sticking lock parts.
Mortice Lock Repairs are easy to replace but are difficult to get in as these type of locks are very secure. If your door is locked we can attempt to pick your lock if the working mechanism inside allows.
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We can adjust the double glazing in the Bifold door to create a brace from the bottom hinge corner which lifts the door sash. Bifold door repair includes roller carriage adjustment, stiff sliding door, broken or jammed lock, bent or broken hinge, seized or broken handle, doors that do not open or close and broken or misted glass units.