Broken window lock, Southbourne

Broken window lock, Southbourne

The Problem:

Broken window lock, Southbourne

A customer in Southbourne couldn’t lock their window because the lock was badly corroded.

I visited and was able to get the lock fully working again by replacing the old lock mechanism and handle.

Below: The broken window lock with the new, replacement lock mechanism for my customer in Southbourne, Bournemouth.

Broken window lock with replacement lock mechanism.
Don’t make your property an easy target for thieves!

Don’t make your property an easy target for thieves!

Don’t make your property an easy target for thieves!

British Summertime Has Begun…

As the clocks go forward and British Summertime begins, police are urging householders not to make their property an easy target for thieves.

It’s good to pay extra attention to home and vehicle security, as lighter evenings and warmer weather can be a good incentive for would-be burglars.

Remember that most thefts from homes and vehicles are carried out by opportunists, who look for doors and windows that have been left open, or property on display in vehicles.

Property security in Dorset & Hampshire.

Property Security Checklist

  • Always lock windows when you leave the house and keep front and back doors locked, or in view, when you’re at home. Remove keys from locks and keep them in a safe place.
  • Never leave your house or car keys in or near a door or window…. or your letterbox. Thieves sometimes use an implement such as a fishing rod, cane or aerial to hook your keys out.
  • Fit a door chain and spy hole. A chain allows you to speak to the caller without opening the door fully; a spy hole lets you see who’s at the door.
  • Fit 5 lever mortice locks to all external doors.
  • Check cylinder locks on patio/plastic doors to ensure they’re snap and bump resistant. RPS Locks and Glazing can advise and fit these for you. More information on door and window security.
  • Don’t leave keys in a convenient hiding place, e.g. under the doormat. Thieves know and check all the usual hiding places!

Mend your double glazed window in time for Christmas!

Mend your double glazed window in time for Christmas!

Mend your double glazed window in time for Christmas!

Have you got a UPVC window that won’t open?

RPS Locks & Glazing can help with seized window locks.

Give me a call and I’ll mend it in a jiffy!

I’m approved by Buy With Confidence / Dorset Trading Standards and have over 30 years’ experience.
I cover Alderholt, Bournemouth, Colehill, Corfe Mullen, Christchurch, Ferndown, Fordingbridge, Poole, Ringwood, Verwood, West Moors, Wimborne and surrounding areas.

I carry a large stock so most jobs can be completed on the first visit. If a second visit is needed a fixed quotation will be given, there are no hidden extras.

I’m not VAT registered so there is no 20% VAT to pay and I carry a mobile chip and pin machine.

I pride myself on my workmanship, reputation, quality and customer care as my ratings and customer feedback show.

Below: the broken window handle and replacement.

Have you got a UPVC window that won't open? RPS Locks & Glazing can help. Dorset.
Customer in Saint Leonards with seized French doors

Customer in Saint Leonards with seized French doors

The Problem:

Siezed French doors

I had a customer in Saint Leonards, Dorset, who had seized French doors.

After I had gained entry and removed the lock mechanism I found a broken hook case. Now mended, the doors are working once again.

Below: the broken hook case.

Siezed french doors St Leonards, Dorset. Photo of broken hook case.

The Solution

Below: The hook case is obsolete and is the lock case in made from cast metal. The aluminium case on the right is used with the original parts from the old hook case.

Hook case original and replacement.

Below: hook case repaired using the new aluminium body.

Hook case repaired using the new aluminium body.

Seized window lock, Wimborne, Dorset

Seized window lock, Wimborne, Dorset

The Problem:

Seized window lock replacement, Wimborne, Dorset

My customer, in Wimborne, reported a seized UPVC window lock.

After opening the window a new handle and gearbox was fitted. Now the window opens once again!

Below: the broken UPVC window lock and replacement.

Broken window lock & replacement
Mending a broken conservatory French door – Bransgore

Mending a broken conservatory French door – Bransgore

The Problem:

Failed gearbox on a conservatory French door

I was asked to fix a broken conservatory French door at a property in Bransgore, Hampshire. 

Upon inspection, I discovered it had a failed gearbox, which prevented the door from being opened.

Failed gearbox on a conservatory French door and the new replacement gearbox.

The old Euro cylinder protruding from the handle on the outside.

The Solution

New Euro cylinder fitted. The Euro should be as flush to the handle as possible.

The door has been mended and can now be opened.

* RPS carries 40 different popular gearboxes, so a broken door gearbox can usually be fixed on a first visit.

Contact me now!

I cover Alderholt, Bournemouth, Colehill, Corfe Mullen, Christchurch, Ferndown, Fordingbridge, Poole, Ringwood, Verwood, West Moors, Wimborne and surrounding areas.